Lesson Plan! CTA Modern Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals Study!

After coming off a phenomenal seminar with my professor Caio Terra in which he covered basic positions but highly advanced at the same time; this inspired me! This inspired me to go back to the basics for this lesson plan. My hope for this lesson plan is to delve deep into the basics and extract the hidden treasures or nuggets of information that would take a basic game towards a very sophisticated direction with very basic fundamental positions.

I also chose to cover the CTA Modern Jiu-Jitsu Fundamental curriculum because I figured that most have yet to really touch a curriculum that is required knowledge. As part of our rank requirements under the Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu/CTA/90Eight BJJ Association, it is required for all to go through the curriculum at least once at every belt level! So, with knowing that most either choose not to attend our fundamentals class or can’t attend because of time constraints, moving forward, we will dedicate one lesson plan/study every year to wards the CTA Modern Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals. This way, I know most will have gone through it and it will also give us opportunities to update, modify, or change the curriculum or the techniques within if needed.

I will be crating a tracking sheet for the fundamentals and posting it on our students download section.  Click here for the download page. Download, print, and us this page! Keep it with your class tracking sheet!

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 […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Lesson Plans, News, Resources, Students|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

QUICK UPDATE! New Schedule!

Just a quick heads up to all of our current and future students! We have a new schedule up! Check it out! We added a 10:30am class! I believe, we have, hands down, the largest class offering around with a majority of the classes taught and led by the head instructor! Not a student! The only classes I don’t teach are 2 of the fundamentals classes, 3 kids classes, and 2 judo classes! Come join us during our new time!

Click here for the new schedule!

By |March 1st, 2015|News, Resources, Students|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

Lesson Plan! Spider-X Guard Study!

So, I was given a suggestion I really liked. A student of mine suggested creating a lesson plan around a particular individuals game. For example, games that certain individuals are known for. Mendes brothers and the Berimbolo, Marcelo Garcia and the Single Leg X-Guard, and Romulo Barral and the Spirder Guard. So, our lesson plans from here on will be geared towards study of a highly successful individuals game. The game, theory, and technique that helped bring them to the successes that they have achieved. Our first study in our lesson plan for this week is on Robert Drysdale BJJ Black Belt Abmar Barbosa! Known for his open guard, he has found succuess around the world in competition and has defeated many big names such Kron Gracie. This lesson plan will help give us a better understanding of the open guard as well as provide us with more options to beat a good guard passer. 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!

By |February 16th, 2015|Lesson Plans, News|0 Comments

Lesson Plans! Half Guard Work and More!

As with the past month, moving forward, every class is going to have it’s own Lesson Plan! Every class is going to have a BJJ specific warm-up! Every class is going to have it’s core technique! Not just a bunch of random calisthenics for the sake of you doing calisthenics, but a systematized set of BJJ specific warm-ups and drills. Warm-ups and drills so that you are doing technique and warming up the body at the same time. Everything we do moving forward will be about specificity! There is and will always be a reason why we do what we do, when we do it! So, remember as in every class, every training session, drilling, high repetitions, and complete understanding are going to be required in order to commit these moves to muscle memory. 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!

By |January 25th, 2015|Lesson Plans, News|0 Comments

Lesson Plans!

New year, new additions, new formats, and new structures! That is the theme of the beginning part of the year! Change! Change for the better and change for more organization! Change for your benefit! With the consistent theme and push of the high repetition concept and doing as much Jiu-Jitsu as we can when we can, I am re-formatting the class structures and lesson plans. Moving forward, every class is going to have it’s own Lesson Plan! Every class is going to have a BJJ specific warm-up. Not just a bunch of random calisthenics for the sake of you doing calisthenics, but a systematized set of BJJ specific warm-ups and drills. Warm-ups and drills so that you are doing technique and warming up the body at the same time. Everything we do moving forward will be about specificity! There is and will always be a reason why we do what we do, when we do it! So, remember as in every class, every training session, drilling, high repetitions, and complete understanding are going to be required in order to commit these moves to muscle memory. 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!

By |January 2nd, 2015|Lesson Plans, News|0 Comments

Continuing Our Holiday Special for the Month of January!

With the Holiday season almost over, we wanted to give you an extra opportunity. A gift! We are going to extend our 30% off all memberships for new students.

We know you may have had trouble trying to figure out what to get for that special someone this past Holiday Season. So, we’re going to help make that decision easier.
For the month of January, get started at Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA with 30% off any of our memberships! For new students only!

You read that right! A whopping 30% off any of our memberships! You have until the 25th of December to take advantage of this fantastic, never before done deal!

One of the most unique characteristics about our school is our family-orientated environment and approach. Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA/CTA is proud to be a part of the Caio Terra Association! A powerhouse team with a who’s who of the most stalwart champions in the World of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! While we have experienced successes as a team in State, Nationally, and Internationally we still pride ourselves in maintaining a training environment that is welcoming for the whole family: husband, wife and kids! We pride ourselves in being just as family as your mom or dad and brother or sister.

What is it that sets Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA/CTA apart from all of the other martial arts schools?

Our comprehensive Kids and Adults curriculum’s! Which are made available to you in our student handbook, online, and various other forms of media. We are on of the few teams with a completely structured curriculum following a traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum of self-defense and modern Sport Jiu-Jitsu!
We have over numerous team locations worldwide! When you join Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA/CTA you can train at any of our […]

By |December 31st, 2014|News|0 Comments

2015! Here we come! Changes and Additions!

2014! Where did it go? This year flew by so quick! Last holiday season seemed like it was just yesterday. Why did it go by so fast? Is it because we are all just a bit older? Maybe a bit wiser? Who knows! The thing I do know is that we have a few short days left in this year before we say goodbye to 2014 and say hello 2015! The new year is a new beginning for most. An opportunity to reset, redo and create new goals and new opportunities. We as a club/team, we are no different. With you, the student in mind, I try to set new goals and opportunities for each one of you. New goals, new opportunities, and changes that have the hopes of accelerating your growth and development much faster than normal.

As an instructor, my concern, first and foremost, will always be the students improvement. The changes and/or additions to our curriculum, lesson plans, and schedule are being made so that you can develop as efficiently and as technically as possible.

This took a lot of time to develop and put together. I hope you guys like the changes. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Without further ado…

2015 Changes

Class Format

Addition of Warm-Up Flows and/Or Submission Chains – These are to be performed during the first 15 minutes of class. Every warm-up flow will start with one round of hip escapes. The flows will be covered in the fundamental classes until they have been covered at least once. Video footage will be posted on our YouTube channel for everyone to study and know so that when classes begin, everyone is on the same page and no time […]

By |December 24th, 2014|Lesson Plans, News, Resources, Students|0 Comments