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Leandro Lorenco

Leandro Lorenco 

Sensei Leandro Lorenco was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu since 2006. He holds a 3rd dan black belt (IBJJF & FPJJ) . He is also a Judo 2nd dan black belt (USA Judo & USJA) and 3x Judo National Champion (2014, 2017 & 2019). He was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Black Belt of the Year (2015) and Distinguished Instructor (2020).

In 2019 he released his first book, "Martial Arts Instructorship: the student-to-teacher transition" available on As an author, he has published several scientific research available on his ResearchGate profile.


Ph.D. in Psychology (candidate)

Master's in Business Administration (2021)

Master's in Human Movement Sciences (2011)

Bachelor's in Physical Education (2008)

Thaisa Monteiro

Thaisa Monteiro

Thai was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Las Vegas in 2012. She’s an ITF Taekwon-do 1st degree black belt with many titles, including a South American Championship, 3 National Championships, and 8 State Championships. Thai is also a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a red/light blue belt in Muay Thai. 

In 2019 she ventured into production for TV, working on three different documentary series in a partnership between UFC Brazil and Combate Channel, "Evolution of Combat" and "Born to Fight" from Mixer Films and "As Grandes Rivalidades do MMA" from Ciranda Filmes.

Her other interests are acting and real estate investing.


Master's in Business Administration (2022)

Bachelor's in Physical Education (2006)

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