Ground Control Instructors

Leo Silva

Head Instructor

About Leo

Leo is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Gutemberg Pereiraand Dante Leon, who trained extensively with Master Julio César Pereira. One of the top representatives of the GF Team in the sport’s international circuit. Silva gained notoriety while competing in the lower belt divisions of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, where he conquered important medals, particularly at the World and Pan Championships.


  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Team Nationals (2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Washington DC Spring Open (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Fall Open (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Cincinnati Open (2019** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2016 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018/2019 brown)
Ground Control group of members sitting on the floor mat

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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu


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