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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 15:56

Women Self Defense

Team Silva Jiu-Jitsu is now offering a self defense/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu course for women only.



Women Self Defense Workshop

 
This course is designed for practical self defense, using full force, on live attackers.


 
We will instruct the students in the use of various, strikes, takedowns, joint locks and escapes from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 
 
The emphasis of the course and ongoing instruction will be for the students to learn how to engage their legs into the fight as soon as possible. 
 
We stress this because using the legs in an integrated defense with the arms and head is the best way for a female defender to mitigate the upper body strength advantage of a male attacker.
 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is recognized throughout the world as one of the best methods of coordinated self defense against a larger, stronger opponent. 
 
Its methods provide the defender with the ability to manage the distance between attacker and defender so that strikes and holds on the defender are rendered less effective, this allows the defender to survive the initial attack and escape.
 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other defensive methods used in this course are intimate close quarter combat. The practice of this type of live close combat training, trains the student in what it is like to go in and out of the “heightened fight or flight response” of a violent encounter and channel that fear into effective reactions using sound self defense techniques.
 
The practice of this type of combat over time enhances the students intuition and situational awareness which in turn allows the student to avoid areas, situations and encounters that predators count on for advantage.
 
The emphasis of this course will be on defending oneself against unarmed assault and acquaintance assault. We will not be teaching knife or gun “takeaways’ in a static slow motion fashion. Except for in very specific situations attempting to subdue an armed 
 
attacker is nearly suicidal and should be avoided at all costs. We will be using Gavin DeBeckers book The Gift of Fear as a reference for understanding different types of threats and the one situation when confronting an armed attacker is the best defense.
 

Syllabus
 
Classes are 2 hours Only six techniques should be used so that a lot of repetitive practice can be done.
 
Week 1
 
Talk
 
Introductions
 
The buddy system
 
BJJ warm up shrimping, rolls etc.
 
Week One Techniques:
 
Technical stand up
 
Muay Thai clinch with full force knee strikes using three stations, two with big grappling dummies and one live with full krav maga protective gear.
 
Ompa
 
BJJ rolling demo
 
Homework:
 
Learn how to spot weapons found in the environment. Bottles, garbage cans etc.
 
Learn to notice where the typical Fire Alarm Pull Stations are located in buildings which you enter on a daily basis.
 
Week 2
 
BJJ warm up
 
Technical stand up
 
Muay Thai knee strikes
 
Ompa
 
New techniques for this week:
 
Rickson Gracie toe lean and prayer position.
 
Closed guard with breaking posture and one sweep.
 
Positional sparring in the closed guard.


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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 15:55

About Us

Welcome to our academy. My name is Sergio Silva and I have been teaching Brazillian Jiu-jitsu in the Bay Area since 1999 when I emigrated to the United States.
 
At our academy we emphasize respect without submissiveness. I respect my students as the individuals that they are with a focus on their development as martial artists and people.
 
I am a 4th degree Black Belt in Brazillian Jiu-jitsu, 1st degree Black Belt in Judo and have participated and won Brazillian Jiu-jitsu tournaments at the black belt level, submission wrestling tournaments and MMA matches.

I am a former World Champion of submission wrestling and multiple times NAtional and International Champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts
 
I began my martial arts training at 4 years old with my uncle who was a judo Professor Edgar Barreto in my home town of Curitiba, Brazil. 
 
I began training in Brazillian Jiu-jitsu at age 13 at the Carlson Gracie Guardian Academy, also in Curitiba, Brazil
 
We moved to our current location on Park St with my wife Rebecca’s Yoga Alameda Studio in 2014.
 
Let me and my team of instructors show you how we can change your life.
 
We know that our instruction changes lives. We have seen it in ourselves and in our students.
 
If you want to get in great shape.
 
If you want to learn the most effective self-defense martial art in the world.

If you would like to boost your confidence in just few weeks of practice.
 
If you want to compete in a fantastic individual sport.
 
We know we can show you how. Will you join us?

Start your journey today with us!
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