1502 Park St. - Alameda

PHONE: (510) 263-8700
New Students: $49.99 for 3 classes + fitness evaluation + FREE gi

Alameda Martial Arts After School Program - FREE Pick Up!
Rebecca Trissell is a former Public School Special Ed.Teacher from San Francisco Unified School District.Rebecca is also nominate the best Yoga Teacher from Alameda 2015 and 2016 and in 2016 her Studio was nominate the Best Yoga Studio in Alameda.
Professor Sergio Silva is a 4th Degree Black Belt from Brazil who studied Physical Education back in Brail and been practicing Martial Arts for over 32 years.Professor Silva has been teaching Kids since 1992.
Together they design the top notch After School Martial Arts program with the target of success to all kids participating in our program.
We thrive to best serve our community.
Your children will enjoy our TRANSPORTED AFTER SCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM in our Alameda Martial Arts and Yoga school, as they have fun developing focus, confidence, discipline and self control while learning the martial arts! We will provide safe, reliable, and trusted transportation from all school in the Alameda Unified District Schools.

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Martial Arts Classes
Life-Skills & Character Development
Fun Martial Arts Based Fitness Activities
Confidence Building Bully Defense and Stranger Awareness
Confidence & Leadership Drills
Your children will not only get exercise during the martial arts class, but they will learn valuable life-skills such as manners and respect for their teachers, parents, friends, and themselves.


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They will develop a positive “Never Give Up” attitude that will carry over into school, home and sports. The foundation of our program is the motivational, goal oriented, martial arts classes that students participate in. Our dedicated professional staff is focused on providing an exciting and safe environment for all of our students.
 
We take pride in offering a fun atmosphere that is focused on personal growth for each student. Our program is well staffed with people who are dedicated to helping your children live their best life!

Reserve you child's spot in our popular Martial Arts After School Program!

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We are here to best serve you and your dd


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Now serving all elementary schools in Alameda (including Bay Farm schools).

Sign up today to our Martial Arts After School program,our program was special design by Rebecca Trissell.
Rebecca is a former Special Ed.School Teacher from the San Francisco Unified School District together with Sergio Silva who has been teaching and training Martial Arts since 1982 when he was 5 years old.
We follow the Alameda Unified School District calendar.

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Start your child today to our popular After School Martial Arts program.
Sign up to our Martial Arts After School Program today:
www.teamsilvabjj.com


 

 
 
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Alameda Martial Arts After School Program - FREE Pick Up!
Your children will enjoy our TRANSPORTED AFTER SCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM in our Alameda Martial Arts and Yoga school, as they have fun developing focus, confidence, discipline and self control while learning the martial arts! We will provide safe, reliable, and trusted transportation from all school in the Alameda Unified District Schools.

Team Silva Kidas Fair Play
 
Martial Arts Classes
Life-Skills & Character Development
Fun Martial Arts Based Fitness Activities
Confidence Building Bully Defense and Stranger Awareness
Confidence & Leadership Drills
Your children will not only get exercise during the martial arts class, but they will learn valuable life-skills such as manners and respect for their teachers, parents, friends, and themselves.


HAyward Brazilian Jujutsu
 
They will develop a positive “Never Give Up” attitude that will carry over into school, home and sports. The foundation of our program is the motivational, goal oriented, martial arts classes that students participate in. Our dedicated professional staff is focused on providing an exciting and safe environment for all of our students.
 
We take pride in offering a fun atmosphere that is focused on personal growth for each student. Our program is well staffed with people who are dedicated to helping your children live their best life!

Reserve you child's spot in our popular Martial Arts After School Program!

Stocktonbjj6


We are here to best serve you and your family.


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Now serving all elementary schools in Alameda (including Bay Farm schools).

Sign up today to our Martial Arts After School program,our program was special design by Rebecca Trissell.
Rebecca is a former Special Ed.School Teacher from the San Francisco Unified School District together with Sergio Silva who has been teaching and training Martial Arts since 1982 when he was 5 years old.
We follow the Alameda Unified School District calendar.

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Start your child today to our popular After School Martial Arts program.
Sign up to our Martial Arts After School Program today:
www.teamsilvabjj.com


 

 
 
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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, 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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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.


Published in News & Events
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 23:44

What's Jiu Jitsu

Brazillian jiu-jitsu is a martial art derived from Japanese judo. Prior to the early 20th century there were many schools of jiu-jitsu in Japan each with different emphasis and philosophy.
 
This period, known as the Meiji restoration, was a time rapid change in Japan. The focus of the new government was for Japan to take its place in the world as a modern nation. Part of this modernization involved an effort by the Japanese government for Japan to participate in the modern Olympic movement and have its national sport – the grappling art jiu-jitsu – accepted as an Olympic sport. Under the auspices of Professor Jigaro Kano and his Kodokan organization the rules and techniques of jiu-jitsu gentle art), which he called judo(gentle way or path), were codified and taught throughout Japan and the world by his student emissaries and teachers. His students were forbidden from fighting or wrestling professionally. One of his premier students, Mitsuyo Maeda, in fact did fight and wrestle professionally throughout Europe, the United States, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil.
 
Maeda is said to have fought nearly 1000 no holds barred matches in his lifetime and was never defeated. He incorporated the techniques of his most difficult opponents into his style of jiu-jitsu. If you watch a high level Brazillian jiu-jitsu match today you will see Greco-Roman, freestyle and catch wrestling techniques integrated with modern judo and pre 20th century Japanese jiu-jitsu. 
 
Maeda settled in Brazil and taught his art there until his death in 1941. He taught the sons of his friend Gastão Gracie as well as other Brazillians. Carlos and Helio Gracie, the most famous sons of Gastao, were known for accepting the challenge of any type of fighter and defeating them. With their many progeny they practiced, taught and promoted their art throughout Brazil for the entirety of the 20th century.  This art came to be known as Gracie jiu-jitsu or Brazillian jiu-jitsu. The focus of Brazillian jiu-jitsu is on ground fighting. The effectiveness of this approach in one on one combat was shown to the world outside of Brazil in 1993 at UFC 1.
 
Helio Gracie’s son Royce at 185 lbs defeated all comers by submission using integrated arm and leg attacks against his much larger opponents. This is the hallmark of Brazillian jiu-jitsu; to submit the opponent using coordinated, leveraged arm and leg techniques without leaving permanent injury unless necessary.

You can also start your Martial Arts Journey learning the beauty of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and take for yourself and your family all the benefits that come with it.
You will learn Self-Defense,get in the best shape of your life and boost your confidence level in just in
few weeks of training.
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