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Ricardo da Silva

(Head Coach - Founder)

Ricardo Da Silva has been training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for over 20 years and martial arts for over 31 years. A committed and dedicated instructor, Ricardo has achieved huge success in training elite MMA and BJJ champions which is a result of his tenacity and tremendous dedication in getting nothing but the best from his students. His ability to personally know and understand each student allows him to tailor training that suits every student independently of their ability.

Ricardo started training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under the instruction of Fabio Gomes, in Guarulhos near 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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