Professor Tony Rivera

Professor Tony RiveraBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Professor Tony Rivera began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey in 1998 and has had the honor of training with many world class champions and masters such as Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, John Danaher,  Pablo Popovitch, Vagner Rocha, & Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu.  In September of 2010 he received his black belt from World No-Gi Champion Pablo Popovitch.  Professor Tony Rivera now represents Team Renzo Gracie and continues his education in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Renzo Gracie’s NYC Academy where on any given day you can find current UFC champion GSP and former UFC champ Frankie Edgar training along with many other Professional MMA fighters and World Champions.  Professor  Tony Rivera has passion for teaching the great art of BJJ and it be seen and felt in every class he teaches at the academy. Recently Professor Tony won the No-Gi Expert Class competition at NAGA’s Battle of The Beach this past August for the second straight year. He also received a Bronze medal in the 2012 Pan American Championships in New York City and a Silver Medal in this year Pan American Championships.