Rafael Lovato Jr Association

Rafael Lovato Jr Association

Savarese Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is proud to represent the Rafael Lovato Jr Association as the premier academy on the East Coast.

The Lovato Jiu-Jitsu team was founded by Rafael Lovato Jr, considered by many to be “the complete fighter.” It is currently one of the strongest teams in the US and is led by the most decorated and experienced American BJJ competitor of all time.

While Professor Lovato’s personal resume is immaculate, his association produced “4 ADCC veterans, World and Pan-American medalists at all belt levels, and No-Gi World medalists at all belt levels.” Each member of the Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association follows a world class curriculum, a vast array of resources, and phenomenal instruction.

Savarese Jiu Jitsu AcademyLyndhurst martial artist wins Instructor of the Year

Savarese BJJ Academy, the sole representative of the Lovato team on the East Coast, boasts a number of accolades. This includes many team championships and even an “Instructor of the Year” distinction awarded to Chris Savarese – Savarese BJJ’s head instructor and owner.

A member of the Rafael Lovato Jr Association for several years now, Prof. Chris Savarese is a 2nd degree Black Belt under the legendary Royler Gracie. Prof. Savarese has frequented Brazil and trained with some of the best jiu jitsu practitioners in the world. A veteran of Grapplers Quest, NAGA, and many other competitions, Savarese now focuses his time and energy on his academy.

Prof. Savarese’s pedigree is forged in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and grappling. Formerly the owner of Tribe Fightwear, Savarese has acted as a sponsor, matchmaker, referee, competitor, and teacher. He has grown with both sports in several different avenues.

As an instructor, Savarese brings a no nonsense approach to teaching. Moreover, every student receives respect, honor and loyalty. As a student you receive personal attention, learn great techniques, and most importantly, you have fun doing it.

Savarese BJJ students are always held in high regard – a product of winning many individual and team championships. However, while competing is exciting and beneficial for personal growth in our sport, Savarese BJJ is also concerned with building a strong team chemistry. Being great individually is nice, but having great teammates is even better.

Finally, come grow with us and the Rafael Lovato Jr Association. Begin your training today by contacting us at 201-933-5134 or filling out a contact form. We look forward to training with you.