1502 Park St. - Alameda

PHONE: (510) 263-8700
New Students: $49.99 for 3 classes + fitness evaluation + FREE gi
Sunday, 10 September 2017 22:10

Alameda After School Martial Arts Program

ALAMEDA AFTER SCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM, its a Martial Arts program offering the entire town of our beautiful Island of Alameda.


The nominated the  Best Yoga Teacher of Alameda,Rebecca Trisell is not only the Best in Yoga but also worked for over 18 years in the Unified School District of San Francisco serving as a special ed.Teacher.

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Now with the fusion of her Husband Sergio Silva who has been teaching kids Martial Arts for over 23 years and practicing Martial Arts arts for over 30 years.

Professor Silva says that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts is not about winning or losing in training or competition but to build a character of each individual child.

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Professor Silva is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a black belt in Judo.Former World Champion of Submisison Wrestling professor Silva also won several National Championships and International.
Now offering a Free Pick up Transportation from our local Alameda Public Schools.


We special design a Kids Martial Arts Program focusing in all aspects of learning including our Life Skills program and our Fitness fun training where we combine fun dodge balls games with cool Zombie Tags and tug war fun to improve Strength, agility and focusing.

Start your Child After School Martial Arts Program with us today:
Serving Kindergartens to 5th Grades.

Start now - www.teamsilvabjj.com 
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  Welcome to Team Silva Martial Arts After School Program.
  Parents Top Choice for After School Martial Arts and Empowerment.

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  Kids love our program as they enjoy to be into a positive fun environment that provides a sense or Purpose for their after school time.


  Parents choose us as an alternative to other after schools program because we focus in our life skills such as Focus,Teamwork,Confidence and  
  Self-Discipline,as well as Martial Arts skills and leadership classes to help them live their best lives.

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  Your child will have an outstanding time at our Martial Arts Classes in Alameda.Our Alameda location is full of many other classes to best provide to our families.
   We offer also Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Classes to Toddler Samurai,Teens Anti Bullying program,Women Self-Defense Workshops,Adult Self-Defense,
   Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for hobby,Competition training,Yoga classes,Prenatal Yoga,Post Natal Yoga,Family Yoga Classes.

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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."

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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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, 12 May 2015 15:55

Alameda Teens Anti Bullying

Hi there,my name is Sergio Silva and I have been teaching Teens Anti-Bullying practice for over 20 years. I have done speech in several public schools. I was born in raised in South of America,Brazil.

One of the most important thing we emphasis in our program is the use of our verbal self-defense 101 and the building of individual confidence.


Here are some of the reasons that you should enroll your teenager at our Martial Arts Academy.

1-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the World's most effective Martial Arts.
2-Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
3-Bullies are everywhere,at school,at the park,local swimming pool and everywhere kids tent to play and have fun it will always be one kid that has some sort of natural advantage and he/she will take that advantage to be in superior stage no respecting anyone's boundaries or rules.Bullies always believe that they are invincible or they can get rid of any major arguments.
4-Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
5-Build an unstoppable confidence in your child to always keep their head up with posture,speaking for themselves and give tools to them to not only defend themselves if they need to.
6-17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. Take a stand in your community by hosting a Bullying Policy Makeover event customizing your school’s anti-bullying policy.
7-Keep your teenager in shape while learning the principles of our Life Skills 101 program:Focus,Discipline,Family,Confidence,Teamwork,Manners,Balance and much more.
8--1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.
9-It's always amazes when our current Jiu-Jitsu teens come to us to let us know that someone have been pushing their buttons for over weeks and nobody does anything.We always tell our kids:"Make sure always let the bully know that you don't like what he/she did and kindly asked them to not ever do that again..."Then go tell the teacher.
10-Over 67% of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.We go back to the old story of the parent telling their child to go take the issue to the teacher. A lot of teachers let it pass just stating that they are kids and kids will do what kids do.
11--71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.That's a very high %!
12--90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.
13--1 in 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.
14-As boys age they are less and less likely to feel sympathy for victims of bullying. In fact they are more likely to add to the problem than solve it.
15-Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.
16-Give your teen a powerful tool that they will take for their life time.Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an amazing Martial Arts besides been one of the strongest sport growing in the World.It's always compare with Chess for the critical thinking about moves and the power of the decision making rule where you have a consequence with each move that you are applying. Engineers,software business tech people are usually very interested with the beauty of this amazing Martial Arts of BJJ. Facts About Bullying Bullying is being mean to another kid over and over again. Bullying often includes: -Teasing Talking about hurting someone -Spreading rumors -Leaving kids out on purpose -Attacking someone by hitting them or yelling at them -Bullying does not always happen in person. Cyber bullying is a type of bullying that happens online or through text messages or emails. It includes posting rumors on sites like Facebook, sharing embarrassing pictures or videos, and making fake profiles or websites.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 15:54

Alameda Kids Martial Arts

Our kids martial arts program is centered around Brazilian Jiu­Jitsu. We teach how to end a fight without escalating violence and injury through the use of takedowns, reversals and submission joint locks.

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The first technique we teach to beginning students is the Upa, which is an escape from the bully mount. What happens when someone has thrown your child to the ground? They are trained to do the Upa escape, using leverage and leg strength. This allows them to reverse the position and escape from someone larger and stronger. Through training in Brazilian Jiu­Jitsu your child will become familiar and comfortable with the chaos of ground fighting.


Studies have shown that the overwhelming majority of street confrontations end up in grappling and going to the ground. A natural result of training to subdue without injuring is an increase in your child's respect for others and themselves. This builds tremendous confidence over time and affects many other areas of their lives as well.

Because the techniques are sometimes counterintuitive, your child must concentrate to learn them. Because they practice the techniques in live sparring, they must exert a tremendous amount of energy to apply them. Most parents report that getting their kids to bed after Jiu­Jitsu is not a problem.

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We can design a specific program for your child if they are being bullied. You can be confident that we are not simply training them to be violent without remorse, but showing them a way to defend themselves and their dignity.

Brazilian Jiu­Jitsu is also a great competitive individual sport with tournaments held throughout the year here in the Bay Area. Participants are divided by age, weight and ability. Many of our students have “found their sport” in Brazilian Jiu­Jitsu and compete regularly under the Team Silva/Check Mat banner here in California and around the USA.

Many experts recommend martial arts for children because a good program will teach both physical and mental skills. Our goal at Team Silva Martial Arts Academy is to teach your child how to appropriately defend themselves, get them into great physical shape, and teach them special life lessons. In addition to the physical skills required to learn effective self-defense, your child will learn how to use discipline, respect, self-control, teamwork, and more to excel in school as well as at home with you. They can take these lessons with them and use them for a lifetime! Our Children’s Martial Arts Program: Will get your child in great shape and improve his/her coordination Teaches how to resolve conflict peacefully Provides an outlet for extra energy Reinforces ideals of courtesy and respect Teaches an “I can do it” attitude Uses positive reinforcement to make classes fun! Sign up your child today at our Martial Arts/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program: www.teamsilvabjj.com

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