1502 Park St. - Alameda

PHONE: (510) 263-8700
New Students: $49.99 for 3 classes + fitness evaluation + FREE gi
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 hitting and striking hard with a our pad work and technical sparring practice!

Kickboxing is fun,you will learn the principles about fighting and to protect yourself.

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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:
www.teamsilvabjj.com
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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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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 18:33

Professor Sergio Silva Titles and Achievements

Professor Sergio Silva is a former World Champion of Submission Wrestling  and Multiple times American Cup and San Francisco Open Champion!!!!I also made multiple Pan American Champions from scratch and also multiple times World Champion from the scratch!!!!Do you want to be a Champion….Well is time to start training with Champions!


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Professor Sergio Silva won Multiple times the prestigious US Open Championships of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
 

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Professor Sergio Silva Winning the prestigious US Open-Open Division Black Belt.


Professor Silva is the first Brazilian to come teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in the Island of Alameda and he has built several Mixed Martial Arts Champions in Brazilian and United States.


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Professor Sergio Silva winning his Mixed Martial Arts fight in 2007 by Submission Hold.

He trained and help get ready for many MMA matches including BJJ matches.




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Professor Sergio Silva winning the World Championships of Submission Wrestling making to the finals against the UFC fighter Andy Wang. 

Some of the fighters that professor Silva helped:
 BJ Penn, Ralph Gracie,MAuricio Shogun,Murilo Ninja,Wanderley Silva,Anderson Silva,Crosley Gracie,Fabricio Werdum and many others.


Some of my titles!!!

Titles won in Brazil
Regional Curitiba federation tournament-1994-Second place at Open Division-white belt division
Curitiba regional local champion-1995-Blue Belt division
Minas Gerais State Champion-1996-Blue Belt division
Circuito Paulista second place-1997-Purple Belt division
Parana- State Champion-1997-Purple Belt-The most technical fighter in the tournament
Southern Brazil National Champion
1997-Florianopolis-Purple Belt division
Southern Brazil National Champion
1998-Porto Alegre-Purple Belt division


Titles Won in The United States
2000 - Second place in the Copa Pacifica - Purple Belt
2000 - First place at the 2000 11 U.S Open - Purple Belt
2001 - Third place at Pan American’s - Brown Belt
2001 - First place at Grappling Games - Brown Belt
2002 - Third place at Grappler Quest - Advanced Submission Wrestling
2002 - First Place at the United Gracie Championship - Brown Belt Division
2003 - Third place at Pan American’s - Brown belt Division
2006 - Second place at Grappler’s Quest - Advanced submission Wrestling Division
2007 - Won his fight in his MMA Pro debut in 2007 at the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel
2007 - First place at U.S Open of Submission Wrestling & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Black Belt Division
2007 - Third place at Pan American’s
2007-Black Belt Division World Champion of Submission Wrestling-IBJJF
2008 - Third place in Pan Americans - Division
2008 - Second place in Grappler’s Quest - Division
2009 - Second place at the Pan American Championship - Black Belt Division
2009 - Grappler’s Quest Advanced Division Champion
2010 - 3rd place at US Open BJJ Championships Open Division
2010 - 2nd place at the 2010 US Open BJJ Championships HeavyWeight Division
2010 - Super Fight Champion vs Gracie Fighter Cristiano Xavier
2011 - 3rd place at the 2011 Pan American Championships Light Heavy Weight
2011 - 2nd place at Nationals Championships BJJ
2011 - 3rd place at Nationals Championships BJJ Open Division
2011 - 2nd place at US Open Championships Heavyweight
2012 - 1st Place at the International Championships SFO Open - Black Belt Medium Heavy division
2012 - 3rd place at the International Championships SFO Open - Black Belt Open Division
* 2012-2nd place at the Naga Championships-Advance NoGi Cruiserweight division.

* 2013 -1st place at American Cup -Senior Division Black Belt

*2013-3rd Place at the World Championships of Masters and Seniors.

*2013-1st Place of US Open Heavy weight division,Senior 1

*2013-1st Place at the US Open of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Weight Division-Senior 1

*2014-1st Place at the San Francisco Open by IBJJF at Heavy weight division-Master 2

*2014 -2nd place at the San Francisco Open by IBJJF at the Open Weight division-Master 2

*2014-3rd place at the prestigious and competitive IBJJF Pan American Championships at Medium Heavy weight division.

*2014-3rd place at the prestigious and competitive IBJJF Pan American Championships at Open Division.

*2014-1st place at the Prestigious American Cup-Master 1 Medium Heavy weight.

*2014-1st place at the American Cup-Master 1 Open Weight Division.

* 2014-2nd Place at the Heavy weight division at the All Star Competition in Santa Cruz(June 29th)

* 2014- 2nd place ay the Open Division All Star Competition in Santa Cruz.

2017- 2nd place at the International San Jose Open.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 23:39

Team Silva Martial Arts Academy

Welcome to Team Silva Martial Arts Academy



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We are a fun friendly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy located in Alameda. At Team Silva we teach people of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds. We are locate it very close to the stadium of the Oakland Raiders.We offer classes of Mixed Martial Arts(MMA),Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ),Submission Wrestling (NoGi),Self-Defense and Fitness Grappling. We are one the premiere schools in the East Bay with focus in LEARN the Ground System of BJJ..
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Professor Sergio Silva has been teaching Martial Arts for over 35 years of experience.Master Silva is also a World Champion of Submission Wrestling and a multiple times National and International Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.


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 Here are just few benefits of learning Martial Arts with Team Silva Martial Arts Academy team.

-You will increase your Fitness level.
-You will boost your confidence level
-You will learn Self-Defense and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
-You will learn how to control your emotions and actions.
-Kids and Teens will unlock our Life Skills program.

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 Start your Martial Arts program today at our Martial Arts and Yoga Center Academy in Alameda at 1502 Park st.



Professor Sergio Silva is a third degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over 26 years of experience.He teaches and practice at Team Silva Martial Arts Academy.At our Team Silva Martial Arts Academy you will find a great place to learn and improve your well being.
We offer an amazing After School Martial Arts Program with FREE Pick up.
Ask us how:
Give us a call today - 510-263-8700
We are conveniently located it at 1502 Park St,Alameda-Right in the heart f our Downtown Alameda.

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 18:27

Alameda Martial Arts Winter Camp for Kids

Winter Camp Registration

It's cold we know and kids tend to spend too long in front of the screen playing video games or watching TV shows.Now you have a chance to send your child to a fun Martial Arts Camp that not only your child will learn the most important concepts of Self-Defense but they will have a blast in our outings and all our fun activities that we have to offer. 

Remember all the fun you had in a day of camp when you were young. Remember all the friends and field trips you went on and how much fun it was. Now imagine if they had martial arts day camps where you could also learn some of the worlds most effective martial arts while having tons of fun in a safe environment? How much fun would that be? Well now there is a Winter day camp that offers this here in Alameda! The Team Silva Martial Arts & Yoga Alameda  Camp is a series of goal-oriented courses offering students a range of activities to keep their mind and body fit. This Winter Camp you will have the opportunity to improve your Martial Arts skills, learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts while you have fun! 

   This Winter  camp is the most fun and effective way to keep your child’s brain and body stimulated during the Winter when schools are out; best of all, you don’t have to send them away! This Winter Camp Is for kids of All Ages! (All campers are recommended for ages 4 to 13)  .

At Team Silva Martial Arts and Jiu-Jitsu Camp your kid will learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,Yoga,Meditation,Submission Wrestling principles,Wrestling Fundamentals,Mixed Martial Arts 101,Basic information about House Safety,Stranger Danger,Chess principles and Ideas,Seminars in different martial Arts like Aikido,Boxing,Kick Boxing,WorkShops in Capoeira and Yoga,Dodgeball,Basic of Fitness and Diet. Come down and see for yourself How Fun our camp can be for you and your family- 

Camp will start at 8am-5pm

We have early drop off option if needed it.

Also all kids will have the option to do our Martial Arts class from 5-6pm and all campers will win one week of Free Martial Arts/Self-Defense Training.

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Monday, 26 December 2016 17:33

Alameda Martial Arts Academy



Alameda Martial Arts After School program of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Fun Grappling now available to all kids of residents in Alameda.

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Our Alameda Martial Arts Academy offer classes Martial Arts classes to Kids as young as 2.4 years of age all the way to senior adults at 104 years old.

Enjoy our team today be a part of something beautiful where you can see the benefits in a short period of time.

We offer Martial Arts classes for Kids,Teens,Women,Adults and Seniors.

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All ages and levels are welcome.

Our Kids Martial Arts program is packed with fun fitness and our amazing Life Skills program.

We also offer an outstanding Martial Arts After School program for kids from K-6th grade.


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We offer in our Alameda Martial Arts Academy:

-After School Martial arts Program

-Pre-School Motor Fitness Classes

-Toddler Samurai Classes

-Kids Martial Arts

-Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition training

-Teens Anti Bullying Program

-Women Self-Defense Workshops

-Self-Defense Combat Fitness Classes

-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginner

-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Competition

-Submission Wrestling Competition training

-Mixed Martial Arts


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Enjoy now; www.teamsilvabjj.com

Come train Martial Arts at our Alameda Headquarters and start your Martial Arts journey today with us.Our CPR trained staff will best help you start your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program.

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Alameda Business Buzz: Fire and water
Team Silva Priorities


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Yoga Alameda and Team Silva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu open in a new Park Street location next week. Photo by Janice Worthen.

After a long and frustrating renovation of the old A-1 Vacuum & Sewing location on Park Street, Sergio Silva of Team Silva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his wife, Rebecca Trissell of Yoga Alameda, are planning to open their his-and-hers studio Tuesday.

Yoga Alameda will be open on Saturday during Park Street’s customer appreciation event (more on that below) to sell passes for a month of unlimited yoga for $75. Both businesses will open officially on Tuesday.

The couple hoped to open their joint studio last weekend, but had to push their opening date forward due to another setback in a series of setbacks: The city told the couple they wouldn’t be able to provide a final inspection of the studio until Monday – or later (Trissell was able to call and get an earlier inspection). Meanwhile, Trissell said she and her husband have been losing money and business waiting for the city’s approval.

Although both knew that opening their own place would take time and money, neither Silva nor Trissell was prepared for just how much of both they’d have to spend. Trissell said the whole process was like having another baby; she and Silva have a 5-year-old son and an 11-month-old daughter.

Silva and Trissell have dreamed of having their own space for a long time. Silva, who has won martial arts tournaments and taught others who went on to be champions themselves, has been teaching Brazilian jiu jitsu since 1993. Trissell has practiced yoga since 1998 and has been teaching since 2007. The couple had been renting studio space on Lincoln Avenue, but they struggled to accommodate both businesses in that location: Trissell said she often had to have her yoga classes at random times to work around Silva’s martial arts classes.

Silva said they envisioned a place where martial arts and yoga, or “fire and water” as he put it, could exist together, but the reality has not met their vision just yet. With the renovation of the Park Street location behind them, Silva is excited that the couple’s vision is now closer to being realized.

Silva said the couple had to bring in an architect first who could provide a plan for the renovation, and Trissell said it took more than a month and a half to get all the necessary permits before work could even start; it took at least six weeks for the city to rezone the space because their businesses are not retail or restaurants, and it took another five weeks to get the building permits.
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Trissell said Park Street is Alameda’s little gem, and because it is an historic area, there were many things they had to do to preserve the space and bring it up to code in addition to building an ADA-approved bathroom. Silva said the wait for permits was so hard because it made it difficult to hold on to contractors who couldn’t or wouldn’t wait for the permits to come in. Silva and Trissell also didn’t negotiate a long enough rent deferral and have had to pay rent on their space without being able to use it.

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Trissell said their inability to provide an exact opening date has also been hard on customers; she has announced their opening on her business’s Facebook page only to have to apologize when they couldn’t honor the date. During the renovation, Silva’s and Trissell’s customers have had to travel to Silva’s Hayward studio or put their sessions on hold until the new location opened.

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City Planner Andrew Thomas said he felt the process went smoothly from the city’s end, though he acknowledged that people who are new to the planning and permitting process are often surprised by how complex it is. Thomas said business owners have many state and city codes to meet, and while it’s not easy to build in California, he said the city tries to move things along as quickly as possible because Alameda wants small businesses to open here.


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Since the studio wasn’t listed among the uses that are already permitted on Park Street, the process took a little longer than it may have for another type of business because the city is required to provide notice that a new use has been proposed and to obtain feedback from other business owners nearby.

The department is working to process a growing number of building permits without the staff it once employed; half the staff in the city’s planning department was laid off during the recession, in 2009, and the department is wholly funded by the revenue it takes in. Still, Thomas said the city has initiated a new program, “Alameda at Your Service,” intended to make the process run more smoothly for business owners.

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Silva said he understands that everything needs to be perfect because of the historic location they chose but that the wait time for permits and the costs of renovating a space on Park Street make it hard for new businesses to get on their feet. Trissell said she has a new respect for what businesses have gone through to be able to operate.

Both Silva and Trissell want the joint space to be family-centered, and Silva said the new location better accommodates this vision because there are so many things for kids to do on and around Park Street. Trissell said the couple will offer a “play date” for children while their parents practice yoga or martial arts. They’ll also offer classes for the whole family, which are hard to find anywhere else: Their offerings will include classes for toddlers in both martial arts and yoga, and Trissell provides yoga for pregnant women as a registered prenatal yoga teacher.

Trissell said that many people in the area have high-stress jobs, and her yoga classes and Silva's martial arts classes provide an opportunity for people to put things on pause and reconnect with their bodies.

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"This is a place where the community and families can come together and have fitness fun and activities. All age levels and abilities welcome," she said.

1502 Park Street. Yoga Alameda: http://www.yogaalameda.com/. Team Silva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: http://www.teamsilvabjj.com/. Open from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
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We offer several type of Classes at our Alameda Martial Arts Team Silva Academy.Start your program today:

Toddler Samurai Classes
Kids Martial Arts with Life Skills
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids
Kids Competition Training
Teens Anti Bullying
Women Self-Defense
Adult Self Defense practice.
Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Adult Competition training
Mixed Martial Arts
Combat Fitness Training.
Yoga Classes
Prenatal Yoga
Post Natal Yoga
Baby and Mommy Yoga Classes
Vinyasa Yoga
Family Yoga Classes.


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