Wednesday, 5 December 2012


We are now on TWITTER! 
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Techniques! Lasso sweep from Half Guard

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Annie won Silver!

Annie Kohne (4 stripes white belt) won Silver at the English Open 2012.

Thursday, 15 November 2012



Hosted by Head Coach Gabriel Rainho

The camp is a chance to study and learn the inner workings of one of RIO's Top Competitor and his style which earned him the nick name VINICIUS 'EQUISITO' MARINHO and also to study in-depth the complex deep half guard game of the world reknown JAKE MACKENZIE

To top it all off there will be a 5 day training camp to focus on the preparation for the next European Championship at the end of January 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

 The seminar and training camp events are open to all clubs, affiliation, age and sex. 


GFTeam Black Belt light weight

 Fan Page:ícius-Marinho/348579035179903

Highlight video:

Main Titles:
2x World Champion Blue Belt
Brazilian National Champion Purple Belt
Silver Pan American Brown Belt
3x Brazilian Nationals Team Champion Black Belt
South American Champion Black Belt
World Champion Black Belt
Rio Open Champion Black Belt
Pan American No Gi Champion Black Belt
Brazilian National No Gi Champion Black Belt


GFTeam Black Belt middle weight

BJJ Heroes Profile:

Highlight video:

Main Titles:
Rio States Champion purple belt
US Open Champion purple belt
Pan American Champion brown belt
Abu Dhabi WORLD Pro North & Central America Trials Champion brown/black belt
American National Champion brown belt
European Champion brown belt
South American Champion black belt
Brazilian Nationals Team Champion black belt
World Champion black belt

07th (MONDAY) to 11th (FRIDAY) of January 2013, 7pm-9pm

12th (SATURDAY) January 2013, 10am-1pm

COMBAT COMPANY, Richmond Station Left, Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NA



Pay via cash or paypal by 28/12/2012:
Seminar only: £50
Boot Camp only: £110
Boot Camp and Seminar: £150

Pay after 29/12/2012 or during the camp:
Seminar only: £60
Boot Camp only: £130
Boot Camp and Seminar: £180

GF Team members:

Pay via cash or paypal by 28/12/2012:
Seminar only: £40
Boot Camp only: £100
Boot Camp and Seminar: £130

Pay after 29/12/2012 or during the camp:
Seminar only: £50
Boot Camp only: £110
Boot Camp and Seminar: £150

 For more details or to book please email or alternatively you can call 07530 345847 (GABRIEL)

Spaces are limited so hurry and book your space!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Master Julio Cesar & Theodoro Canal European Seminar 2012

In October 2012 Master Julio Cesar & Theodoro Canal embarked on a major European seminar tour to Germany, England, France and Switzerland. This culminated in GFTEAM europe fighters congregating to compete in the IBJJF London International Open 2012 Championships.
This is a short documentary of their adventures.

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For Those who cannot view this video or if it has no audio, please go to

English Open 2012

Many hard fights and great matches. Every one fought like a true warrior!!!!
Congratulations to Annie on the Silver!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

1st GFTEAM interclub competition

Aimed at more novice competitors who want a taste of competing in Brazilian Jujitsu.
Rules are as follows:
Each bout will be 1x5min round in duration

All bouts are scored as IBJJF Gi rules.

All entries are £10 per head £5 per spectator
All weight categories will be limited to 8 fighters per section.

 Open weight absolute will be an additional category £10 per entry winner takes all cash prize (second category only which means you must have already taken part in your own weight category)

 Trophies will be awarded for First & Second. Third place recieves a Certificate

for more info or questions please email

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

GFTEAM London Seminar 18th November 2012

Intensive 3hour seminar to add new skills to your BJJ game.
 Taught by Gabriel Rainho, BJJ and Judo Blackbelt, this seminar will focus on the well known GFTeam style of takedowns and guard passing.


Seminar date:
18th November 2012, 10am-1pm

COMBAT COMPANY, Richmond Station Left, Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NA

£20 for non-members,
£10 for GF Team members

 For more details or to book please email us on

Spaces are limited.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

GFTEAM London You tube Channel

GFTEAM London now has a YOUTUBE channel which will be updated with videos of us competing, interviews and techniques. 
Make sure you check it out and SUBSCRIBE!

Friday, 26 October 2012

7 GOLDS at the London Open 2012!!

Gfteam did fantastically at the IBJJF International London Open 2012 Championships.
We brought home 7  Gold Medals!
-Igor Silva won gold in his category!
-Gabriel Rainho and Theodoro Canal closed out their category to win double golds
-Nadia Melo won gold in her category and in the the absolutes
-Patrick Talmon crushed his opponents in his category
-Benny SooTho won gold in his category.

This is just a beginning.. .. 

World of Martial arts interview with Head instructor and coach Gabriel Rainho

Watch Gabriel Rainho BJJ Revealed on World of Martial Arts

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A look inside GFTEAM RIO HQ

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

GFTEAM European Seminar Tour 2012 T Shirt!

European Seminar Tour T Shirt!

Available in Small , Medium, large and XL

I will only be doing a run for people who order only so there will be no extras.

If interested please email with your size and your paypal address for payment.

T shirt is £18 and I can post them.

I will need your order by the 6th of October 2012 (Saturday) because I will be placing the order then. Takes about a week to get printed.

UK orders can be collected at Combat Company Richmond gym or at Legion’s

Prices for international postage:
Postage to Germany -  £4 each (non guaranteed post or you can collect from Instructor Patrick Talmon)
Postage to France - £4 each (non guaranteed post)
Postage to Switzerland - £4 each (non guaranteed post)
Postage to Brazil - £5 each (non guaranteed post)

Remember I need order confirmation and payment by the 6th of October 2012 for me to place the order for you. Thanks!

GFTEAM documentary coming soon!


Master Julio & Theodoro Canal at GFTEAM Germany for the start of the EUROPEAN Seminar Tour 2012. Next stops, London, France & Switzerland!

Friday, 14 September 2012

LASSO SWEEP part 1 from Gabriel Rainho

Thursday, 6 September 2012

BJJ Seminar & Training camp GFTEAM London by Master Julio Cesar & Theodoro Canal

Due to popular demand, we are freezing the discount prices till the 20th of September 2012. So hurry and book now at
Spaces are limited and there are only a few left! 

On the 14th of October 2012 Master Julio Cesar & Theodoro Canal will be in London to host and teach a seminar and 1 week training boot camp.
The Seminar will be on the 14th of October 1pm to 4pm 

and the 1 week intensive training camp will be on

 Monday ---15/10--- 1930-2100
 Tuesday ---16/10--- 1030-1200 & 1930-2100
 Wednesday ---17/10--- 1930-2100
 Thursday ---18/10--- 1030-1200 & 1930-2100
 Friday ---19/10--- 1930-2100

Julio Cesar's main titles:

Founder of GFTEAM

2x World Champion (Black Belt, Senior and Master Divisions)
 21x State Champion
 8x Brazilian National champion
 2X Pan american champion

 Coach of many champion including Rodolfo Vieira, world champion absolute division

 Julio's bjj heroes profile:

 Julio's highlight video:
 Theodoro's main titles:
Brazilian national champion in his weight class and absolute division master class 2012 World Cup Champion (2010, 2011 CBJJO)
 Rio Open Champion (2011)
 Internacional Masters & Seniors Champion (2011)
 3x Pan American Champion (2012, 2011 weight & open weight – Master)
 4x Brazilian Teams Champion (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
 2x Rio Open Champion (2011, 2009 closed final with team mate)
 3x Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2009, 2002 brown, 2001 purple)
 Brazilian National Nogi Silver Medallist (2011)
 2x Rio Open Silver Medallist (2010, 2008)
 World Bronze Medallist (2008 IBJJF)
 2x Pan American Bronze Medallist (2010, 2007)
 3x Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (2010, 2008, 2005)

 Theodoro bjj heroes profile:
 Theodoro High light video:

Book now and the fees are as follows:
 One week boot camp £120(per head)
 Seminar £50 (per head)
 One week boot camp & Seminar £150 (per head)

 After the 15/09 the fees are as follows:
 One week boot camp £150(per head)
 Seminar £70 (per head)
 One week boot camp & Seminar £170 (per head)

Master Julio Cesar


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

TAKEDOWNS for BJJ class & Open Mat

Class starts at 10am
All games start standing. Takedowns score points and are crucial in the BJJ game however it is often neglected.
Starting now, every Sunday there will be a hour class that will teach JUDO and takedowns for BJJ. After that there will be an hour or so of free rolling & open mat.
Open to all levels and all academies this is a great way to spend your Sunday learning new skills & making BJJ friends.
Only £5 as well!!!
If you are from another academy, please feel free to wear your academy patched gi to ours. It is not a problem and we have no problems with this at all as under the banner of BJJ we are all the same. We welcome all to train together in our HQ in RIO and we do the same here in GFTEAM London.
If you have any questions, please contact us at
We look forward to welcoming you at ours! OSSS!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Judo Throws Seminar For BJJ 19th August 2012

Thank you everyone who came to The Seminar!
Instructor Gabriel ran through techniques of Judo throws and trips that he has modified to suit the competition game of BJJ.
It was a great and a HOT 3 hour seminar with attendees from all levels, belts and academies.
Thank you once again to all who came and made the seminar a great success!
Thank you Gabriel for teaching us your competition secrets!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


We now have a competition class on Wednesday evenings at 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
Its a 1 hour session where we do  situational sparring, normal sparring and brush up on competition etiquette and rules.
A definitely must for anyone wanting to compete or is interested in the competition point scoring system.

Sunday, 22 July 2012


3 Ladies went to the Brighton Open 2012 and 3 ladies came back with a medal each!!!!
Congratulations to Annie Kohne for the bronze, Alison Bell for the silver & Helen Holden for the gold!!!!

Saturday, 21 July 2012


Annie, Alison and Helen will be representing GFTEAM and competing this Saturday the 21st of July at the Brighton Open 2012.
GOOD LUCK LADIES & Fight well!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

TAKEDOWNS!!!! Judo Throws Seminar for BJJ!!!

To book your spot or if you have any questions, please email

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Womens Seminar July 2012!

Thank you for all that attended!
It was great fun and a great event. Soon a BJJ self defence class will be added to the curriculum.

for all the images please go to and go to the photos page. There is an album FULL of pics!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Battle Gear is now the official Kimono supplier of GFteam London!

Battle Gear is now the official Kimono supplier of GFTEAM BJJ London!
To get your Battle Gear Kimono with team patches please get in contact with your instructor Gabriel Rainho.

Monday, 2 July 2012

A writeup on instructor Gabriel Rainho.

On 1st July 2012, Gabriel went up to Manchester to do a seminar for BJJ ROTHERHAM.
Here is a writeup on the seminar written by BJJ blogger Lloyd Cooper aka The Yorkshire Gripper.
for article please go to

Friday, 22 June 2012

9th June 2012 Seminar at Legions

Thank you to all who came to the open seminar at Legions Fitness Centre.

Gabriel showed some techniques imparting his knowledge on the fine details that make or break a move and there was TONS of sparring!

Thank you all participants for your open minds and for making the seminar a success!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

FREE SEMINAR - BJJ Self Defence for Ladies

FREE seminar for ladies on the 8th of July 12 to 3pm. NO GI bjj self defense for women. Those who want to train in the GI are most welcome as well. LADIES ONLY.. MEN IN SKIRTS DON'T COUNT NO MATTER HOW CUTE YOU LOOK.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


The Worlds 2012 is now over. Rodolfo Viera is once again CHAMPION in his weight division and continues to excel!
To all the amazing competitors from the GFTEAM family that continue to inspire us all over the world. MUITO OBRIGADO!
Now .. lets get busy training for the next competition.. there are medals to be won! OSSSSS!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Ana Carolina Viera wins GOLD! WORLDS 2012

GFTeam has one more World Champion!
After a grueling 5 fights, Blue belt middle weight Ana Carolina Vieira has won herself the GOLD.
Ana is the sister of Champion Rodolfo Viera so its definitely in the blood and she is following in the footsteps of brother. Congratulations!! Go GFTEAM! OSU!

Rodolfo Viera cornering his sister Ana Carolina Viera.

GFTEAM starts off with a BANG! Worlds 2012

What a PHENOMENAL start for GFTEAM at the Worlds 2012!

Results for the 1st day of competition:
-Eric Chang getting Bronze, white belt light weight
-Thamires Possiderio, white belt medium-heavy weight Gold
-Max Gimenes, blue belt heavy weight Gold.

It ain't over yet! More medals to come!
Congratulations to all the participants and winners so far!!
Go, GFTeam!!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

October Seminars with Master Julio Cesar & Theodoro Canal

In October 2012, The Head Instructor of GFTEAM 6th Degree Black Belt Master Julio Cesar Pereira and one of his top students Black Belt Theodoro Canal will be here in London!!!

In preperation for the competitors participating in the London Open 2012, Master Julio & Theodoro will be running a one day seminar and a 6 days intensive boot camp. Exact dates, times and prices will be confirmed very very soon but please mark off October and schedule this in. A must for all competitors or anyone who wants to improve their game and riase their level.

ALSO... for Anyone or any other club interested to do a BJJ Seminar with GFTeam head instructor Master Julio Cesar Pereira and multi-champion Theodoro Canal, please email. They will be doing seminar arround Europe in October and there are still few dates free.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Martial Arts Illustrated Interview With Gabriel Rainho

Gabriel Rainho (Kimono by Battle Gear)

One of the up and coming coaches and competitors on in Brazilian Jujitsu scene, Brazilian born and rasied Gabriel Rainho (Chief Grappling coach at Combat Company Richmond and Head of GFT UK ) talks to us about his experience so far and where he has his sights set:

 MAI: Good afternoon Gabriel thank you for taking the time out to talk to me today.

 GR: good afternoon. It's my pleasure to talk to you.

 MAI: Can we start by telling us about you, where is Gabriel Rainho from, how did you get into Jujitsu and how you ended up in London ?

 GR: I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I started practicing Jiu Jitsu when I was 6 years old with Master Laerte Barcelos in Marechal Hermes, in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro, together with my cousins (today accomplished BJJers themselves) Vinicius Marinho, Joao Alfredo and Felipe Tavares. All of us were encouraged by our parents who believed in the benefits of a sports in a child's education. In 2003, as a blue belt I joined the Gama Filho Team, currently GF Team. And it was thanks to BJJ that I had many opportunities, for example I studied at a private school and at a private university, representing Judo and BJJ in Competitions, I built many good friendships, and BJJ played a big part in developing me as a human, my personality, my character, etc. I came to London last year in July to stay for 6 weeks only, mainly to visit my girlfriend. At that time, I wasn't planning to stay longer or work with BJJ over here. I had arranged some BJJ seminars in that period in London, Manchester, Ireland, Switzerland and Paris. But my heart had told me to stay here and now I'm going to marry and I'm very happy to develop my job with BJJ and Judo, and to setup GFTeam in Europe. I’m very proud to represent this team.

 MAI: What would you say the main difference is between the Brazilian Jujitsu scene in Rio and the smaller developing scene in Brazil ?

 GR: I believe it's because long ago, when the sport was in its first steps, the main BJJ Black Belts were from Rio and they have developed in this city in their BJJ schools. Once the sport started to grow, many teacher went out of Rio and started to teach and others cities in Brazil, or even outside the country. In the past, it was easy to see mainly fighters from Rio on the podium in the main BJJ Competitions. Nowadays it's not the same anymore, as we have people from everywhere. I would say the main fighters in Brazil come from Rio, Sao Paulo , Manaus ( North Brazil ) and some cities in the South.

 MAI: I understand you hold a 1st dan black belt in BJJ (under BJJ Legend Julio cesar) and a black belt in Judo, do you feel one helps the other?

 GR: Actually I don't have stripe in my Bjj Black Belt yet. I'm a BJJ Black Belt since December 2009 and I got my Judo Black Belt in 2005. Surely, both helps each other. If you have knowledge on throws it will help in your BJJ game, with your base and in your top game, and also you have more confidence to use throws and get more advantages.

 MAI: Many BJJ Blackbelts have moved into MMA at one point or another in their careers, is this something you are looking to do or are you still looking to develop your jujitsu?

 GR: Personally, I can't see myself in a cage fight. I like to watch, to prepare and help my students with ground game, but I don't feel the urge to be a cage fighter. I love BJJ training and competitions. And also, I have others priorities in my career.

 MAI: Could you tell us about your team GFT?

 GR: It all began at the Universidade Gama Filho, a University in Rio de Janeiro famous for its Physical Education course and its sporting teams. In 1996 the academy was up and running at the Taquara Campus in the Northern area of Rio de Janeiro. Pedro Gama Filho and Paulo Jardim coached at the University for a short time before handing the job over to the capable hands of Master Júlio César, Marcus Bello and Alexandre Baraúna who took the project from there on. Gama Filho and Jardim stayed behind the team giving financial support.
 When the team lost the sponsorship from the University we had to move the Head Quarters from the famous Campus Piedade to Bairro do Méier, though keeping the Gama Filho name. In 2007, however, due to some of their competitors having transitioned to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), UGF had to change their name since the University did not want to be in any way connected with the sport of MMA, thus giving birth to the name Grappling Fight Team (GF Team).
 It’s in this team where I find my second family. We are not only training partners, but also good friends off the mat, always supporting each other in everything. Our master and leader Julio Cesar represents a lot for us, not only as a teacher but he is an amazing person, very kind, helpful, humble and he teaches how you should be as a person, more than just a fighter. As he likes to say: "To reach the top level in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it’s necessary to have absolute dedication. To remain at the top it’s necessary to work even harder, you must be passionate about the art".

 MAI: Your team mate Rodolfo Vieira has been so dominant on Jujitsu of late, what do you feel gives him that edge?

 GR: First of all, Rodolfo is a great person, very humble and kind, and he therefore deserves all the success he had achieved. Those following him in his daily training know exactly how he prepares himself to reach the best performance. He’s never comfortable and satisfied with his performance, he wants to get even better every day. His dedication, determination and will to win are admirable. It's an honour to be his team mate, and especially to be his friend. He came to London last year for the ADCC, and we definitely will plan to him come back and give more opportunity to the BJJ community in London and the UK to learn from him.

 MAI: Where do you see yourself going with you Jujitsu, what is your long term goal?

 GR: Nowadays I'm focusing on teaching and managing GFTeam in Europe. But I can't give up the training and competitions. I will continue pushing myself to helps out my team to grow and spend my time with training and competitions, at the same time motivating my students to compete and getting better every day. I want to make them feel how bjj is enjoyable and important for their lives, as it is for mine.

 MAI: What are your feelings on the Gi vs No Gi debate?

 GR: I believe is important to train both. I would say it is easier to adapt yourself when you do a transition from gi training to no gi training, than the other way round. When you train with Gi, you have to think more, use more techinique options, and, you automatically see your improvement. On the other hand, when you train without gi you get more speed and explosion, which also helps you out in bjj gi. In conclusion, I would recommend to train both, starting with gi and then no gi, even if you want to be a cage fighter.

 MAI: Who do you model yourself on? Do you have any heroes in martial arts or sport?

 GR: My big references are in my own team. I have a privilege to have many different game styles in GFTeam. If you want to improve your top game you will find a good guard player, if you want to improve your bottom game you will find a good guard pass player, and if you want to improve your throws you can find a good judo player. So, you get a complete bjj game. I can mention Rodolfo Vieira, Denilson Pimenta, Theodoro Canal, Vinicius Marinho, Igor Silva, Ricardo Evangelista, Italo Lins, Marcus Morcego, Joao Alfredo, Felipe Tavares, Vitor Henrique and many others.

 MAI: What does a day in the life of Gabriel Rainho look like?

 GR: I give my bjj and judo classes in Richmond at Combat Company, as well as in Leyton at Legions Fitness Centre. I also give private classes and I try to make time to train. Sometimes I give seminars out of London, so I travel across Europe relatively frequently. Also, I work for GFTeam updating the team’s websites, blogs, doing networking etc.

 MAI: Would you like to thank anyone in particular ?

 GR: I want to thank everyone who has supported me on my way. My family in Brazil, who even though they’re far away, always give me motivation. All of GF Team who are responsible for always helping and supporting me. Wherever I go to represent Bjj I never forget my background, my Master Julio and my team mates, and I'm always grateful for everything they have given to me. My new "family" here in London who have received me very well, in Combat Company, Wezley Lucas and Helena Martin, Amir and Moss from Legions Fitness Centre, all my all students and Benny Sootho who has helped me to start teaching here and still helps me a lot. Mainly, I’d like to thank my fiancee who represent everything for me and who’s the main motivation for me to live here and work with Bjj. Finally, thank you for the opportunity to share a bit about myself. See you.

Friday, 25 May 2012

50 warriors from GFTEAM will be competing at the BJJ Worlds 2012!!!

GFTeam is finishing the preparation for the World Championship which is coming up! An unpresidented 50 warriors will be competing for GFTEAM! This is the largest number of competitors we have ever had competing in 1 event. It is history in the making and its going to be like this from now on ... so watch out world.. we're coming!  Go, GFTeam! OSS!
Competitors list:
WHITE / Adult / Male / Feather Jordan Watkins
 WHITE / Adult / Male / Feather Michael Harmeling
 WHITE / Adult / Male / Light Eric Chang
 WHITE / Adult / Female / Medium-Heavy Thamires Cardoso Possiderio
 BLUE / Juvenile 1 / Male / Feather Austin Dill
 BLUE / Juvenile 2 / Male / Medium-Heavy Luiz Henrique Magalhães
 BLUE / Adult / Male / Light Kal Kadiwel
 BLUE / Adult / Male / Middle Renan De Amorim
 BLUE / Adult / Male / Middle Richard Hopper
 BLUE / Adult / Male / Heavy Max dos Santos Gimenis
 BLUE / Adult / Female / Feather Amy Gonzalez
 BLUE / Adult / Female / Middle Ana Carolina Vieira Srour
 BLUE / Adult / Female / Middle Anna Beatriz T. da Motta
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Light Devin Daniel Rourke
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Middle Jonaci R Dasilva
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy Evan Leverne Gideon
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy Patrick Pontes Moura Santos Gaudio
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Heavy Rodolpho Paulo Oliveira
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy Victor Hugo Honório P. da Silva
 BROWN / Adult / Male / Light-Feather Jorge Luiz Nakamura
 BROWN / Adult / Male / Middle Jaime Soares Canuto
 BROWN / Adult / Male / Middle Robson de Lima Rodrigues
 BROWN / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy Victor Silverio Santos
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Rooster Luiz Fernando Theodoro de Andrade
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Light-Feather Igor do Nascimento Santos
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather Denilson de Carvalho Pimenta
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather Oscar Amaral Prata
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Light Ítalo Silva Lins de Albuquerque
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Light Vinícius Tavares Marinho
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle Marcus Vinícius Moraes dos Santos
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy Wancler Oliveira Costa Santos
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy Rodolfo Vieira Srour
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy Wagner Oliveira Costa Santos
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy Igor Silva
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy Ricardo Ferreira Evangelista
 BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather Bibiana Dios Tan Pacini S. Silva
 BLACK / Adult / Female / Middle Vanessa Oliveira do Nascimento
 BLUE / Adult / Male / Middle Lucas Laet Mattos Moutinho
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Feather João Guilherme F. B. Francisco
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Light Gabriel Marinho Rodrigues
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle Jacob Williams Mackenzie
 BLUE / Adult / Male / Light Adilio Vasconcelos
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Light joao paulo meira cruvinel
 PURPLE / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy Reed Shelger
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather Richard Flood
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy Luiz Eduardo Rosa Júnior
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Light Theodoro Gabriel Canal Almeida
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle Vitor Henrique Silva de Oliveira
 BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy Alberto Ramos de Araujo Oliveira

Monday, 21 May 2012

GFTEAM at the British Open 2012!!!

This weekend Gabriel Rainho and Dan Angell competed in the British Open 2012.

Dan won his first and lost his 2nd.

Gabriel won his 1st fight but due to a knee injury, Gabriel was forced to stop his 2nd fight but still placed 2nd with Silver for GFTEAM.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dan and Gabriel!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

IBJJF London International Open 2012

For all GFTEAM citizens!
If there is one tournament you should seriously think about participating in the year of 2012, you really should pen in and start training for the IBJJF London International Open 2012.
Not only is this a big and prestigious event but our head honcho Master Julio Cesar  & one of his top students Theodoro Canal will be here in London for the event as well!

Start training people.. there are medals out there waiting to be won!


Interview of Master Julio Cesar by Kid Peligro

Interview of Master Julio Cesar by Kid Peligro

To read the full article please go to

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Kimura/Arm bar from half guard

Kimura arm-lock from half-guard and transition to arm-bar. Gabriel Rainho Seminar in GFTEAM Germany.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

GFTEAM products for sale!

GFTeam patches and t shirts are now on sale at!
Available for shipping world wide.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

FREE BJJ SEMINAR with Gabriel Rainho at Legion

FREE Seminar with Head instructor Gabriel Rainho of GFTEAM London  at Legion Fitness centre.
Date: 9th JUNE 2012
time: 2pm to 5pm (2hr Seminar with 1hr sparring)
Legion Fitness Education Centre
Unit 5 Transform House
16 Wellington Road
E10 7QF

This is a BJJ Gi Seminar but no gi and all are welcome regardless of experience, sex, age, team affiliation or club

Friday, 20 April 2012

GFTEAM & Friends at the ABU DHABI WORLD PROS 2012

Monday, 16 April 2012

GFteam London 2nd Open Mat 2012!

Thank you every one for coming and making this open mat such a fun, friendly and educational event!
Every one from GFteam London had a really good time and learnt so much from everyone.
Gabriel Rainho and GFTeam London would like to give a big thank you to all the Guys and Gals that showed up from The Chinese BJJ group, Roger Gracie Academy, Legacy BJJ, Eduardo Carriello BJJ, Urban Kings MMA , Legion BJJ, London Shootfighters & Yeo Bujinkan.
THANK YOU everyone and hope to see you all again at the next Open mat!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

GFTEAM results for Abu Dhabi World Jiu Jitsu Pros 2012

Ricardo Evangelista got Bronze in -100kg, Max Gimenes got Silver in blue belt category -92kg & Vinicius Marinho was an absolute warrior
Rodolfo Vieira is CHAMPION!!!!! Rodolfo Vieira has won his third consecutive Gold in his weight class and second consecutive Gold in the Black Belts Absolute division.

Huge congratulations to all, to Master Julio Cesar for producing such amazing gladiators and making GFTEAM what it is today and all of GFTeam for an amazing result and job fantastically done!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Rodolfo Vieira 1st match in Absolute division Abu Dhabi Pro 2012

Rodolfo Vieira vs Bernardo Faria - Open weight Semi Finals Abu Dhabi Pro 2012

Friday, 13 April 2012


From GFTEAM we have
Vinicius Marinhos
Ricardo Evangelista
Max Gimenis
Rodolfo Vieira Srour defending his title.

Good Luck and have great fights!
GFteam all over the world are cheering for you!

Monday, 9 April 2012

FREE OPEN MAT on the 15th April 2012!

FREE BJJ Open Mat at GFteam Combat Company London on the 15th April 2012. Hosted by GFTeam Black Belt Gabriel Rainho.
 Free and Open to all regardless of belt level and experience.
 NO POLITICS NO EGOS just BJJ fun on a Sunday!
 Come on down, see you all there!