Instituto Irmãos Nogueira begins in 2009, inspired by the trips of the brothers Rodrigo Minotauro and Rogerio Minotouro to Cuba for improvement in the practice of boxing. In these raids, they realised that successful youngsters entered the sport very early, most of them were less favoured socially, becoming closely identified with fights and martial arts.

The project began by serving the community of Terreirão, near the Team Nogueira Recreio unit, and currently is in seven communities of Rio de Janeiro: Nova Iguaçu, Vila Cruzeiro, Alemão, Mangueira, Bangú and Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca; adding 1,200 calls in boxing, MMA, jiu jitsu, muay thai, judo and wrestling.

resilience and
have always been
present in life
of the Nogueira Brothers.