Leo has been studying and teaching Martial Arts for over 30 years. He began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2000, and is now a Black Belt under Marcelo Garcia. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Kempo Jujitsu under his first Martial Arts Instructor, D.M. Hurst. He was introduced to Sports Based Training by JKD instructor and Kickboxer, Clarance Thatch, in Denver Colorado and trained in Shootfighting under Bart Vale for 5 years. For many years Leo has taught at and owned martial arts schools.