Welcome to Leonardo Xavier Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

FullSizeRenderLeonardo Xavier is a fourth degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with over 20 years of experience teaching jiu-jitsu. He is the only jiu-jitsu professor in the Houston area certified to teach by the original and most traditional jiu-jitsu school in the world, the Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Gracie Humaitá Academy.) Recognized as a world-class authority of the art and one of its most charismatic professors, few people can match his deep technical knowledge and his passion for teaching. His mission is to continue the legacy of his instructors by preserving and sharing the principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with the community as a complete self-defense system that can benefit anyone regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.

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Our Adult Program is a great way to learn the most effective, proven self-defense system that enables you to neutralize the size difference of a larger attacker. Increase the awareness of your surroundings and gain self-confidence as you learn to defend yourself and your family from armed and barehanded attackers.

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Youth Jiu Jitsu Programs


Our Little Wizards Bully Proof Program is a fun and exciting way to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for your child. Kids of all ages and varying athletic ability can increase their focus, discipline, fitness and overall quality of life while learning the proven self-defense techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

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LX Jiu-Jitsu & Self Defense School


4th degree black belt Leonardo Xavier cordially invites you to try a free introductory lesson. Visit the LX Jiu-Jitsu Academy and come learn from a certified professor of traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

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Leo Xavier & Rickson Gracie


More than 20 years of teaching experience will ensure the highest quality-level of instruction in order for our law enforcement students to learn the best and most effective techniques for them to handle their job responsibilities efficiently and safely. Learn techniques adapted from the law enforcement-training program created by Grand Master Helio Gracie in Brazil.

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Gracie Jiu JItsu Seminars


Professor Leonardo Xavier offers you and your school his wealth of knowledge and experience in authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. If you are interested in having a world-class competitor and instructor expand your academy’s understanding of the gentle art, the LX Jiu-Jitsu Association would love to share Leonardo’s perspective and depth of knowledge with you.

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Gracie Jiu JItsu Seminars


Shop online for great deals on all LX Jiu-Jitsu kimonos, accessories and media. The entire LX clothing line catalogue, select Rickson Gracie apparel and other merchandise are now available. Check often for special offers and promotions. Items are shipped around the world.

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Leo Xavier & Rickson Gracie


“Me and Leo have a long history. He is doing an outstanding job in Texas and he’s always been a great guy, tough competitor, and loyal student. A guy like that is not exactly one you find in trees. I’m more than happy to come here and support his cause.”

– Rickson Gracie
The best martial artist ever

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