Type of Classes

The Silva Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu International Association is a worldwide organization with over 20 years of experience helping individuals seeking growth of the body, mind and soul achieve it through the art and lifestyle of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle far extends the world of competition; it is a way of life that incorporates the art of self defense to promote individual growth of the body, mind and soul through dedication, perseverance, respect, loyalty, faith and gratefulness.  In turn, this art gives much back to the dedicated instructors and their students as it encourages changes in the everyday lifestyle that impacts one’s understandings of friendships, familial bonds, health and morals.

Aloisio Silva BJJ Academies provide various types of classes and programs varying on location so that we can provide you with a perfect learning environment. We believe in being absolutely persistent in our attitude regarding quality, it may seem old fashion in this day and age – but it works.  At the same time we are constantly striving to improve as we also fully believe that we can always do a better job at what we try to do and that is to ultimately help people find happiness.


Private class is a one-on-one class in which the focus of the instructor is 100% on that one student.  The focus of the class will be pre-determined at the time that it is requested (Self-defense, BJJ techniques, Introduction, MMA, etc.) These classes are the most beneficial for the student who wants to advance quickly in knowledge and belts. At the Silva Academy the private classes can be taught by Master Aloisio Silva, his black belts, or any instructor authorized by the Silva Academy.  For packages and pricing please see Pricing.


Seme-Private class is a small group of students (maximum of 6 students) that together request a class. The focus of the class will be pre-determined at the time that it is requested (Self-defense, BJJ techniques, Introduction, MMA, etc.) and it is recommended that all participants are at a similar level of expertise to maximize the benefit of the class.  For packages and pricing please see Pricing.

Group Class

Group Classes are the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, gi or no-gi, offered at our academies on a regular basis.  Click on the programs you are interested in for more information:  


Seminars can be either 1 or 2 day events that provide a great opportunity for extended learning with Master Aloisio Silva or instructors from other Silva Academies or Associates.  See Seminars for information on upcoming seminars.


The tutorial program is a combination package of 1-3 private classes per week and group classes designed to create champions by maximizing the learning process of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques.  This program is designed to be the most beneficial to the student because it allows the student to learn technique through one-on-one guidance with the private, then it allows the student to apply that knowledge in the group class and explore that experience of rolling with different students, experiencing resistance, etc and then the student can return to the one-on-one guidance to address any questions/clarifications that may be result from the group class. 

Military and Law Enforcement

Military and Law Enforcement around the world have utilized the techniques of Jiu-Jitsu in their training for several years.  The Silva Academy is very proud and honored to support our military forces and law enforcement by providing realistic hand to hand combat training both locally and overseas. 

The Silva Academy has taught the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to military and  police enforcement all over the world.  Master Aloisio Silva has had the honor of working with several law enforcement departments in Brazil, Japan and the United States. Locally, he has provided training to instructors of the LAPD and Sheriff academies to further spread the efficient techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  The Silva Academy is always honored to provide privates, group classes or seminars to law enforcement. 

Silva BJJ Camp

The Silva BJJ Camp is a fun and intense training opportunity normally hosted in Brazil.  It is the perfect combination of vacation and training that allows you to visit academies in Brazil or have small group sessions in different dojo settings while also enjoying tourist excursions.  It is the perfect vacation if you are looking to get away and change the routine while further perfecting your jiu-jitsu.

Silva Kids Summer Camp

The Silva Kids Summer Camp is a fun and exciting summer program designed to keep your children active and engaged in a wide variety of activities during their summer vacation.  For further information please see Kids Program.