Kearny teenager is a northern NJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom.
Kearny teenager Leo Alves is a northern NJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom. The Lyndhurst martial arts student was promoted to 3rd Stripe bluebelt saturday by Professor Chris Savarese of Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is now among top ranked teens in NJ. This is a major accomplishment for someone 16 yrs of age! Alves started training 3 yrs ago at the age of 13 and within months was one of the top students in the top rated kids program. After a brief trial in the teens classes, he was promoted to train full time with the adults, something not many are asked to do. He is now also one of the top competitiors on the Savarese BJJ competition team. He has even had success in submission wrestling tournaments, which is also known as no-gi BJJ. Over the last 2 years, Leo won or earned a medal in tournaments such as the New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (NJBJJF), Grapplers Quest, The Big Apple Open, North American Grappling Association (NAGA) and The Good Fight. Some of the top grapplers in the world to come out of this Academy and Leo trains alongside them every night. He has tremendous focus and dedication for someone his age, often riding his bike a couple of miles to class even in the winter. If you like Leo’s story and want to be like him, call 201 933-5134 for a free trail class. Even if you are just a teenager looking to learn self-defense and stay in shape, call us. Savarese Jiu-Jitsu is the top Lyndhurst Martial Arts facility in the area. If you are a business and would like to sponsor Leo, please contact the Academy.
Savarese BJJ Academy
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a devastating fighting and grappling art developed by the Gracie Family of Brazil. BJJ contains many self-defense techniques, throws, takedowns and submission holds that can finish a fight. At Savarese BJJ, located on Park Ave in Lyndhurst, our belief is 90% of altercations and attacks end up on the ground. This is the reason we teach you to fight from the ground and off your back as well as on top. BJJ, also known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, was developed to allow the smaller person to defeat the larger person through the application of leverage and submission holds. Takedowns, throws, chokeholds and joint locks such as armbars, kneebars and leglocks are staples of our art. BJJ is quickly becoming one of the most popular Martial Arts in the world.