About the GAA:
For many years the development of combat sports have been a reaction to a situation rather than a proactive move to head off situations before they take root. The very nature of this attribute is totally ingrained into all martial arts and combat sports - from its business attitude to the training of it fighters. The champions of these sports have been the ones who have honed their talents in such a way as to be able to predict or read what their opponent or the situation will do or turn into.
With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission grappling being the fastest growing martial arts in the world, we as practitioners have a duty to steer it in the right direction, predict where it will go and not have it taken over by institutions that have no interest in its core and history and of course healthy future. We do not want the beast that we find in current martial arts politics and its bureaucracy .
The GAA is more than just a governing body with standards and safety at it's core, it is a 'Think Tank' with the best minds from our sports brought together to grow the sport and the industry around it. Bringing together their business acumen from their specific fields such as the music, design, electronic and publishing industries, these directors along with the companies they own and work for will be able to conquer through the sport social problems like 'Child Obesity' and Bullying in schools, by giving our children more focus and direction in their lives that is missing so much in todays society.
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Board of Directors for the GAA
Mauricio Motto Gomes (Honoree President & Technical Director)
Jude Samuel (Vice-President & Competitions Commission)
Paul Ivans (MMA technical advisor and Refereeing Commission)
Felipe Souza (Youth development officer - London and the South East)
Braulio Estima (Refereeing Commission Midlands Representative)
Rob Staples (Channel Islands)
Jane Appleby (Equal Opportunities officer)
Alan Lowery (Northern Ireland)
Paul Murphy (North of England)
Pedro Bessa (Wales and South West Representative)
Fiona Austin (Treasurer/Secretary)
We have had many questions about insurance over the past few years.
We are insured under and are member of The Grappling Arts Association.
Individual Insurance and Membership Forms
Instructor Insurance and membership Forms
Promoters who are wishing to get insurance for their tournaments, we can also supply (you will have to abide by the GAA standards) and competitors who require insurance when they travel abroad we will be supplying soon.