We teach a continuing curriculum of Brazilian JiuJitsu(hyperlink to what is BJJ page) each day at our academies. Classes consist of functional fitness, warm up, stretching, technical instruction, positional sparring and free rolling. Each week a specific technical aspect of BJJ is taught on a rotating basis. The self defense aspect and application of each technique will be explained. You will learn and work through top game, the guard, open guard, escapes from side control, from mount etc. We practice the techniques in positional sparring and then, end the class with free rolling.
For new students, we will show you how to do the basic warm ups and standard BJJ moves on an individual basis in your first few classes so you can fully participate in class as quickly as possible.
You will not be free sparring until our instructors think you are ready and you will not be forced to spar before you believe you are ready. We do not use beginners as tackling dummies/canon fodder for our competition team. These rules keep injuries down and your attitude up.
Once you start training on a regular basis you will gain muscle, lose fat and be more flexible. This will boost your confidence and put you on the path to maintaining your fitness. The upgrade to your functional fitness and flexibility after a few months of training will amaze you. You will be reacting faster, have more energy and be sleeping better than you can believe.
Sign up online and we’ll get you set up with a class time and date.
If start to love BJJ, like many of us do, you can start competing in tournaments. We host our own JiuJitsu By The Bay (Hyperlink to JJ by the Bay) tournaments 4 times a year in Alameda.
Experienced students new to Team Silva
Welcome to our academy! If you are coming back to BJJ after a layoff or are new to the area and are checking out schools with an eye towards finding a new place to train please contact Professor Silva by emailto arrange a phone assessment and he’ll recommend a class for you. Then come to class, pay the mat fee and see if we’re the place for you. We have a strong competition team and a friendly atmosphere. We’ll train you as hard as you want, if that’s what you want. Come experience tough, technical and comprehensive instruction from a native Brazilian.