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.

Rickson Gracie. The best fighter of all times.
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.

John Labis, MD
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.

Wes Loden, Special Agent
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.
Mike Palinkas, Law Enforcement Officer, Philadelphia