At Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy our goal is simple. We strive to provide a family atmosphere with real life results. We offer classes Monday through Saturday to help accommodate busy lifestyles. Our programs include: Taekwondo, Judo, Tai Chi, Filipino Martial Arts, and Instinctive Response Training. Our programs are taught by nationally ranked black belts with more than 10 years of martial arts experience.
Our service goes beyond teaching martial arts; we pride our academy to teach each of our students the value of discipline, self-confidence, strength of mind and body and character development. What ever your goals are, we have something for everyone. Come in and try a FREE CLASS!
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Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy | 7450 W Cheyenne Ave Suite #112 | Las Vegas, NV 89129 | (702) 395-3007 | www.LVMAA.org
With the help of SIDNEY SILVA and his team LVMAA now offers BJJ. Begining his Martial Arts careers at the age of 6 when he began to train in the art of Judo. He continued in this discipline for many years, reaching his Black Belt in and becoming a 6x Judo State Champion in Brazil. He chose to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for its similarities to the real aspect of a real fight and start training in 1997 under the tutelage of Professor Gutenberg Melo (Carlson Gracie Black Belt) in his home country of Brazil and won two times the Jiu-Jitsu State Championship.
The year following Sidney along with his wife moved to the Islands of Hawaii and with a love & passion for Jiu-Jitsu he did continue for 10 years his training at Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-jitsu( www.brazilian-freestyle.com ) Academy, and was awarded his Black Belt in 2007 as well his stand-up skills at HMC Kickboxing under Haru Shimanishi.
Upon moving to Hawaii from his home country of Brazil, Sidney focused his training in MMA and Muay Thai and began his MMA career in 2003 after being invited to compete at the Rumble on the Rock 2 in Hilo, Hawaii. He quickly won his first bout by submission. His career in MMA took off from there as well his Grappling career wining the Hawaiian Jiu-Jitsu Championship 4 times, 5 times the Hawaiian Submission Grappling Championship among several others and 2 MMA belts: The Icon Welterweight champion and The Icon Welterweight National champion and he currently held a MMA record of 8-3-0 (7 wins by submission)
In 2009 he was invited to come teach and train at Wand Fight Team and now calls Las Vegas his home.
Sidney is an avid competitor with numerous BJJ, Submission Grappling and MMA victories he fierce competitiveness, superb technical skills and humble personality are indeed a rare combination, and a true reflection of the art of Jiu-Jitsu.
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT (Under Rickson Gracie Association)
- 2X JIU-JITSU STATE CHAMPION (Brazil)
- 4X HAWAIIAN JIU-JITSU CHAMPION
- 5X HAWAIIAN SUBMISSION GRAPPLING CHAMPION
- RICKSON GRACIE INTERNATIONAL JIU-JITSU ASSOCIATION CHAMPION
JUDO BLACK BELT
- 6X JUDO STATE CHAMPION (Brazil)
- INSTRUCTOR – BRAZILIAN FREE STYLE ACADEMY 1999 to 2009 – UH (University of Hawaii)
- JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR – ICON GYM (Mix Martial Arts fitness center) 2007 to 2009
- KID’S JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR – ICON GYM (Mix Martial Arts fitness center) 2007 to 2009
- HEAD INSTRUCTOR – WEELER ARMY BASE 2008 to 2009
- JIU-JITSU/MMA INSTRUCTOR – WAND FIGHT TEAM since 2009
- JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR – NELLI S AIR FORCE BASE since 2009
- JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR – SIDNEY SILVA BJJ LAS VEGAS HEADQUARTERS SINCE 2010
MMA RECORD ( 8 – 4- 0 )
- FORMER ICON WELTERWEIGHT STATE CHAMPION
- FORMER ICON WELTERWEIGHT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION
The Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy is proud to announce the addition of our NEW IRT™ COURSE … IRT™ is a combat oriented martial system that has its origins from various martial arts from around the world with heavy influence from Korea, America, Philippines, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, China, Europe, and Vietnam. This system has further developed by incorporating what is useful from other martial arts and self defense systems. This system has been heavily influence by martial arts from Korea, America, Philippines, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, China, Europe, and Vietnam.
IRT™ AT IT’S VERY ESSENCE IS THE STUDY OF MARTIAL SCIENCE.
IRT™ is a system that teaches martial science. Martial science includes the entire group of martial techniques designed for self defense.
Martial science continues to develop and mature with each day, month, and year, it is flexible developing naturally as new innovations and ideas surface.
What is INSTINCTIVE RESPONSE TRAINING™?
Very few things are more instinctive than hand to hand combat between humans. Even though we have come into the space age, conflict among humans continues to happen on a daily basis around our world. During the course of everyday living, each and every one of us is a potential victim of violence.
How do we ensure the safety of our loved ones as well as ourselves?
While there are no absolutes or guarantees if we practice true martial ways, then at least we have a chance to survive a violent encounter. Preparation and Planning are always the keys in every facet of our life, it should be no different then when we contemplate how to protect our loved ones and ourselves.
Over the years as I designed a system that was always open ended and provided growth for every practitioner and at every level of their training.
The principles and concepts taught for protecting oneself grow according to each practitioners ability and skill level and they are always taught with a clear moral guidance.
The instinctive response is what every system around the world strives for in their martial science training. It is the process of bringing the body, mind, and spirit together during the moment of a violent encounter so that a practitioners actions occur without thought.
Through IRT ™ I teach martial science, the art of using one’s body, mind and spirit for self protection and self realization.
It is important to note that INSTINCTIVE RESPONSE TRAINING™ is a name and what is really important is learning martial science to grow as a more complete human.
Learn Instinctive Response Training … Truly one of the worlds most effective Martial Sciences!
We Train People To Survive In The Moment Of Truth!
Pressure Test Your Martial Abilities By Training With Resistance!
“NO LIMITATIONS – NO ABSOLUTES”™
The IRT martial experience is all about small group or one on one training. You will not feel like a number and attention to detail is one of our mainstays! Our curriculum is very broad and we bring in other experts to help with the learning process.
Trapping Hands and Joint Manipulation
Legal Use of Force and Conflict Resolution
Theories, Principles and Elements
Personal Power Growth
Our training combines self-defense and combat techniques with sport and exercise. We cover kicks, a system of blocks, punches, open-handed strikes, various takedowns, throws, and joint locks. In Korean, tae (태, 跆) means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon (권, 拳) means “to strike or break with fist”; and do (도, 道) means “way”, “method”, or “path”. Thus, taekwondo may be loosely
translated as “the way of the foot and the hand.”
The teaching of the basic skills in FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) are traditionally simplified. With limited time to teach flashy and intricate techniques, only skills that were proven effective in battle and could easily be taught en masse were used. This philosophy of simplicity is still used today and is the underlying base of the FMA. Because of this approach, the FMA are often mistakenly considered to be “simple” fighting arts. However, this refers only to its systematization, not effectiveness. To the contrary, beyond the basic skills lies a very complex structure and a refined skill set that takes years to master.
Our training involves weapon-based fighting techniques of the late Grandmaster Lindsey Largusa.
• Various improvised weapons
• Weapon disarming
The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts. Judo led to the development of other martial arts such as a Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese ju-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art, it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life.