This past weekend Caio Terra Academy No Gi and advanced professor Yuri Simoes captured his second ADCC world title in Espoo, Finlad . For Yuri this marks a triumph return to competition at the highest level and with this win he joins Jeff Monson to be the only people to ever win ADCC in two different weight classes!
In the right place, at the right time, surrounded by the right people, I had my date with destiny… and it was far more surreal than I had ever envisioned it to be. I knew going into ADCC, I would be facing the world’s best grapplers. While that is an exciting prospect for a guy […]
This past weekend CTA instructor Professor Yuri Simoes competed in the inaugural Five Grappling Grand Prix. In his first match Professor Yuri fought a very tough and game James Puopolo. Yuri took James down 3 times and this was the decisive factor, as Yuri came away the victor with a final score of 6-2. In […]
This past weekend was the 2015 San Francisco Open. For this tournament everyone trained very hard and I couldn’t be prouder of the team. We lived up to the motto printed on our shirts “one team”, as the one team philosophy was displayed through out the day. In the black belt division, my brother Kim […]
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 […]
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 […]