Professor Danny Morera & Professor Roberto Maia

Professor Danny Morera & Professor Roberto Maia

Professor Danny Morera

Owner/Head Instructor

Head instructor Professor Danny Morera has over 25 years of martial arts experience. He first earned his black belt in Karate at the age of 17 after extensively competing in local tournaments. He began his career as an instructor teaching martial arts to kids, as well as running martial arts camps for kids. Around the same time Professor Danny Morera started expanding his martial arts training to include boxing, kickboxing and wrestling/grappling, eventually running one of the most successful kickboxing classes on the North Shore.

In 1997, he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and took his first class with Professor Roberto Maia at Boston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After more than ten years of extremely difficult training and dedication, he finally earned his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in 2008. Danny and fellow Boston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student, Jake Healy opened North Shore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Danvers in 2005. In 2006 Danny moved the school to its current location in Salem. In 2018 Professor Danny Morera was promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt under Professor Roberto Maia. Professor Danny Morera is also a certified Black Belt under the IBJJF.

Professor Danny Morera Lineage:

Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Renzo Gracie > Roberto Maia > Danny Morera


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Angela Morera

Owner/Operations Manager/Assistant Instructor

Angela, originally from North Carolina moved to Massachusetts in 2001 where she began pursuing a career in Banking. In 2002 she decided to begin training Kickboxing where she met her instructor, Danny, and the rest is history. Angela came on board at NSBJJ full time in 2015 to take over operations for their growing business, and to help assist with their growing Kids Program. Angela began her full time Jiu-Jitsu training back in 2013. Her favorite thing to do is rock out to 80’s music and grapple with the NSBJJ Kids!



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Lennie Sousa - Instructor


What we believe……

  • At NSBJJ we believe in Empowering Women & Girls!

  • We believe everyone is equal!

  • We believe that Jiu-Jitsu is first and foremost a Martial Art.

  • We believe that Jiu-Jitsu can be for everyone!

  • We believe that White Belts Matter! Every Jiu-Jitsu practitioner was once a White Belt.

    We are all one team, we grow stronger when we help one another!

  • We are a traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we believe in training with the Gi/Kimono.

  • We believe in and practice the original art of Jiu-Jitsu, we believe Self-Defense in an imperative part of BJJ.