Professor Savarese of GMA Savarese BJJ talks heart surgery, old school generation and more

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When a surgery for his elbow highlighted blockages in his arteries, Professor Chris Savarese of GMA Savarese BJJ underwent heart surgery. On the mend, he speaks with a series called “Driving it Home,” to discuss his recovery and beyond.

He talks about his journey to the black belt, and the old school generation that garnered a mental toughness that isn’t seen as much now. The older generation is where the knowledge is, Savarese believes, and that if you’re a new practitioner and you’re not looking into this information, you’re missing out.

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