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The many rule sets of BJJ

The many rule sets of BJJ One of the biggest problems of the jiu-jitsu tournament scene is the many rule sets of BJJ. When I started BJJ over 20 years ago, there was only a handful of tournaments in the US. There was the big ones, the World Championships (Mundial) and the Pan Ams. Grapplers […]

Savarese BJJ’s Leo Alves dominates at Fight To Win 30

Savarese BJJ’s Leo Alves dominates at Fight To Win 30 Savarese BJJ’s Leo Alves dominated at Fight To Win 30. The North Arlington High School student stepped up onto the big stage of competition in Bayville NJ, last weekend. Alves won his match in just 53 seconds. Most noteworthy, it was the 17 yr old […]

Lyndhurst Martial Arts Competition team shines again

Lyndhurst Martial Arts Competition team shines again Congrats to our Savarese BJJ competition members who competed in NAGA today and crushed it. It was the second time in 2 weeks that the Lyndhurst Martial Arts competition team shined. Last week, they shined at the NY Open at CCNY. One of our best Sean Yadimarco is […]

BJJ Competitions : put yourself in position to succeed

BJJ Competitions : put yourself in position to succeed I am have been going to BJJ Competitions since 1995. My first one, the NYC Grappling Challenge, got me hooked on competition. I went on to compete in many tournaments over the next 10 year and have been viewing and coaching my students and friends students […]

Savarese BJJ Etiquette Guidelines

There are a lot of new members in the school so I wanted to re-post our Etiquette Guidelines. Academy Etiquette Guidelines Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies tend to teach in a more relaxed and less rigid atmosphere than traditional martial arts. Nonetheless, in order to maintain a positive environment that is both conductive to learning and welcoming […]

Kids Martial Arts Program Awards Student of the Month

Kids Martial Arts Program Awards Student of the Month Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy’s kids martial arts program, awards student of the month to Gavin DeRobertis. Gavin is a tremendous baseball player and enthusiastic wrestler outside of the academy as well. Over the last month he has rededicated himself to improving in jiu-jitsu and has progressed […]

Lyndhurst Martial artists will test their skills

Lyndhurst Martial artists will test their skills Six Lyndhurst Martial Artists will test their jiu-jitsu skills at the Fight To Win Tournament April 8th in Bayville, NJ. The students, from the Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, have all been successful members of the Academy’s competition team. Brian Procel, Sean Yadimarco, Leo Alves, Anthony DelGuercio, and Ariana […]

Lyndhurst Martial Arts Academy Pride Tournament results

Lyndhurst Martial Arts Academy Pride Tournament results Savarese BJJ Academy, a Lyndhurst Martial arts Academy’s Pride Tournament results were outstanding. Professor Chris Savarese’s team had a great showing at the Pride Tournament in NYC yesterday. Pride is a really tough and well run tournament. Congrats to “The Beast” Sean Yadimarco on winning his bluebelt division, continuing […]

Your first year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Your first year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Your first year of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is always the toughest. I liken it to a totem pole. You are at the bottom in the beginning and the longer you stay, more people join after you and you start to move up. If you can make it through that first […]

Great things happening at Lyndhurst Martial Arts Academy

Great things happening at Lyndhurst Martial Arts Academy Great things happening at the Lyndhurst Martial Arts Academy Savarese Jiu-Jitsu. February is usually a quiet month but a lot of things are going down. Competition Team excels again! Great job to all the Savarese BJJ and Training 4 Life guys who stepped up and competed this […]