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.
“Go hard or go home; but it’s more than that, it’s passion.”
Mounir started practicing Muay Thai when he was 12 years-old, as well as other disciplines such as Kung Fu, Judo and MMA. Better known as “The Sniper”, this coach started practicing Muay Thai as a child as a form of self defence and to have a healthy lifestyle. He soon started training with professionals and discovered his own talent, and quickly learned that if he put hard work into training he really could be something special. “The talent was there, I just needed the hard work,” says the coach about his journey. “Discipline is the key to success,” he adds. Mounir has won several competitions and titles, one of them being the Desert Force Welterweight Champion.
He is still fighting and looking to grow as an MMA professional fighter. He is a strict coach who tries to bring into his training all that he learns outside while fighting, sharing his experience with his students.
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Franco SierraBJJ Coach
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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.
Mejdi practices and teaches boxing for fun, health and coordination. He enjoys being a coach in Team Nogueira Dubai because he believes in teaching people how to fight and become professionals, achieving something bigger than himself through his students.
“I like boxing not to fight: it’s for the spirit,” says Mejdi. He has practiced a few different martial arts and says that boxing is the one that requires the most coordination, “from upper to lower body, boxing works it all.” Having boxed for more than eight years, and competing professionally since 2007, Mejdi says ,” I win and I lose, but the most important thing for me is that I’m happy with what I have.”
“If it’s not me fighting, I hope I can help people fight and get what they want.” That is the coach’s philosophy and motivation. “I’m not the kind of person who pushes you too much to do what I want, I push you to do what you want,” Mejdi describes his approach. He wants to do for his students what he would like done for himself: he gives them the opportunity to express what their objective is and he helps them achieve it. If he believes his students have the potential to be champions, he’ll push them and let them know what they are capable of.
Amin has been coaching at Team Nogueira Dubai for a number of years, and is passionate about passing on his wide range of knowledge to all students. He has studies a range of martial arts, and as his martial arts developed he naturally gravitated towards MMA, an opportunity that was confirmed when he participated in the 2012 Dubai Fighting Championship.
“Once you start something, don’t stop until you’re finished.”
Amin has been studying and training martial arts for many years. His love for martial arts started all the way back in 1997, and he has been practising and fighting competitively ever since. Inspired as a youth by Kung Fu, boxing and his brother’s competitive Taekwondo successes, Amin’s martial arts career truly began when he started training Muay Thai. He is supremely qualified as an MMA coach due to his excellent grounding in a wide range of disciplines including Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Karate. Over the years he has taught at many martial arts and fitness institutions across Dubai, and this wide experience range gives him a lot of experience which he is keen to impart on his students. He is also a personal trainer, and has been teaching fitness and conditioning across the UAE.
One of the standout areas of development for Coach Amin is his work as a pads trainer. He was the official coach of MMA fight Amit Thapa for his SFL fights and entrance to the UFC, and also put our very own Mounir “Sniper” Lazzez through his paces on the way to achieving victory in Desert Force, Phoenix 4 and Brave 16. Amin has also supported Boxing Coach Mejdi, our kickboxing and K1 Fighter champion, and most recently our MMA Head Coach and fighter Anas Mounir, also in the Phoenix 4 competition.
A competitive fighter himself, Amin has achieved notable victories in Taekwondo, and more recently has fought competitively in DFC Dubai Fighting Championship. He is looking forward to continuing to learn and achieve greater heights as a coach and pads holder for our professional fighters.
“I’m very proud of my achievements in MMA and as a coach. Mounir gave me the nickname “Pads Killer”. It’s a talent I have developed over the years, and I’m not satisfied unless the fighter is dead after a pad session with me… if they can do five rounds in five minutes they will be ready for any fight!”
I’m certified PT Level 3 and Reps licenced. Competitive obstacle Athlete, I’m specialized in weight loss,bodybuilding , boxing , group training , sports and conditioning and personal training ( one on one )with 7 years of experience into the fitness industry .Ready to help you make your impossible to possible.
Franco SierraKids Head MMA Coach and BJJ Coach
Man Deve Pole Jiu-jitsu Coach - Team Noguiera Dubai
Man Deve has over 10 years of experience in jiu-jitsu, where 5 of it has been dedicated to the challenging task of being a coach. He handles our Fundamentals Class where you will learn the basics of the sport and come to love this gentle art. His passion, professionalism and friendly demeanor is what you will first experience in his class! He also coaches alongside Coach Ricky for the kids’ jiu-jitsu where he showcases his talent in encouraging kids and showing them that sports is fun.
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