While there are many jiu-jitsu instructors in the Houston area none have been groomed to teach by Helio Gracie’s own sons and none have Professor Leonardo Xavier’s decades of teaching experience. He is the only Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Professor in the Houston area certified to teach by the Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Recognized in the martial arts world and the jiu-jitsu community as a world-class authority of the art and one of its most charismatic professors, few people can match his ability to combine his deep technical knowledge with his passion and enthusiasm for teaching. His technical and teaching abilities have been recognized by the Gracie Family including the legendary Masters Rickson, Royler and Rolker Gracie. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and has devoted his life to sharing the benefits of jiu-jitsu with his students.