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 – […]
For years, I’ve always taught my classes with a plan. I’ve always been a firm believer of having a plan. It helps with having a sequential flow and knowing what I need to teach. It’s always an evolving process. An evolving process for the better. If there’s a better way I can do things, I will. My goal with the lesson plans are to streamline the teaching and educational process of Jiu-Jitsu for my students. What my students will find different this year is that I have a lesson plan for the year! Where in prior years, I’ve only planned in 5 to 7 week segments, I now have the year planned. I have a year planned for all classes! Our all levels classes, our fundamental classes, our drilling classes, and our kids classes! One new addition to our lesson plans is our free clinics. Our free clinics are clinics covering specialty topics we are not covering in our lesson plans through out the year. It will be open to all and free!
Below is an outline of what’s to come in 2016! Our plan of attack and our plan to make everyone a better Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Remember! Having no plan is a plan to fail!
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 […]
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)
So, over the past few months, I’ve experimented with a new format for our lesson plans. Didn’t quite work out the way I hoped it would. So, we are going to forego with the new format and go back to our original structure. It worked and it worked well. I was hoping the new format would have been more efficient, unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I guess, as the saying goes, If it ain’t broke, do’t fix it! So, with out further adieu, here’s the Lesson Plan! Our very extensive back attack program! The most extensive lesson plan we’ve done today on any one position! Also, included in this post is the CTA Fundamentals Lesson Plan!
Also as we have done in the past, please click here for the videos that we record every evening! Enjoy!
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, […]
As you an see in the title of the post, our lesson plan is going to be covering Marcelo Garcia’s game. Marcelo has been a dominant force in Brazilian Jiu-itsu. He is considered by many to be one of the best pound for pound jiu-jitsu players in the world. Garcia has five world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a black belt in the middle-weight category. He has many submission grappling titles, including the prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. At ADCC, Marcelo has won the 66–76 kg division four times (2003/2005/2007/2011), been awarded the most technical fighter twice (2003 and 2007) and won the best fight award in 2005. In 2005, he finished in third place in the absolute (open weight) division and in 2007 finished second in the absolute division. In ADCC 2009, Marcelo finished second in his weight division, losing by points to Pablo Popovitch, whom he had defeated in the two previous finals.
He has been a leader in BJJ innovations and has created and popularized some of the most popular techniques and games. Marcelo is a competitor that many have tried to emulate, including myself. His game is effective and so is his instruction. His academy currently houses for the first time ever, both a male and female double gold world champions. This is why we are covering and doing a complete study on his game and seeing what makes Marcelo and his students so effective. We will be starting on one of his bread and butter guards, the butterfly guard. What you will notice in this lesson plan is that there isn’t a flow of sorts. There is more overlapping than flows. What you will find is that it will […]
It’s been well over 5 months since we covered pressure passing and guard passing in general. We’ve spent a good amount of time on guard work and now I feel it’s time going back and retouch on the subject. Over the past few tournament, I’ve seen such great Jiu-Jitsu being played by my students. If there was anything I had to say that we did need to work on was guard passing. Not that anyone did anything wrong, just that if there was a weak aspect of everyone’s game that most needed work on, it was guard passing. So, I found this to be the perfect time to work our guard passing in preparation for the Arizona State Championships. So, don’t miss the next 5 weeks. They are super important to attend!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!
If throughout the week you have any questions on anything we worked on, check out our YouTube channel (Click Here for the YouTube Channel), feel free to pull me aside to ask after class or during open mat. A lot of the moves over the next several weeks are going to have multiple steps, odd angles, and require you to step out of your comfort zones. Use these next several weeks to prepare you for the tournaments to come!