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Darren Desalvo

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Darren DeSalvo has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for over 24 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 sports 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.