The Coach

Gianfranco Lanucara is the founder of MANONUDA, a martial arts identity based on the quality of knowledge and on creativity.


Gianfranco started his martial arts journey in his hometown in Italy, with Kickboxing first, and with Jeet Kune Do and Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) later. He than moved to Belgium and continued training very intensively, locally and abroad, with international renewed instructors for many years and in different disciplines such as Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, Silat, Muay Thai, Boxing, Grappling and MMA.

He also researched and explored many other martial arts and self-defense systems very closely, and analysed different training methodologies, with the intention to provide the best possible way to teach and practice.


With extreme dedication and with his natural inclination for details, today Gianfranco offers his unique vision and approach to different disciplines, with the aim to cover the multiple aspects of combat, from sport to real-life situations, always keeping the focus on efficiency and adaptability.

He is now followed by many practioners and instructors around the world, with whom he loves to share his way to the martial arts.

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If you wish to reach Gianfranco for a seminar, a private lesson, or for anything else, feel free to contact him!

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