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 […]
Just a quick FYI letting you know what our schedule is looking like during the holiday season!
***EVERYDAY NOT LISTED ARE NORMALLY SCHEDULED CLASSES***
11/27/2014 – Thanksgiving Open Mat Turkey Roll [10:00 AM to 12:00 PM]
11/28/2014 – Black Friday Closed
11/29/2014 – Saturday Open Mat [10:00 AM to 12:00 PM]
11/30/2014 – Sunday Open Mat [10:00 AM to 12:00 PM]
12/24/2014 – Christmas Eve Closed
12/25/2014 – Christmas Closed
12/26/2014 – Friday Open Mat [10:00 AM to 12:00 PM]
12/27/2014 – Saturday Open Mat [10:00 AM to 12:00 PM]
12/28/2014 – Sunday Open Mat [10:00 AM to 12:00 PM]
12/31/2014 – New Years Eve Open Mat [10:00 AM to 12:00 PM]
1//2015 – New Years Day Closed
What a weekend! It was a fun filled weekend chock full of heavy competition and lots of submissions! I could not be any prouder of our CTA Arizona family. All competitors when out there and left it all out on the mats! Win or lost everyone did a fantastic job! With myself, Mike Martin of Strongheart, and Kevin of Phoenix BJJ & MMA we came in with a team dwarfed by others. But yet, once again, we come out on top and place in the overall team standings. With the kids, we took 5th place and with the adults we took 4th! What this tells me and should tell everyone else is that we are winning with quality, not quantity. Especially since most of our wins came via submission. So, we’re not just trying to win on points, we’re fighting to finish the match! Again, everyone from all teams did a phenomenal job and fought their hearts out! I am so damn proud of everyone! Congratulations to all CTA Arizona team members! OSS!
Below is a list of all Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA/CTA team members and their placements…
AZSBJJF 6th Southwest Classic, October 25 & 26 2014
Adult Gi, Rooster, White – Brian Mandagi (2nd Place)
Adult Gi, Ultra Heavy, White – Benito Molina (3rd Place)
Womens Gi, Feather, White – Estrella Moreno (3rd Place)
Adult Gi, Middle, Blue – Miguel Santana (2nd Place)
Adult Gi, Ultra Heavy, Blue – Alfredo Montero (3rd Place)
Masters 1 Gi, Light Feather, Blue – Eric Bias (3rd Place)
Masters 1 Gi, Feather, Blue – Moses Salazar (1st Place)
Masters 1 Gi, Open, Blue – Moses Salazar (3rd Place)
Masters 1 Gi, Feather, Blue – Jeremy Dolan (3rd Place)
Masters 1 Gi, Ultra Heavy, Blue – Brian Griswold (3rd Place)
Masters 3 Gi, Heavy, Blue – Neil Robinson (1st Place)
Masters 3 Gi, Super Heavy, Blue – Benjamin Banks (1st Place)
Masters 3 Gi, Open, Blue – Benjamin Banks (1st Place)
Womens Gi, Light, Blue – Ruonan Hu (1st […]
Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA now offers Chandler, Arizona’s first only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense program for women. These classes are similar to our regular classes, however, only women may attend and the techniques used are specifically for women. This is an excellent way for you to learn self defense techniques that are proven to work in the real world. We will cover a curriculum specific to women’s self-defense and sport Jiu-Jitsu. Both will benefit you on and off the mats! In the gym and out on the streets! Our curriculum is based on real life experience. Why is this important? It’s important because you want to have the comfort of knowing what you are being taught will work and will safe your life and not just give you a false sense of security!
This program is excellent for those that have always wanted to give a martial art a try but intimidated by the coed environment. This program will help you ease your way into a mixed gender class. This is also excellent for those interested in learning martial arts in a fun, safe and relaxed environment exclusively for women.
As a self defense system very few martial art have been able prove themselves as well as BJJ. Both in the ring, on the mats, and in the streets. The techniques we teach will give you the ability to successfully defend yourself in almost any situation. We focus on techniques that can be used to immobilize larger and stronger opponents and techniques that will get you out of harms way.
Our women’s only Brazilian Jiu-Jisu & Self-Defense program classes also trains you for competition if you so desire. We participate in many of the local and national tournaments. Several of our students have […]
Kids are going back to school and it’s about that time for the best back to school special for your kiddos! At only $75 a month (No contract!), you child can learn one of the most effective and valuable martial arts that he or she can take into all aspects of life. Everything from the home life to school life! Your child will learn respect & self-respect, discipline, integrity, honor, gain listening skills, and earn a sense of confidence that they will not find anywhere else! And most importantly, your child will be able to defend themselves safely and effectively! So, don’t wait any longer! Take advantage of our special! Have your child try us out for a week, see if they like it, and if they do, you son or daughter will get a free uniform to get them started! If that didn’t make you want to sign them up right away, this will… “Mention this post and get an extra 10% off per month!”
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What a weekend! This past weekend played host to our 2nd belt and stripes promotions for the year. This has to be one of the largest groups we’ve had promoted to date! It was huge! Not only did we have a lot of belts and stripes to give out, we also had the largest belt promotion attendance! We were at a whopping 69 students in attendance! I was so excited to see such wonderful support! I was so proud to see so many team mates supporting each other during this special day.
As I’ve always pointed out, belt and stripe promotions are my favorite times of year. It means more to me than any medal or competition! During promotions, I get to see everyone’s growth and development. I get to see how far everyone has come along. I get to see the dedication everyone puts into the art we all love so much. Seeing the joy and tears of happiness in the faces of my students leaves a special mark on my heart. That gives me a feeling that can never be replaced and never be duplicated! That feeling is what brings joy to teaching. That is a feeling that will last a lifetime!
I am so proud of everyone’s growth, development, and dedication! Each and every individual has done more and then some to get to where they are! They were more than deserving of their promotions! I was more than proud and happy to have promoted the following individuals…
Green Belt/Black Stripe
Orange Belt/White Stripe
Yellow Belt/Black Stripe
Yellow Belt/White Stripe
** We had a blue belt and a couple of white belts […]
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be organizing our MMA classes just as we do the BJJ classes. I will be releasing the lesson plans on a regular bases. We will have a set of drills to complete and we will continue on that lesson plan until all drills have been completed! After we get 75% through the lesson plan, I will release the next set of drills. This will ensure we stay on a concise and continuous flow! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Hope you guys like the new format. Let’s help get your fellow team mates ready for their fights!
Position: Head Instructor – Team Valores
Rank: Purple Belt – 2 stripes
Bio: Has been training BJJ for over 13 years, and has been teaching for over 8 years. Has won 2 Gold medals as a blue belt in Pan Asians. Retired from competition to focus on teaching and coaching.
Rank: Purple Belt
Bio: Has been training BJJ for over 13 years, and has been teaching for over 9 years. Has won numerous Gold medals in both gi and nogi throughout the mid 2000’s such as Pan Asians, Nationals, Grapplers Cup, etc. Has since then retired undefeated.
Position: Assistant Instructor
Rank: Blue Belt – 4 stripes
Bio: Former pro MMA fighter. Has been training BJJ for over 9 years. Started teaching BJJ in 2011. He is also a black belt and instructor in tae kwon do.
Rank: Blue Belt – 4 stripes
Bio: Has been training BJJ for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 4 years. Has competed in several local and international tournaments.