Head CoachesWorld-class Instruction

Rafael Haubert
Rafael HaubertManaging Director & BJJ Head Coach
Rafael is the Managing Director of Team Nogueira Dubai and head coach of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programme. Rafael founded TND in 2013 and is widely known in the BJJ community, having won the World Cup in 2002, 2003, as well as medals in European No-Gi, Pan Ams, Abu Dhabi Worlds and the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.
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Anas Siraj Mounir
Anas Siraj MounirMMA Head Coach
Anas Siraj Mounir is the head of our MMA programme at Team Nogueira Dubai, and a versatile and accomplished professional fighter, with numerous MMA, kickboxing and BJJ titles to his name. “The Moroccan Sensation” is currently competing at lightweight in the Desert Force Championship.
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Mounir Lazzez
Mounir LazzezMuay Thai Head Coach
Mounir is Team Nogueira Dubai’s Muay Thai Head Coach, and also a professional MMA fighter. He is the Desert Force Welterweight Champion as well as Arab Muay Thai Champion, African Kickboxing Champion, Canadian Kickboxing Champion and Tunisian Muay Thai Champion.

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InstructorsA Dedicated Team

Ricky Rout
Ricky RoutBJJ Coach
Ricky is a BJJ coach at Team Noguiera Dubai, and with eight years of experience, he holds a strong belief that everyone has the ability to excel at this martial art, as long as they are patient, persistent and hard working. A winner of numerous tournaments, Ricky currently holds the rank of black belt under Rafael Haubert.
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Max Abrahamyan
Max AbrahamyanBJJ Coach
Max is the youngest coach in Team Nogueira Dubai, and has been practicing jiu-jitsu for the past seven years. He is a World No-Gi medalist, a Pan-American bronze medalist, European bronze medalist and multiple-time UAE Jiu-Jitsu Champion. Max considers himself to be not only a coach, but also a student of BJJ.
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Eric Ramsey
Eric RamseyBJJ & MMA Coach
Eric Ramsey is a BJJ, MMA and Olympic weightlifting coach at Team Nogueira Dubai. Originally from the USA, Eric has over two decades’ worth of experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness, and is passionate about developing his students into the very best that they can be.
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Franco Sierra
Franco SierraBJJ Coach
Mejdi Garzoun
Mejdi GarzounBoxing Coach
Mejdi is our boxing coach at Team Nogueira, and is also Arab Boxing Champion, as well as Mediterranean and Tunisian Boxing Champion. The coach has been practicing boxing for nearly a decade and has extensive experience in both competing and teaching the sport.
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Luc Edward Ntsama
Luc Edward NtsamaJudo Coach
Luc is originally from Cameroon and has been practicing Judo for over 27 years. He is a multiple international champion, having competed and won golds in many tournaments all over the world, and his extensive experience and enthusiasm always wins over his students too!
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Regi Entrada
Regi EntradaKarate Coach
Regi has been practicing Shito-ryu Karate for the past twenty years and has coached children for a decade. He has been teaching kids’ karate at TND for over a year, and became a coach after being invited by his sensei to teach a few children’s classes back in the Philippines.
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Moataz Ryad
Moataz RyadAikido Coach
Moataz is our Aikido Coach at TND, and has been training and teaching the martial art for two decades. Prior to that, Moataz also practiced Kung Fu and Taekwondo, but found that this martial art brings different concepts to defending one’s self.
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Andrew Simiyu
Andrew SimiyuCircuit Training Coach
Andrew is a highly qualified Circuit Training coach at TND, and is a certified Group Fitness Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He has also completed many technical courses with the ACE and was coach to four-time Kenyan body building champion Mr. Mombasa.
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Derek Gamblin
Derek GamblinCircuit Training Coach
Derek is a Circuit Training Coach at TND with over over 15 years experience of physical fitness training. He is a caring coach, whose biggest accomplishment is helping others achieve their goals. Derek is a real all-rounder: he’s a CrossFit athlete and a competitor, holding a brown belt in both Judo and BJJ.
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Joan Blanas
Joan BlanasFront Desk
Joan is from the Philippines and joined our family a year ago. This versatile all-rounder is responsible for range of duties, including sales, marketing and meet-and-greet. She graces our front desk in the evenings and is your point of contact for any queries about sales or customer service.
Charles Kimuli
Charles KimuliIT & Security
Charles is a hard working and multi-talented member of our front desk team. He has been with us since 2013 and has become our go-to guy for anything IT or maintenance related! You’ll always find him near the front desk, so don’t forget to stop for a chat and get to know him a bit better!
Rose Mamangun
Rose MamangunSales & Admin
Rose is one of our founding team members; she’s from the Philippines and takes care of admin, sales, customer service and is always at our front desk in the mornings. This versatile superstar is very attentive, and it’s well worth taking the time to get to know her better.