Serra BJJ News Blog

Renzo Gracie Black Belt Joe Capizzi visits Serra BJJ

Written by Danny Valle
Thursday, 01 July 2010

Big thanks to Joe Capizzi who visited us last night and was kind enough to teach class and show some great techniques. Joe, who recently placed 3rd in the Pan-Ams, is a great technical instructor and BJJ practitioner. He came up the ranks under Renzo Gracie alongside Matt and Nick Serra.

If you are in the Staten Island area, be sure to visit his school. For more information, check out



The Promotions Continue

Written by Billy Hofacker
Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Congratulations to Avi Joffe and Joe "Stiffler" Laviano who were both promoted to the rank of brown belt at our East Meadow Academy on Monday evening.

Both of these guys have been working extremely hard. One thing that stands out about Avi are his incredibly strong grips and for Joey it's his very tricky gi game. The Serra BJJ family is proud of your well deserved promotions!



Written by Joanne K
Saturday, 22 May 2010

The Serra BJJ Grand Opening went off without a hitch this past Saturday, May 22, as seven months of hard work culminated in a spectacular event that filled the academy with great people and great energy.


First day of classes at new academy!

Written by Danny Valle
Monday, 19 April 2010

Today was the first day of classes for our new academy and the energy was through the roof! We had well over 75 students in our evening classes. It was a great night to kick off the new place, and celebrate some promotions!


Classes begin at new academy on Monday, April 19th!

Written by Danny Valle
Friday, 16 April 2010

Attention all students! We are finally making the big move to the new academy on Monday, April 19th! The grand opening however will be on May 22nd as we are waiting for a few more things to come together. Nonetheless, the new academy is to die for! We've spared no expense to provide the best training facility and training experience on the island.


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