Our Vision

To create cultural unity by nurturing the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Our team

Our Mission

To Reduce incidents of unlawful death and excessive force by training law enforcement in the art of tactical Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art that focuses on the control of an opponent, it eliminates the need to strike, and minimizes the use of force. LEAD Tactics has spent years developing a synergistic system designed to support law enforcement from the police academy and beyond.

The core program principle shifts the focus from firearms training to mental and physical control in any situation.  Ongoing, incentivized BJJ training delivers valuable confidence, composure, psychological strength, and humility.  This transformed perspective will be a crucial element to repairing the relationship between law enforcement and our communities.

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renzo gracie

Executive Director

Renzo Gracie is a sixth-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a member of the renowned Gracie Family. Renzo is one of the most accomplished pioneers of his family and a global ambassador for the art of BJJ. He has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride Fighting Championship, One Championship, K1, Rings, and the International Fight League.

 

He has trained numerous world champions in BJJ and UFC. He owns and operates the largest BJJ academy in the world and has a network of schools throughout the United States. Renzo has been teaching hand-to-hand fighting tactics to law enforcement and the military for over forty years, carrying on his grandfather’s legacy the dates back to almost a century.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • 6th Degree BJJ Black Belt

  • Ambassador of Brazilian Tourism

jason parry

Chief Executive Officer

Jason oversees the business development and the day-to-day operations of the executive team. Jason has a background in engineering and has invested his entrepreneurial endeavors in creating various companies. He has overseen hundreds of contracts on the city and state level while managing multiple vendors and personnel which number in the hundreds.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering CSU Fullerton

Certifications:

  • 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

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gerson sanginitto

Chief Liason Officer

Gerson's responsibilities include the design of the LEAD Tactics curriculums and the formation of the academy associations which entails academy certifications manages the implementation training programs across the network.

Gerson is also the founder fo Delta Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu based in Culver City. He is the head instructor and has been in operation for for over twenty-three years.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Film CSU Long Beach

Certifications:

  • 5th BJJ Black Belt

  • 6th Degree Judo Black Belt

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Carlos Gomez

Chief Instructional Officer

Carlos is responsible for the development of the instructional curriculum and is a head instructor of the tactical program. He has studied martial arts for over 17 years and has participated in various executive protection programs.

Carlos owns and operates the Gomez Jiu-jitsu Academy in Downtown Los Angeles focusing on hand to hand combat for law enforcement and tactical weapon defense. Carlos has been in the submission grappling scene for over 14 years and is 2019’s IBJJF Fresno International Open Champion and a bronze medalist in 2020.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt

  • Gavin De Becker's Executive Protection Program

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Nima Safapour, esq

Chief Business Officer & General Counsel

Nima oversees the business affairs and legal matters related to the company’s operations and expansion endeavors. Prior to joining LEAD Tactics, Nima was a practicing attorney focused in the areas of business, sports, entertainment, and real estate law.  He has been a lifelong real estate investor and owns a sports management agency representing high-profile combat sports athletes that compete in elite MMA organizations such as the UFC, Bellator, PFL, and other global organizations. Nima is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt and has been a martial arts practitioner since 1993. He is a licensed member of the California Bar Association.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor Columbia University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science UCLA

Certifications:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

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Daniel Tcruz

Chief Technical Officer

Daniel is charged with developing the company’s strategy for using technological resources and ensuring technologies are used efficiently, profitably and securely. He also overseas the company's social media campaigns and produces all of LEAD Tactics' video content. Additionally, Daniel manages the evaluation and implementation of new systems and infrastructure. Daniel is a third-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt having trained under Gerson Sanginitto for the past twenty-one years. He is also an instructor at Delta Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Culver City.

Certifications:

  • 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt