INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY

Birthplace:

Southern California

Residence:

Mississippi

Joe Savoian

Originally from Southern California, Joe Savoian has over 15 years training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The first 8 of those years were spent training at the Machado Academy with the world famous Machado Brothers

 

Weight: 210lbs.

Height: 6‘0"

Instructor Since: 02/12

Shoe size: 11.5

Favorite Number: 26

Average years
in Jiu Jitsu:

Degree
Blackbelt:

Average hours
donated pr week:

Average students
Anually:

45+
120+
2.0
16.0

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t just a martial art, it is a lifestyle. It takes an average of 10 years to get to black belt, and there is no real guarantee that you will ever even get one. After 11 years, Joe received his black belt from former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and Machado black belt, Ricco Rodriguez.

Childrens futures changed for the better per year - ALL of them

  Lives
Changed

620+

Joe Savoian - INSTRUCTOR / MENTOR

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INTERESTING INFO
  • Joe came to our program after hearing about us through a friends Magazine article. When he read the article in February 2014 he knew he wanted to be a part of the program and called daily.

  • Weeks later he came for a visit and has been family ever since.

  • Originally from Southern California, Joe Savoian has over 15 years training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

  • Orange is Trevor's favorite M&M flavor

  • Joe has 3 tattoos, but he wouldn’t reveal where!

  • Joe's nickname as a child was "___" as he was always tagging along with his older siblings

  • Joe has competed across the United States and still competes to this day.

  • The Vector youth all respect and admire Joe to the 100th power. He is a rock in everything he tries to do for them and w/ Vector.

Joe came to the Vector program after hearing about us through a friends Magazine article. When he read the article in February 2014 he knew he wanted to be a part of the program and called daily. Weeks later he came for a visit and has been family ever since.

 

Originally from Southern California, Joe Savoian has over 15 years training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The first 8 of those years were spent training at the Machado Academy with the world famous Machado Brothers.

 

"Rigan, John, or Roger were on the mat every day and each one had a slightly different view of each aspect of BJJ, helping me develop my own style and philosophies. The other amazing thing about being part of the SoCal BJJ scene in the 90′s was all of the world class competitors and Professors I was able to meet and train with. Most of them I still maintain relationships with to this day."

 

 

Rigan, John, or Roger were on the mat every day

Joe has competed across the United States and still competes to this day. But he makes no grand or exaggerated claims. “I am a good competitor, and love to compete, but I am not a gifted athlete. I had to train hard and really pay attention to get where I am today. At this point in my life, my real desire is to be a great instructor and coach. And I believe I am doing a pretty good job of this.”

 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t just a martial art, it is a lifestyle. It takes an average of 10 years to get to black belt, and there is no real guarantee that you will ever even get one. After 11 years, Joe received his black belt from former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and Machado black belt, Ricco Rodriguez.

 

After getting his Black Belt, Joe had this to say: "When you start training BJJ you look at the black belt as the top, the PhD… But the truth is, it is really just a High School Diploma. Now you know how to learn. And you have a LOT to learn.

Joe visits regularly to train and be with the Vector Family and follows to many competitions to coach his students.