In 1992, Master Leão Teixeira was already making history within Jiu-Jitsu, through his work at Barra Gracie and in sports competitions organized by the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Confederation and Jiu-Jitsu Association of Barra, it was when he received an invitation from Dalal Achcar to start work with children within its Art and Culture Center in Gávea.

It was the beginning of a new success story, Academia Gávea Jiu-Jitsu, the new training center would grow so much, that Master Leão Teixeira would start to dedicate himself entirely to this new project. The Leão Teixeira Jiu-Jitsu School was born, which to this day has revealed new talents for the sport.

With a tradition in early childhood education, Master Leão Teixeira, currently a coral belt 7th degree  and his team of teachers, try to pass through their training centers, located in Gávea, Leblon, São Conrado, Barra, Escola Eleva and American school, a philosophy based on over the moral values acquired from sports practice, having as mission:

To  Educate and instill with Determination, Respect and Discipline

In 2014 Master Leão Teixeira would be invited to format a training program for jiu-jitsu and self-defense, inside American School in Rio de Janeiro, and in 2017, it was time to participate in the newest educational project in our taking its training system to the students of Escola Eleva.

“The opportunity to be present, through a sports education process, in two of the most respected schools in Rio de Janeiro, confirms the value of our jiu-jitsu and self-defense program for young people. Excellence is our goal – Leão Teixeira

In 2019 Master Leāo Teixeira was part of the delegation that represented jiu-jitsu in the Federal Senate, so that, together with the Education Commission that establishes the guidelines and bases of national education, participate in the reading and presentation of Pl 4478/2019 in order to include the practice of jiu-jitsu in elementary school curriculum.

In 2020 for the first time, the Jiu-Jitsu School Leāo Teixeira, launched its famous training course for teachers, through an online platform.

In 2021 the school becomes part of one of the activities within the renowned Bodytech Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Master Leāo Teixeira together with his team, introduces his jiu-jitsu and self-defense course.

The Team

Students enter the School on average from the age of 3 to 6 years old, and go through an entire training process (practical assessments, theoretical tests, tournaments and internal ranking) and later at 16 years old, integrate the training into the youth schedules and adults.

The Internal Tournaments, in addition to being a chance for those who are not part of our team, to be present at an event along the lines of an official competition, is the way to discover new values within the sport.

The competition team of the School of Jiu-Jitsu, has been revealing some highlights in official competitions, winning several titles. Many of these students graduated from black belt, and today, they represent Brazil in international competitions.