At the Caio Terra Academy we challenge you to be the best you you can be. By encouraging each member of our family to use maximum effort we are able push our limits in a safe…


The Caio Terra Academy serves as the head quarters for the Caio Terra Association! We are one of the newest and most progressive associations in the world. Nationally we have over 40 affiliates and are growing daily! Internationally we have affiliates from…

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At CTA we believe that we have a program for everyone! No matter what your goals are, to learn self defense, get in shape or become the next UFC fighter, we have a program for you! We offer a free, no…


Home of 11 time champion Caio Terra

The Caio Terra Academy, San Jose is one of California’s premier martial arts academies. With programs for men, women, children specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and self defense we invite you to come check us out and see all we have to offer. With over 7000sf of the best equipment and mats you’ll find anywhere, we ensure that you and your family will have a safe, fun experience every time! Whether you have extensive experience or never been on the mat in your life, you will find a family friendly, professional academy ready to help you achieve your fitness goals. In addition to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and our martial arts programs we also offer strength and conditioning! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to use the contact form on this site. I look forward to hearing from you!

Raised for charities
Giving back to our community
World Titles
IBJJF Black Belt World Titles
Professional Instructors
Certified by professor Caio Terra
Total members
Helping each one reach their goals

Reviews | Testimonials

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ~ Lao-Tzu

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    Fundamentals I | Intro
    Self Defense Fundamentals

    Our fundamental program is split into two segments, fundamentals I and fundamentals II. In Fundamentals I, no uniform is required and the curriculum is primarily self defense based.

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    Fundamentals II
    Caio Terra Curriculum

    Our fundamental program is split into two segments, fundamentals I and fundamentals II. In Fundamental II a uniform is required and the class is structured off the curriculum of 11 time world champion, Caio Terra.

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    Expanded knowledge based off Fundamentals

    In our advance classes we build off of concepts that we learned in Fundamentals and expand our knowledge of Jiu Jitsu. This class also features a lot more practical application of techniques (training).

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    No Gi
    Lead by 4 time world champ and ADCC champion Yuri Simoes

    No Gi class is an all level class led by 4 time IBJJF No gi world champion and ADCC Champion, Yuri Simoes. In this class we will cover techniques, drills and concepts of Jiu Jitsu with out the gi. This is an advanced class.


San Jose | Bay Area residents

Welcome to the Caio Terra Academy, San Jose! We offer a free 3 day trial of all our programs. If you have ever been interested in Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Self defense or just looking for a new way to work out, we have something for you!

Adress: 855 Park Ave, San Jose, CA. 95126

Phone: (408) 396-3223

Email: info@bjjsanjose.com


Recent news and updates

New Site |  Exciting Changes

When I opened the academy in 2011 I would never imagine how amazing it would be. I am thankful for each and every member who has ever passed through the doors for you all have helped make my dream a reality.

In June Kristina Barlaan and Kaniela Kahuanui will be joining the staff full time! Although Kim will no longer be teaching here full time he will always be around, available for privates and training with the team!

San Jose Open

When I started CTA it was never a goal to have the biggest team, win the most titles or produce world champions. I looked for people who were the right

Fight to Win San Jose 2017

This past weekend at Fight to Win Pro 23, Kim Terra, Vitor Paschoal, Ranato Tagliari, Ryan Walsh, Benji Silva, Guthierry Barbosa and Andy Tomas all competed. The night started off