Former UFC Fighter teaches in Lyndhurst Jiu Jitsu Academy
Former UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino taught class tuesday night in Lyndhurst NJ. Pellegrino, a former top 5 lightweight in the UFC, taught at the Savarese BJJ Academy on Park Ave. Professor Chris Savarese, the Academy owner, is a long time friend and training partner of Pellegrino. Due to this longtime friendship, the 2 still train together even though the technically are not on the same jiu-jitsu team.
Class Focal Points
Some of the things covered by Pellegrino were takedowns and back control. Pellegrino was a 2-time state wrestling finalist in high school at Point Pleasant Boro High School. He used many of these techniques in his UFC career vs the like of Nate Diaz, Rob Emerson, Josh “the Dentist” Neer, Alberto Crane and Thiago Tavares. Deep half guard was then the focus as defenses, entries and some sweeps were shown. Sweeps that were recently used by Pellegrino at the NY Open Jiu-Jitsu Champiosnhip back in March were also shown. Kurt teaches in a very humorous style to try to keep everyone’s attention. Questions were then taken and answer to cap off the night.
Professor Savarese had this to say after the class. “Special night because it is always special to share the mats with the guys you came through the ranks with. Together, Kurt and I sweat, dreamt, fought through injuries together and always had each others backs. Thank you to my brother Kurt for sharing his knowledge and humor with my students tonight, showing some of his best takedowns, deep half guard and back attacks with us in his unique style of teaching. Everyone loved it.”
Finally, are you interested in training at the Savarese BJJ academy in Lyndhurst? Email email@example.com or call 201 933-5134 to set up a free trail class.
Would you like to train full time with Kurt Pellegrino? Call his Belmar NJ Academy at 732 894-3468 for more information.
Both schools are 2 of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in the tri-state area.