Our History

Our History

Leonardo Saggioro earned his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ricardo Marques and proudly represented the Brazilian Top Team (BTT) affiliation in championships for almost two decades, before starting his own academy and affiliation in 2023.
Born in 1989, in Brazil, Saggioro began his journey at the age of 13 under the guidance of his revered coach, Ricardo Marques. Leonardo's exceptional talent and dedication propelled him to international recognition when he clinched his first IBJJF World title as a purple belt shortly after his 18th birthday.

Progressing through the ranks, he continued to excel in the brown belt division, ultimately earning his black belt in the second semester of 2010, awarded by his lifelong instructor, Ricardo Marques. His impact in the black belt division was immediately felt with a silver medal at the Brazilian Nationals (CBJJ Brasileiro).

In 2015, Leonardo Saggioro was offered a full-time coaching position at a Brazilian Top Team affiliate school in Canada, which he gladly accepted. There, until 2020, he led the BTT team at the Canadian branch, contributing his expertise and sharing his passion for the art of Jiu Jitsu.

Now, at Leonardo Saggioro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (LSBJJ), he starts a new stage of his journey in Mixed Martial Arts, opening his own academy and affiliation.

And you're welcome to become part of this history!