Master Silva began his martial arts training at the age of 4 in Denver, when he started studying the Chinese discipline of Gong Fu at a local church. Master Silva continued his journey in Gong Fu for many years before starting to train in contemporary WuShu with Sifu Peter Morales.

Master Silva began competing in international and nationally sanctioned open tournaments around the world. In 1997 Master Silva captured two world titles and several national and international titles through the National Black Belt League (NBL), and Sport Karate International (SKI). After several years of formal training with Sifu Peter Morales, Master Silva began training long distance with Sifu Qiu Ming (Ming Liu) . Master Silva began his competive career in the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) and won numerous National Championship titles in 1998. In 2000, Master Silva began training with Beijing super star, Master Zhuang Hui, one of China's supreme champions. Master Silva is still a student of Master Zhuang Hui's. In November 2017, Master Silva took part in the 7th World Kung Fu Championships in Emeishan China, Sichuan Province and took home a Silver Medal in Baguazhang and Bronze Medal with Shuangshoujian "2 Hand Long Sword".

Master Silva Holds a 6th Duan Rank

2018 Certified Wushu Judge, IWUF-Pan American Wushu Federation, Grade of Judge-Taolu A

2005 graduated with a Masters of Business Administration Degree "MBA" from Regis University

2001 graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology from Metropolitan State College of Denver

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