An exciting year of BJJ for Hoboken Jiu Jitsu! With 2015 behind us we now get to look forward to the new friendships we get to make on and off the mats. New Elite athletes coming in for seminars and sharing with us their amazing, efficient techniques allow all to make new friends in the BJJ community, with an open door affiliation policy.
Last year we were very fortunate to have Gianni Grippo run two amazing seminars, one gi and a seperate no-gi. Gianni has made a huge name for himself winning 6 world titles. In 2015 alone, he won the black belt Pan American Championship, was the first American to win the Abu Dhabi Pro, and was named #1 black belt ranked featherweight by BJJHeroes. Hoboken Jiu Jitsu was grateful to learn from this legend’s skills and techniques, but even more so to have a friend in Gianni and to have Hoboken Jiu Jitsu be a place where he can always come and train.
Another great surprise was long time friend JT Torres from ATOS San Diego stopping in for an
awesome seminar the day after Christmas. JT has been a staple in the black belt competition scene for over 6 years, racking up a list of Championships and medals at some of the world’s biggest competitions. We were blessed to have JT Torres, who holds one of the most dynamic, explosive and fan-pleasing techniques, teach at Hoboken Jiu Jitsu. JT brought students from all over the tri-state area and the energy and camaraderie was on another level. Hoboken Jiu Jitsu is looking forward to having JT back soon.
Lastly - the addition of new Head Coach Dan Covel! Dan’s love and passion for Jiu Jitsu is unmatched. He is one of the hardest working guys in the sport. Dan trains everyday at Marcelo Garcia Academy, teaches at Hoboken Jiu Jitsu at night, and also does respiratory therapy in the morning. His dedication and discipline in his craft has greatly affected Hoboken JiuJitsu and allows it to the be the disciplined training program it is today. Through Dan’s thorough demonstration, teaching and guidance, his students’ technique evolves each training session. It is with this dedication to his student’s progress and growth evident in every class that allows Hoboken Jiu Jitsu to stand out from the rest. While ensuring his students progress, Dan also makes sure his mind, body and game are always ready to take the stage at some of the world’s biggest competitions. We are excited this program is lead by such a great leader and excited for what the future holds.
Join Hoboken Jiu Jitsu today and see what we have in store for 2016. Learn from the best, while making new life long friends and making a life style change for the better. See you on the mats.