Lucas Leite

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Lucas Leite
Born (1982-11-03) November 3, 1982 (age 35)
São Paulo, Brazil
Residence La Habra, California
Nationality Brazilian
Team Checkmat
Rank      black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Lucas Leite
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007 California, USA -82 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2009 California, USA -82 kg
Silver medal – second place 2011 California, USA -82 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2012 California, USA -82 kg
Silver medal – second place 2015 California, USA -94 kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2009 California, USA -79.5 kg
Gold medal – first place 2011 California, USA -91.5 kg
Silver medal – second place 2013 California, USA -91.5 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2013 California, USA Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2014 California, USA -91.5 kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2012 Abu Dhabi, UAE -82kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007 California, USA -76 kg
Gold medal – first place 2009 California, USA -82 kg
Silver medal – second place 2011 California, USA -82 kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 California, USA -94 kg
Silver medal – second place 2014 California, USA -94 kg
Gold medal – first place 2015 California, USA -94 kg

Lucas Joas Gomes Leite (born November 3, 1982) is a Brazilian grappler. He is a multi-time world champion with first place finishes at the Gi, Nogi, and Grapplers Quest world championships.[1] Leite started training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu when he was 12 years old under Ryan Gracie.[2] He earned his black belt under Leo Vieira in 2006.[2]

Lucas is noted for having a dynamic half guard game utilizing a twisting knee-hip pressure that is difficult to stop.[3] He says he likes to attack through half guard because it is effective in both gi and no gi competition.[4] Though a natural lightweight, Leite mostly competes at heavyweight or absolute because he often practices with heavier training partners at his gym.[5] Leite moved from Brazil to California in 2007[2] and opened his own jiu-jitsu academy, where he currently teaches full-time.[6] Leite's students include UFC fighter Jessica Penne.[7] He is a member of Checkmat BJJ Academy.[8] Leite won the Pan American Championships in the under 94 kg division in 2015.[9]

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  1. ^ "Lucas Leite Biography". BJJ Heroes. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Burkhardt, Williams. "Checking Up with Lucas Leite". BJJ Pix. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Not So Basic". Refine the Basics. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Lucas Leite "Half Guard works well with Gi & No GI"". Fighting Lifestyle UAE. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  5. ^ Rout, Ricky. "Lucas Leite Interview with BJJ Analyst Ricky Rout". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Half Guard Wizard Lucas Leite: If you've never lost, you don't know what it is to win". BJJEE. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  7. ^ "UFC Fighter Jessica Penne Promoted to Black Belt". WBBJJ. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Lucas Leite Bio". BJJ Heroes. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  9. ^ "IBJFF Results". International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Retrieved 22 January 2016.

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