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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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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!!

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