Leandro (Leo) Valdes

Head Instructor

2nd degree BJJ Black Belt, Judo 3rd degree Black Belt     Team:  BRASA CTA

Competition Highlights

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Black Belt

2014 World Champion No Gi IBJJF/ Heavyweight

2014 World Champion SJJIF/ Middleweight

2015 Chicago Open Champion/ Ultra heavyweight

2014 ADCC America Champion

2014 Chicago Open Champion

2014 Boca Raton Champion

2012 World No Gi Championship, Bronze medal in Heavyweight

2012 Pan American No Gi Championships, Silver medal in Heavyweight

2012 Chicago Open, Silver medal in Heavyweight

2012 Las Vegas Open, Silver medal in Heavyweight & Silver medal in Absolute

2012 Toronto Open, Gold medal in Heavyweight & Silver medal in Absolute

2012 Pan American Championships, Bronze medal in Ultra-Heavyweight

2011 NAGA Cruiserweight Expert Champion (No Gi)

2011 USBJJF Nationals, Silver medal in Heavyweight Gi

2011 USBJJF Nationals, Heavyweight No Gi Silver medal and Silver in No Gi Absolute

2011 Chicago Winter Open, Champion in Medium Heavyweight, Silver in Open weight division

2011 Chicago Summer Open, Silver medal in Super Heavyweight, Silver in Open weight division

2011 IBJJF Las Vegas Open, Medium Heavyweight Champion

2011 C3 Classic, Bronze in Open weight class

2011 Pan American Championships, Bronze medal in Ultra Heavyweight

2010 IBJJF Las Vegas Open Silver Medal in Medium Heavyweight, Bronze in Open Weight

2010 IBJJF Miami Open, Silver medal Medium Heavyweight

Brown Belt

2009 Pan American Championships Competitor

2009 Hoosier Open Silver Medal in Heavyweight

Purple Belt

2005 Pan American Championships, bronze medal in Medium Heavyweight

2005 American Nationals, bronze medal in Medium Heavyweight

2005 Arnold Classic Pro No Gi division

 

Judo (3rd degree Black Belt)

2x U.S. National Judo Champion

American Canadian Games Champion

6x Chicago Open Champion

Prairie State Games Champion

Michigan State Champion

Ohio State Champion

Florida State Champion

Over 140 Competition victories

 

Mixed Martial Arts

Professional MMA Record of 10-2 (4 wins by KO, 6 wins by sub, 2 losses by split decision)

Ironheart Crown Winner 1999

Dallas Fighting Championship Winner 2000

Amateur MMA Record of 13-0 (7 sub, 6 KO) Undefeated

Coached and Trained by

Jiu Jitsu – 7x World Champion Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros

Judo – US Judo Olympic Coaches Steve and Irwin Cohen, Sensei John Sutter, and Leandro Valdes III

Muay Thai/MMA- World Welterweight Muay Thai Boxing Champion Glen Hudson, and Pride and UFC light Heavyweight Champion Wanderlai Silva

Wrestling- Carmelo Flores, 2x Olympic Team member for Puerto Rico, and Yuriy Koverko

Olympic weightlifting- Mark Levell, 2x National Champion, and U.S. Olympic Team member

USBJJ Nationals Heavyweight – 2nd place – only loss to 5x World Champion Saulo RIberio

GracieMag Issue 176 – Silver Medal in Absolute Black Belt2011 NAGA Cruiserweight Expert Champion

 

 

 

 

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