Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


What is BJJ?


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling and resisting your opponent in ways that force him to submit, often using an arsenal of devastating ground based manouvres such as choke holds and joint manipulations. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the techniques of BJJ is centered round the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from there the opponent can be rendered harmless.


The ability for a smaller, weaker person to overcome a stronger more aggressive opponent is an important element of the sport. This is done by utilising superior leverage, grip and position upon your opponent. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body. This knowledge can be used to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses. The path to this knowledge is physically and mentally demanding. Students benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, self-knowledge of their body and mind and the many social benefits of working within a team of other students. 


Many students first learn about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through the ever increasing popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, where Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques are very prominent. The practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a sport however, is strongly separated from MMA and classes do not feature kicking or punching. Claudio Silva does offer MMA Classes aside from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes. 


Claudio Silva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Claudio is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and holds many titles, such as European Champion (2014), with over 20 years of experience practicing and teaching BJJ, Claudio Silva BJJ in Camden is the perfect place to either begin your BJJ journey, or take it to the next level. 


Classes are mixed ability, and are suitable for complete beginners as well as those looking to improve thier Brazilian Jiu JItsu game for competition or for MMA.

About MMA Classes


In the past 18 years, mixed martial arts, MMA has left the underground world and has become mainstream. One of the largest and fastest-growing organizers of mixed martial arts is the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC was started in 1993. Fighters battle it out in a cage with minimal equipment on. During the matches, mixed martial arts fighters only wear thin gloves, and are barefoot. Fighters are allowed to punch, kick, grab or do anything else to their opponents to win the matches. This stays true to the sports Brazilian fighting roots of Vale Tudo, which translates into English as “anything goes.”


The few rules that the sport does have are similar to boxing and wrestling. Fighters can win a mixed martial arts match by three different ways. A fighter can knockout or hold into submission his opponent, or win by a judge’s decision.


WIth Claudio Silva as your coach, you will learn all the key elements of MMA from a current UFC fighter with real world experience. Claudio’s MMA classes will cover ground game essentials



- Striking

- Submission wrestling

- Take down and take down defence

- Ground and pound

- BJJ 


 MMA classes, in combination with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes as part of Claudio's team will give you the skills and support you need successfully enter the Octogan at any level, or simply improve your fitness and self-confidence.


MMA Classes

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is considered the defining art of stand-up fighting and an indispensible discipline for anyone wanting to add to their MMA arsenal. We offer Muay Thai classes that cater to both beginner and advanced strikers: everybody is welcome to take part!


The sessions involve a light warm-up followed by bag work or pad work and partner drills. We also have live contact sparring for those wanting to sharpen their skills for competition. However this is absolutely optional and recommended for those who've had prior striking experience.


Our Muay Thai trainers are complete fighters and teach effective strategy as well as techniques such as:


  • Muay Thai Form & Movement
  • Punching, Kicking, Knees and elbows
  • Combinations
  • Checking/Blocking
  • Defensive techniques
  • Conditioning











Combined with effective grappling and submisison skills, Muay Thai comprises the third skill necessary for a complete fighter.

Private one-on-one classes 

Take your training to the next step with personal and private one-on-one classes with Claudio Silva. Claudio is an experienced teacher as well as professional MMA and BJJ champion who can help you achieve your personal goals in the sport.


Whether you are looking to improve your fitness and learn basic skils from an expert, or you're an advanced fighter looking to get ready for competition, Claudio can offer you individualised training that is both challenging and helps you grow as a fighter.


Classes are available in 90 minute blocks and you can make a booking by using the contact form or calling/emailing Claudio directly: 

Tel: (+44)7475701652




Call to arrange your free trial class. No experience necessary.

Tel: +447475701652

Contact Claudio

Got Questions? Ask Claudio using the contact details below:


Poplar Baths Leisure Centre and Gym

170 - East London Dock Road 

Tower Hamlets



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