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Born in Brazil, Leonardo "Gloglo" Seixas honed his understanding and mastery of Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the headquarters of one of the sons of the art's founders, Grandmaster Carlos Gracie. Received a black belt from Carlos Gracie Jr. Now, with nearly 25 years of experience in hand, he and his team instruct the time-tested form of self-defense to kids and adults at his academy. Classes focus on the fundamentals of jiu-jitsu—balance and leverage—and are scaled to all skill levels. Students can make general fitness their primary goal or focus on training for competitive matches. Whatever the reason for engaging the martial art, the instructors are sure to imbue students with discipline and self-confidence.