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MMA legend Nogueira opens largest martial arts centre in Dubai


Faisal Tarik Al Qassimi and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira inaugurate the centre.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The largest martial arts and sports center in the region opened its doors in Dubai yesterday. Spread over an area of approximately 24,000 square feet, ‘Gym Nogs’ Dubai, is named after legendary MMA fighter Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and was launched in the presence of the three-time World Jiu-Jitsu champion.

Team Nogueira Dubai is highly respected for the provision of martial arts training of the highest quality and standard. The center boasts an outstanding roster of trainers, as well as excellent facilities that cater to various fitness needs, including MMA, Boxing, Judo, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In addition, it offers a comprehensive training setup, including the most advanced equipment in the field of exercise and fitness. It further houses a ladies-only area.

Dubai residents looking to improve their fitness can enjoy a true sporting atmosphere at the new centre, which aims to enable its members to achieve optimal levels of health, fitness, and confidence.

Sheikh Faisal Bin Tariq Al Qasimi, Head of Team Nogueira Dubai, said: “The opening of Gym Nogs is in line with progress and the promotion of healthy living in the UAE, and encourages people to follow a wholesome lifestyle, including practicing various types of sport.”

Al Qasimi added: “We have brought the best and latest sports equipment to the region, and the center is divided into several sections, including halls for practicing different forms of martial arts, weightlifting areas and fitness units. All of this occurs under the supervision of the best trainers, under whose instruction many champions, including the only Arab ever to compete in the UFC World Championship, have graduated.”

World Champion Nogueira said: “We have noticed a steady increase in the number of UAE’s residents interested in practicing sports, as well as an increase in the number of both local and international tournaments and competitions. This center, which is the largest and most modern in the region, offers these residents a place to train. I am confident that Gym Nogs will create more champions, especially with all the facilities and tools available to help people develop and refine their talents.”

Team Nogueira has been established all over the world as a high-ranking academy offering the highest standards of martial arts training, with star instructors and state-of-the-art facilities. Team Nogueira graduates continue to compete in Major International Fitness events.

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