Here we were feature a technique shown by Mike “Patolino” Piccolomini from Serra BJJ Academy in Huntington, New York. Mike is one of the chief instructors at the Huntington academy, and is very highly respected for his extensive knowledge and ability to convey his techniques, which enables students of all body types to apply them successfully. Mike’s “down to earth” approach to the art is very refreshing to the BJJ community, as he’s willing to learn from anyone of any discipline in order to adapt it to his own game.

Mike “Patolino” Piccolomini is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Matt and Nick Serra in Long Island, New York where he is the chief instructor and coordinator for all of the children’s classes. Michael also serves as one of the head instructors for both the ‘beginner’ and ‘advanced’ adult programs at the academy. Along with his BJJ prowess, Patolino also possesses a 4th degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate. Mike also holds degrees in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Music. He currently serves as a Special Educator at a local public school district, along with his Martial Arts responsibilities.

Patolino has written us an exclusive article on the art of teaching children. We hope to have some more exclusive content from Michael in the future.
If you’d like to contact Mike, you can reach him via email at:


You can train with Mike at:

Serra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
365 West Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743
2554 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554


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