Savarese Jiu-Jitsu wins AGF Team Title

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu wins AGF Team Title

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu wins AGF Team Title! Saturday was a great day for the Savarese BJJ Competition Team. We took the Adult Team Trophy at the American Grappling Federation tournament today, winning a bunch of Absolute titles as well, with our guys winning a host of matches against guys with 30lb weight advantages. Our Kids took 3rd place in the Team standing as well, very proud of this because almost all were competing for the 1st or 2nd time. the 2 titles enabled us to finish 1st OVERALL in the team standings!

Competitors

Stephen McNicholas -1st place Bluebelt Master Absolute (beating a guy 260lbs along the way and 2nd place men’s bluebelt 190lb

Leo Alves- 1st Place purplebelt 160lb and 1st place purplebelt Absolute, closed out w Sean Yadimarco.

Andrew Kuntz- 1st Master purplebelt 160 1st Place Master Purplebelt Absolute, beating a 255lb opponent in final!

Kayla Zeppetelli- 2nd place women’s bluebelt 145 lb

Donna Valvidia -1st place women whitebelt 115lb. Donna is growing into the next beast at Sav BJJ, she is getting scary good and dominated all her opponents

Babatunde Ojo- 1st bluebelt bluebelt 190 and 1st Place bluebelt Absolute

Dylan Hutchinson- 3rd Place men’s whitebelt 235lb

Maria Villa- The Foof took 1st place women’s bluebelt Absolute

And our Beast Sean Yadimarco had quite a day

1st no gi purplebelt absolute

1st place no gi purplebelt 150

1st Place purplebelt 150

1st Place men’s purplebelt Absolute closed out w Leo Alves

Kids have great showing too

Beyond proud of our kids too. Only 7 kids competed and they took 3rd as a team!

Sophia Velastegui-Gold
Kristiano- Miraldo Gold
Mateo Mendez-Silver
Faith Valdivia-Silver
Thomas Thibedeaux-Silver
Grace Riley-Bronze
Emily Rivera-Bronze

First Place Overall

Unreal showing today guys, so proud of everyone for testing themselves today, win or lose, this is how we grow. I am proud that you are not afraid to fail, that teaches you how to be successful. Be proud of yourselves, remember you always pass failure on your way to success. Oss.

Royler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Royler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Gracie family member Royler Gracie held a jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ last week at the Savarese BJJ Academy on Park Ave. Professor Chris Savarese who earned his blackbelt from Gracie in 2006, hosted the seminar, which had over 50 people in attendance. The 4x World Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion showed many self defense techniques and techniques for jiu-jitsu compeitiors as well. The attendees were raving about it afterwards, with many claling it the best seminar they ever attended.

Words from Professor Savarese

Thank you to Master Royler Gracie for an absolutely amazing seminar tonight at my Academy. He is such an inspiration to me in so many ways, the energy he brings to his teaching inspires me to be a better teacher. I try my best to bring every ounce of my energy when i teach because of how he runs from room to room to see everyone’s technique.. Tonight’s seminar was my favorite that he has ever done at my Academy. Learned so much tonight and am confident every single person left better than they were when they walked in tonight . Oss Master! 🙏

Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team earns NJBJJF 2nd place title

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team earns NJBJJF 2nd place title

Big congrats to our Savarese BJJ Adult competition team for taking 2nd place in the team standing today at the NJBJJF today. Leading the way was “The Beast” Sean Yadimarco, won just competed last night, winning a HUGE Grappling Industries division. Comes back this morning, help coach our kids and then takes 1st place in his gi and no gi divisions today. Incredible weekend for him. Congrats as well the “The Triller” Babatunde Ojo, who took 1st place in his bluebelt division, finishing the final in just 19 seconds w a clock choke. Congrats to Eliot Braun, competing for the first time w our team, for taking 2nd place in his bluebelt division. Also congrats to Ernie Gee for taking 2nd place in his whitebelt division in his very first BJJ tournament. And last but not least, our 15 yr old phenom Kayla Zeppetelli who stepped into the women’s blue belt division and took 1st place in her division. Almost all of our wins today were by submission, something we have been focusing on
as a team this year. Like I also say, I’m proud not just of your success but that you aren’t afraid to fail. Great job!

Savarese BJJ kids competition team rolls

Savarese BJJ kids competition team rolls

The Savarese BJJ kids competition team rolls at the NJBJJF tournament in Holmdel NJ yesterday. Professor Chris Savarese, head instructor and owner had this to say “Huge congrats to our kids competition team, many competing for the first time, on their tremendous showing at the NJBJJF today! So proud of everyone and great job to their coaches too!” The team had set a goal of competing together before the summer and the kids sacrificed a lot for this.

Results

Here our our results:
Angie Velastegui Gold
Angie Pettignano Gold
Jaylin Racines Silver
Mateo Mendez Silver
Sophia Velastegui Silver
Julie Norris Silver
Emily Rivera Bronze

Savarese students win Grappling Industries tournament

Savarese students win Grappling Industries tournament

Congrats to Sean Yadimarco and Maria Villa for both taking 1st place at the Grappling Industries (http://grapplingindustries.com/) tournament today! Sean won a HUGE purplebelt division and is really starting to come into his own as a purplebelt competitor. Is getting better w each tournament. So proud of Maria as well, she came back from a loss at the World Championship this year w a new commitment and focus. She won all her matches by finish from the mount, something I really stressed w her and some others recently, finishing the job when we get dominant positions. Great job! So happy w both your commitment and performance this summer. OSS

Royler Gracie Lyndhurst NJ seminar

Royler Gracie Lyndhurst NJ seminar

Royler Gracie Lyndhurst NJ seminar coming 9/17/18. 4 time World Jiu-Jitsu champion BJJ legend Master Royler Gracie will be hosting a seminar at Savarese BJJ in Lyndhurst. The seminar will be 3 hours long. Gracie is being hosted by Professor Chris Savarese, who received his black belt from Gracie in 2007.

Savarese’s Yadimarco takes 2nd at NY BJJ Pro

Savarese’s Yadimarco takes 2nd at NY BJJ Pro

Savarese’s Yadimarco takes 2nd at NY BJJ Pro! Congrats to Savarese BJJ student Sean Yadimarco for taking 2nd place in an unbelievably stacked purplebelt division today at the BJJ NY Pro. Yadimarco has been one of the top purplebelt competitiors on the east coast for the past 3 years. He was recently the winner of a superfight at the Kasai Grappling Challenge, winning in dominant fashion over his opponent. Great job Sean! Keep up the great work! #nypro

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

The Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade is complete! One of the East Coast best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies, Savarese BJJ, has upgraded their facilty w/ new floors and mats to make one of the USA’s top school even better! Local flooring Michael Stackhouse made the beautiful upgrades last week that everyone was raving about!

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese BJJ students excel Big Apple Open

Savarese BJJ students excel Big Apple Open

Just got home from the Big Apple Open, one of the top tournaments every year on the East Coast. Really happy with our teams performance today. We took 3rd in the team standings, a good showing for 1 Academy without affiliated schools. Our guys and ladies trained hard, faced fears, weren’t afraid to fail, fought well and tested themselves. That is always growth in my book. Congrats to:(sorry I don’t know everyone weight divisions):

Blackbelts

Anthony Del Guercio 3rd place blackbelt
Brian Procel 3rd place blackbelt

Purplebelts

Sean Yadimarco 1st place purplebelt
Andrew Kuntz 1st place Purplebelt
Elliot Santiago 2nd place purplebelt
Caitlin McManus 1st place purplebelt

Bluebelts

Eve Ponte 1st place bluebelt
Djendy Denot 2nd place bluebelt
Tom Calnan 2nd place bluebelt
William Pike 2nd place bluebelt
Maria Villa 2nd place bluebelt
Babatunde Ojo 3rd place bluebelt

Whitebelts

Dylan Hutchinson 1st place whitebelt
Gary Cassaro 2nd place whitebelt
Pete Gabriel 3rd place whitebelt
Congrats as well to Jose Almedia, Andrew Zeppetelli, Stephen McNicJuan Cabrera and Maverick Garcia ( who just missed beating the eventual champion getting the back as time expired) for stepping up and testing themselves today. Proud of all of you.

Kids get in the mix too

We didn’t have a lot of kids today but he one who competed did awesome! Congrats to:
Theresa “Baby T” Zeppetelli Gold
Angelina Pettignano Gold
Faith Valdivia Silver
Julie Norris Silver
Great job!