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. His personality, technical level are all great. A guy like that is not exactly one you find in trees. I’m proud to be his friend and support his cause.
I started training in Jiu-Jitsu for self defense and training with Leonardo has been phenomenal. He is an incredibly talented instructor, a gifted and an inspiring teacher, excellent communicator, and a continuous source of unlimited support and encouragement. He is passionate about teaching and emphasizes proper technique.
On a personal level he is equally impressive. He is one of the most genuine, sincere and nicest people I have met and a great mentor and friend. If you are considering learning Jiu-Jitsu, I highly recommend you seek him out.
Prof. Xavier is an excellent teacher and his attention to detail is truly amazing. Leo takes the time to form the Jiu-Jitsu to the student and provides a combination of instruction and encouragement that motivates his students to be their best.
Leo’s academy is more like a family than a school and Leo encourages students to support one another.
As a Special Agent the techniques I have learned from training with Leo have enabled me to better control situations and increased my confidence in my abilities to defend myself and others.
I highly recommend anyone interested in realistic training in a good environment to come and take advantage of the opportunity to train with Leo.
I have been practicing traditional martial arts since 1985, and Gracie Jiu-jitsu (GJJ) since the early 90’s. In that time, I have attended many seminars with world famous instructors in the martial arts community. Out of the many BJJ black belts I have met, Professor Xavier is the most enthusiastic teacher I have ever been on the mat with. His ability to convey the subtle aspects of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, as well as keeping a high level of energy throughout his lessons, is amazing. I would, without a doubt, recommend any beginner or advanced martial artist to attend his seminar.