Frota Academy Instructors

Augusto Frota
Augusto Frota (Head Coach and FT Founder)
RANK
Black Belt (3rd degree)

EXPERIENCE
BJJ since 1995
MMA Professional Fighter since 2002

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
BJJ/MMA instructor since 20

STATEMENT
It’s a pleasure for me that I’ve been able to build so many quality talents and helped my students reach their dreams. As Master of the school I wish to inspire every individual with my experience and hope to install the sense of commitment to our team into all our students, so that we can improve day by day.

Alfred Sutter
Alfred Sutter BJJ
RANK
Black Belt

EXPERIENCE
BJJ since 2003

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
BJJ instructor since 2008

STATEMENT
BJJ is a sport that should be trained by many more. Not
necessarily because of techniques (throws and submissions), but because BJJ creates a solid foundation for body awareness and motor activity which may increase anyone’s quality of life. In the short time that I got the chance to teach students, I realized, that many people have problems with their body awareness. Training BJJ, you learn to know your own body automatically and along the way; each training physically makes you feel a little better.

Ivan Negro
Ivan NegroBJJ
RANK
Black Belt, BJJ since 2001 (first student of Augusto Frota)

EXPERIENCE IN OTHER MARTIAL ARTS
Augusto Frota since 2001

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
I have been training a lot of many different styles.

STATEMENT
After so many years of BJJ I see the Frota Team become bigger and bigger. In my opinion our master Augusto an all the students make a realy good job. I have learn that loyalty is much more than only be with a team. It’s about respect and be respected… Maybe Empathy would be the right word for that. So i try to give my classes as good as I have learned from my master.

Andreas Dusek
Andreas DusekBJJ Intro Class
RANK
Purple Belt

EXPERIENCE
BJJ since 2010, Judo (1994-2000); Japanese Ju-Jitsu (2000-2013), member of Swiss Ju-Jitsu national team (2007–2013), participation in several european- and world championships. Student in physiotherapy at ZHAW.

STATEMENT
I’ve trained martial arts almost my entire life. With Frota Team I’ve found a place where I learn new techniques every day in a very professional environment. It’s a great feeling being able to train at such a high level, surrounded by friendly people.

Francisco Matos
Francisco MatosThai Boxing / Kick Boxing
EXPERIENCE
Active professional fighter since 2011
Champion Europe WFC- 72.5kg
Champion WBC- 72.5Kg
Champion Portugal- 70 Kg
Loss- 18 / Draw 2 / K.O- 38

EXPERIENCE IN OTHER MARTIAL ARTS
Boxing

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
Muay Thai / Kickboxing -Trainer at Frota-Team
Gym: Diamond Gym Basel -Team Balicha

Paul Gugger
Paul GuggerWrestling
EXPERIENCE
Active wrestler for Wrestling Club Winterthur since 2005

EXPERIENCE IN OTHER MARTIAL ARTS
Augusto Frota since 2007

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
Wrestling-Trainer at Frota-Team
since 2010
Education as “Exercise Coach” at Chek Institute in California (USA)

STATEMENT
As a trainer I focus mainly on techniques which I applied successfully applied in competition. BJJ is in my eyes the only martial art which can neutralise and actually beat wrestling-techniques on the floor.

Ilya Motorygin
Ilya Motorygin BJJ
RANK
Purple Belt (2 stripes)

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
BJJ since 2011
BJJ instructor since 2017

STATEMENT
BJJ has changed my life and inspired me for opening of the new horizons. I am pleased to share my knowledge with the members of our academy as well as learn through the trainings and achieve new levels of my BJJ journey.

Shamsudin Magomedov
Shamsudin MagomedovBJJ
RANK
Brown belt

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
Bjj since 2015 (grappling since 2008)
Bjj/grappling instructor since 2014

STATEMENT
To be announced.

Carmen Haenggi
Carmen HaenggiFitness / Yoga
EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
RYT 200 certified
Bachelor of Exercise Science
Swiss Jr. Bikini Champ
SAFS certified

STATEMENT
It is my goal to help you feel good overall. Training and yoga as well as nutrition will help you achieve your goals on the mat.

Reinier de Ridder
Reinier de RidderFrota academy Breda head coach and active BJJ/MMA fighter
RANK
Brown belt

EXPERIENCE
Judo since 5 years old, BJJ since 2010, mma since 2012

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
I have been teaching since 2016

STATEMENT
Martial arts and Jiu Jitsu in particulair have given me so much good in life, it gave me purpose and taught me discipline to achieve what I set out to do. It has helped me become the man I am today and allowed me to built all aspects of life. Now I’m very happy to be able to share my knowledge and this great lifestyle on a day to day basis with all my students in Breda, working closely together with proffesor Frota and the entire Frota Team.

Dominik Sommer
Dominik Sommer Judo / BJJ
RANK
Judo Black belt 1. degree,
BJJ blue belt

EXPERIENCE
Judo since 1998, Swiss judo team u17/u20/u23 & now seniors.
BJJ since end of 2016.

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
J+S Coach (jugend & sport) Judo Grundausbildung

STATEMENT
To be announced.

Ciriaco Schiavone
Ciriaco SchiavoneBJJ Kids Coach
RANK
Purple Belt

EXPERIENCE
BJJ since 2004

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
Kids instructor since 2014
J+S Kindersport Leiter

STATEMENT
“One coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person does in a lifetime.”
Dr. Billy Graham
One of the most rewarding and motivating things for me as a Kids Coach, is to see how our students evolve in a positive way on and off the mats.

Juliano Arantes
Juliano ArantesBJJ Intro Class
RANK
BJJ Blue Belt (3 stripes)

EXPERIENCE
Started Judo at the age 7 years old (stopped at Yellow belt), BJJ first class on 1999, but regularly since 2013 at Frota Team

EXPERIENCE AS TRAINER
BJJ Since 2017 Intro Class instructor assistant
Since 2018 Intro Class instructor
Outside BJJ
Technical trainer and coach, help to build up various teams in various countries such as Brazil, India, China and Turkey.

STATEMENT
I like to teach and coach people, my father was a teacher his entire life.
When I’m teaching I’m learning a lot of things always, even when is something well known already, I need to find a way to transmit the knowledge to different people, different body types, different fitness conditions, I end up sharpening every technic I teach.
Thanks to my job I travel frequently abroad for business, I always bring my GI with me and try to keep myself active while travelling, BJJ always opened doors for me and thanks to Professor Augusto Frota I was always very well welcomed everywhere I been.
Ultimately BJJ makes me happy and I’m blessed to have the permission to help other people to be happy too.
Dr. Billy Graham
One of the most rewarding and motivating things for me as a Kids Coach, is to see how our students evolve in a positive way on and off the mats.