Savarese Jiu-Jitsu-Lyndhurst Martial Arts School Of the Year
Congrats to Savarese BJJ Academy for winning the Lyndhurst Martial Arts school of the year! First of all, this award is for everyone from the instructors to students to kids to parents. Futhermore, a big congrats and thank you goes out to everyone involved in our Academy. I look forward to spending the rest of my jiu-jitsu journey with each and every one of you! The Academy is led by teachers Professor Chris Savarese, a 2nd degree blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and one of the first American Jiu Jitsu practitioners to earn a black belt from Royler Gracie. Royler is the son of the late Grandmaster Helio Gracie, who created Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with his brother Carlos. In addition, the kids program is led by Coach Sean Bermudez, a blackbelt under Savarese.
What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, often also referred to as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ, is a grappling-based martial art descended from traditional styles of Japanese jujitsu. It was developed and honed by the Gracie family in Brazil in the 1920’s. Based on the fact that most real fights “go to the ground,” it is specially designed so that a smaller person can use principles of leverage and inherent body weaknesses to defeat a larger opponent.
BJJ took the martial arts world by storm in 1993 during the very 1st Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC 1). BJJ blackbelt Royce Gracie used it to defeat a number of stronger, larger opponents. Since then, BJJ has become a part of almost all mixed martial arts, police and military defensive tactics training programs, and it currently provides the basis for the U.S. Army’s Combatives program. Hence, BJJ can be studied by men, women teens and kids in addition to providing real-life self defense skills. Finally, our students come in all ages and from all walks of life, and they participate in our classes for self defense, fitness, BJJ competition training, stress relief, Mixed Martial Arts, and personal enrichment.
If you are interested in trying this award winning program, call 201 933-5134 to try a free class.