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8/13/13 4:13 PM
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A buddy of mine brought my attention to an investigation that is in the very early stages, that is occuring in the U.K regarding the lineage of alleged blackbelt Leo Caldas. 

http://www.wayofthespiritualwarrior.co.uk/trainers/leo-caldas/

'Coventry's only BJJ blackbelt from Brazil'

The club has only recently started up and there is little information about Leo on the website:

http://www.bjjcoventry.com/

but a video of Royce recommending the club is on the page. According to the investigation on the UK BJJ UG, someone has emailed the gym asking about his linage to be met with 'we don't believe in lineage' but they have offered for people to turn up and see for themselves.

The club seems to be roughly 30 minutes from Braulio's HQ, hopefully this guy isn't telling porkies as it would suck to take business away from legit clubs like that.

Can anyone vouch for this guy? Anyone ever seen him had any experiences with him etc?

 

8/13/13 4:14 PM
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 video of him rolling

 

 

8/13/13 4:18 PM
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Screencap from the 1st URL. I cant find any of his K-1 or 'Cage disciplines'. Can anyone shed some light?

8/13/13 4:19 PM
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vid of him holding up some pads during a session

8/13/13 4:25 PM
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Its also a little odd he rolls in his underwear.......................... 

8/13/13 4:29 PM
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no searches for 'Leo' or 'Leandro' Caldas comes up with anything that sheds light. Does Dan Hardy post here? In the first link iti s stated that Leo trained with Dan, maybe he could give us some information?

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video of him wearing a blackbelt.

EDIT: @ 0:24  there appears to be children wearing blue belts. :/ why not kids belts?

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I do most of the MMA.tv shops in my underwear except for Jupe shops, I do those naked.

 

This was taken a while back. I lost a lot of weight since (shout out to UGCTT_SidRival and the UG accountability challenge fitness!)

 

8/13/13 4:36 PM
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pic of Leo Caldas:

 

from: 

http://ant2131.wix.com/pillage#!mma--bjj-classes/c113v

Anyone know anything at all?

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Saw this posted on facebook. His rolling in the video in his underwear didn't appear to be black belt level to me. He certainly has some BJJ training.. Maybe high blue, low purple belt. I couldn't be wrong though - I'd like to see him in a video rolling properly.
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pic of Leo Caldas:

 

from: 

http://ant2131.wix.com/pillage#!mma--bjj-classes/c113v

Anyone know anything at all?


Also, isnt it pretty important to have the red tab on your blackbelt? He doesn't appear to have it in this picture or the previous videos of him wearing the belt. Are there any examples of other Brazilian BJJ blackbelts wearing belts with no tabs?

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I am from coventry and alot of people know of a "fraud" bbj black belt. He offers various other training also such as self defence. From what I've heard finally he is being investigated Phone Post 3.0
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Bbr - I am from coventry and alot of people know of a "fraud" bbj black belt. He offers various other training also such as self defence. From what I've heard finally he is being investigated Phone Post 3.0

If that is true then all of the other Midlands clubs should descend upon one of his classes. Would be pretty funny if the guy refused to provide lineage and one of braulio's guys showed up. Have you ever rolled there or know anyone who has rolled there?

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Kneeblock -  Wtf does “telling porkies" mean? Phone Post

 

'telling lies' its Cockney rhyming slang. The full phrase is 'telling porky pies'. Or you could not be such a merchant banker and use google to find out.

 

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Bbr - I am from coventry and alot of people know of a "fraud" bbj black belt. He offers various other training also such as self defence. From what I've heard finally he is being investigated Phone Post 3.0

If that is true then all of the other Midlands clubs should descend upon one of his classes. Would be pretty funny if the guy refused to provide lineage and one of braulio's guys showed up. Have you ever rolled there or know anyone who has rolled there?

Well I am new to bjj. (White belt). But some of the people I train with (at a different gym) mention a fraud in coventry so I assume it is him. They have also mentioned the club not being the best. They have had recommendations from Royce as mentioned and have had overeem there for a seminar but have no personal experiences from there. Phone Post 3.0
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'telling lies' its Cockney rhyming slang. The full phrase is 'telling porky pies'. Or you could not be such a merchant banker and use google to find out.

 

God damn septic's :). Phone Post
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Kneeblock -  Wtf does “telling porkies" mean? Phone Post

 

'telling lies' its Cockney rhyming slang. The full phrase is 'telling porky pies'. Or you could not be such a merchant banker and use google to find out.

 

God damn septic's :). Phone Post

now now, lets not get all germolene up in this thread. 

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I see you voted me down for using cockney slang......

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http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Leonardo-Livio-Caldas-51654

Anyone know if this is the same guy?

8/13/13 5:36 PM
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Another link for Leo Caldas being advertised as a BJJ blackbelt but still cant find any lineage info:

http://www.ultimatejujitsu.com/forum/952/brazilian-bjj-in-coventry/


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