It has not been the first time that a martial artist has lied about their rank and qualifications, but it does happen often. That is why BJJ Police exists, to keep fighters honest. The latest FAKE BJJ Blackbelt was exposed in one of their recent BJJ Police video.
In the video, Jay Queiroz of Team Jay Queiroz Martial Arts, based in Marlboro, NY, was exposed by BJJ Brown belt Mike Palladino and his students. He had claimed to be a recognized Black Belt, but as the video shows, his actions and techniques are not consistent with a true Black Belt fighter. His website on which he made bogus claims about his skills has since been taken down.
GF team Marcos Soares Marcão Official statement
“I want to inform you through this message that Jay Queiroz is not and never will be a Black Belt under GF Team. In reality he was a student of mine until his Purple Belt. He is calming that he did in fact get is Black Belt from American Top Team NY. But he insists to put on his profile that he is a Black Belt under GF Team. I have tried to reach out to him many times and I was not successful in contacting him, I believe he has blocked me. I have contacted our master Julio Cesar Pereira and he has been informed of the situation. I want to apologize to all Black Belts for this student and of his tremendous scam using our team name. Marcos Soares Marcao”