Malachy Silva began training Jiu Jitsu in 2016 at Clockwork Jiu Jitsu. Upon moving to Los Angeles he trained under Rey Diego and Won Lee before finding his home at Renzo Gracie LA. He received his purple belt from Shawn Williams in 2019 and is proud to teach under this legacy of technical and innovative Jiu Jitsu. He competes regularly in the Master 1 division and is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor in “Yin” style yoga. He has found yoga, both restorative and hatha based, to be essential to his physical and mental growth in Jiu Jitsu and emphasizes this flexibility and strengthening of the mind and body in his classes.