Instructor of  GFTEAM London Wandsworth- Pedro Garcia (Black Belt)
Instructor of  GFTEAM London Battersea- Simon Chan (Brown Belt)
Assistant Instructor Wandsworth - Annie Kohne (Brown Belt)
Children's Programme Instructor- Benny (Brown Belt)
Head of GFTEAM Europe - Gabriel Rainho (Black Belt)

About Pedro Garcia

Training since 2007, Pedro Garcia is not only a BJJ Black Belt but is also a Black Belt in Judo.
Known for his non stop go go go attitute, his passion for BJJ is only surpassed for the love of his team, teammates and students.

Ukcc Level 2 Judo Coach
Level 2 Circuit Training
Certificate in Plyometrics
BJA Speed, Agility & Quickness training CPD module
Kettle bells Instructor

Sports Profile

Judo Black belt
Bjj Black belt

Sports Achievements
BJJ White belt
Gold – English BJJ open 2008 (formerly known as Kent open)

BJJ Blue Belt (Since Dec 2008)
Gold – Uk Premier BJJ Championship 2010 (formerly known as Bristol open)
Silver – London international BJJ open 2010 (Seni)

BJJ Purple Belt (Since Dec 2010)
Bronze – British BJJ open 2012
Silver – UK Southern BJJ open 2012
Gold – London International BJJ open 2012 (Seni)
Gold – British Open 2013
Bronze – London pro cup 2013
Gold - English Open 2014
Gold - Munich IBJJF open 2014
Absolutes Gold - Munich IBJJF open 2014

About Gabriel Rainho

Gabriel Rainho is based in Berlin Germany but oversees the operations for all GFTEAM affiliates in Europe.
At least a few times every year Gabriel comes to London and will host special lessons and seminars for our students.
Gabriel Rainho, also known as “Biel” is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt from the Grappling Fight Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A black belt graduated by Master Julio Cesar Pereira Gabriel became one of the top featherweights from the famed GFT having won the the Rio de Janeiro State Championships and the Brazilian National numerous times.

BJJ Lineage:
Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis Franca > Oswaldo Fadda> Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Gabriel Rainho

Main Achievements (BJJ):
Brazilian National Cup Champion (2011 – CBJJO)
Brazilian Teams National Champion (2006)
Helio Gracie Cup Champion (2011)
5x Brazilian National Junior Champion (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
4x Rio State Champion (1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 Junior Div)
Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2005 purple)
3rd Place at the Rio State Championship (2011 FJJR)
3rd Place at the Rio State Championship (2011 FJJDR)

Main Achievements (Judo):

2x State Champion (2000, 2001)

Gabriel Rainho Biography

Gabriel “Biel” Rainho was born on the 28th of December, 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started practicing Jiu Jitsu when he was 6 years old together with his cousins (today accomplished BJJers themselves) Vinicius Marinho and Felipe Tavares, all encouraged by their parents who believed in the benefits of a sports in a child’s education. Rainho’s first coach was Master Laerte Barcelos, it was Barcelos who awarded Gabriel his blue belt, he would change to the Universidade Gama Filho academy (which later changed name and became GFT) and got all his belts from Master Julio Cesar, including his black belt that came in 2003 when Biel was only 23 years old.

Gabriel Rainho at the Rio State Championship (2011)