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Leonardo Saggioro

Leo Saggioro

Leo Saggioro is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ricardo Marques. Leo is often known as ‘Cascão,’ a nickname from a famous comic book character from the collection ‘Turma da Mônica’ (translates to Monica’s Gang) by Mauricio de Sousa. Saggioro was called this from when he was a child due to his haircut. Leo Saggioro is a representative for the Brazilian Top Team (BTT) in the sport’s international competitive circuit. Saggioro is recognized by many as one of the greatest feather weights of his generation. He is known for his distinctive style of grappling in which he uses grinding pressure and a strong half guard.



Learn The Simple System That Allows A Featherweight To Easily Sweep High Level Black Belts 100 lbs Heavier With Ease

Leonardo Saggioro Cascao

Do you ever compete against bigger guys and feel smashed? Like they are just too heavy to move? Well Cascao used to feel this way - but then he figured out a little system, a trick if you will...he is able to utilize all 155 lbs of his body, use his leverage system and all of a sudden he's able to have 10x his power and he's able to sweep 1,500 lb men. Ok well there are no 1,500 lb men but we are sure if there was 1,500 lbs men, Cascao could sweep them - we think...

Cascao's Unstoppable Sweep Is Kind Of Like Bernardo Faria's sweep - But adapted For Small Guys.  Once Cascao gets under you - it's all done - you're going to the bottom. 



Achievements (Black Belt)

  • CBJJ Brasileiro Champion (2013, 2012)
  • UAEJJF King of Mats Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF Toronto Open Champion (2016, 2015)
  • IBJJF Montreal Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner up (2018, 2017)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship Runner up (2014, 2011)
  • CBJJ South American Championship Runner up (2011)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2012)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2015)
  • FIVE Grappling LW GP 3rd Place (2017)
  • Achievements (Colored Belts)
    • IBJJF World Champion (2008 purple)
    • IBJJF World Championship Runner up (2010 brown)

Leonardo Saggioro Biography

Leonardo Saggioro was born in a city in the south eastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais called Juiz de Fora on March 7th, 1989. Saggioro has a short and prosperous competitive history in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He instructor was one of the most revered coaches in the state, Ricardo Marques. Under the guidance of Marques, Leo Saggioro began training jiu jitsu at the young age of 13. Leo Saggioro improved very quickly and started to earn a reputation for himself in his state as well as the neighboring state of Rio de Janeiro. Shortly after his 18th birthday Saggioro rose to international acclaim when he won his first IBJJF World title as a purple belt.

As a brown belt, Leonardo Saggioro continued to dominate in his division. He would go on to earn his black belt in 2010 after another great performance at the Worlds Championship. It was Ricardo Marques who Saggioro received his black belt from. Once at black belt, Saggioro’s impact on his new division was felt immediately. In short manner he medaled at the Brazilian Nationals - CBJJ Brasileiro. Then in 2015, Leo Saggioro was invited a full time coaching position at a Brazilian Top Team affiliated school in Canada. Saggioro accepted the offer and has been teaching there ever since.

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