Leo is a lifelong practitioner of traditional martial arts with a passion for grappling and ground fighting. A former Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion, he has extensive coaching and instructing experience.  

For the past 14 years, Leo has worked with the Washington State Police Academy and other local departments teaching hand to hand combat skills as well as ground fighting techniques. His experience with over 1000+ Law Enforcement scenario replications provides valuable insight into which techniques work in real time, high stress environments.    

In addition to law enforcement, he has provided extensive instruction and training for corporate security, executive protection, military and private groups.

His primary role at TRS is instructor and developer of TRS curriculum.