Alvaro Nobrega de OliveiraBlack Belt
I was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at a very young age. Returned to the sport in 2011 and in 2012 I was graded to Blue Belt by Thiago Domingues a student of Master Ricardo De La Riva. At that same time I started to help assisting the head coaches of the academy. As I continued on the journey, in October 2015 I was promoted to Brown Belt by professor Rinaldo Santos, 4th Degree Black Belt awarded by Master Carlson Gracie Sr. himself. I have competed in multiple competitions in the United States and Australia, with great results in most of them. In early march 2015 I was able to win my first competition as a Brown Belt and in a record time of 45 seconds. I moved to Sydney in March 2016 where I will continue the journey and help team mates to achieve their best in the sport under the tutelage of Professor Ben Miller. I am a firm believer of Old School traditional Jiu Jitsu as a base for any future modern champion.
Sean FrewStriking / MMA / Muay Thai
"This is a letter of recommendation for my good friend, Sean Frew, whom I have know since 2004 from various fighting events in Japan. I have personally worked with some of the best fighters like Oscar De La Hoya, BJ Penn and Bibiano Fernandes. Also, teamed up with some elite trainers like Freddie Roach, whom I helped train some of his World Champion boxers. In twenty years or more, I have been involved with some of the top level fighting organizations, as I have come across and have worked with some great trainers/coaches. I can honestly say that Sean Frew is one of the very best stand up coaches that I have ever come across. He has a keen sense of fighting awareness, where he is able to evaluate each individual fighters strength and more importantly their weaknesses, to help them evolve and to develop to their full potential. As he has done with one of my fighters who had limited stand up experience, Kazuyuki Miyata, a MMA fighter and former Olympic wrestler, and took him to be a ranked number one Featherweight and onto a DREAM title fight on July 16th, 2011. I highly recommend my friend Sean Frew as a trainer/coach to any fighter at any level as he will elevate their fighting skills to an elite level as he has done time and time again with all the past fighters that had the fortune to have him train them."