Martial Arts East Rutherford
Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is the best option if you are looking for martial arts near East Rutherford, NJ. The award winning Lyndhurst Martial Arts school is located on Park Ave in Lyndhurst and has many students from East Rutherord. It is considered by many in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)community as not only one of the top martial arts schools in the Lyndhurst NJ area, but one of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in the USA. Professor Chris Savarese, the owner and head instructor, is a 2nd degree blackbelt in BJJ and is one of the first American blackbelts under the legendary Royler Gracie, son of the Grandmaster Helio Gracie. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system created by the legendary Gracie family. Especially instrumental to the art’s development was Helio Gracie, the youngest of the five Gracie brothers. Due to his thin and frail physique, he was forced to adapt the techniques he learned, so that a smaller, weaker person could overcome an adversary of greater size and strength. In the prime of his career, Helio Gracie would accept and defeat challenges of much larger, heavier, and stronger men, in his quest to prove the superior effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu is originally derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century, which was developed from a number of schools of jiujutsu in the 19th century. Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground and utilizing ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground. Savarese Jiu-Jitsu has flexible class times and there’s a class that can fit even the busiest of schedules. There are classes available on weekday nights, weekday early mornings, lunchtime, and weekends!
Gracie Self Defense
We also offer Our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense, Women’s Only and Kids classes. Our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense program is one of the only programs in NJ that offers the original curriculum that was taught by our Grandmaster Helio Gracie at the original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. Professor Savarese teaches these classes involving every aspect of self-defense including gun, knife and bat/club attacks. In our opinion, too many BJJ schools focus only on sport competition and point tournaments. While we teach those lessons as well at Savarese BJJ, we have several dedicated times each week where our students can learn real world techniques in our self defense class.
Women Only Self-Defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Women’s Self Defense is also offered at Savarese BJJ Academy. In these classes women study how to use leverage, flexibility, and body mechanics to achieve control over any situation. Punches, kicks, and throws are not used in jiu-jitsu. Our Women’s program was specifically designed to prepare women for real life threatening situations. This course is unique because it does not rely exclusively on punching and kicking like other forms of martial arts. Punching and kicking do not represent an effective strategy against an assailant who is bigger, stronger and capable of hitting back. In addition, they are useless on the ground, which is where a rapist/attacker is most likely to assault a woman. We believe most attacks end up on the ground and we teach you how to defend yourself from there. You will learn in a very safe way chokes and joint locks that can save your life! With proper technique, and disciplined practice, it is possible to redirect and use an aggressor’s strength against him. You’ll have the skills to defend yourself and get away. This art is the best self-defense martial arts for women…period.
Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program
Our Kids Program has consistently been mentioned among the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programs in Bergen County NJ. The program is designed to help teach kids between the ages of 5 and 13 the life skills necessary to face and overcome challenges in many different walks of life. Through many different sub-programs, we encourage character building attributes such as good work ethic, motivation, cooperation, mental toughness, confidence, courage, physical fitness, and increased self-esteem in a fun yet disciplined environment. and strength of mind. Kids train both with the gi (uniform) and without as it is important to understand how to control your opponent in a variety of ways.
In our Youth Basics classes the kids are instilled with the most important aspects of martial arts, the basics. They spend anywhere from 12 to 16 weeks in our basics program where they practice the core fundamental techniques of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Unlike many other martial arts schools, we offer night classes as well for families in which both parents work. The best way to get a sense of the practical benefits we provide is to stop by and watch a class!
Start your child on a martial arts journey that will positively impact them for the rest of their lives.
Come check out our academy near East Rutherford, New Jersey NJ!
If you live near and want to try martial arts in the East Rutherford, NJ area, call or email us at [email protected] for a free intro lesson. Since 2006, we have been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Lyndhurst. Savarese Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy has won both individual and team championships every year since we started.