Team Manoel Neto BJJ became "Focus Jiu-Jitsu" in June of 2016 due to the massive growth of the team. The name represents an ideal that the founder has maintained since he decided to make this art his life focus. The path has not been easy, but Manoel Neto has sought to maintain the focus in his principles and in what he always believed, that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more than an art, it's a lifestyle.
Focus Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters is located in Matosinhos, Portugal but we have more than 15 affiliated academies, in Portugal, Spain, Angola and Netherlands.
We have many individual and team titles throughout the years, including National, European and World Champions!
Manoel Neto, 3rd degree Black Belt
Manoel Neto has been teaching in Portugal since 2003, he seeks to empower his athletes through the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, promoting the development of new talents and the growth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu all around the world.
Fully focussed on building a strong, competition orientated team, Neto’s workgroup quickly started standing out by showing repeated success in the national jiu jitsu circuit.
With the continuous growth of the team there was a need to expand. This expansion happened in 2011 when Neto joined forces with a strength and conditioning specialist – Marcelo Sartori, to found a new academy, ‘Academia Workout’, one of the biggest in Europe at the time with a 3000 m² matted area. The combination of a high end facility with a top quality grappling program soon started producing talent on an international scale, with Pedro Ramalho being the first to break out from Team Manoel Neto, founded in 2013. Others, such as Filipe Silva, Guilherme Jardim, André Schulze, Hugo Barros, etc were part of another successful jiu jitsu harvest of coach Manoel – a triumph uncommon to an European academy.