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Professor Mike Leake

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  • Black Belt - 1st degree

Professor Mike Leake is one of the most well-rounded martial arts/hand-to-hand combat instructors you will find and holds the distinction of black belt in multiple martial arts. Professor Leake has been training Gracie Humaita Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for more than 15 years and earned his black belt under J.W. Wright, Royler Gracie, and David Adiv. As a continuous learner, he has traveled the country training with many of the top practioners in the sport of BJJ, including Marcus Hicks, Jeff Glover, Rafael Lovato Jr., Kiki France, Ezra Lenin, Octavio Couto, Lucas Lopes, Andrew Wiltse, Allen Mohler, Carlos Machado, Royce Gracie, Marc Laimon, and Andrew Cargill.

Professor Leake is dedicated, passionate, and strives to be the best at everything he does. He brings pride and excellence to the Leake BJJ academy as he imparts knowledge to his students and challenges them to do and be their best. He is both a highly effective coach and a fierce competitor. As a coach, he communicates concepts and techniques in a way that enables students from all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels to succeed and he makes it a priority to be on the mats rolling with students as they continue to learn and improve.

Before beginning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Professor Leake began his hand-to-hand combat journey in boxing at age 11. While continuing to train he was also coaching and working the corner for boxers. He then expanded his personal training into the martial arts Kali, Silat, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). He spent years training under Jeff Sprawl and Steve Todd, to earn a black belt in the arts of Kali and Silat. In addition to competing in BJJ, he has fought both amateur and professional bare-knuckle MMA.

Competition Accolades include:
* Gold Medal PanAm Champion (Joplin Globe article)
* Gold Medal Champion Sub Zero Open
* Gold Medal Champion NAGA Europa Worlds
* Gold Medal Champion Winter Chicago Open
* Gold Medal Champion Spring Chicago Open
* Gold Medal Champion Dallas Open
* Silver Medal Champion Chicago Open
* Silver Medal Missouri State Champion
* Silver Medal Champion Dallas Open
* medals in multiple IBJJF competitions

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We believe that everyone needs jiu jitsu in their life, but we also know that choosing the right academy is extremely important.  We invite you to come visit for a free trial to see if our Leake BJJ family is the right fit for you.

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