Professor Sergio Silva joins the show to talk about the importance of building muscle memory, Judo for Jiu-Jitsu, self defense and the gritty days of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil during the 90’s. Click “Read More” for show notes! 


  • His origins
  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • Training BJJ with open hand strikes
  • Clashes between teams in Brazil in the 90’s
  • Wild Brazil fight stories
  • Real life self defense scenarios with your family present
  • Having a plan of action for your family in the event of an attack on the street
  • using control positions and self control in a fight
  • When you need to use Jiu-Jitsu to it’s fullest level of violence for self defense
  • The tough reputation of fighters from Manaus, Brazil
  • The importance of building muscle memory
  • The responsibility that comes with Jiu-Jitsu skills
  • Judo for Jiu-Jitsu
  • Sparring from the feet