Leo Negao

Come and learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from an exceptional black belt, many times champion and extremely experienced teacher.  Receive your belts from a world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner – Leo’s Jiu-Jitsu is on another level.

Leo received his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt 18 years ago and started practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1990. He is a many times Brazilian State and National champion.

Regarded as an exceptional grappler – Leo has trained extensively with many of the greats of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu including Leo and Ricardo Vieira, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fabio Gurgel and Terere – also Anderson Silva of MMA fame. 

Leo grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began training at the original Carlson Gracie academy in Rio and later spent considerable time at the Alliance academy in Sao Paulo.

Leo practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for self-defence. His style is based around the application of pressure, not giving his opponent space to recover position. He is also a master of escapes and defence. His guard passing and top game are designed for reality.

Diccon Lynes, Coach at BJJ Lifestyle Team – trains with Leo three times a week and brings what he learns back to the team in Kingston. Diccon decided to start training with Leo at Diesel Gym in East London in April 2009 to learn No-Gi BJJ and to also focus on BJJ for self-defence.