INSTRUCTORS

Our Coaches

​BTT has trained top fighters such as, Ricardo Arona, former UFC Middleweight Championship holder Murilo Bustamante, The Nogueira Brothers, Vitor Belfort, Allan Goes, Mario Sperry, and former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho and many more.

Diego Gamonal

3x World NoGi Champion | BTT TEXAS

Denise Gamonal

Women Self-Defense | BTT HQ + NORTHEAST Schertz

Ruy Frade

Multiple times IBJJF champion | BTT AUSTIN

Patricia Frade

World Champion | BTT AUSTIN

Marcelo Massafera

Brazilian Nationals Champion |  BTT NORTHEAST

Igor Schneider

IBJJF World Champion | BTT HEADQUARTER

Sergio Flores

Multiple times IBJJF champion | BTT TEXAS

Jason Alexander

Kids coach | BTT DOMINION

Chris M

Multiple times IBJJF gold medalist | BTT THOUSAND OAKS

Jesse James

Multiple times IBJJF gold medalist | BTT SCHERTZ

CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION

BTT SAN ANTONIO HQ

5345 GLEN RIDGE DRIVE SAN ANTONIO, TX 78229 | 210-660-7471

BTT DOMINION

23535 IH-10 West , suite 1204 San Antonio, TX 78257 | 210-917-5693

BTT SCHERTZ

1420 Schertz Parkway, Suite 100 Schertz, TX 78154 | 210-517-0061

BTT NORTHEAST

4447 Thousand Oaks San Antonio, TX 78233 |  210-517-0061

BTT AUSTIN

9313 Anderson Mill Rd Austin, TX 78729 | 210-986-3000

Diego Gamonal Nogueira

Biography

Began training Jiu-Jitsu in his hometown with professor Julio Porto at the end of 1998, but soon moved (still as a white belt) to Roberto “Risada” Atalla academy, where his current Master Ricardo Marques was an instructor. For one year, Gamonal lived in Petrópolis because of his studies, and ended up taking the purple belt there, with Master Adalberto de Souza (Buda). Back in Juiz de Fora, and back to his current team, Gamonal got the brown belt and the finally the black belt in 2006 by Master Ricardo Marques.

Gamonal began to train Jiu-Jitsu under the influence of his friends. He has always been involved in sports and martial arts, starting with 5 years of age in Judo, Taekwondo, Karate until he meets in Jiu-Jitsu, at 15 to 16 years old. In 2017, he reached the final of all IBJJF Open competitions (Dallas, Miami, Long Beach, Boston), as well as winning the Open at the Charlotte Open and closing the year with the consecutive two-times World No-Gi champion, in California. Professor Diego Gamonal has already fought with almost every major names in the sport, and his most recent fight was the World No-Gi final defeating world champion Tarsis Humphreys. Gamonal says that although he likes to do guard, he specializes in “Invisible Armbar”, which is available on DVD at this link. Professor Gamonal also fought professional MMA in 2007, and he had to train, in addition to BJJ, Muay-Thai, Boxing and Wrestling.

Top Titles

3x World NoGi Champion 2016 / 2017 / 2018
Champion – Pan Ams 2016
2 x Champion – Pan Ams NoGi
2 x 2nd Place Masters World
2 x 3rd place World NoGi
2nd Place Pan Ams 2019
3rd place Pan Ams
Open Class Champion – Rio de Janeiro State
2 x Champion – Rio de Janeiro State
Champion – International Dallas NoGi
Champion – International Dallas
Champion – International Houston

Champion – International Boston
Champion – International Boca Raton
Champion – International Miami
Champion – International Charlotte
Champion – International Austin
Champion – International Austin No-Gi
Champion – International Orlando Open 2019 – Adult Heavyweight champion
2nd Place American National
2nd Place Brazilian National Cup
2 x 3rd Place Brazilian National

Denise Duraes Gamonal Nogueira

Women Self-Defense coach at BTT HQ + NORTHEAST + Schertz

Biography

  • Black Belt under Prof. Diego Gamonal
  • IBJJF Black Belt certified
  • ⁠⁠Pan American Champion
  • ⁠⁠IBJJF European medalist
  • ⁠⁠Multiple times World medalist
  • ⁠⁠Multiple times IBJJF champion
  • ⁠⁠NAGA champion
  • ⁠⁠American Grappling Industry champion
  • ⁠⁠AGF champion

Ruy Frade

Head coach at Brazilian Top Team Austin

Biography

  • Black Belt 3rd Degree
  • Black belt under Prof. Gamonal Nogueira
  • Ten years teaching jiu jitsu and sharing knowledge
  • Pan American Champion
  • American National Champion
  • Multiple times IBJJF champion

Patricia Frade

Head coach at Brazilian Top Team Austin

Biography

  • 1st Degree Black Belt under Prof. Diego Gamonal
  • 11 years practicing Jiu Jitsu
  • World Champion
  • Multiple times world medalist
  • Pan American Championship Medalist
  • American National champion
  • Brazilian Nationals Medalist
  • NAGA belt champion

Marcelo Massafera

Coach at Brazilian Top Team Northeast

Biography

  • ⁠⁠4th Degree Black Belt under Prof. Diego Gamonal Nogueira
  • ⁠Multiple times IBJJF champion
  • ⁠⁠Practicing jiu jitsu for 33 years
  • ⁠⁠15 years as Black Belt
  • ⁠⁠IBJJF Black Belt certified
  • ⁠⁠FJJ Rio certified

Igor Schneider

Coach at Brazilian Top Team Headquarters at Glen Ridge

Biography

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • 8 years as a Black Belt
  • 19 years practicing jiu-jitsu
  • 11 years teaching jiu-jitsu
  • IBJJF World Champion
  • European Champion
  • 4 times Pan American Champion
  • 6 times Brazilian Nationals Champion

Sergio Flores

Coach at Brazilian Top Team Schertz, Brazilian Top Team Northeast and Brazilian Top Team Headquarters

Biography

  • 1st Degree Black Belt under Prof. Diego Gamonal Nogueira
  • Amateur Muay Thai Fighter
  • Amateur Boxing Fighter
  • MMA Fighter
  • Multiple times IBJJF champion
  • Multiple times NAGA champion
  • Multiple times New Breed Champion

Jason Alexander

Coach at Brazilian Top Team Headquarters

Biography

  • Black Belt under Prof. Diego Gamonal
  • Received the black belt on December 2022
  • Kids coach

Christopher Matthews

Coach at Brazilian Top Team Thousand Oaks

Biography

  • Black Belt under Prof. Diego Gamonal
  • Jiu Jitsu Coach

Jesse James Camou

Coach at Brazilian Top Team Schertz

Biography

  • 1st Degree Black Belt under Prof. Diego Gamonal Nogueira
  • Professional Wrestler
  • Professional MMA Fighter
  • New Breed Belt Champion
  • NAGA Belt Champion
  • Multiple times IBJJF gold medalist
  • Multiple times NAGA champion