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2016 Holiday Schedule!

Here’s the finalized Holiday Schedule!

Just a quick FYI letting you know what our schedule is looking like during the holiday season!
***EVERYDAY NOT LISTED ARE NORMALLY SCHEDULED CLASSES! IF IT SAY OPEN MAT, NO OTHER CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED THAT DAY!***

11/24/2016 – Thanksgiving Open Mat Turkey Roll @ Dave Farias BJJ in Mesa, THERE WILL NOT BE AN OPEN MAT AT THE ACADEMY! Let’s show support for a good cause and help support one of our affiliates! (Please Speak with Jay regarding the details)
11/25/2016 – Black Friday Open Mat (10 am)
11/26/2016 – Saturday Open Mat, No Muay Thai (10 am)
12/24/2016 – Christmas Eve Closed
12/25/2016 – Christmas Closed
12/26/2016 – Closed
12/31/2016 – New Year’s Eve Open Mat (What time should we do this? 10 am?)
1/1/2017 – New Years Day Closed
1/2/2016 – Closed

By |November 11th, 2016|Affiliate News, Affiliates, Events, News, Students|0 Comments

Off to a Great Start for 2016!

Whoa! What a busy two months! Nothing but back to back tournaments and training for the Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu/CTA warriors! We hit the ground running in 2016! Not even into the third month of the year and our team has done a fantastic job in their performances in competition and in accumulating medal after medal in 6 different tournaments!

Since joining the CTA family almost three years ago, we’ve done nothing but improve, grow, and dominate in so many ways. In all of the growth that we’ve experienced over the years, it has brought us to become one of the more dominant teams here in Arizona! So dominant that as a team for 2015, our kids took 1st overall and our adults took 4th! What an amazing feat to have achieved! What we have achieved as a team in such a short period of time is simply amazing! I’m honored and proud to coach such wonderful students along side the other CTA coaches.

As of today, we are proud to say that we have the best kids team in the state! Along with our other CTA schools, we came together to lead the future of our art and sport to victory! I’m truly proud and honored to coach such a great group of kids. Keep up the great work! Everyone!

In our most recent tournament, the 10th Arizona International Open, our kids, again took first as a team. Surprisingly, with the very few adults we had, we still took 5th as a team. As, I’ve always said, quality over quantity!

Below is a summary of our results thus far, for the Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu/CTA students!

D.A.N. Tournament, Arizona, January 09, 2016
Adult Gi, Light, White – Oscar De Los Santos (1st Place)
Adult Gi, Light, White – […]

By |February 24th, 2016|Affiliate News, Affiliates, Events, News, Tournaments|0 Comments

Last Belt Promotion for the 2015 Year!

What a year! 2015 went by so quick. One minute it was here and next minute it was gone. The year passed in a flash! As we say goodbye to 2015, it is going to go down as one of our most successful years to date as a team and one of our more successful years for CTA here in Arizona. On the mats in the gym and on the mats in competition! This year has shown tremendous growth. We have all grown as a team and as individuals. We have seen more promotions and more gold medals this year than any other year. What this tell us is that the work we are all putting forth towards the successes we are experiencing is resulting more and more dedicated students to the art and to the team.

Of all the gold medals and team trophies we attained this year, none of it matters more to me than the growth of my students. Their growth as Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and individuals. That is what makes belt promotion days so special to me. Our end of the year promotions are not one of the biggest, it for sure is one of the most special ones of the year. Not that any other one is less important or special, this year, 2015’s December promotion has a special day in my heart. This year I had the honor to promote a group of very special and very dedicated students very close to me.

This belt promotion, I had the honor to promote the following individuals…

Jeremy Dolan: I promoted Jeremy to Purple Belt! As with most of my students, Jeremy came to me from another academy out of state. We were the first […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Blog, Events, News, Promotions, Students|0 Comments

Holiday Schedule!

Just a quick FYI letting you know what our schedule is looking like during the holiday season!
***EVERYDAY NOT LISTED ARE NORMALLY SCHEDULED CLASSES***

11/26/2015 – Thanksgiving Open Mat Turkey Roll @ Dave Farias BJJ in Mesa, (Please Speak with Jay regarding the details)
11/27/2015 – Black Friday Closed
11/28/2015 – Saturday Open Mat (10 am)
12/24/2015 – Christmas Eve Closed
12/25/2015 – Christmas Closed
12/26/2015 – Saturday Open Mat (10 am)
12/31/2015 – New Years Eve Open Mat (TBD)
1/1/2016 – New Years Day Closed
1/2/2016 – Saturday Open Mat (10 am)

By |November 19th, 2015|Affiliate News, Affiliates, Events, News, Students|0 Comments

2015 AZ State Championships! Results!

In the last year and a half, the CTA (Caio Terra Association) team has been slowly climbing through the ranks, placing at every tournament and making their mark in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community here in Arizona.

In a very short time, we came out of 2014 as one of the top 3 teams in the state and we are continuing our winning ways right out of the gates in 2015. Placing in every tournament thus far, we recently had one of our best performances to date. As a team, CTA took first in a stacked kids division and third in the adult division. With an adult team consisting of mostly white belts, we missed second place by only 15 points. We’re slowly but surely making our way up to the top and judging by our lower belts the future looks bright!

As one team, we are making an impact here in Arizona, on and off the mat. Winning and trophies are great, but what is greater are the friendships we are making along the way. Special thanks to Mike Martin and the crew at Strong Heart BJJ, everyone at my gym, Jay Pages BJJ and MMA, and Brendon Barlow and and the crew at Impact MMA for making this all possible. As 2015 comes to a close we look to continue to finish strong and continue to improve! Lets go!!

Below is a results list of the CTA team represented by the Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA Team which includes Jay’s students from Universal Fitness & MMA and Dave Farias BJJ!

AZSBJJF 2015 AZ State Championships, June 29 & 30 2015
Womens Masters Gi, Light, White – Angela Shepherd (1st Place)
Adult Gi, Super Heavy, White – Anton Antonov (2nd Place)
Masters 3 Gi, […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Affiliate News, Affiliates, Events, News, Students, Tournaments|0 Comments

More Tournament Results!

Wow! No rest! After killer performances earlier in the year at the International Open, NAGA, and Pan Ams, we continue on with our winning ways with outstanding performances at the NABJJF Grand Canyon Open, the 7th AZ Kids Cup and 3rd Copa Bella! A ton of hardware and podium appearances! At the Grand Canyon Open, along with other CTA affiliates and JPJJ/CTA affiliates, we took the team title for another year in a row! Our Kids took 2nd as well. All putting on phenomenal performances! At the Kids Cup and Copa Bella, our kids and girls killed it and we took two 2nd place titles. We couldn’t be any prouder of our team! As I’ve always said, the proof is in the pudding! And boy is that pudding tasty! Super proud of our team! Super proud of everyone that went out there and put it all out on the line! Also super proud of all them members that helped our competitors prepare. Give yourselves a pat on the back! Without you they would not have the training partners to prepare them properly!

With all local affiliates representing and bringing home a lot of hardware, below is the results from our past three tournaments! The main Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA/CTA Academy; Affiliates Dave Farias BJJ, Universal Fitness & MMA, and AZ Tiger MMA! A huge should out goes to Wyatt Shepherd and his crew for Killing it at NAGA!

NABJJF Grand Canyon State Open, April 04 2015
Senior Nogi, Medium Heavy, Black – Jay Pages (1st Place)
Senior Gi, Medium Heavy, Black – Jay Pages (1st Place)
Adult Nogi, Super Feather, White – Brian Mandagi (2nd Place)
Adult Gi, Super Feather, White –Brian Mandagi (3rd Place)
Adult Nogi, Medium Heavy, White – Cody Willis (3rd Place)
Master Nogi, Heavy, White – Keith Henion (2nd Place)
Master Nogi, Open, White – Keith Henion (2nd Place)
Master […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Affiliate News, Affiliates, Events, News, Tournaments|0 Comments

Sam’s Debut Win at RITC!

A quick post about Sam Nogales’ MMA debut win! A quick post because his fight was just as quick! Training and leading up to the fight, he trained harder than most I’ve trained in a long time. He did what I asked without question. What happens when a fighter does what I ask? They win! And win in a minute and some seconds with a rear naked choke in the first round earning Sam the “Submission of the Night”! I’ve had so many say they want to fight but don’t put in the work. Say they want to fight, start to put in the work then fall off the wayside. Stop training because they had their fight fall through. Not Sam! He stuck with it and truly understands the life cycle of getting fights. He stuck with it! He did what I asked and he came out on top! Super proud of Sam and the hard work he put into this fight! Can’t wait for the next one!

By |March 17th, 2015|Events, MMA Fight, News|0 Comments

Tournament Results!

Holy tournaments batman! We just finished a super busy three week series of tournaments back to back! First we had the 2015 International Open, followed by NAGA, and the 2015 Pan Am Championships! It was a super busy 3 weeks for the Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA/CTA crew! Everyone trained hard, fought hard, and the results show! A ton of hardware and podium appearances! As I’ve always said, the proof is in the pudding! And boy is that pudding tasty! Super proud of our team! Super proud of everyone that went out there and put it all out on the line! Also super proud of all them members that helped our competitors prepare. Give yourselves a pat on the back! Without you they would not have the training partners to prepare them properly!

With the great success we saw at the International Open and NAGA, we unfortunately could not say the same for Pan Ams. We brought 5 competitors out to California and the cards were simply not in our favors this time around. Everyone had great matches, great performances and should all be proud of the hard work they put into the training and for stepping out onto the largest stage of BJJ competition. Take the weekend as a learning experience, chalk it up, and know that there are plenty of tournaments to come and more opportunities.

With all local affiliates representing and bringing home a lot of hardware, below is the results from our past three tournaments! The main Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA/CTA Academy; Affiliates Dave Farias BJJ, Universal Fitness & MMA, and AZ Tiger MMA! A huge should out goes to Wyatt Shepherd and his crew for Killing it at NAGA!

AZSBJJF 9th Arizona International Open, February 21 & 22 2015
Adult Gi, Rooster, […]

By |March 17th, 2015|Affiliate News, Affiliates, Events, News, Tournaments|0 Comments

Calendar of Events Summary!

As promised, here’s a calendar of important events up through the end of April!

February 28, 2015 – NAGA
March 1, 2015 – Wilson Reis Seminar at Undisputed! (10am to 1pm)
March 7, 2015 – Kids Belt & Stripes Promotion (11am – 12pm)
March 7, 2015 – Patrick Oskverek and Sam Nogales MMA RITC Fight!
March 11 to Maarch 15, 2015 – Pan Ams
March 21, 2015 – Michelle Nicollini Seminar in Tucson!
March 28 & March 29, 2015 – Caio Terra Seminar at Phoenix BJJ & MMA!
April 4, 2015 – Adult Belt & Stripes Promotion! (9am – 12pm)
April 11, 20125 – Grand Canyon State Open!
April 18, 2015 Roberto Traven Seminar!
April 25, 2015 – Pats Run, Kids Cup, and Copa Bela!

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the events.

By |February 24th, 2015|Events, MMA Fight, News, Promotions, Seminars, Students, Tournaments|0 Comments

Jay’s Seminar Tours in the Philippines!

Where to start? Well, I started this seminar tour off with a long 24+ hour trip to my homeland of the Philippines. The country where my family is from and the country they recently retired too as well. Along with their retirement came my little brothers move to the Philippines to finish school. Since moving back to our homeland and the lack of places to train, he went and opened our first international affiliate in Cebu. Over the years, his program has grown from a small group of guys that barely utilized the small mat areas to a whopping 30+ students per class! A huge jump from the last time I visited and conducted a seminar. The last time I was there, I saw a small group of green Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, this time around I came to find a group of very solid Jiu-Jitsu players. I was very impressed with the improvement of my brothers students. This development and successes of his program and his students are a direct reflection of his ability to not just have the skill to do well in Jiu-Jitsu but the skill to convey and teach Jiu-Jitsu in an effective manner. Because of this skill, a skill not too easily had, he was ready for the next stage in his Jiu-Jitsu career! So during my seminar that I taught in Cebu, after we promoted his students, I then promoted my little brother to Black Belt! It was a very emotional promotion. For both myself on for my brother Pjay. It’s been 13 long years! It was such a huge honor for me! Not just because he is my little brother, and my best training partner, but because he is also my […]

By |November 27th, 2014|News, Promotions, Seminars, Students|0 Comments