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American Nationals 2014

American Nationals 2014

Today was an unexpected surprise for our gym and association. At the end of the day we were awarded the 3rd place team trophy at American nationals.I forgot sometimes how far we’ve come, and it’s simply amazing. In little over two years it’s humbling to stand on the team podium next to two giant’s in our sport, Atos and Gracie Barra. Thanks to all our instructors, keep inspiring. Thanks to our students we wouldn’t be here without you. To our extended brasa/99 famil...

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Institute of Martial Arts Expansion!

Institute of Martial Arts Expansion!

After 3 years of hard work we have outgrown our current location. Due to our success we are pleased to announce that our MMA and Muay Thai programs will be in our new location (32 race street, IMA) starting this Tuesday, Sept 2nd. Our BJJ program will still be at 855 park avenue (Caio Terra Academy). I’d like to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey, and all the students for their continued support. The future looks amazing for everyone in San Jose!

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Gracie Regionals

Gracie Regionals

Last weekend was the 2014 Gracie Regionals at the San Jose expo center. Put on by Rose Gracie, daughter of UFC founder Rorion Graice, the Gracie regionals are unlike most tournaments in that they follow a submission only format. Staying true to the roots of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, each match is 15 minutes long submission only. If at at the end of the 15 minutes no one submitted both competitors would be disqualified. The only exception was the finals, which were all played with unlimited time limit. I...

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All star tournament

All star tournament

On June 28th & 29th, the Kaiser Permanente arena held the 3rd annual All Star Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament. Presented by Claudio Franca, the All Star Tournament brings in competitors from all around the Bay Area. The All Star Tournament is held in a two day, gi and no-gi format which follows the IBJJF rule set. Caio Terra Association (CTA) had many competitors representing at this tournament. From white belt to brown belt, kids to adults we had it covered. The CTA kids went out and did wha...

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2014 World Jiu Jitsu Championships

2014 World Jiu Jitsu Championships

After a very hard 2 week camp Vitor Paschoal, Yuri Simoes, Samir Chantre, Osvaldo “Queixinho, Manny Diaz, Kristina Barlan Bruno Celio, James, Benji Silva, Ryan Walsh, Kaniela Kahuanui, Mirko, Aaron Neuman, Ryan Lee, Andrew, Jyn Romualdez, Anthony Cruz, and Samya De Paula headed down to Long Beach to compete in the 2014 world Jiu Jitsu Championships. This was one of the biggest teams we brought and expectations were high. Our leader and mentor, Professor Caio Terra had not been feeling well...

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IBJJF Vegas Open

This past weekend the Institute of Martial Arts took down a small team to Sin City to compete in the 2014 Vegas Open. In the black belt division, Vitor Pashoal and Milton Bastos fought hard but came up a little short taken home the bronze. Also in the black belt division Quexinho took home second as did Samir Chantre in the absolute division (despite being the smallest guy in the absolute division!). In the black belt Super Heavy division Yuri Simoes took him gold!

 

Also taking home some hardware were Ryan Lee, Marco Zulauf, and Vinicius Conde! Congrats to every one who competed, worlds is just around the corner!!

Milton Bastos

The Institute of Martial Arts is pleased to announce that Milton Bastos will be the head instructor of the Children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program. Milton has been teaching the kids BJJ classes and assisting with kids MMA  for a few months while Flavio was focusing on Krav.  Now that Flavio’s has accepted the role of head Krav Maga instructor (he still assists with the kid program) we decided to make Milton’s position official! We are very lucky to have Milton on board as he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Milton is originally from  Sao Paulo, Brazil. After studying Physical Education at UNIP (Universidade Paulista) he decided to move to America to pursue his dream of being a world champion (which came true in 2009) and we are glad he did!  We look forward to big things from our youth program and are excited about the future. Welcome MILTON BASTOS!!

7th Annual American Cup

This weekend was awesome! It was the 7th annual American Cup and as a team we managed to take home 1st place in the adult division, 2nd place in the masters and 2nd in Juvenile division. We took first in EVERY absolute from Juvenile through black belt proving once again that Technique Conquers All! I’d like to thank everyone who competed and supported it truly was a special moment.Amazonas – Rice Brothers Jiu JitsuMaoli FighterInstitute of Martial ArtsRoots Kickboxing and all of our affiliates through out the world, many schools ONE TEAM, ONE FAMILY!! The future looks amazing!

Pans 2014

Last weekend the team traveled to Irvine California for the 2014 Pan American Games (Pans). Pans is the biggest tournament of the year and this year was no exception.

Although I did not compete I went down to support the team and Jiu Jitsu. It is always great to catch up with old friends and see some amazing Jiu Jitsu. As a team we did very well. At the end of the day Kristina Barlan, Yuri Simoes, Marco Zulauf, Manny Diaz, and Aaron Zaballos were crowned champions. Vitor Paschoal, Samir Chantre, Queixinho, Milton Bastos and Barry Domingo all made the podium! These accomplishments were only made possible by the team. Special thanks to Vincente Junior, Tanner Rice, Kit Dale, Leandro Lo, Luiza Monteiro, Tsuyoshi Tamaki, Brian Stuebner, Flavio Meier and everyone who helped the team get ready at camp. Next up Worlds!!

2014 Pans training camp!

The Institute of Martial Arts is hosting the 2014 Pan’s training camp.  This annual camp is usually host to some of the brightest stars in our sport and this year looks to be no exception. Flying from Brazil we have world champions Leandro Lo, and Luiza Monteiro. Also from Brazil and fresh off a very impressive double silver at the European Championships, 2012 Pan American champion Yuri Simoes. From America we have the 2013 world champion, Clark Gracie and a ton of others! With guys from all over the world from Brazil to Japan to Switzerland and over 20 black belts confirmed this will the biggest pans camp to date!

We offer 1 day, 4 day, 7 day and all camp packages with special pricing for ALL IMA members.

 

 

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