May 11, 2020
Chris Savarese is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who brings a no-nonsense approach to life and to BJJ. After earning his black belt and opening his own school, Chris was diagnosed with a heart condition that would only give him two more months to give. After surviving open heart surgery, Chris embarked on a long journey of recovery that he used to become a better version of himself. We discuss his near death experience, how to progress in BJJ at an older age, and how to approach injury or illness rehab to get back on the mat.