Spitfire Gym

Gabriel Rainho


Grappling Head Coach


Gabriel “Biel” Rainho is the Head Professor of the Grappling Fight Team (GF Team) Berlin.  On top of that, Gabriel oversees all operations of the GF Team affiliates across Europe. He is a Black Belt in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the GF Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Gabriel started practicing BJJ at the age of 6 together with his cousins; Vinicius Marinho, Joao Alfredo and Felipe Tavares, whom are also black belts themselves. This type of sport was highly encouraged by their parents who believed in the benefits of sports in a child’s education.

Gabriel’s first coach was Master Laerte Barcelos, he also awarded Gabriel his blue belt. After gaining this knowledge under Master Laerte Barcelos, Gabriel expanded on his skills and knowledge at the Universidade Gama Filho academy, which later became GF Team. He received all of his further belts from Master Julio Cesar, including his black belt in 2003 when he was only 23 years old.

During this journey, Gabriel won a variety of titles across Brazil and Europe numerous times.

Gabriel has been living and training in Europe since 2011. On his first arrival, he taught BJJ and No Gi Grappling in London and Munich, with the addition of hosting seminars all over Europe for the past three years. Since October 2014, Gabriel has been based in Berlin teaching BJJ and No Gi Grappling, plus also being an active competitor.

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Gabriel Rainho

Fight Portfolio


Gold at NAGA Germany


Bronze at IBJJF London Open

Gold at Brazilian Nationals Team – IBJJF

Silver at Aberto de Verao FJJ – Rio Open Class


Double Gold at IBJJF Zurich Open Gi and No Gi

Gold at IBJJF Munich Open

Gold at East-German Championship