Chris Civello has been training in Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. In that time Coach Chris has achieved his brown belt and trains under the tutelage of the great Marcelo Garcia in NYC. Chris Civello is also a Judoka under 3X Judo Olympian Celita Schutz at her Kokushikai Academy in Fairlawn NJ. An undefeated Amateur MMA fighter, Coach Chris Civello went on to win and holds the WBKBA freestyle fighting title belt. WBKBA is a no holds barred, bare knuckle organization in which there are no gloves, no rules and no weight classes. Coach Civello has also placed in a number of Jiu Jitsu tournaments. Coach Chris’ flair for teaching and producing MMA and Jiu Jitsu champions is second to none. He still competes in BJJ regularly to bring back a wealth of practical usable knowledge to the students of Sakura BJJ /Marcelo Garcia Assoc.