Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is Lyndhurst and Northern New Jersey’s premier martial arts school that offers practical self defense training in a relaxed, family atmosphere. Students learn techniques to build their self esteem, get a great work out, and most importantly, defend themselves. In Kids Class, children learn how to defend themselves with practical techniques that benefit smaller practitioners. They learn to build confidence, de-escalate dangerous situations, and most importantly how to avoid fights before they happen.
A typical class begins with a light warm up and stretch. Once everyone is loose, instructor Chris Savarese teaches students practical techniques and delivers personal care to ensure the class is learning and applying. Once the technique has been covered, live sparring for students who wish to participate is permitted. With Jiu Jitsu, live sparring is an integral part of the art and can be practiced from your first class. In other arts, sparring is not permitted for months, even years. In jiu jitsu, sparring is encouraged and fun!
Chris Savarese (aka “Sav”) is a Black Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and a representative for Royler Gracie USA/David Adiv Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has traveled to Brazil to train at the world-famous Gracie Academy in Rio de Janeiro and has trained with some of the best BJJ practioners in the world. Chris has won numerous grappling events and has worked in the field of mixed martial arts as a matchmaker. He is also a prominent referee in the sport aspect of the martial art.
Sav brings a no nonsense approach to teaching and a family atmosphere to the gym. Students are treated with respect, honor and loyalty. As a student you receive personal attention, you learn great techniques, and most importantly, you have fun doing it. Savarese Jiu-Jitsu teaches practical self defense techniques with a no attitude, no ego mentality. Students learn sport aspects and practical methods that don’t require strength or athletic ability. Jiu Jitsu was made for everyone!