brazilian jiu jitsu classes in northern NJ


NJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

NJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (NJ BJJ) is available in our Lyndhurst and Pompton Plaines Academies. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, self-defense system, and a combat sport that focuses on takedowns, grappling, wrestling and ground fighting. Our system and the art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century and then moved to Brazil where it was redefined and improved upon. BJJ can be used for street self-defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi or no-gi), mixed martial arts (MMA) competition and is great for developing balance, speed and agility. Although Brazilian in design, these BJJ classes are taught right here in Lyndhurst NJ. Savarese BJJ is synonymous with NJ BJJ for a reason.

Whether you think you are in great shape or you are just starting to get into fitness, our Jiu-Jitsu classes will do more than get your body in shape, it will rebuild it. Instead of building bulky do nothing muscles, BJJ helps build functional muscles that are used throughout the day. At Savarese BJJ Academy, our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu classes are taught in a 5000 square foot facility and will help you lose weight and get in better shape than you ever imagined possible. The benefits of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA programs are endless!

A greater sense of self leads to positive results in a world full of challenges. BJJ will do all of this while giving you a bevy of self-defense skills that no other martial art can. BJJ has been proven to be effective time and time again in MMA events across the world. Simply put, you will not be a complete martial artist or a layman able to defend yourself without BJJ.

Most fights begin with each person standing up and they always end up with each person on the ground. Whether it’s a push, tackle, kick, a knockout punch or fancy footwork, all fights end up on the ground. When you combine that with the Jiu-Jitsu you’ll learn from our instructors, you’ll hold the keys to the ultimate ground fighting system. This will help you get a huge advantage over anyone foolish enough to cross your path.


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Our staff’s lineage goes directly back to the Gracie Family, the creators of our art. Always keep the Gracie family name in mind when you are searching for instructors. There are those out there in BJJ that cannot directly tie their lineage to a Gracie. Prof. Chris Savarese, the head instructor and owner of Savarese BJJ, earned his black belt under the legendary Royler Gracie and strives to teach Gracie Jiu Jitsu the way it was meant to be taught.

Our NJ BJJ children’s classes teach your child that perseverance wins over any obstacle in life. Let our award winning kid’s program prove it to them.

Every person in our program will attest that their lives have drastically changed because of BJJ. If you want to join the fastest growing NJ BJJ Academy on the East Coast, Savarese Jiu-Jitsu is waiting for you.

What to Expect from Our NJ BJJ Classes:

A typical class begins with a light warm up and stretch. Once everyone is loose, our instructors teach students practical techniques and deliver personal care to ensure the class is learning. Once the technique part has been covered, live sparring for students who wish to participate is permitted. With Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, live sparring is an integral part of the art and what separates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from most other martial arts.

Our Lyndhurst Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes will quickly whip you into best shape of your life. They’ll do so by giving you a heart-pounding, head-to-toe workout that offers countless benefits for your body and mind. Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy has flexible class times and opportunities to train weekday nights, early mornings, late mornings, and weekends. There is a class that can fit even the busiest of schedules. Our schedule is broken down into 4 different types of classes:

Types Of Classes

Fundamentals: Once you join Savarese BJJ, you will be put through a 16 week course to prepare you for the other classes. You will learn all the basics of jiu-jitsu in small classes that are designed that way to give you more access to the instructors. Once your 16 weeks are completed, you will be eligible for all the other classes.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense: These classes stay true to Grandmaster Helio Gracie’s original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu curriculum. Grand Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie believed that the principles of efficiency, patience, and control held the key to success in all aspects of life. These classes will help you in any confrontation you will encounter, including weapons defense.

Advanced BJJ: These classes are for everyone 2 stripes and above and go over everything from MMA to Fundamental class review to advanced curriculum to sport jiu-jitsu techniques.

Executive class: Finally, This class is designed for the 2 stripe whitebelts and above (3 and 4 stripe whitebelts, bluebelts, purplebelts). There will be no live training during this class. If you are scared of getting hurt, have chronic injuries, are returning from injury, coming back from a long absence from BJJ, think you are too old (you aren’t), or are a professional who doesn’t want bruises showing etc…, this is the class for you. You can’t just keep taking Fundamentals classes over and over, it is the same 16 weeks. There will be an advanced curriculum and self defense classes being taught.

Come to our New Jersey Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy and take one free trial class.

Give us a call at 201-933-5134.

Kids schedule

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Adult Schedule

Savarese BJJ schedule

Savarese BJJ schedule