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Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:35

Team Silva Jiu-Jitsu 2017 Graduation



 TEAM SILVA BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU ACADEMY PRESENT OUR FIRST GRADUATION FOR 2017 AT OUR ALAMEDA DOJO!

KIDS - 11:30AM-12:30PM - $30
ADULTS 12:30PM-2PM - $35

FIRST 30 STUDENTS TO REGISTER WILL GET A FREE T-SHIRT!





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Thursday, 27 April 2017 06:15

Alameda Kickboxing Lessons

Professor Sergio Silva is a third degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a Former World Champion in Submission Wrestling and a Multiple times National and International Champion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Also undefeated in Mixed Martial Arts as a professional fighter.

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Professor Sergio Silva has been training Martial Arts since 1982 when he was 5 years of age he started practicing Judo with his uncle at the Dojo Mokayko Judo Academy in Curitiba,Parana -Brasil.
In 1990 professor Silva start practicing formal Muay Thai classes as well as Capoeira classes.
In 1991 Sergio Silva really started focusing in Kickboxing and boxing training.
In 1994 Sensei Silva started working with professor Fabio Noguchi and started to study with amateur and professional Muay Thai fighters helping them get ready to fight.
Professor Sergio Silva in the year of 2006 brought a Muay Thai teacher from Chute Boxe Academy to teach and help our dojo with striking practice.
In the same year Sergio took over 35 private lessons of boxing and over 45 privates in Professional muay Thai Fitness training in Brazil.


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Now you can also practice Kickboxing in Alameda in a fun and friendly environment,learning the basic of boxing and Kickboxing while getting in the best shape of your life!

Everyone is Welcome.

No Experience is Required!

We focusing in  the technical sparring and the simple way of learning by repetition and discipline!


Come down to practice a fun Kickboxing Class here in Alameda every Monday and Wednesdays from 6-7pm.


We will see you on the mats,

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:30

Sergio Silva Jiu-Jitsu Interview.

HHCF JIU JITSU TEAM PROFILE ON SERGIO SILVA

HHCF Jiu Jitsu Team Profile: Sergio Silva
By: Adisa Banjoko, HHCF Founder

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    Sergio Silva watching over his students on the BJJ path . For more info visit www.teamsilvabjj.com 

The Hip-Hop Chess Federation now has a jiu jitsu team. The goal of the team is to unite some of the best minds and souls in Jiu Jitsu to help humanitarian efforts and keep peace on the streets. Each month we hope to profile 2 members of the team. Sergio Silva is an amazing guy. He has raised a lot of money for disaster victims in Haiti, Pakistan and other parts of the world. This is his story 

AB: When did you start training jiu jitsu and why?

Sergio Silva: First I would like to say thank you for this opportunity to do this interview for HHCF
 I start practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in August of 1992 when some of my friends and brother start to practice BJJ with this guy name Jorge.The Jiu-Jitsu that he used to teach it used to be Half BJJ and half Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. It was in 1993 where I start practice the pure BJJ.An academy opened right next to my house(two block away).

I start practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu due of the violence in some parts of Brazil. I used to go watch soccer games and like everyone know Soccer in Brazil is HUGE. 95% of the time in the end of the game I used to watch or be very close to big fights. One day I watched this guy getting into a fight where he was actually the guy that started the fight but he had no idea how to fight. Coming back home with that scenario in my head kind of made me anxious. Get in a fight with no answers was something that made me very scared even to think about it. After few weeks I watch another scneario that made my head think very serious about enjoying a Martial Arts(BJJ) academy.

This group of guys tried to get in a fight with this rich kid. The rich kid did not wanted to fight at all, he had his girlfriend and was inside this building in a party. But this 3 guys were very serious to keep the provocation until the rich kid lost and went outside to see what this guys wanted it.
I was outside watching everything. The kid wants to talk with the big of all of them and asked him what was the problem.

The big guy did not wanted to talk much and start to push the rich kid. In fraction of seconds the rich kid put the big guy down and suddenly he was in the back choking the big guy telling him :
“THIS IS JIU-JITSU MY FRIEND YOU SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT TWICE BEFORE STARTING ALL THIS.”

The most impressive thing it was he did not throw one punch or kick he just used grappling techniques-In that point I was sold-the next thing I would have to do it would figure it out how to get the money to start practice since BJJ was very expensive.

AB: When did you decide to seriously go after your Black belt and for those seeking your level, what should they expect to endure?

SS: The idea to get my black belt came into my mind when I was a purple belt(1997).Back then we did not had that many black belts in my city-Curitiba. I was responsible for all the classes during the day and all the classes during the afternoon. One day a black belt in Hapkido came in the class to talk with a black belt.I told him that the black belt it will be in the academy at night. He replied if is ok to purple belt to teach in BJJ? He made a very weird face and left- After that day I knew that one day I would be a black belt.

If you do expect to get your black belt one day make sure to know that the journey start with several major sacrifices in your life. I went through injuries after injuries I had to stop going to University, gave up my dream of graduate in College, lost girlfriends(due of them not understanding my mat time space) and had trouble to keep jobs due of the flexibility of been traveling all the time for the tournaments.

AB: How much are chess and jiu jitsu connected in your opinion?

SS: In my opinion Chess and Jiu-Jitsu are connect due of the massive strategy game that you need to always make sure to improve. I learned to play chess when I was 8-10 years old. Back then all I knew was how to move the pieces nothing else. In BJJ my teammates where literally a nerds on the mats in how to build this perfect strategy. When start BJJ I did not even play Chess in first 8 months of BJJ training due of this crazy amount of time spent on the mats(Back then we did not had internet or videos to watch BJJ).

When I went to my first competition and lost one of my teammates was an engineer and one day he brought his chess set to the academy and start talking about strategy and how we all related through this Human Chess that is BJJ. My teacher at the time Evanri Gurgel told me to start play more Chess to improve my ground game(I taught What a Hell he is talking about it?). Back then most of my friends did not like it or did not know how to play Chess. So one day I was walking in a very busy street in Curitiba and I saw some old folks playing Chess(they looked like homeless). I approach one of them and asked them if I could play(underestimating this folks was one of my biggest mistake).
I start playing thinking that I would smash this old man. In the middle of the game he talked for the first time, until then I had no idea how is voice sound like it.
He said:“You move really fast making amazing mistakes and is all because of your speed of thinking”
He defeated me two times with no major problems at all…

In the end he told me again:
“Think more before make your moves young man…when you make a decision you can’t turn back and if you take your hands out of the piece that move is DONE”.

Playing Chess that day made a HUGE impact in my Jiu-Jitsu game,the next day I tried to move really slow in practice and people taught that I was sick or not serious. I was only a white belt trying to move like a blue or purple belt-
How Dare I was??? 

AB: You have hosted some historic events raising money for victims of natural disasters. Most notably Haitian earthquake relief as well as Pakistan flood victims. Tell me how those ideas together and how hard was it to organize so many schools that do battle to come together for a humanitarian cause?

SS: To tell you the truth organizing this events was kind of scary. I was in the U.S Open for the weekend and I went to get a cup of coffee.When I got there to get a cup of coffee I saw several people with the computer in the shop,I saw a young couple arguing about that the establishment did not had half and half for them put in their coffee ,people with the best cell phones. And here I was getting ready to fight the US Open with tons other of our BJJ community people spending cash to do something nice for ourselves but what are we were doing for somebody else?

Thousands of people were dead or dying and all we could think about it is how we could win this tournament. When I start thinking that way I realize that the value of the tournament went down and I did not even care as much about the result and all I could think about it was how we all could come together and make something special not for ourselves but for others…help people without have them to ask for help it was my main objective. I went around talking with ever single teachers and professors and telling what they think about this and all of them really sound very positive and supportive. It took me another week getting everyone in the same room and get the cash to help the victims. The feeling of doing something so special it was unreal.


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AB: Of all your matches what are your top three that taught you something about yourself?

SS: The first one it was back in 1993 when I was a white belt fighting open division.I lost my division and went to tried the Open just for fun.After winning two fight and end up getting in the finals fighting a guy that weights 260 lbs.I was fighting but I was listen to his coach where I stopped listen to my coach to listen what the other coach was telling him not me…

The other fight was in Porto Alegre I was fighting one of the best guy in that State,everyone was there but from my TEAM just me and 3 other guys.Ze Mario Sperry was his coach and for some odd reason I got intimidated for that and gave the guy way too much respect-I did an amazing fight and I wish I had that tape for that fight.I end up loosing by an advantage in the end, that time we did not had advantage and was most interpretation of the referee.

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The other one was in 2009 in the finals of the Pan American Championships where I taught the fight was already done but we still had 10 seconds to go…I end up loosing by the interpretation of the referee that told me in the end that I was way more tired then the guy-I taught the fight was over but it’s only over when is over.



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AB: What are the characteristics of being a good teacher? Also, what are the characteristics of being a good student?

SS: I believe that before talk we must be able to listen.When we are born that is the most effective thing that we have.Be able to listen then talk. Students as well teachers must be able to listen. Respect is one of the most important thing that a student in martial arts must have for the person that is bringing the acknowledge. If you were never able to get a triangle choke or to apply this amazing sweep and now after few months of training now you are able to pull all this sweet moves together there is one person besides yourself that you must take your hat off for it and that guy is your teacher. Loyalty to yourself and the people around you that is helping you to achieve that level- Remember jiu-jitsu is an individual sport but without the TEAM you will have nobody to practice.


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Discipline is the key of Success also if you are not focus and willing to learn it will be very difficult to see any progress here…A good teacher it will listen to you if you have a problem or an injury and will understand what need to be done in order for you to progress. A good student will always listen, respect and have a great amount of discipline involve in training that everyone on the mats will take him/her serious. And also don’t forget to laugh at your teacher’s jokes even if is kind of corny.

AB:  What are your favorite Hip Hop jams that motivate you on the mat?

SS: Yeah I like the old school hip hop where they used to talk about politics and right ideas. Public enemy has a good beat that I enjoy very much.Fight the Power is Tight…I like when the motivates me to move my body or to choke someone but having fun in the process.


AB: Any last words?
I would like to say thanks for Adisa for putting this interview together and believing in the power of BJJ and Chess. I also would like to give a quick shout out for my wife and son and all my Teammates without you guys life would be very sketchy.
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:15

Team Silva Martial Arts Academy

Professor Sergio Silva started practcing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu back in 1992 when he was a brown belt in Judo.The passion of Martial Arts started for the first time when professor Silva was almost 4 years of age and he went to a judo practice in 
his uncle's academy in Curitiba,Parana-Brazil.
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Dojo Mokayko was lead by professor Si;va's uncle Edgar Barreto.Professor Barreto was a judo teacher and fighter who believed so much in the art of Judo.

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Sergio Silva in the young son of all 2 brothers that he has.His older brother Julio Cesar Linhares e Silva was the most dedicated junior judo athlete back then.Julio used to love to learn the art of fighting.


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Not just Judo but Kung fu and street fighting it was a necessity for Julio that used to ride the bus in the city and a lot of times encountering himself in danger situations.


On saturdays,Julio who was very young and has huge responsibilities.He had the key of the dojo and used to invite his friends from different Martial Arts to come share and learn together the mixing of Martial Arts(MMA).

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Back then professor Silva was just a fanatic for learning new things.Soccer was into his passion but before getting deep in soccer professor Silva learned few other Martial Arts.Capoeira,Kung Fu,Karate,Judo and even Sumo was some of the things that professor Silva learned in the early ages.


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He knew that consistency was something important not only in Judo and Martial Arts in general but overall you must know how important is the consistency in anything you put your life into it.

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In 1993 Sergio older brother Julio decided to give up his pre school Judo teaching and follow his dreams to be an architect.Given Sergio the opportunity to teach Judo to pre School kids in Brazil.

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As a brown belt in Judo Sergio Silva thought it was the chance of his life time.Teach the art of Judo as a job it would change Sergio's life once and for all.
Sergio used to have a very demanding Soccer schedule where practice was almost everyday.In the day that he wasn't practicing Soccer he was practicing Judo and martial arts with his brother.
One of the most beautiful teaching of Martial Arts on his life was the art of persistence in learning:
"When you think a move is hard to learn it means you did not tried enough times to learn that technique..."


start your practice today at our Alameda Martial Arts dojo in Alameda.
Classes are held everyday as early as 6am in the morning.
Start now:
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Saturday, 15 April 2017 00:32

Alameda Martial Arts fitness

Team Silva Martial Arts Academy is proud to present our Martial Arts program in Alameda offering Brazilian Jiu-JItsu,Submission Wrestling,Mixed Martial Arts,Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,Teens Anti Bullying,Toddler Samurai Classes,Women Self-defense Workshops and much more.
Professor Sergio Silva is a third degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a former World Champion winning multiple times National and International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.
PRofessor Silva trained and taught many of the MMA World Champions like Murilo Ninja,Mauricio Shogun,Ralph Gracie,BJ Penn,Crosley Gracie and many more.
Professor Silva is an MMA undefeated Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Brazil.
 
Start your Martial Arts training today with us in Alameda-
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Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:53

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Welcome to Stockton Jiu-Jitsu Academy :

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Sign up today at our Kids Martial Arts program of Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!!



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Stockton Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a Martial Arts dojo focus in teach the ancient art of Jiu-Jitsu to Kids and adults of all ages and levels.
Tim and Richard are the leaders with several others.


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They offer Crossfit,Judo,Submission Wrestling,Conditioning training,Self-Defense and Law Enforcement VIP practice.
Come down to train Martial Arts at our Team Silva Stockton Affiliation academy.
No Experience is Required!

11 Amazing Benefits that you will notice in your child right way:

They(And You)Will get more Active

They'll Learn to Find Focus and Stillness

They'll Gain Self-Confidence and Self Respect

They'll Connect their mind and Body

They'll Learn Conflict Resolution

They'll will be able to finish what they started.

They'll Learn to Breathe

Our Instructors are also proud parents and they teach Martial Arts thinking that any of our children on the mats are their own.

Kids will learn how to do their best by watching young champions on the mats working very hard to achieve success.

Kids love to be able to believe in themselves and learn through their own mistakes.At our Stockton Jiu-Jitsu Academy we know all kids learn in different paces.

Kids will learn Self-Defense and our 4 major Self-Defense Color codes to best be able to avoid physical conflicts and be able to use our 101 guide in how to not get physical.


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10 amazing Benefits for you enroll with your child at our Jiu-Jitsu program at our Stockton Martial Arts program.

All adults will increase their fitness level.A regular workout of one hour at our Stockton Jiu-Jitsu Academy burn over 500 calories.

Better in decision making process.Jiu-Jitsu makes you a lot better in making decision for your Jiu-Jitsu Moves that you can also use in your business meetings.

You will learn an amazing Self-Defense that is considered the World's most effective Martial Arts.You will feel powerful and your love one's will noticed in first hand.

Your leadership skills will Sky Rock.

You will learn an amazing Combat Sport that will make wake up in the morning and look for something cool to improve on the mats.Our mats are pack with guys just like you...We have students as young as 6 months of age and as old as 80 years old.Jiu-Jitsu for everyone.

Your confidence will boost through the roof.

Improved Reflexes:Researches has found that by Participating in Martial Arts,you not only improve your reflexes while performing the activity,but actually experience faster reaction times during all activities of your life.This is very important in a number of daily activities,such as driving.

Teach great moral and values.

Better moods,you will feel with more energy to go through the day.

You will be making tons of new friends open minded just like you.We have a lot of fathers that practice 2-3 times a week and also police officers and law enforcement agents that on the mats they are just one more student doing their best.


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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:44

Team Silva BJJ Review


Danilo

"I came from Brazil to spend some time in California training jiu-jitsu. Since I arrived I'm training with Sergio and even knowing several academies from Brazil (birthplace of jiu-jitsu) I can say the TeamSilva BJJ is the one of the best places I already trained. The friendly atmosphere, the solids techniques taught and diversities in which you can test yourself, make it the perfect place for lovers of  martial arts, beginners or competitors. Tatame always very clean and perfect environment for practicing the martial art."




Luis Soltero

I could go on and on telling all the great things about this Academy so I will try to keep it short.  I have been a member, along with my two sons and my daughter, for over 4 years. At first I though this would be an awesome activity for my kids but when I started watching the training I thought "I can do this" the truth is I was nervous. I was still recovering from low back surgery so I wasn't sure this was a sport I would last more than a week.  Well I am still here and continue training and love the training!  When I met Sergio he made me feel welcome and suggested for me to give it a try, so I did.  Sergio is a world champion who has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for decades and he cares for his students making sure they learn everything 100%. Now with the new location they have more room, more classes, and more options such as Yoga and Capoeira.  Often times Sergio also offers kids programs for summer activities and Parents Night out!!!  Sergio isn't just a teacher he is an amazing professor and a great friend he opens the door and makes you feel part of his family.  Everyone who trains there learns to be humble and share their knowledge, with the ones who begin to learn I find myself doing that thanks to the foundation Sergio built in me and every person.  It is true what other people mentioned this place becomes your second family. 

BJJ has help me in many ways, to get strong and protect my body, to be humble, to learn a better way to be a better person with more confidence and respect for others. This type of martial arts is great for kids too and this Academy offers the people and the room to make kids feel comfortable and teaches them to gain confidence, learn respect and discipline.  

Be sure to check their website teamsilvabjj.com they have additional locations in other cities.  I have trained at one of the other locations and the people are humble and welcoming as well and great instructors who teach at either location different days of the week.

Thank you professor and friend Sergio Silva and thank you for providing a family oriented environment.  I am happy to be part of this family!
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:44

Team Silva BJJ Review

I came from Brazil to spend some time in California training jiu-jitsu. Since I arrived I'm training with Sergio and even knowing several academies from Brazil (birthplace of jiu-jitsu) I can say the TeamSilva BJJ is the one of the best places I already trained. The friendly atmosphere, the solids techniques taught and diversities in which you can test yourself, make it the perfect place for lovers of  martial arts, beginners or competitors. Tatame always very clean and perfect environment for practicing the martial art.

I could go on and on telling all the great things about this Academy so I will try to keep it short.  I have been a member, along with my two sons and my daughter, for over 4 years. At first I though this would be an awesome activity for my kids but when I started watching the training I thought "I can do this" the truth is I was nervous. I was still recovering from low back surgery so I wasn't sure this was a sport I would last more than a week.  Well I am still here and continue training and love the training!  When I met Sergio he made me feel welcome and suggested for me to give it a try, so I did.  Sergio is a world champion who has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for decades and he cares for his students making sure they learn everything 100%. Now with the new location they have more room, more classes, and more options such as Yoga and Capoeira.  Often times Sergio also offers kids programs for summer activities and Parents Night out!!!  Sergio isn't just a teacher he is an amazing professor and a great friend he opens the door and makes you feel part of his family.  Everyone who trains there learns to be humble and share their knowledge, with the ones who begin to learn I find myself doing that thanks to the foundation Sergio built in me and every person.  It is true what other people mentioned this place becomes your second family. 
BJJ has help me in many ways, to get strong and protect my body, to be humble, to learn a better way to be a better person with more confidence and respect for others. This type of martial arts is great for kids too and this Academy offers the people and the room to make kids feel comfortable and teaches them to gain confidence, learn respect and discipline.  

Be sure to check their website teamsilvabjj.com they have additional locations in other cities.  I have trained at one of the other locations and the people are humble and welcoming as well and great instructors who teach at either location different days of the week.

Thank you professor and friend Sergio Silva and thank you for providing a family oriented environment.  I am happy to be part of this family!
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Tyler Burke It will Change your entire life. For the better. There is no real excuse. Just do it! Great school! I love it and so do my two sons. Anyone looking for a bjj school around the Alameda area, Team Silva is where it's at! We have been training, my 3 children and myself, for 4 years now. Its a great community and fun place to be. The new location has so much more to offer yoga classes, kids classes, toddlers classes and more. Sergio is a great teacher and great fighter champion! Sergio has a great sense of humor and knows when to have fun and teach. Sergio has done a great job teaching my son(6) BJJ! So good in fact that he has inspired me to take it up at age 40. Cant say enough good things about Sergio and his staff in the Bay Area!! Amazing. Life changing. Exotic. Gotta try it yourself. Put on that Gi and jump on the mats, its the only way you'll truly know what kind of magic is going on. This is not just a bjj school, but offers yoga, cardio class, self defense, kids classes and classes for kids with special needs. It's a great place to train for both competitors and hobbyists. Friendly and challenging, with high level instructors on the mat at all times. Highly recommended! Professor Silva is a great instructor and great BJJ practitioner. He also works with children with special needs which is very dear to my heart. The other students are welcoming, patient, and work well as a team I visited three different academies in the area before deciding to attend Team Silva. I chose to train here because of the team atmosphere and the individualized attention given by the instructor(s), and because the higher belts are friendly and willing to help a lowly white belt like myself. This place is great because its both friendly and you can get the highest quality of training. Both sportive and self defense jiu jitsu concepts are taught. If you are looking for a serious competition based academy or a place to learn new skills and have fun, this place is an excellent option. Professor Sergio is the best because he is a genuinely kind person and obviously the highest caliber jiu jitsu fighter with an extensive pedigree. I bring my son here every Tuesday and Thursday for the kids class. He LOVES it. The teacher, Sergio really knows how to relate with kids. He teaches through games. The best part is my son is wore out after this class and goes to bed without a problem! Thanks to Professor Sergio and his staff. Great BJJ , great vibe, great athletes, great competition guys and hobby athletes, has a great schedule so everybody can find a time to train. If you looking for a very technical jiu jitsu you should come train with sergio. Professio Sergio is the best out there. He helps motivate his students. The entire staff is just amazing especially the kids program. Being in his academy is like having another home to come to...Everyone in the academy is like family. I would not take my kids anywehere else. Michael Webber 2 years ago- Great bushido - martial arts spirit. I first met professor Silva at a jiu jitsu tournament at a South Bay academy in 2007, where he was volunteering time as a referee for the tournament host. I was an old geezer just starting out but his kind words later after my match help bolster my determination to continue in this difficult "young mans' sport." Later I grew to respect and admire him for the great work he did in making friends with other instructors from other academies, and always being respectful to and supportive of students from other academies, even when they were competing with his students. Prof. Silva never hesitates to take his jiu jitsu out on the mats and he brings back a lot of gold medals. He is a first-class representative for the Northern California jiu jitsu scene - and I say this not as his student, but as a student from another academy. (I finally visited an open mat last year at his student's Chris Piedra's invitation - and Prof. Silva remembered me and made me feel welcome.) My little girl also competed at one of the frequent tournaments he runs two years ago - she was only 7 or 8 - and she got treated really well at every stage, from signing in, to the ref, to encouraging words after. I think when an instructor has talent at his level (which you can confirm with your own research and by dropping in for a complimentary class), it just comes down to your gut instincts and personal choice. I'm happy where I train now, but if an asteroid landed on it tomorrow, I'd be happy at Prof. Silva's too. It's unusual for students from other academies to vouch for an instructor at a different academy, but Prof. Silva has done so much for local jiu jitsu by sponsoring frequent "local" club-feel tournaments, that I don't want to let the recent one-star "hate review" go unanswered. That review is so far off the mark it has everyone in the community wondering where it is coming from. Read his students' reviews for more detailed insights. But treat that "hater review" with the grain of salt it deserves. Visit Prof. Silva's academy, talk to him, and decide for yourself. I trained under Sergio for about 3 months, had to stop due to the economy making me unemployed, but it was a really fun experience, the guys at Sergio's gym are all super killers and really friendly, everyone is willing to help you learn. I wish everyone the best over at open door! PS - Sergio quotes south park a lot so dont get confused like I did! The best jiu jitsu academy in the Bay Area! Original brazilian jiu-jitsu from the source, Sergio is a great instructor and his classes are very technical and fun! I highly recommend it!
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