Phone 0137 2879 144

Ricardo da Silva

Novaforca, bjj mma wrestling, boxing, Brazilian Jiujitsu in Surrey and London

Nova Forca UK - Head Instructor & Founder 

Ricardo Da Silva has been training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for over 15 years. He started under the instruction of Fabio Gomes in Guarulhos near to his home in Sao Paulo who at the time was an instructor under Rocian Gracie.
Ricardo spent the next six years training under Fabio and Rocian gaining both his blue and purple belts in the process at the same time earning his nickname ‘Onca’ for his relentless and aggressive style, never tiring and always ready to roll. Training at Fabio’s gym would often consist of two to three sessions a day, six days a week.

Ricardo started his own classes at the Sleeping Storm Dojo in Epsom and at the London School of Economics in Holborn.  Ricardo was awarded his Brown belt by Fabio Gomez, a black belt himself under Rocian Gracie.


Ricardo was then awarded his black belt from Nova Forca’s head instructor Antonio Damasceno with Fabio Gomez and Mario Veio in attendance.

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TESTIMONIALS Submit your testimonials to us:

  • Mark Stephenson BJJ Competitor
    Mark Stephenson
     BJJ Competitor
    "The atmosphere of the club is amazing! Ricardo Da Silva is the best Jiu-Jitsu instructor I have ever had the privilege of learning from - There is nowhere else I would rather train!"
  • Tim Radcliffe MMA fighter
    Tim Radcliffe
      MMA Fighter

    "We love our new Gym. Great facilities and great training partners one of the best clubs to train!"
  • Jimi Manuwa UFC Fighter
    Jimmy Manuwa
     UFC Fighter
    "So many style options.Nova Forca is one of the best places to train!"


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