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Kenny Savercool


Kenny Savercool was born and raised in PG County, Maryland and began Jiu Jitsu in late 2007 under Lee Synkowski in Baltimore, Maryland. Having an outlet for aggression directed in a positive manner was appealing to Kenny, who quickly prioritized Jiu Jitsu while attending college at Towson University. Shortly after receiving his blue belt, Kenny began traveling to train more often and met Ryan Hall, who he formed a relationship with that included frequent trips to Arlington, Virginia to train at the newly formed Fifty/50 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club.

An avid competitor and culture junkie, Kenny has traveled around the world to train and compete, including several extended stays in Brazil where he trained under and competed for the Checkmat team (under professors Rodrigo Cavaca, Michelle Nicolini, and Ricardo Vieira).

While training full time, Kenny became a secondary school teacher and has spent the last decade working in education, before finally making the switch full-time to Fifty/50 Academy in 2018. Kenny is now the program coordinator for the 25/50 Youth Jiu Jitsu program, and instructs Monday and Wednesday Fundamental I classes.

Some of Kenny’s Accomplishments:

  • 4-1 Amateur record in Mixed Martial Arts (Bantamweight)

  • 2017 IBJJF DC Open 2nd Place (Brown)

  • 2017 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open 3rd Place (Brown)

  • 2017 NAGA Maryland Ultra heavyweight Champion (Brown)

  • 2018 IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open 3rd Place (Brown)

  • 2010 IBJJF No-Gi Brazilian Nationals 3rd Place (Purple)

  • 2010 IBJJF New York Open Champion (Blue)

  • 2009 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Trials <66kg Champion (Blue)

  • 2008 IBJJF Pan American 3rd Place (Blue)

  • Multiple Time Regional Tournament Champion at Brown, Purple & Blue Belt (Grappler’s Quest, NAGA, Copa Nova, US Grappling, etc)