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COVID 19 Update – GFTEAM DC Closing and Re-Opening Monday, March 23


We love Takoma Park and appreciate our Brazilian jiu jitsu community which is why we’ve made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend classes in order to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Our academy WDCBJJ/GFTeam DC will be suspending classes effective immediately until at least March 22nd.

I would like to wish all the families of our wonderful community good health and wellness. In light of the rapidly unfolding crisis, we felt it was necessary to suspend training in the interest of public health.

There is a big debate in the large Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community about whether to remain open or to suspend classes (for 1 or 2 weeks) but we at WDCBJJ/GFTeam DC ultimately stand behind the fact that nothing is more important than keeping our community healthy.

So with the current concerns about the rapid spread of the coronavirus and its potential to overwhelm medical services, I've spent the last few days thinking about how we, as an academy, should approach the situation without losing momentum.

I don't want there to be an outbreak in our community, and I want the academy to still be here when it all blows over.

So for those reasons, I've decided to adapt to the situation.

Please know that this decision was extremely difficult to make. We plan to resume our normally scheduled classes on Monday, March 23rd. Given the nature of the dynamic situation, we will continue to send updates to all our members.

Finally, I request that our members consider keeping their memberships active. We are looking into options for offering additional classes upon re-opening to compensate students for the time we are closed. We are a super small business and we can only whether this storm with the continued support of our students. I am looking forward our return to the mats once this situation is solved.


Deivid Dias



Professor - Deivid Dias


Instructor Deivid Dias is a GFTeam Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt under professor Ataide Rafael. Dias is a accomplished active featherweight competitor worldwide. He is also the founder of GFTeam DC academy in Takoma Park, MD. 

Main Achievements:

     Fight To Win 82 Baltimore

         IBJJF DC OPEN


          NewBreed Ultimate Challenge






Favorite Position/Technique: bow and arrow choke.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luiz França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Ataide Rafael > Deivid Dias.

Weight Division: Feather

Team/Association: Grappling Fight Team

Master - Ataíde Rafael


Ataide is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt & World Champion and is also GFTeam DC head coach. Arguably the Brazilians are the best at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and when you train with Ataide you will understand why. Many details and secret techniques only come from training in Brazil where everyone there is tough.
Blackbelts and coral belts (masters) are rare in the United States but in Rio De Janeiro its not uncommon to see a dozen blackbelts and several coral belts on the mat at the same time.  Ataide brings his experience to GFTeam DC and helps beginners learn BJJ as well as seasoned competitors with their game. Ataide incorporates a gentle teaching methodology when rolling (wrestling) with students so that they can learn and not get beaten up. This approach is not typical in most schools because most instructors don't have the skill level to accomplish this.

Main Achievements:

    Fight To Win Baltimore

          IBJJF DC OPEN

                CBJJO Worlds 

            CBJJO PAN AMS 

               CBJJO Rio State 


            IBJJF London Open 

       Vikings Submission 

            Brasileiro CBJJO

       GoodFight Challenge


Team/Association: Grappling Fight Team



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