Head Instructor / Owner: Professor Gino Silanoe

Meet Professor Gino Silanoe, a dedicated martial artist with over 25 years of experience. Hailing from the Netherlands, his journey in martial arts began at the young age of 8 when his father enrolled him in training after occasionally being bullied in school. Martial arts became more than just a physical practice for him; it became a powerful tool for building confidence and dealing with the occasional challenges he faced growing up. In fact, martial arts even played a significant role in his academic success.

After completing Law School, specializing in International Law, Professor Gino Silanoe decided to follow his true passion and moved to California. In 2017, he fulfilled his dream by establishing Silanoe Martial Arts in the vibrant city of San Gabriel, CA. Proudly serving the surrounding areas of San Marino, Alhambra, Temple City, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Professor Gino is dedicated to sharing his love for martial arts with the community.

Passionate about Jiu-Jitsu & Muay Thai/Dutch Kickboxing, Professor Gino has dedicated over 15 years to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and his dedication was recognized when he earned his Black Belt in February 2017. His proficiency in Dutch Muay Thai/Kickboxing, acquired during his training in the Netherlands, stands as a testament to the country’s striking expertise.

Beyond his own achievements, Professor Gino is an accomplished competitor and instructor. He is an IBJJF certified first degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and he proudly holds a Dutch Nationals Championship title with the ADCC. He is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, having been crowned the 1999 ITF European Champion. With a 2nd degree Black Belt in Japanese Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu as well, and a teaching license under the Dutch branch of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), Professor Gino is a versatile and experienced martial artist.

However, Professor Gino’s true passion lies in teaching. Since the young age of 14, he has been imparting his knowledge to others, and his coaching expertise has produced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champions. He takes immense pride in the success of his students and cherishes the opportunity to share his love for martial arts with aspiring practitioners.

Curious about what others have to say about Professor Gino? We invite you to read our Yelp or Google reviews, where you can find testimonials from our satisfied students. If you’re ready to embark on your own martial arts journey with Professor Gino, we encourage you to check out our schedule or request a Free Trial. We look forward to welcoming you to our martial arts family!