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Yuri Simoes – Jiu-Jitsu World League Champion!

Yuri Simoes – Jiu-Jitsu World League Champion!

Yuri is an amazing person and one of the hardest workers on the team. As an elite athlete he is always trying to improve himself, but what makes him extra special is that he always takes the time to make those around him better. Building champions on and off the mat, the CTA way!! The same day he got back from Hawaii he was back in the grind, focused and training hard. That’s why it’s no surprise that for Yuri, 2015 started much the same way that 2014 ended, on top of the podium! Two weeks into ...

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NEW YEAR

NEW YEAR

As 2015 starts I am more excited than ever!  Major changes happened in 2014, after 3 years as the  Institute of Martial arts, we are now  officially the Caio Terra Academy. To make our programs more cohesive to my original vision we no longer offer Krav, Muay Thai and MMA. Instead we expanded our Jiu Jitsu program to include more classes than ever before and added Vitor Paschoal and world champion Yuri Simoes to our teaching staff!   To compliment our Jiu Jitsu we added Judo with San Jose State ...

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Holiday Hours!

Holiday Hours!

There will be no Jiu Jitsu classes on December 24, 25, and 26 31 and January 1. Please lookout for open mat times on our  Facebook page. The normal Jiu Jitsu schedule will resume on January 2. There will be no Judo practice December 24 and 25 also December 29th to January 4. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

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Long Beach Pro 2014

Long Beach Pro 2014

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the 2014 Long Beach BJJ Pro. Yuri Simoes was the big winner on Sunday, in his first match he took on a game Carlos Eduardo de Araujo Farias, Yuri was able to come up with a big take down before dominating the rest of the match and winning on points. In the final, Yuri faced one of the top Americans in James Puopolo. The match ended with a submission and Yuri took home the gold and the money. Purple belts Ryan Walsh and Benji Silva also competed. Benji ...

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Yuri Simoes – Metamoris

Yuri Simoes – Metamoris

This past weekend CTA instructor Yuri Simoes traveled to LA with professor Caio Terra to compete in Metamoris 5. Metamoris is a 20 minute submission only event and is considering one of the premier Jiu Jitsu events in the world. At the first match of the first metamoris ever, featured professor Caio Terra vs Jeff Glover. Jeff had beaten professor earlier so this was kind of a grudge match. After nearly 12 minutes of grappling professor secured the arm bar, got the tap and was declared the first ...

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World Jiu Jitsu Expo

World Jiu Jitsu Expo

This past weekend was the 2014 world Jiu Jitsu Expo and long beach fall inventionaal, held at the long beach convention center. From Caio Terra Academy in San Jose, Jayme Terra, Ryan Walsh, Benji Silva, and Kaniela Kahuanui all competed. In their divisions, Kaniela, Ryan and Jayme were crowned champions. In the absolute Ryan and Jayme both took home bronze. Benji had tough matches and took home third in his division! In the pro division,  Osvaldo “Queixinho” Moizinho beat Paulo Miyao...

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CTA San Jose newest Blue belts

CTA San Jose newest Blue belts

The first major step in some one’s jiu jitsu journey is the day they walk into the gym and decide to give Jiu Jitsu a try. Although it seems easy in retrospect, for many of us we forget the anxiety of being a new student in a strange martial art! The next big milestone is when we reach our blue belt. This is the first significant promotion that holds meaning as we join the ranks of colored belts and now have some level of expectation. The path from white to blue is an unusual one, we go fr...

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No Gi Worlds

No Gi Worlds

What an amazing year this has been! When I started our association, it wasn’t to win titles but to spread my style of Jiu Jitsu and change lives. Thats why I was so overwhelmed this past weekend at the 8th Annual no gi world championships, when as a team we took home 2nd in the adult division and 3rd in the masters division. There are so many people to thank and congratulate but first and foremost I’d like to thank everyone who has ever supported and believed in me. My family, you guys have alwa...

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Shintaro Nakano Judo

Shintaro Nakano Judo

It is with great pleasure to announce that starting in November, Caio Terra academy will be adding Judo! When looking at who to bring in to build the program I can think of no one better than my good friend and San Jose State Judo Coach, Shintaro Nakano. Shintaro brings in a wealth of knowledge and I am sure that he will do great things in San Jose and the community! For those who are unfamiliar with Shintaro Nakano, he was a member of the Japanese National team, a US Open champion and is coach...

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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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