Sidney Silva began 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.