Alberto Da Silva
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
Hi, I’m Alberto V. Da Silva. I’m the head instructor of Centurion Jiu-Jitsu Academy located in Panama City. My Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey started in New York City back in 2000. I’ve been fortunate enough to train under instructors such as Marcelo Mello and Master Renzo Gracie. I received my Blue Belt from Marcelo Mello in 2001. After a long hiatus I earned my Purple (2011), Brown (2013) and Black belt (Dec 17, 2016) from Professor Luiz Sergio Correa, 7 time World Champion. I joined the United States Air Force in 2005 and was stationed in San Antonio, Texas where I was able to return to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the instruction of Professor Correa. After being stationed in Panama City, Florida in 2012. I began Centurion Jiu-Jitsu Academy (a.k.a Marra Senki Jiu-Jitsu, Florida).
Here we strive to provide all our students with a safe, clean and professional environment to train in this art that has benefited so many people around the world. My goal is to help the students of our team become better everyday with careful and well thoughtout training. Together we help each other reach our goals.
BJJ Training and Experience
- 4 Years of Greco Roman Wrestling experience.
- 20+ Years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training experience.
- 10+ Years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teaching experience.
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Professor Sergio Correa.
- Certified Persnal Trainer, CPT.
- 2012 Louisiana State Championship – Gold (2X) & Bronze
- 2012 Alabama Spring Championship – Gi Purple Belt Bronze
- 2012 Florida State Championship – No-Gi and Gi Bronze
- 2013 Throat Punch Sub Only Tournament Alabama – 2nd Place No Gi
- 2013 West Florida State Championship 2nd Place Master Purple Belt Gi
- 2013 West Florida State Championship 2nd Place Advance No-Gi
- 2013 IBJJF Atlanta Open 3rd place Purple Masters Heavy weight
- 2013 Alabama Fall State Championship 2nd Place Gi Purple Belt
- 2013 Alabama Fall State Championship 2nd Place Gi Open Purple Belt
- 2013 Alabama Fall State Championship 1st Place No-Gi Open Advance
- 2014 Alabama Brown Belt Absolute Champ
- 2014 Alabama Gi and No-Gi 1st Place Team
- 2014 BJJ Tour Tampa – 1st Place Gi Division
- 2014 BJJ Tour Tampa – 3rd Place Open Gi Division
- 2014 Alabama Winter Open – 1st Place Gi Open Division
- 2014 Alabama Winter Open – 2nd Place No-Gi Division
- 2015 Alabama Summer Championship – 2nd Place Gi Division
- 2016 IBJJF Alabama Winter Open 2nd Place Brown Belt
- 2016 BJJ Tour Second Place in Division , 1st Place in Open Division
- 2016 AGF Columbus GA, 3rd No-Gi, 2nd Gi
- 2016 AGF Tampa, FL 2nd Place Gi and No-Gi
- 2016 Good Fight Submission Only, Tallahassee, FL 1st Place
- 2017 BJJ Tour, Floria – Black Belt – Medium Heavy – 1st Place
- 2017 AGF Columbus – Black Belt – Masters – 2nd Place Open Weight
- 2017 Southeastern Submission Classic – Super Fight Loss Vs. Jose Laguer
- 2017 IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open – 2nd Place Medium Heavy Gi
- 2017 IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open No-Gi 3rd Place Medium Heavy No-Gi
- 2018 BJJ Tour Orlando, FL – 2nd Place Medium Heavy Gi
Military Training & Experience
- Completed Basic Training and Vehicle Operator School in Feb 2006.
- Unit Physical Fitness Trainer from 2007-2011, Awarded Airmen Award for Goals Acheived during program.
- Associates in Applied Science Transportation Management 2008
- Associates in Applied Science Safety 2012
- Acheived the Rank of Staff Sergeant 2010
- Awarded Combat Action Patch, and (2) Army Commendation Medals for Convoy Duty in the Middle East.