In 1981, Mauricio Gomes was awarded his Black Belt by Rolls Gracie, an event that was to mark a new beginning in his study and mastery of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2003, his son Roger Gracie was promoted to Black Belt by Renzo Gracie at the behest of his uncle Carlos Gracie Jr and his almost unchecked domination of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission wrestling followed.
In 2005, a new era is dawned in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene in the United Kingdom with Mauricio Gomes awarding Jude Samuel his Black Belt after almost 7 years under his tutelage.
In 2009 after teaching at Gracie Barra London and the Roger Gracie Academy for almost 6 plus years, Jude decided to take a break from teaching and concentrate on the development of Legacy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. A constant competitor he made his MMA debut in November 2009 to add to the many other BJJ titles he already holds.
1999: UK BJJ Open: Middleweight Gold
1999: UK BJJ Open: Most Technical Fighter award.
2002: Gracie Barra Open: Middleweight Gold
2002: Belgium Open: Middleweight Gold
2002: Belgium Open: Absolute Gold
2002: Belgium Open: Technical Fighter award.
2002: UK Ground Fighting Tournament: Middleweight Gold & Absolute Gold
2003 :CBJJ Pan American Championships: Middle-Heavyweight Bronze
2004:CBJJ Europeans: Middleweight Bronze
2004:CBJJ Europeans: Team Competition Silver
2004: Gracie Invitational at SENI - Middle-Heavyweight Gold
2005: CBJJ Europeans: Middle-Heavyweight Bronze
2005: CBJJ Europeans: Absolute Silver
2006: CBJJ Europeans: Middle weight Gold
2006: CBJJ Europeans: Absolute Silver
2009: CBJJ Europeans: Middle weight Gold
2009: CBJJ Europeans: Absolute Silver