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brodown
8/15/2013 7:48am,
Hi all,

The UK BJJ UG facebook group are trying to gain knowledge of a Leo (or Leandro) Caldas's BJJ lineage.

Picture of Leo Caldas wearing his BJJ blackbelt:

http://static.wixstatic.com/media/fcd4c8_36dea980e4b7bb63ce6239eb5fad475d.png_srz_23 0_380_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz

'The way of the spiritual warrior ' gym in Coventry owned by Antony Pillage, Leo Caldas runs the BJJ classes here:

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

http://www.bjjcoventry.com/

Video of Leo Caldas rolling:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1TDb-6N8lNc


Another link advertising BJJ at the Coventry gym:

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

Some screencaps from the UK BJJ UG facebook page:

Original message:

http://i42.tinypic.com/sxkwf5.png

Post about Leo allegedly telling a BJJ guy's sister via online dating site that he was a BJJ world champion:

http://i41.tinypic.com/28842yv.png

Gym owner Anthony Pillage posting of the UK BJJ UG fb group today:

( Part 1) http://i41.tinypic.com/54i3a.png

( Part 2) http://i40.tinypic.com/2ilndp1.png

( Part 3) http://i40.tinypic.com/2cqo9rs.png

( Part 4) http://i44.tinypic.com/2r3giep.png

There is also a UG thread made about this, I am screencapping all of the UK BJJ UG posts because facebook deletes them sometimes during the investigation. I will be sending screenshots over to a few posters over there who have helped with things like this in the past.

Can anyone confirm if they know Leo Caldas and can verify the legitimacy of his blackbelt?

Thanks Bullshido.

brodown
8/15/2013 7:51am,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gyQH_iEWfOk

Video advertising MMA and BJJ for the Coventry gym, Leo Caldas appears in the video.

Link to UG thread: http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&forum=1&thread=2213104&page=1

brodown
8/15/2013 8:05am,
screenshots from the UK BJJ UG fb from the original investigation thread, all in order:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2hpops2.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/2lu3tck.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/33w051w.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/358uo49.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/24qtjyc.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/2ijrbwh.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/312b7du.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/30jh0ys.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/30j76kj.png

http://i43.tinypic.com/2csj610.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/sy1rvp.png

http://i42.tinypic.com/2uomau0.png

brodown
8/15/2013 8:35am,
screencap of Antony Pillage's facebook page, encouraging his students to 'defend' the dojo and Leo from attack:

http://i41.tinypic.com/2ldh8bk.png

brodown
8/15/2013 8:57am,
Screenshots from Anthony Pillage's facebook page regarding the investigation. One of the students seems to think Leo Caldas has ties to Chute Box?

http://i40.tinypic.com/2wqx6km.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/330d11y.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/29ynujd.png

http://i42.tinypic.com/euoqzb.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/14kfk44.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/14kfk44.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/xbh2lc.png

brodown
8/15/2013 9:16am,
screenshots from the UK BJJ UG fb from the original investigation thread, all in order:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2hpops2.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/2lu3tck.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/33w051w.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/358uo49.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/24qtjyc.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/2ijrbwh.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/312b7du.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/30jh0ys.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/30j76kj.png

http://i43.tinypic.com/2csj610.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/sy1rvp.png

http://i42.tinypic.com/2uomau0.png

Updates from this thread, all in order:

http://i39.tinypic.com/98wlyo.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/2rlzody.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/upogy.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/280qjqc.png

OwlMatt
8/15/2013 9:16am,
There's an e-mail address listed for Way of the Spiritual Warrior (lolname). Maybe someone a little more British and a with a little more BJJ knowledge than me could shoot them an e-mail posing as a prospective student looking for more info on Caldas' BJJ qualifications?

brodown
8/15/2013 9:26am,
screencap of Antony Pillage's facebook page, encouraging his students to 'defend' the dojo and Leo from attack:

http://i41.tinypic.com/2ldh8bk.png

update to this thread on Anthony's wall :

http://i41.tinypic.com/30w4cb6.png

http://i43.tinypic.com/wbbhmq.png

brodown
8/15/2013 9:33am,
Screenshots from Anthony Pillage's facebook page regarding the investigation. One of the students seems to think Leo Caldas has ties to Chute Box?

http://i40.tinypic.com/2wqx6km.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/330d11y.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/29ynujd.png

http://i42.tinypic.com/euoqzb.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/14kfk44.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/14kfk44.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/xbh2lc.png

Another short update:

http://i39.tinypic.com/339p08m.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/2jd3v2g.png

Ming Loyalist
8/15/2013 9:36am,
Picture of Leo Caldas wearing his BJJ blackbelt:

http://static.wixstatic.com/media/fcd4c8_36dea980e4b7bb63ce6239eb5fad475d.png_srz_23 0_380_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz

i have no dog in this fight (other than hating when people refuse to answer lineage questions) but that doesn't look like a BJJ black belt to me, it looks like a belt from another art (kanji on the belt would be odd for a BJJ practitioner.)

now, of course if he were a legit BJJ BB, then he could wear whatever black belt he wanted to, but it does seem odd considering the questioning of his rank, and all the claims of "proof is in the pudding" from his supporters.

brodown
8/15/2013 9:38am,
There's an e-mail address listed for Way of the Spiritual Warrior (lolname). Maybe someone a little more British and a with a little more BJJ knowledge than me could shoot them an e-mail posing as a prospective student looking for more info on Caldas' BJJ qualifications?

It has already been done, the gym owner is on the UK BJJ UG fb page handing out aggression and being defensive and says he will ask Leo Caldas but is being standoffish and rude.

brodown
8/15/2013 10:02am,
Another short update:

http://i39.tinypic.com/339p08m.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/2jd3v2g.png

another update:

http://i44.tinypic.com/2gvk8jl.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/b6wo6p.png

brodown
8/15/2013 10:24am,
Updates from this thread, all in order:

http://i39.tinypic.com/98wlyo.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/2rlzody.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/upogy.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/280qjqc.png

more updates and some misogyny from the academy owner:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2a5gpz9.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/a42na.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/34y2o83.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/10save0.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/macqxe.png

The last two show the owner being very rude to one of the BJJ girls asking questions about the lineage.

brodown
8/15/2013 11:02am,
UPDATE: http://i40.tinypic.com/2db6ipj.png

Anthony Pillage, gym owner allowing Leo Caldas to teach at the Coventry gym, has refused to provide details of lineage, and states that nobody has any business questioning it.

Any ideas on how to proceed?

brodown
8/15/2013 11:18am,
UPDATE: http://i40.tinypic.com/2db6ipj.png

Anthony Pillage, gym owner allowing Leo Caldas to teach at the Coventry gym, has refused to provide details of lineage, and states that nobody has any business questioning it.

Any ideas on how to proceed?

Updates to the 'definitive response' from Anthony above:

http://i40.tinypic.com/212h4zr.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/xojzpv.png

brodown
8/15/2013 12:09pm,
Updates to the 'definitive response' from Anthony above:

http://i40.tinypic.com/212h4zr.png

http://i40.tinypic.com/xojzpv.png

More to this thread:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2v30qop.png

http://i44.tinypic.com/6gyi2p.png

http://i41.tinypic.com/2lihpx4.png

http://i39.tinypic.com/2zz6a1k.png