Leonardo Vieira, also known as Leozinho or simply Leo Vieira, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Romero Cavalcanti. Leo is famous for combining a crowd-pleasing game in BJJ with an amazing track record. Leo Vieira is also the co-founder of Checkmat BJJ.
Leonardo Vieira Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Leonardo Alcantara Vieira
Nickname: “Leozinho” which means little Leonardo, or just Leo.
Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira
Rank: 6th Degree Black Belt
- 1st Place ADCC (2003, 2005)
- 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (1999)
- 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2002/2004)
- 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (1998)
Weight Division: Peso Leve (76 kg / 167 lbs)
Leozinho Vieira Biography
Leonardo Vieira was born March 23, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Leo started training BJJ at the age of 6 at the Academia Master with Romero Cavalcanti. In 1993 his Cavalcanti merged with a few of his former students and formed Team Alliance. Leo received his black belt from the hands of his master when he was 21 years old after winning the World Championships as a Brown Belt in 1996. Leos main achievement came in 2003 when Leo won the World’s most prestigious Submission Grappling title, the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club). Leo won Gold again in 2005