Leandro Vieira

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Leandro Vieira
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Leandro Vieira
Born (1981-06-05) June 5, 1981 (age 37)
Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nickname(s)Leandrinho or Boneco do Posto
ResidenceSan Jose, California, United States
NationalityBrazilian
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
DivisionMiddle Heavyweight
StyleBrazilian jiu-jitsu
TeamCheckmat and American Kickboxing Academy
Rank     3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Years active31 years
Notable relativesLéo Vieira and Ricardo Vieira

Leandro Vieira is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor and competitor and a co-founder of Checkmat. He is also the Brazilian jiu-jitsu head coach for the MMA team at American Kickboxing Academy, renowned for being one of the most successful teams in the world.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu[edit]

Leandro Vieira began training jiu-jitsu at a very young age: only 5 years old. He is known as one of the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructors in the world. He has won medals at IBJJF Championships such as the Brazilian jiu-jitsu World Championships, Brazilian Nationals, Paulista Regionals, Las Vegas Open and Submission Ink Grappling Tournament. He holds a 3rd-Degree Black Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Leandro's records[edit]

1999 - 1st place Blue Belt Feather Weight at the Brazilian Nationals
2000 - 3rd place Purple Belt Feather Weight at the World jiu-jitsu Championship
2002 - 1st place Brown Belt at the Regional Paulista jiu-jitsu Championship
2010 - 3rd place Black Belt Absolute Division at Submission Ink Grappling Tournament
2010 - 3rd place Black Belt Master Medium Heavy at the Las Vegas International Open
2011 - 2nd place Black Belt Master Medium Heavy at the Las Vegas International Open

Checkmat BJJ[edit]

One of the most successful teams in contemporary Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Checkmat's worldwide headquarters is in São Paulo, Brazil. CheckMat was established in 2008 by its founder and head coach, Leo Vieira. Since its creation, Checkmat has become one of the top teams in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Checkmat's records[edit]

2013
2nd Place - World Championship
1st Place - European Open Championship Adult and Female
3rd Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior
3rd Place - European Open No-Gi Championship

2012
1st Place - Pan Kids Championship[1]
2nd Place - Pan Championship[2]

2011
1st Place - World No-Gi Championship[3]
2nd Place - World Championship[4]
1st Place - Brazilian Nationals Adult[5]
2nd Place - Brazilian Nationals Female 3rd Place - European Open Championship Adult[6]
1st Place - European Open Championship Female 1st Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior 2nd Place - European Open Championship Novice

2010
2nd Place - World No-Gi Championship Adult[7]
2nd Place - World No-Gi Championship Female
3rd Place - World Championship[8]
2nd Place - European Open Championship Adult[9]
1st Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior 3rd Place - European Open Championship Novice

2009
1st Place - World No-Gi Championship Adult[10]
3rd Place - World Championship[11]
1st Place - European Open Championship Adult[12]
2nd Place - European Open Championship Master & Senior
3rd Place - European Open Championship Novice

2008
1st Place - World No-Gi Championship[13]

American Kickboxing Academy[edit]

The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) is a martial arts gym based in San Jose, California. It is one of the pioneering schools of mixed martial arts (MMA). There are two locations in San Jose, AKA headquarters and their sister academy in South San Jose. In 2014 AKA opened AKA Thailand Gym in Phuket Thailand. Prominent trainers include Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Leandro Vieira, Bob Cook, Derek Yuen, Javier Mendez, and Andy Fong. Within the facility, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Wrestling and Boxing classes are taught. Additional programs include conditioning and circuit training with TRX Suspension and Combat Circuit.

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