Mauricio Gomes appointed as a Director for UKJJF
The UKJJF is extremely proud to have appointed “Mauriciao” Motta Gomes as a Director and Grandmaster to represent the organization in its ongoing role as the UK’s ultimate Jiu Jitsu supporting body.
Mr. Gomes is the highest ranking Jiu Jitsu practitioner in the UK as a 8th degree red and white belt, having been awarded his black belt by the now deceased Rolls Gracie. One of only 6 individuals to be able to claim this provenance. He has been teaching Jiu Jitsu for over 50 years. Mauriciao has taught in many places in the world but we are very proud that he chose the UK as one of his main locations for teaching and is widely considered responsible for having brought Jiu Jitsu to the UK for the first time.
“We couldn’t have possibly considered forming and progressing a UK Jiu Jitsu Federation without the input and wisdom of who is essentially the Father UK Jiu Jitsu” commented Gus Oliveira - Managing Director of UKJJF.