Martial Arts Nutley
Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, is the one you are looking for if you are looking for the best martial arts school near Nutley, NJ. The 2014 Martial Arts school of the year award winner is located on Park Ave in Lyndhurst NJ. It is considered by many in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)community as not only one of the top martial arts schools in NJ, but one of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in the Unites States. Professor Chris Savarese, one of the first American blackbelts under the legendary Royler Gracie, is the owner and head instructor. Savarese BJJ offers classes taught with and withour the traditional jiu-jitsu kimono (uniform). The classes without are called No-Gi or submission wrestling classes where just a rashguard or t-shirt and shorts are worn. BJJ classes are taught multiple times during the day. A typical class begins with a light warm up and stretch. Once everyone is loose, we teach students practical techniques and deliver personal instruction while students are drilling to ensure the class is learning and applying the techniques correctly. Once the technique has been covered, live sparring for students who wish to participate is permitted. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, live sparring is an integral part of the art and what separates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from most other martial arts. Upon joinging, students are placed in a 16 week program designed to get you in proper shape and to teach you the basics of jiu-jitsu before you start sparring. Our Nutley Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes will quickly whip you into best shape of your life. You never never feel better! Savarese Jiu-Jitsu has flexible class times and there’s a class that can fit even the busiest of schedules. Chances to train are 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. The course includes over 100 techniques that could literally save your life during a real street confrontation. Jiu-Jitsu is a great combat sport, but self defense is a very overlooked aspect of BJJ. Far 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. Professor Savarese is one of the first US born blackbelts under Royler Gracie and he teaches these classes that involve every aspect of self-defense including gun, knife and bat/club attacks.
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. Our Self Defense techniques provide the knowledge and skills for any woman to escape from her attacker, whether she is on her feet or on the ground. 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. It is structured to achieve maximum comfort for females interested in pursuing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. All positions start on the ground, and are practiced safely on soft zebra mats. 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. The idea is that the weaker and smaller can fight the bigger and stronger. This art is the best self-defense martial arts for women…period. 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!
Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program
Our Kids Program has consistently been mentioned among the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Programs in the state of New Jersey. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the fastest growing sports for children, because it teaches body movements that are safe, fun, and empowering. It is one of the only martial arts that focuses on grips, holds, and positions using leverage, rather than punches, kicks, or throws. The main goal at Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is to boost the self-esteem of it’s students. We focus of the mental aspect of martial arts and dealing with fears and also the self-defense strategies – such as how to break free if someone grabs you, how to redirect the force if someone tries to push you, etc. Kids love the movements and techniques they practice in these classes. Children who participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes quickly increase their physical fitness level. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu involves both large and small muscle groups in the body. Improvement of physical well being is not the only goal. We also aim to develop life-improvement skills as well as building the child’s character in a positive way. Kids learn discipline and self-empowerment – invaluable tools against bullying and other distractions from school and personal development. Our program uses martial arts skills as a way to promote life skills; which include self discipline, improved grades and good sportsmanship. Several of our students compete in tournaments. For those who wish to compete, we have one of the top competition teams in the state, winning 6 team titles in various tournaments over the last 3 years.
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!
Come check out our academy near Nutley, New Jersey NJ!
If you live near and want to try martial arts in the Nutley, NJ area, you should contact us to set up a one on one introduction lesson with one of our Certified Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) instructors. We have been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Lyndhurst, NJ since 2006. Savarese Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy has won both individual and team championships every year since we started.