Head Instructor & CO Owner Danny Morera:


Head instructor 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 Danny started expanding his martial arts career to include boxing, kickboxing and grappling, eventually running one of the most successful kickboxing classes on the North Shore.

Danny 2nd Degree 

In 1997, he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and took his first class with Professor Roberto Maia (himself a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr.) 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 2015 Danny Morera was promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt under Roberto Maia, expanding his rank to Professor. 


Co Owner/Assistant Instructor/Operations Manager Angela Morera:

Angela started her Martial Arts training with Danny back in 2001 after moving to Massachusetts from North Carolina. She practiced kickboxing for a few years and eventually started training Jiu-Jitsu. Angela is a Purple Belt, operations and program director and full time Kids Assistant Instructor at NSBJJ. You can reach out to Angela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for information regarding programs or pricing.




Keith Charest - Instructor - 1st Degree Black Belt






Jack "The Legend" Ellis - MMA - 7am BJJ Instructor







 Lennie Sousa - 11am Instructor - Brown Belt



At NSBJJ we give students of ALL levels a safe and professional family oriented environment to learn and grow in their Martial Arts training. We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for adults, children and teens. We welcome anyone to come try a class, or contact us here for more information.