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Chris Leavelle

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  • Brown Belt

Chris first learned about jiu jitsu while serving in the US Army from 2000-2008. While at Ft. Stewart, GA, he was introduced to a very basic version of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. In 2010 he began training at 10th planet Jiu Jitsu in Springfield, MO. Chris was promoted to blue belt in 2015 by Sean Bollinger.

When 10th Planet closed at the end of 2016 it resulted in his departure from jiu jitsu until 2018. However, in 2018, Chris began training with Professor Mike Leake and has been with him ever since. He earned his purple belt in 2022 and continues to work hard and improve his jiu jitsu game.

Chris has two sons who also train at Leake BJJ and it is exciting to see him sharing his love for the sport with them. He is a Travel Registered Nurse and has had unique opportunities to train with some of the best black belts in the world. He is especially passionate about no gi jiu jitsu and loves cross training at other gyms whenever he is on the road. We are thrilled to have Chris sharing his no gi knowledge!

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