Entries by savarese

Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have to be perfect, just on time

Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have to be perfect, just on time Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have to be perfect, just on time. that is a great quote from the book Jiu-Jitsu university by Saulo Ribeiro. Some moves come naturally…others…not so much: I’m sure you’ve had the pleasant experience of learning a new move and everything just felt smooth and […]

Jiu-Jitsu starts with a plan

Jiu-Jitsu starts with a plan Jiu-Jitsu starts with a plan. Start with a plan: Every time you come toward your opponent from a neutral position there are myriad opportunities for both of you. One possible approach is to let your opponent initiate and react to that. Many athletes do very well with that approach. I […]

Martial Arts is not a pastime, it’s a way of life

Martial Arts is not a pastime, it’s a way of life My good friend said that Martial Arts is not a pastime, it’s a way of life. Thankfully, I’ve never had to say that Martial Arts is something I used to do. Admittedly, the only important endeavor in my life I ever gave up on […]

Story of the boy with a bad temper

Story of the boy with a bad temper Story of the boy with a bad temper. 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 […]

A sweet lesson on patience

A sweet lesson on patience A sweet lesson on patience. A NYC Taxi driver wrote: I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the […]

Master Royler Gracie seminar at Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst

Master Royler Gracie seminar at Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst   Master Royler Gracie seminar at Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst! Royler Gracie is the son of Gracie jiu jitsu Grandmaster Helio Gracie and a legend in jiu jitsu and submission wrestling of his own merit, having been the first “King of BJJ’s Featherweight Division” setting the record of world championships […]

Lyndhurst Jiu-Jitsu team shines at IBJJF NJ OPEN

Lyndhurst Jiu-Jitsu team shines at IBJJF NJ OPEN Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Lyndhurst Jiu-Jitsu team shined at the IBJJF NJ Open saturday. The long time team, one of NJ best since 2006, had an incredible showing in what was reported to be the largest non World Championshionship BJJ tournament in history. The IBJJF reported on […]

Jiu-Jitsu Changes Lives

Jiu-Jitsu Changes Lives Jiu-Jitsu Changes Lives, written by professor Chris Savarese (www.njbjj.com) I was reading some of my 1st BJJ instructors David Adiv blogs the other day and it made me think of my training journey through BJJ and all of the benefits and things that happened in my life because I started doing BJJ. […]

3 things that influence you

3 things that influence you There are three things that influence you, your actions, your success and what you think you’re able to achieve in life… 1) The thoughts that occupy your mind. What you think about the most is what you’ll amount to the fastest. 2) The people you surround yourself with. 3) The […]

Jiu-Jitsu advice

Jiu-Jitsu advice Jiu-Jitsu advice…..At the beginning of every year, set goals that you want to accomplish and write them on a piece of paper. It’s not too late for this. Studies show that people who write out their goals have more success reaching them than those who do not. At my Academy, I make all […]