Always growing, the GMA has just added another school in the UK.
Gracie Barra Channel Islands is now part of the team. The academy is based in Jersey & Guernsey in the Channel Islands and is affiliated to Gracie Barra, under Braulio Estima.
It is headed by brown belts Rob Staples and Andrew Toporis (Topo), both of whom started training in BJJ in 1998 and were promoted to blue belts in October 2001 by Mauricio Gomes.
The Guernsey club is headed by Chris Goldsbrough who Started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2000 and was promoted to blue belt in March 2003 by Mauricio Motto Gomes then in 2006 was awarded his purple belt by Braulio Estima. Then October 2010 Chris was awarded his brown belt from Braulio Estima.
Both Rob and Topo got their brown belts from Braulio in March 2009.
For more info, go to gracie-barra-channel-islands.com