'˜Godfather' sponsors Abbi
Abbi Rae from Berwick competed at the World BJJ Championships at the end of August , where she was successful and won gold in the No-Gi and silver in the Gi.
This was a huge competition with kids form all over the world taking part . The following week Abbi received a message offering her the chance of a lifetime ...
Mauricio Gomes told her he would like to sponsor her . This is the biggest honour any kid could receive , to be offered sponsorship from Mauricio is a huge privilege.
Mauricio went on to tell Abbi how he sees her as a very inspiring girl and has followed her progress for a while. He also said he can see the potential she has as she moves on through into adult decisions (which will happen from January 2019 as Abbi turns 16 ).
Mauricio only sponsors one other person , so this is very big honour for Abbi to carry his name as she continues her Jiu Jitsu journey.
Since this opportunity Abbi has travelled down to Oxfordshire to train with Mauricio which will become a regular occurance . Mauricio has been training Jiu Jitsu for over 50 years and at present holds the rank of 8th degree White and Red Belt - he is the ‘Godfather’ of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the UK , he was the man who brought the sport to the UK. Abbi is very honoured to be part of the Mauricio Gomes Legacy and cannot wait to see where her Jiu Jitsu journey will take her.