WELCOME TO THE INSTITUTE OF MARTIAL ARTS
At the Institute of Martial Arts in San Jose we offer classes to accommodate EVERYONE. If you ever wanted to try a new work out or are interested in learning an effective martial art there’s no better time than now! Come into today to try a free introductory lesson from me personally, Caio Terra or one of our world class instructors .
We offer classes in Fitness, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Thai Boxing, Kick Boxing, MMA and more. We even have an acclaimed Kid’s Jiu Jitsu and Martial art programs designed to teach your child excellent values all the while they have fun! No matter what you’re trying to get from a fitness or martial arts program, you’ll find it at the Institute of Martial arts in San Jose
You’ll train in a safe and friendly environment. When you become a member of Institute of Martial Arts, you’re joining a team. We work together to push ourselves farther than we thought possible and help one another achieve our goals. At the Institute of Martial Arts you’re not just another face you’re truly part of the family!
Congrats to every one who competed this past weekend. As a team we did exceptionally well and am proud of every one who competed and help get the team ready! In the black belt division Queixinho won his bracket in convincing fashion. In the brown belt division Manny Diaz continued his streak winning his division …Read more →
Following the phenomenal success of the 2013 Pans camp, Caio Terra and the Institute of Martial Arts is proud to present the 2013 Mundial Camp! With more days, more training sessions and more Black Belts, this looks to be one of the best training camps EVER! (estimated over 30 black belts will attend) It’s confirmed and ALL …Read more →
The Institute of Martial Arts Pan American Camp 2013 has been phenomenal. It is often said that Jiu Jitsu brings people together and this can be seen at camp. You have people from all over the world, over 10 different associations and gyms represented sharing and coming together because of Jiu Jitsu. Every night we …Read more →
This past weekend SF Open was an amazing experience. Although our association is less than a year old we had affiliates from three different academies (one from Oregon!) make the trip to represent!won his division AND the absolute. Claudia Diaz, Andy Hung, Peter Heerboth, also took home medals for their effort. Manny had a tough …Read more →
This past weekend the Institute of Martial Arts had 4 participants in the inaugural IBJJF Pro League. The pro league is the first IBJJF tournament offering money to the winners making the athletes true professionals. Invited were the top black belts in each weight class over the last 3 years and 2 wild card spots …Read more →
Great moments are born from great opportunities and a great moment happened tonight! Many people thought that after losing a disappointing match at the the world expo my goal was to beat a very tough Jeff Glover by submission. That wasn’t my goal, instead I focused on putting on a good show for the fans and …Read more →
Yesterday was good, but today was even better!! Between yesterday and today I did not get stronger, but I did get better. I spent most of the night studying positions and preparing my technique for the no gi division today and once again set out to prove Technique Conquers All. I won a tough light …Read more →
Today I led the team to battle at the IBJJF American Nationals. It was great to compete with so many of my students and training partners and I am excited about the future of our association. In the brown belt division Manuel Diaz in his first competition with his new belt, submitted everyone to take …Read more →
2012 isn’t over yet but so far it’s been a very good year. I won the Pan American Games for the second year in a row, at the Mundials I lost a referee’s decision to Bruno Malfacine but learned a lot and grew as a person. At the Vegas open I closed out my division with my …Read more →
This past weekend was the Vegas open. I fought at feather weight and got a submission in the only match I played, and closed out my bracket with Samir Chantre. All the traveling that I have been doing in the last couple of years started hitting my body. So I decided to stay out of …Read more →
The 17th Jiu-Jitsu Word Championship began May 31 till Sunday, June 3. 132 Gracie Elite Competitors signed up for the 2012 World IBJJF Championships. 36 of the 132 Gracie Elite Team competitors placed. The entire team took 1st in the Novice category – which is a tell tale sign – the future is …Read more →
July 13th Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm – ALL competitors for the Gracie Worlds 2012 will be weighing in at our very own
Institute of Martial Arts
855 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
San Jose, CA’s Institute of Martial Arts Head Instructor and 5x World Champion Caio Terra gets interviewed by Budo Videos during the inaugural World Jiu Jitsu Expo May 12
Q: The World Championships are coming right up – what are your expectations?
I’ve been training, started training a lot. My camp starting soon