The other day someone came into the academy and asked me when would be the best time to start training. I stopped, thought about it for a minute and responded, "when you're 5". The man, who was in his mid 40's, put his head down and said "okay, well thanks". I then told him that the second best … [Read more...] about THE BEST TIME TO START JIU JITSU…
Beginning Monday May 18th, classes will resume at CTA-Irving starting bright and early at 6am! Our schedule will remain the same, though all classes taught will be from our Fundamental Curriculum and in the Gi. In addition to our normal sanitation practices, we’ll be expanding our efforts to … [Read more...] about WE’RE BACK IN ACTION!
This week we get into two new ways to escape from the back mount position – by framing our opponent’s arm and then we’ll complete the lesson by escaping if we find ourselves in a collar choke. Members of Professor Caio’s online training can find the links here. It’s important to work on defending … [Read more...] about More Back Escapes and BIG NEWS!
Today we release the Lesson Plan for Week #5, which covers the Classic Collar Choke and Bow and Arrow Choke. Both of these attacks are incredibly strong chokes - not necessarily because of our grips, but due to the angle we're able to create on our opponent! We'll begin the video series with a … [Read more...] about Watch your Back!
Today we're releasing the fourth lesson plan on the CTA Fundamental Curriculum. Although this is one of our shorter lesson plans, the Outside Trip Double Leg Takedown and Arm-In Guillotine are among the most effective techniques that we teach! You may view the techniques on Professor Caio's … [Read more...] about Week 4 Lesson Plan Inside!
This week we're covering our Back Escape to Single Leg Lesson Plan. There are a lot of drills involved with this one because we need to develop proper reactions to make our escape attempts easier. After we practice addressing our opponent's choking arm and hip, we'll end the week with a video on … [Read more...] about Become an Escape Artist!