Amazing turnaround for Savarese BJJ student

Amazing turnaround for Savarese BJJ student

Amazing turnaround for Savarese BJJ student! Congrats to Ariel Morel on winning his division at the Fuji BJJ Tournament today! Great day at the Fuji tournament for the Savarese BJJ competition team but i wanted to post about this guy first. Guys like him make all the bad days of owning a school or teaching BJJ worth it. Since this guy joined my academy , he has dropped over 80lbs and has gotten much healthier. 2 months ago, he decided to compete for the first time. It wasn’t his day. But in the “win or learn” mentality of Jiu-Jitsu, he learned. Well he just back in the horse today and won 2 matches, both by submission, to win his division at the Fuji tournament today. https://www.fujibjj.com/Home/Index The smile in this first pic makes me so happy and Ariel, I am sooo incredibly proud of you Jiu-Jitsu changes lives every day. 🤙🏻 #Savaresebjj #lyndhurst #bergencountybjj #lyndhurstjiujutsu #jiujitsulifestyle

This is what Jiu-Jitsu is about!

This is what Jiu-Jitsu is about!

Savarese BJJ wins Fuji Team Title

Savarese BJJ wins Fuji Team Title

Savarese BJJ wins Fuji Team Title! Congrats to everyone on the Savarese BJJ competition team who tested themselves today. It was a mix of some of our best, some who haven’t competed in a very long time, and some testing themselves in their first tournament. We finished 2nd in the team standings but 1st Place in the Adult standings (we had no kids competing today) and I am proud of all of you not because of your great showing but more because you stepped up, faced a fear and weren’t afraid to fail like so many are. First I want to shout out our purplebelt standout Sean Yadimarco, who took 1st place in the Blackbelt division. (Props to the black belts for letting him in so he could test himself, much appreciated), winning his first match 9-0 and his 2nd by submission. Also props to Ariel Morel, who continues his journey to better health but winning his first BJJ tourn ever! Since this guy joined my academy , he has dropped over 80lbs and has gotten much healthier. 2 months ago, he decided to compete for the first time. It wasn’t his day. But in the “win or learn” mentality of Jiu-Jitsu, he learned. Well he just back in the horse today and won 2 matches, both by submission, to win his title at the Fuji tournament today. https://www.fujibjj.com/ So proud of you! Then the amazing Ivette Ponte, who took 1st place in her division, continuing to be better in every aspect of life and BJJ. She is a 100% completely different person than the person who walked in 3 years ago. Sooo proud of you. Maverick Garcia, who has a unbelievable tournament!

Results

Here are our results:
Sean Yadimarco-1st Place
Ariel Morel-1st place
Ivette Ponte-1st place
Kayla Zeppetelli -1st place and 2nd place bumping into a purplebelt division
Jose Almeida- 1st place and 2nd place
Dylan Hutchinson-2nd place
Baba Ojo-2nd place
Maverick Garcia -2nd place
Dan Czarnecki-2nd place
Jim Pecoraro -2nd place
Tom Thibodeaux-2nd place
Gabe Jarosi-2nd place
Ant Cirri-2nd place
Eliot Santiago-3rd place
Leo Alves-3rd place

This is what Jiu-Jitsu is about!

This is what Jiu-Jitsu is about!

This is what Jiu-Jitsu is about! This is how Jiu-Jitsu changes lives, this is what Jiu-Jitsu is about: self improvement, being better than you were yesterday. Yesterday, i got to witness my student Ariel take a new step in his journey, face a fear and grow. He has lost over 80 lbs since he started, is healthier, stronger mentally and physically, and is getting better every month with his skills. While he lost his matches, he won because he grew. And when I told him that, I think he understood which is more growth. Not gonna lie, i have been a little fried w BJJ lately but I went yesterday because I wanted to see him grow and am so glad I did. Thank you Ariel for inspiring ME. You made my day, I was smiling all day because of you! Oss.

Savarese bluebelt captures gold

Savarese bluebelt captures gold

Congrats to Eliot Braun for taking 1st place at the Grappling Industries tournament today.

 

Savarese’s Picurro wins another title!

Savarese’s Picurro wins another title!

Savarese’s Picurro wins another title! Congrats to Tommy Picurro for winning his division today at the Grappling Industries Tournament , winning all his matches by submission. Tommy is in quite a roll of late, has won his last 3 tournaments without a loss. Still a lot of work to do but his future is bright.

Savarese BJJ student earns World Championship bronze

Savarese BJJ student earns World Championship bronze

Savarese BJJ student earns World Championship bronze! Congrats to Sean Yadimarco for taking 3rd in the No-Gi World Championship this weekend in Anaheim. He went 4-1 on the day to earn the prestigious honor of getting on the podium at a World championship. Very proud of all he has accomplished the last 2 years, looking forward to seeing what 2020 brings for him. #savaresebjj #thebeast #ibjjfnogiworlds

Yadimarco wins Double Gold

Yadimarco wins Double Gold

Savarese BJJ’s Yadimarco wins Double Gold at NY Fall Open! Congrats to Sean Yadimarco on winning his division today at the NY Open (ibjjf.com). In addition, he won the Absolute (no weight limit) division. The purplebelt went 6-0 on the day with no points scored against him! As a result, Yadimarco earns points towards qualifying for the World Championship. Finally, look out for Yadimarco in January.

Yadimarco wins Double Gold 

Yadimarco wins Double Gold

Yadimarco wins Double Gold 

Yadimarco wins Double Gold

Yadimarco wins Double Gold 

Yadimarco wins Double Gold

 

 

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu teen wins double Gold

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu teen wins double Gold

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu teen wins double Gold! Tommy Picurro is one of the youngest members of the Savarese BJJ Competition Team. The 17 year old had a great day at the NAGA (http://nagafighter.com ) tournament this weekend. Piccuro won his gi division, submitting all his opponents in his path. He followed up his tremendous day by entering the no-gi division. He went on to submit all his opponents in that division as well. If Picurro continues this torrid pace, he will be another in the long line of elite Savarese BJJ young competitors. As a result, he will be sponsored for future tournaments. In conclusion, look for Picurro at the upcoming Grappling Industries tournament in December.

Recent Savarese Jiu-Jitsu promotions

Recent Savarese BJJ Promotions

Recent Savarese BJJ promotions have been plentiful. In the past 3 months, many of our students have “leveled up.” There have been a bunch of recent Savarese BJJ promotions. Many of our students made goals at the beginning of the year to improve.  To their credit, so many of them have done just that. Here is a list of all the students who have gone up in rank in the past 3 months:

Blackbelt:

Professor Savarese was promoted to third-degree black belt by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr

Mohammad Mohebbi- 2nd degree blackbelt

Danny Lleonart- professor stripes

Anthony DelGuercio- professor stripes

Purplebelt:

Leo Alves- 2nd stripe
Caitlin McManus – 2nd Stripe
Elliot Santiago- 3rd stripe
Andrew Kuntz- 4th stripe
Steve McNicholas

Bluebelt

Pat Younan 3rd stripe

Ed Vecchone-2nd stripe

Dylan Hutchinson -1st Stripe

Pete Valvidia 1st stripe

Donna Valvidia -1st stripe

Kayla Zeppetelli- 1st stripe

Tom Thibideaux

Nick Buttiglieri

Mariana Vazquez

Tim Farias

Roy Forys

Ernie Gencarelli

Kevin Wilton

Juan Cabrera

Yellow belt

Theresa Zeppetelli -3rd stripe

Whitebelt

Tommy Piccuro third stripe

Ariel Morel- 3rd stripe

 

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Savarese BJJ leader thanks instructors

Savarese BJJ leader thanks instructors

These 2 men have been such a huge part of not just my Jiu-Jitsu journey but my life. Thank you to Master Royler Gracie and Professor David Adiv for all their lessons, on and off the mat over the years. Royler continues to inspire me every time I see him, and I get better as an instructor by watching him teach each time I take a class with him. You can just feel the aura around him and he has a presence that not many others have. As for Dave, there would be no Savarese BJJ without David and I would not be the man I am today without him. Dave changed my life path And I am forever grateful. #legends #bjj #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsu