Manoel Neto is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and founder of Focus Jiu-Jitsu – one of the most successful grappling academies in Europe. Originally a product of Nova Uniao (NU), Manoel Neto arrived in the North of Portugal during the early 2000’s decade, becoming one of the sport’s pioneers in the region while helping develop jiu-jitsu there to an international level by producing IBJJF World and European medalists and champions, as well as Abu Dhabi World Pro podium achievers such as Pedro “Paquito” Ramalho, Guilherme Jardim, Filipe Silva, Hugo Barros among others.
Head instructor at FOCUS Jiu-Jitsu Eindhoven and Brown belt, a very skilled BJJ instructor, with a solid, humble and no-nonsense approach to training and teaching. Easily underestimated because of his calm presence but unstoppable when unleashing his true powers.
He started in Groningen but is originally from the south and decided it was time to bring gift of BJJ to Eindhoven.
Orlando Prins, Black belt, the head instructor of FOCUS Jiu-Jitsu Netherlands. Having trained several other martial arts disciplines Orlando one day chose to add jiujitsu to his arsenal and fell in love with the sport. He is one of the most active competitors, Orlando has won many medals all over the world. Some of his achievements include winning the Abu Dhabi Trials, IBJJF medals in Nice, London, Paris and many more. Orlando is training full time and shifted his focus lately to MMA as well.
Alberto Guzman is a competitive black belt from Spain. He is a supervising instructor for FOCUS JJ Amsterdam, Zwolle, and Groningen.
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Karel 'Karlitos' Weima, Black belt, the head instructor of Focus Jiu-Jitsu Amsterdam. He is a highschool teacher during the day, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teacher during the evening. His interested in BJJ started after seeing a ´tripod sweep´ being performed in a MMA match. He started training during a internship in Spain and when he came back to his hometown Groningen he just brought the BJJ back with him. Now living in Amsterdam for a while he decided it was time to add a chapter to the Focus Family.