Jiu-Jitsu Legend teaches in Lyndhurst NJ
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royler Graciewas the guest teacher in Lyndhurst NJ Academy Savarese BJJ on friday. The 4x World BJJ champion is the son of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Grandmaster and founder Helio Gracie. Royler is not only a legend in jiu jitsu, having been the first “King of BJJ’s Featherweight Division” setting the record of world championships at the time. But he also is world reknown in the submission wrestling world, where he won the prestigeous ADCC Submission Wrestling tournament 3 years in a row from 1999-2001 without having a single point scored on him. Gracie also fought in mixed martial arts (MMA) in numerous promotion throughout the world before ending his career in 2006.
One of BJJ’s best instructors
Professor Chris Savarese, the Academy owner and head instructor, received his blackbelt from Gracie in 2008. He considers Royler Gracie to be one of the best instructors in the world. In addition to being a world class competitor (one of the best ever) on the sport side of jiu-jitsu, he is one of the world’s leading experts in the self defense side. Furthermore, he has excelled as an instructor, leading the Gracie Humaitá academy in Rio de Janeiro. This Academy is where the likes of Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, Vinny Magalhaes, “Megaton” Dias, Omar Salum, Renato Barreto and many others were developed.
Great night at the Academy
Savarese wanted to thank Master Royler Gracie for putting on an incredible Jiu-Jitsu seminar tonight at the Academy. His ability to break down the simplest fighting techniques and principles in a way that everyone benefits from the new students to the blackbelts is unmatched. Everyone learns so much as a practitioners every time he is here. Even the energy he brings inspires us to do better every class. The self-defense techniques were easy to learn, easy to execute and very street applicable. Everyone who came tonight is much better than they were when they walked through the door. Also, thank you to David Adiv, Angelica Oliveira and Brian O’Leary for coming down to help as well. OSS.