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!