Bellator Champion shares story

Bellator Champion shares story

Bellator Champion Rafael Lovato shares story this story:

See It – Believe It – Achieve It

I put that picture in my training bag the day I signed to @bellatormma. I saw it everyday for 2.5yrs. Before every workout or training session, I imagined myself wearing that belt. I could feel it getting tied around my waist as I heard the words “And New…” I would get overwhelmed with emotions just thinking about it. That was my fuel to give my best everyday. I saw my dream & showed it that I had the courage & determination to earn it. #LastRoundBestRound

Nail in the Fence story

Nail in the Fence story

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.”
The little boy then understood how powerful his words were. He looked up at his father and said “I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you.”
“Of course I can,” said the father.
It’s not always anger, it is your actions in general. There are no “fresh starts” in life. There is no new beginning. Forgiveness comes easy for many people but the scars of the past, they never go away. Watch what you do today, because sometimes the price isn’t worth the reward.

Women power at Lyndhurst Jiu-Jitsu school!

Women power at Lyndhurst Jiu-Jitsu school!

Women power at Lyndhurst Jiu-Jitsu school! Our ladies at Savarese BJJ are crushing it lately! Congrats to our 4 awesome White Belt ladies that tested and passed tonight!

Lucy Perez 1st Stripe

Jess Sesio 3rd Stripe
Krsyta Astengo 1st Stripe
Ashley Erla 2nd Stripe and now in Advanced Class. #savaresebjj #womenempowerment #womensselfdefense #lyndhurst 

 

Savarese BJJ changes lives

Savarese BJJ changes lives

The calm before the storm. To this day, I still take a look at our mats when i get in every morning. The knowledge passed on these mats every day (self defense, thoughts, experiences and life skills) have changed the lives of so many, even if they didn’t realize it at the time. I even see and read posts on here from kids or students who moved away still using the teachings of our Academy in their every day lives. It has been a blessing, even through the ups and downs. Thank you to all who have been on this journey w me and special thanks to David Adiv, because this Academy would not exist without his push many years ago.

Savarese BJJ student proves age is just a number

Savarese BJJ student proves age is just a number

Savarese BJJ student proves age is just a number as Domi Timonera erans bluebelt! “You are only as old as you feel”. Today was such a great day at Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Domi Timonera aka “Pops” was promoted to bluebelt. Pops didn’t start BJJ until he was 69 years old. He started Jiu-Jitsu to get in better health to take care of his family. He gives his best EVERY SINGLE DAY and improves a little every day. He has used our program to lose weight, get in better shape and learn how to defend himself while wearing a big smile every day. I am teaching BJJ for almost 20 years and have never heard a roar in the training room as when I promoted Pops tonight. He is loved by everyone and our Academy is lucky to have him, his attitude make us all better. Oss

Ways to control stress

Ways to control stress:

Engage in a hobby
Use relaxation techniques (image, breathing techniques, etc.)
Lighten your workload or schedule (whether it be socially, athletically, or academically)
Exercise regularly

Savarese BJJ’s Zeppetelli wins award

Savarese BJJ’s Zeppetelli wins award

 

Wooooo! Congrats to Savarese BJJ’s Zeppetelli wins award! Hige congrats to Kayla Zeppetelli on winning Wrestler of the Week! We are sooo very proud of you for your hard work and dedication Good luck Saturday in the States!

Savarese BJJ’s Zeppetelli wins Regions

Savarese BJJ’s Zeppetelli wins Regions

Savarese BJJ's Zeppetelli wins Regions

Savarese BJJ’s Zeppetelli wins Regions

Savarese BJJ's Zeppetelli wins Regions

Congrats to Savarese BJJs Kayla Zeppetelli of Ridgefield Park on winning the 151-pound NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics North Region Girls Wrestling Tournament today, winning all her matches by pin and qualifying for the State Tourney. Also big congrats to her sister Theresa Zeppetelli on also qualifying for the State tournament Let’s Go!!!!!!!!

Professor Chris Savarese receives award

Professor Chris Savarese receives award

 

Not gonna lie, sometimes being a BJJ instructor can suck, people can break your heart at times, and usually the people who you did the most for. But then you are reminded of the people who you made a difference in their lives and it always dwarfs the negative. Just received this gift from a student who is a former USMC Sergeant who is also a US Army physician in Iraq. People can be amazing and I am so honored and grateful that he thought to give me this. Thank you so much. This made what was a really awful week much better.

Savarese BJJ sisters shine at County tournament

Savarese BJJ sisters shine at County tournament

Savarese BJJ sisters shine at County tournament as Kayla and Theresa Zeppetelli both crush it. Congrats to 2 of our top teenage students, Kayla Zeppetelli (1st Place, 2 years in a row) and Theresa Zeppetelli (2nd place in her 1st wrestling tournament) in the Bergen County Girls HS Wrestling Tournament today. Great job ladies! #savaresebjj