Master Maurico Gomes joins the show to talk about the early competition scene in Brazil, longevity in the art and Jiu-Jitsu’s customizable nature. He also covers the blue belt blues, athleticism and rolling with his son, Roger Gracie. Click “read more” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • Finding Jiu-Jitsu through his father
  • Living in NY / Learning English quickly
  • The short supply of Jiu-Jitsu in the early days in Brazil
  • Learning from Master Joao Alberto Barreto
  • His first lesson with Master Rolls Gracie
  • What competition did for him as a person
  • His experience trying Wrestling, Sambo and Judo
  • Traveling to compete
  • Longevity in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Advice for older practitioners rolling with younger practitioners
  • Why you shouldn’t worry about rank
  •  Situational training
  • Developing your own style
  • jiu-Jitsu’s customizable nature
  • His greatest learning curve in BJJ
  • Baiting your opponent and setting traps
  • Rolling with Roger
  • Getting through plateaus
  • Blue Belt Blues
  • The Pummel
  • Passing Jiu-Jitsu on to the next generation
  • The evolution of the sport with popularity
  • Athleticism in Jiu-Jitsu
  • Moving to the UK
  • Challenge matches in the early days
  • The Legacy program
  • Advice for future and current school owners
  • His legacy
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