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World Jiu-Jitsu Expo: Caio Terra vs. Jeff Curran added to superfights program

The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo is announcing new attractions daily. The latest addition to its roster is a superfight between two-time world champion Caio Terra and MMA star and third degree black belt Jeff Curran. The match will be 15 minutes long, in the gi and under IBJJF rules. Both fighters agreed to a 150lb weigh […]

Trouble finishing the triangle choke? Use these three tips to always submit

The triangle choke is a basic submission that is successful from white to black. It’s a good fit for most anyone and can be set up from most positions, top or bottom. But sometimes when we’ve secured the submission we still can’t get the opponent to tap. Here are four tips to get the finish: […]

Caio Terra makes his comeback & conquers the black belt no-gi absolute in Chicago

Caio Terra, a roosterweight, has made his way back into the competition circuit. The black belt world champion has been out of the tournament scene due to complications with his health. While not completely healed or healthy, he couldn’t help the itch to compete and entered the 2014 IBJJF Chicago Summer Open on Aug. 9-10. […]

Chicago Open: Vitor Oliveira reigns absolute, other results

Vitor Oliveira was the big stand out of the 2014 Chicago Summer Open, this weekend, at the Chicago State University. First he defeated Vinicius Aguda Silva in the medium heavy division. Then, he faced Caio Terra in the open class final. The win came by a choke from the back. Watch the video. Here are […]

Caio Terra unwraps Ronda’s victory over Davis at UFC 175

Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey follows unbeatable in the female bantamweight UFC event, chaired by Dana White. On the last weekend in Las Vegas at UFC 175, a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and judo used only 16 seconds to knock out Alexis Davis and maintain the most coveted belt on the planet. It was the fastest win […]

Bay area kids can learn Jiu-Jitsu at Institute of Martial Arts Kids Camp on July 26

On July 26, kids instructor Milton Bastos of Institute of Martial Arts will be leading a kids camp. Located at 855 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126, the camp will focus on techniques for kids aged 5 and up. All teams and affiliations are welcome. It will run from 2 – 5 p.m. and the cost […]

Video: Caio Terra’s Jiu-Jitsu journey proves that perseverance is key

Caio Terra began Jiu-Jitsu  because his mother wanted to help him defend against bullies. Today he is a multiple-time black belt world champion. His story proves that sticking with it and finding out how Jiu-Jitsu works for you is key to success. What he thought was an outlet to learn self-defense became so much more […]

Caio Terra on coaching Alexis Davis against Ronda Rousey: “I feel that our game plan and strategy will prevail”

A big fight to watch on UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas, NV is the match-up between champion Ronda Rousey and BJJ black belt Alexis Davis. The Jiu-Jitsu coach for Davis is none other than Caio Terra who also recently coached Carlos Condit and is becoming a go-to Jiu-Jitsu instructor for top MMA […]

Video: Manny Diaz earns his black belt during Caio Terra’s instructional video about belts

More and more we see videos popping up of unique ways in which instructors award their students with the prestigious black belt. When Caio Terra of GMA Institute of Martial Arts received his black belt back in 2006, he had competed in a tournament in a higher weight class than usual. After his final match […]

Video: Watch Caio Terra roll with one of his students and commentate the action

Despite his current illness and time away from competition, multiple-time world champion Caio Terra is no stranger to the mats. He is still teaching at his GMA academy, Institute of Martial Arts in San Jose, CA. As part of his online training membership program, he is now featuring videos of him rolling at his academy. […]

Train with Caio Terra, Yuri Simoes, Kit Dale, Ary Farias in Turkey this July

As part of a new Jiu-Jitsu training camp in Europe, GMA member Caio Terra of Institute of Martial Arts and three other black belts have joined forces. From July 11 to 21 you can train with Caio Terra, Yuri Simoes, Kit Dale and Ary Farias in Belek, Turkey which is located in the Antalya province. […]