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2014 Holiday Special! Jiu-Jitsu for Christmas!

Having a trouble trying to figure out what to get for that special someone this Holiday Season? Or maybe looking for a special gift for yourself? Can you think of a better gift one could have than learning Jiu-Jitsu, making new friends, getting healthy and losing weight? Neither can we!
This Holiday Season get started at Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA with 30% off any of our memberships!
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 locations all over the world free of charge
We boast a fully equipped facility with a full […]

By |December 4th, 2014|News|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 […]

By |November 27th, 2014|News, Promotions, Seminars, 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***

11/27/2014 – 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

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

6th South West Classics in the Books!

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 […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Events, News, Tournaments|0 Comments

Important Links! Again!

With our new affiliates and students coming on board, I felt I needed to share this again for everyone new! Check it out!

This is just a quick post for you guys and gals out there. The following is a list of very important links to follow. They are my social networks. Please follow me on each and every one. Thank you for your time.

Our Website: http://jpjiujitsu.com/
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jpjjcta
Our Facebook Group (Students Only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/597688246988192/
My Personal FB Pages: https://www.facebook.com/JayJayPages
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jpjiujitsu
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jaypagesjjcta
Google+: https://plus.google.com/116963557134988526453/posts
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQyMmdXf-LEYx7Oo2AY9T1w

By |October 12th, 2014|News, Resources, Students|0 Comments

Girls Only BJJ & Self-Defense Program! Only $40!

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 […]

By |September 29th, 2014|News, Students|0 Comments

Kids Back to School Special!

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!”

Don’t wait! Act Now! Hope to see you soon!

By |August 1st, 2014|News, Students|0 Comments

New Belts and New Stripes!

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…

Brown Belt:

Sharod Merrill

Purple Belt:

Samantha Smith

Blue Belt

Benjamin Banks
Brian Griswold
Issam Ghannam
Joey Brown
Michael Touger
Rounan Hu

Green Belt/Black Stripe

Luke Hase

Orange Belt/White Stripe

Conner Peyton

Yellow Belt/Black Stripe

Brendan Onquit
David Onquit

Yellow Belt/White Stripe

Jack Baker

** We had a blue belt and a couple of white belts […]

By |July 28th, 2014|Events, News, Promotions, Students|0 Comments

MMA/S.A.W. Lesson Plan!

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!

By |July 23rd, 2014|Lesson Plans, News|0 Comments

Lesson Plans for the Next 6 Weeks!

Over the next 5 weeks, trying a new format! A format that will ensure we touch as much of Jiu-Jitsu as we can. Touch as much in the sense that I want to thoroughly cover both top, bottom, and standing aspects of the game. So, with that said, the first two weeks will emphasize the bottom game, the following two weeks will emphasize the top game, and the last 2 weeks will emphasize the stand up game! Throws, take downs, counters, defenses, and such. These next 6 weeks will be sort of a trial run to see how the new format works. I suspect that it will run well without a hitch. However, anything can happen. I could change my mind and go back to the 5 week lesson plan. Only time will tell. We’ll just have to wait and see! =) Also, after attending the Romulo Barral Seminar, we may bring back situational again. Romulo re-inspired me to bring it back. So expect that change as well. So, remember as in every class, every training session, high repetitions are going to be required in order to commit these moves to muscle memory. A lot of the moves over the next 6 weeks are going to have multiple steps, odd angles, and require you to step out of your comfort zones. Use these next 5 weeks to prepare you for the tournaments to come!

By |July 22nd, 2014|Lesson Plans, News, Resources|0 Comments