At Clovis Silva Brasil Jiu-Jitsu Academia and Suginami Aikikai San Francisco, located together in San Francisco’s SOMA district, there is no better place to begin martial arts training as we invite you to polish your spirit, get in great shape while learning practical self-defense in Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We also offer Muay Thai, Tai-Chi and morning boot camp.
Born in 1965, Clovis Silva grew up in Rio. He began training 26 years ago and holds the rank of 4th degree black belt under the late Master Carlson Gracie. Clovis fell in love with the sport and embraced Jiu-Jitsu as a profession with full dedication to the fighting ground system or “smoot art.”
Clovis Silva is considered one of the top ten most technical fighters Carlson Gracie ever produced. Clovis’s teammates include: Ricardo De La Riva, Cassio Cardoso, Otavio Peixotinho, Richardo Liborio, Amaurs Bitteti, Murilo Bustamante and many others Jiu-Jitsu masters all from Carlson Gracie’s Elite team. Clovis has won many title fights and is a four-time Brazilian BJJ champion.
Today he dedicates his time to teaching private lessons to people of all ages and levels. His goal in teaching is to help build a solid foundation in self-defense through the teachings of BJJ. As well helping a student build confidence and self-esteem.