Prof. Leandro Vieira

Jiu-Jitsu Program Director

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Leandro Vieira is the program director  for Roots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Vieira is an instructor,  co-founder, leader and fighter for Checkmat BJJ. Leandro began training Jiu-Jitsu at the young age of 5 years old. He is known as one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors in the world. He has won medals at IBJJF Championships such as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships, Brazilian Nationals, Paulista Regionals, Las Vegas Open and Submission Ink Grappling Tournament. Leandro currently holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He the Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling coach for UFC Fighters like; Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold  and many other competitors. Roots BJJ is thankful to have Professor Vieira's guidance and insight. 


Richard Leal

Fitness Instructor

CrossFit Certified CF-L1 : Cross Training Instructor : Olympic Lifting Fundamentals Instructor : Gymnastics : CrossFit Competitor

Coach Richard has a passion for fitness and the benefits that follow a healthy lifestyle. He has competed in CrossFit Competitions and coached many hobbyists as well as athletes. His unique classes incorporate multiple types of workouts which makes it fun while getting in shape.  Coach Richard's workouts can be scaled for each client depending on their fitness goals. Private instruction also available; Call 559.394.5593 for additional information.