GF TEAM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with world champion black-belt instructors from Grappling Fight Team of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Our Instructors


BJJ World Champion / Judo Black Belt / GF Team Co-Founder

Marcus began training BJJ with Master Julio Cesar in the early days of Gama Filho (the team that would become GFTeam), earning his black belt in 1998. Bello is famed for his exquisite top game with which he defeated many big names of the sport, including legends like Tererê and Marcelo Garcia. In 2016 Marcus was the black belt champion in his division at the IBJJF Masters World Championships.



Bjj World Champion / GF Team 2nd Degree Black Belt

Class Descriptions


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

BJJ emphasizes the use of technique and leverage to conquer brute force, often enabling smaller athletes to defeat bigger and stronger opponents. Because of this, BJJ is sometimes referred to as “arte suave” (the gentle art).


Submission Grappling

Submission grappling, also known as “Nogi”, offers an adaption of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that is effective in Mixed Martial Arts competition. Our members are regular participants in tournaments in the Houston area.



Judo is an Olympic sport that primarily focuses on techniques to bring your opponent to the mat using throws and trips. Judo techniques can also be adapted successfully for use in BJJ, wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts.


Youth BJJ & NOGI

Our kids’ classes are for students in the elementary school age range (4-13). Students 14 and above are welcome to participate in our general classes.

How to Choose the Right BJJ Academy For You!

Important considerations when selecting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school!