Leo LeFay is the organizer and manager of Clarion MMA.  He is the instructor of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and childrens’ classes.

He is an active competitor in both Gi and No-gi Brazillian Jiu Jitsu tournaments.  Leo is currently training and seeking advancement in jiu jitsu, judo, and kickboxing. 

 He is constantly seeking improvement and this has led him to travel extensively to train with some of the best instructors in the world.  His training has led him coast to coast in the US, up into Canada, as well as to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Tokyo Japan.

Leo began his formal martial arts training in 1991 with Kenmpo B, which is a style blending traditional Kempo karate with American Kenpo.   In 1994 Leo continued his training as he joined the U.S. Army as a paratrooper.  While enlisted, he furthered his training in American Kenpo and also learned several new skills, including military hand-to-hand combat, fixed bayonet combat, Military Operations on Urban Terrain and crowd control/riot suppression.

Since starting Clarion MMA in 2009, Leo has been the head coach and cornerman for numerous competitors.  He has been in the corner for countless Brazilian Jiu-jitsu matches, MMA Fights, Muay Thai fights, Kickboxing Matches, Judo tournaments and Karate tournaments.  

He has put his knowledge to work as a referee for many local tournaments as well as the North American Grappling Association and the professional jiu-jitsu organization, Fight 2 Win. 

Competition Highlights:

  • No-gi Submission Grappling Gold Medal
  • 2014 Rock Solid Challenge, Slippery Rock, PA

  • No-gi Submission Grappling Gold Medal
  • 2014 NAGA, Pittsburgh PA

  • No-Gi Submission Grappling Silver Medal
  • 2014 Crimson Combat Tournament, Indiana, PA

  • No-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Bronze Medal
  • 2013 Canadian Open   Ontario, Canada

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Bronze Medal
  • 2013 Canadian Open   Ontario, Canada

  • No-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu First Place
  • 2012 Tri-State Open   Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Second Place
  • 2012 Tri-State Open   Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Judo third Place, Master’s Division
  • 2012 AYD Judo Tournament    Pittsburgh, PA

  • No-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Second Place
  • 2012 Kumite Classic Pittsburgh, PA

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Second Place
  • 2011 Kumite Classic Pittsburgh, PA

  • No-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu First Place
  • 2011 Kumite Classic Pittsburgh, PA

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu first place
  • 2011 Cold Steel Submission Only Tournament

  • No-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu runner-up
  • 2010 Kumite Classic Pittsburgh, PA

Select Training

  • Parachute Infantry Regiment Basic Airborne Course

Fort Benning, GA

  • Sabalauski Air Assault School

Fort Campbell, KY

  • Member of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force

Port Au Prince, Haiti

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Purple belt under Jean Jacques Machado

Brown belt under Robert Drysdale

  • Judo Brown Belt

Tim Quaill