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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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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Team Silva Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu presents:


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1st Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu graduation of the year of 2017.


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Our next graduation for stripes it looks like it will be April 29th at our  Alameda Jiu-Jitsu Academy!

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Professor Sergio Silva and black belts will be evaluating students through a 10 questions test!
Kids 11:30-12:30pm(kids -$30)! Adults 12:30-2pm!(adults-$35). First 30 people registered will get a free T-shirt!

Sign up now at 1502 PArk St,Alameda at our Alameda Martial Arts and Jiu-Jitsu academy!

 
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Team Silva Martial Arts academy presents:

WOMEN SELF-DEFENSE AND BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU WORKSHOP SERIES OPEN TO EVERYONE!

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IT!


Don't miss this opportunity to practice with our Women only Workshop at our Alameda dojo!
Girls only Workshop!



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Sign up now at our Academy or at our web site:
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.

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  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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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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Friday, 10 February 2017 03:42

Rice and Beans Workshop

 Rice and Beans Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basic and Fundamentals!
 
 Professor Sergio Silva Basic and Fundamental Workshop February 25th at our Alameda Dojo.
 We will be going over basic and Fundamental in all basic positions:
 
-Basic Self-Defense techniques and concepts.
-Basic stand up techniques
-Basic Guard concepts and how to best defend yourself from your back.
-Basic Guard pass and concepts from that position.
-Basic Side Control Defense
-Basic Mount position escapes
 
Location-Alameda dojo
Cost:$35(Free Basic and Fundamental DVD for the first 10 people to register)
Time:12:30pm-2pm.

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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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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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Monday, 26 December 2016 17:26

Alameda Martial Arts Academy

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.

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.

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



Enjoy now; www.teamsilvabjj.com

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