1502 Park St. - Alameda

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

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.
Published in What's Jiu Jitsu
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!
Published in About Us