Rio Jitsu is proudly affiliated to GFTeam (Grappling Fight Team). This is a huge advantage to our members, that can compete in one of the best competition teams there is and can visit more than 250 gyms around the world.

GFTeam’s work philosophy is to build citizens through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Rio Jitsu embodies this mentality as our core value.

Our head instructors João Marinho and José Varella learned directly from Mestre Julio Cesar, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They brought to Minnesota the training experience, lifestyle and culture.

If you would like to know more about GFTeam, click HERE to go to their website and watch the videos below!