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Team Silva BJJ Academy

The home of the World Champion-Sergio Silva 5th degree Black Belt in Braziian Jiu-Jitsu and also Black Belt in Judo.

Sergio Silva-World Champion-2007

Submission Wrestling-Black Belt​

















World-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for kids and adults right here in Alameda! Come to Team Silva Martial Arts Academy to train with sensei Sergio Silva - Professor Silva is a former World Champion of Submission Wrestling (NoGi) and multiple times National and International Champion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(Gentle Art)-

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ; Portuguese: jiu-jitsu brasileiro [ʒiw ˈʒitsu bɾaziˈlejɾu, ʒu -]) is a self-defence martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting, and submission holds. BJJ focuses on taking one's opponent down to the ground, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks, chokeholds, or compression locks.It's well know now days that the only way to defeat Jiu-Jitsu is by studying Jiu-Jitsu.It's an amazing way to move your body connecting body and mind at one.BJJ gives the chance to a much weaker person to defeat a much larger opponent by the usage of leverage.

Team Silva Jiu-Jitsu program has been ongoing since 1992 when Professor Silva was a brown belt in Judo and a lead instructor in Brazil for preschool and kindergarten kids. Nowadays you can contact us for our upcoming After School registration for the 2024/2025 school year. Registration is open and spaces are limited.

If you have any questions, please reach out using the chat or call/text (510) 434-8387!

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Train with Champions

Train with World and National champions.

Our curriculum it's proved to work in the high level of Jiu-Jitsu and also as a form of Combat and Self-Defense in the field of Law enforcement and military.

Come down and try it out our program!


Brazilian Jim-Jitsu- The world's most effective Martial Arts.

Professor Silva is a former World Champion in Submission Wrestling(NoGi) ,undefeated in Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) and multiple times national and international champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ).Many of our students in past in the local competitions in the Bay Area and did very well.Team Silva also helps organize the Jiu-Jitsu by the Bay Tournaments and the Bay Area Jiu-Jitsu Championships.If your goal is the compete in local tournaments and even International championships please let our lead instructors know so we can best accommodate your needs.Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions can be complex if you don't understand the rules and don't know how to build a great strategy for tournaments.Professor Silva has experience competing Nationally and internationally.

After School Martial Arts program

Sign up now and reserve your spot to our After School Martial arts program for 2024-2025.

Spaces still available but are getting filled pretty quickly now.

Save the spot of your child on our program and sign right way.

To reserve te spot of your child at our After School program in Alameda you must sign in before july and receive a FREE uniform and your child get to train and learn for the month of july in our regular schedule free of charge.Our after school program in Alameda involves more than just Martial Arts.We thrive to be accommodate the needs of everyone.We combine with our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu concepts the study of our life skills program,plus tons of fun games and team sports when we are at the local parks or in a field trip.

Signs that participate in our program in the past stayed away from electronics and parents saw a significant improve in the academics .

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts program

Our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Martial arts program in Alameda is one of it's kind.We offer classes to toddlers 2.5 yers old all the way to 18 years old.

All ages and levels are welcome no experience required.

Professor Sergio Silva has been practicing Martial Arts since 1980 when he started back in Brazil with his Uncle Edgar Barreto with the art of Judo.In 1999 professor Silva moved to United States with the focus to spread the world of Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.It was in 2008 that professor moved to Alameda and opened his academy .Since then we have been building National,International and even World Champions out of the scratch.The idea was never to build champions to fight tournaments it was more to help everyone to create a healthy lifestyle with the assistance of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.The main idea of our program in Alameda is to help our local community to invest in their health and better way to live.Professor Silva teaches Martial Arts to kids and adults of all ages and levels.Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is amazing in the children's world and main cause is because we don't relying in punching or kicking and more focus in leverage and technique in order to subdue our opponent.Also kids and adults first learn the art of restraining and mobilize before start earning submissions.Professor always says: "You don't want to defeat fire with fire,it's much easier to defeate fire with water." That means punching and kicking should never be the first response in any case of altercation-Specially the schoolyard.

Along with the World's most effective Martial Arts that kids learn in consistent basis with us kids also have to understand our life skill program that comes with our regular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense classes.

Life skills: Focus,Teamwork,Discipline,Confidence,Family,Respect and few others to name .In our mat chats instructors and teachers always focusing in one of the life skills and for the entire class talk about that life skill combine with the technique of the week.You can also start your Martial Arts program in our dojo in Alameda. You can do a free try out and see if it's something that you would like to keep it going.

Our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schedule is :

Monday and Wednesday at 5pm

Saturdays 09:145am

Private lessons Available upon request!

More  Questions? Please call 510-434-8387

6AM Breakfast Jiu-Jitsu Club

We offer our prestigious 6am breakfast club .All levels are welcome to participate in all ages and levels.No experience required .We have higher belt students along helping the beginners and working in the drills and techniques of the week. Professor Silva separated a specific curriculum for our breakfast club.Classes are done daily at 6am from Monday through Friday and Saturday at 8am.In this class we work in the basic and fundamentals as well as Self-Defense,Wrestling and Judo in part of stand up.We also practice fitness and Natural gymnastics movement as part as our warm up.







Every week a new topic to help you understand better the puzzle of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.Start your practice today at our 6am Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class.You will start your day with the right foot and knowing that you already accomplished something powerful for the day in the first thing of the morning.Many other professionals practice at 6am. A lot of parents practice at our Breakfast club and right at 7am they leave to get their kids ready to school.

We found out that the 6am class seems to be a great class for everyone to practice before the day started it .

Everyone are Welcome to participate at our 6am Breakfast club jiu-jitsu practice.

Tweens and Teens Jiu-Jisu Class

This is a state of the art Jiu-Jitsu class that combines the best of all the most practical Martial Arts.Students in this class will learn the basics of Boxing,Muay Thai,Judo,Wrestling and of course Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.Professor Silva has been teaching teens since the year of 1996.He developed a very strategic curriculum to best help teens cope wit bullying and help them understand the power of contact with no violence .Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu workouts work the entire body and helps to create strength for the matches. The tweens and teens Jiu-Jitsu class it will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8pm.

Law Enforcement and Personal security  Defensive Tactics Program

Professor Sergio Silva has been practicing Defense Tactics and Combat training with Law Enforcement and Security personal since he was a blue belt in Brazil(back in 1993).Since then professor learned a lot and have been always helping local officers developing strategies to best be able to perform their job and get back home. Recently professor Silva helped several Executive protection agencies with their personal practice .That involves basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu movement combine with wrestling and muay thai clinching.One of the most important thing we want to focus is the deescalation of all confrontation .Professor Silva is well know of the codes and use Verbal Judo as part of the tactics in the program.Professor Silva is available for private lessons and small group classes to help new and older officers with the best strategy plan in order to always get back home and be able to clock out -EOW!

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio is located in Alameda and we have a nice mat area to accommodate a small or larger group at the same time. We have showers in case there is a need of it. Set up a call with professor and explain your personal needs or your company needs .

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