Jersey City resident earns Jiu-Jitsu promotion.
Brian Procel, a Jersey City resident earned the Jiu-Jitsu promotion 1st Stripe brownbelt saturday by Professor Chris Savarese of Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu he is now in the top 5 highest ranked students in the top ranked Lyndhurst martial arts school. Procel started training Under Professor Savarese in 2008 at only 17 years old and has grown into martial arts instructor himself. Procel headed up the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at Montclair State University from 2010 to 2012 when he taught the art to over 100 students. Last November while vacationing with his family in Ecuador, he was asked to teach a Jiu-Jitsu seminar to some martial arts students, a great honor for Procel and one that his instructor Professor Savarese and his teammates were very proud of. Over his 8 years of training, Procel has won or earned medals in tournaments such as the Grapplers Quest, New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (NJBJJF), The Big Apple Open, North American Grappling Association (NAGA) and The Good Fight. He also fought in the Cage Grappling Event in NJ in 2014 in which he won his fight by rear naked choke. Procel trains with Some of the top grapplers in the world to come out of this Academy and Procel is considered a leader and one of the best among them. He has tremendous focus and dedication for someone his age, at times being so dedicated that he would ride his skateboard from Jersey City to Lyndhurst just to train and take class. Procel is noted for his work ethic, often being the last one to leave the Academy every night. riding his bike a couple of miles to class even in the winter. If you like Brian’s story and want to be like him, call 201 933-5134 for a free trail class. Students range from hobbyists young and old to serious competitors.