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Darren Desalvo

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Darren DeSalvo has been doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for 19 years. Born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana and is a 2nd degree black belt under the legendary Jean Jacques Machado.

Professor DeSalvo has been training with the Machado’s since 2007 and before that trained with Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu team. Professor DeSalvo is a regular training partner of former UFC/ADCC champ Ricco Rodriguez. When you train at Cyclone Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy not only will you train in sport jiu-jitsu but also self defense, no gi jiu-jitsu and MMA or Vale Tudo. Cyclone Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will get you ready for world jiu-jitsu competitions, self defense on the street and to fight in the ring or cage if you desire. If you wanna be the best you train with the best.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Trained under Jean Jacques Machado and has been practicing BJJ for over 20 years

Mixed Martial Arts

Regular training partner of former UFC/ADCC champ Ricco Rodriguez

Self Defense

Applies sport fighting to self defense principles for protection.


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