Welcome to Jiu Jitsu’s finest team and program. GFTeam is committed to the development of great citizens through the art of jiu jitsu. If you are looking to learn self-defense, loose weight, have fun or compete we have a program for you. GFTeam is one of the top teams in Rio De Janerio, Brasil and has brought its experience for you. We look forward to you joining the Gfteam family.

Our Mission

Is to teach quality and authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that acts as a global language to all we encounter. We strive to keep the entirety of the complete art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and build big champions in or out of competition. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu of the GFTeam is enhancement of overall life.

Whatever your profession the GFTeam’s Jiu Jitsu can help enhance your confidence and overall performance at work and in your personal life. Our Jiu Jitsu is the tool that fuels great success and better sense of community.

Founder: Julio Cesar Pereira 

Julio Cesar Pereira, also known as “Mestre Julio” (translated to Master Julio) he was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 22 December 1964. Julio Cesar started training Jiu Jitsu under Monir Salomão’s tutelage in 1974, and continued training under the Oswaldo Fadda black belt until he received his black belt himself. Master Julio Cesar also reached the rank of black belt in Judo and trained extensively in Luta Livre (a form of Brazilian Submission Wrestling).

Master Julio Cesar Pereira is a highly regarded BJJ instructor and a 7-degree, belt red and black. Julio Cesar is also the founding member and main instructor of the world famous GF Team (Grappling Fight Team) formerly known as Gama Filho Jiu Jitsu academy. Julio Cesar has been directly involved with the development of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champions such as Rodolfo Vieira, Vitor Henrique, Ricardo Evangelista, Igor Silva and many others.

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