BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
TECHNIQUE CONQUERS ALL | INTRO | FUNDAMENTAL | INTERMEDIATE | ADVANCED
The Caio Terra Academy, located in San Jose, California, is the headquarters of the Caio Terra Association and home to 12-time world champion Caio Terra. At CTA we believe in the one-team philosophy! Although we love to train hard and compete, martial art values and respect for each other always come first. Our goal at CTA is simple, to help you achieve the goals you set for yourself. We invite you to stop by for a free trial and see all we have to offer.
well defined curriculum
All classes follow the curriculum designed and tested by 12 time world champion, Professor Caio Terra. Our fundamental curriculum will teach you the essentials to take your training and understanding to new levels!
Caio TErra standards
We have well defined promotion standards and expectations at each belt level. Whether you are a fast or slow learner, if you trust the process, believe in the program ANYONE can learn Jiu Jitsu.
Culture of learning
We pride ourselves on our culture. From white to black belt we treat everyone with respect. Our goal isn't to win the day, but to learn, so we may win in life.
Live your best life
The moment you step into our academy you will be inspired to push a little harder, sweat a little longer, and believe in yourself a little more. With each class, you gain confidence and sweat with purpose alongside a community that’s here to support you – no matter what.
The Caio TErra difference
We believe that jiu jitsu is for everyone. No matter what your goals, our staff is here to ensure you meet them!
CT-A CLASSES: Intro to bjj and fundamentals
Intro to BJJ and our CTA program are designed for people with little or no experience in mind. In the introduction to BJJ class, we will be covering the basic principles and concepts of Jiu-Jitsu as well as etiquette and lessons that will make your experience that much more fun. Although this class is not mandatory for new students, it is strongly encouraged. In CTA classes, we will follow Professor Caio's CTA curriculum. These classes will formulate a solid foundation for your Jiu-Jitsu journey.
CT-B CLASSES: advanced fundamentals classes
These classes are designed for everyone but are a little more advanced. Here, you will learn the concepts and more advanced fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. This class will teach the curriculum in a step-by-step process focusing on Professor Caio Terra’s CT-B Curriculum. Fundamentals does not mean basic, it means important and these classes are essential to building a solid foundation. This is a Traditional Gi class and is an hour-long. For students with no experience they are encouraged to try the intro to bjj and CTA classes if possible.
CT-C CLASSES: INTERMEDIATE W/B AND ABOVE
This class was designed for more advanced students looking to expand their knowledge. In CTC classes we follow professors curriculum of more advanced positions, and the application of the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. This class has a minimum of 20 minutes of live training. This class requires experience and is for colored belts only. We do not make exceptions, because we want to ensure your experience is a good one. This is a Traditional Gi class and typically runs 1:15 to 1:30 in length.
NO-GI Classes (UNIFORM REQUIRED)
This “No-Gi” class is designed for advanced students and consists of traditional Jiu Jitsu technics adapted to make up for the lack of a uniform to grab. Students will learn how to take down, hold down and apply joint locks to submit opponents who are not wearing a Gi. The class consists of warm-ups, technics, drilling and rolling (live training). This class is an excellent way to transition your Jiu Jitsu technics into a no gi situations. Students must wear shorts and a CTA rash guard to attend this class.