#032 - Mauricio Gomes

This week on the show we are honoured to be joined by the legendary Master Mauricio Gomes

Mauricio is now an 8th-degree Coral Belt in BJJ having started at the age of 4. He was awarded his black belt in 1981 from Rolls Gracie entering into a group now known as ‘The Famous Five’ – people who were awarded black belts from Rolls prior to his tragic death.

Mauricio pioneered BJJ in the UK having come to Birmingham in 1998 starting Gracie Barra UK. He awarded the first 3 British Black Belts ( Mark Walder, Jude Samuel, Rick Young) and is the father of Roger Gracie who is considered the greatest of all time!