Island Studio Hosts Jiu-Jitsu Master

Courtesy photos. Participants in a seminar at Sergio Silva’s jiu-jitsu studio on Park Street gathered to discuss and practice their approach to martial arts last week.

Dozens of jiu-jitsu enthusiasts congregated at Team Silva Martial Arts Academy to take part in a self-defense and jiu-jitsu seminar with the jiu-jitsu Red Belt Grand Master Carley Gracie.

The event took place Saturday, Dec. 7. Kids of all ages and seasoned Jiu-Jitsu martial artists learned from the well-renowned Grand Master. 

Master Carley Gracie is the son of the creator of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu method Grand Master Carlos Gracie. The Gracie philosophy prepares practitioners for life, enabling them to live a healthy life and use their body and mind to their full potential. Carley is a champion in both jiu-jitsu and vale tudo. He received his jiu-jitsu black belt at the age of 22, and is currently certified a ninth-degree Red Belt by the Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Rio de Janeiro. Like Master Gracie, Professor Sergio Silva is also a Brazilian native who teaches self-defense and the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for toddlers, kids, juniors, teens, women, adults and seniors.

Team Silva Academy is located at 1502 Park St. To learn more about the academy, visit teamsilvabjj.com.

 

Carley Gracie, far right