On June 16th, the Europa SuperShow was held at the Dallas Convention Center and CTA had an amazing performance, taking home several individual medals and 4th place as a team! Sean Krause has made incredible strides the past year and keeps improving every time he's on the mat. Coach Kevin is … [Read more...] about CTA Doing BIG Things at Europa!
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit my friend PJ Talavera and his students at The Blackbelt Academy in Uvalde, Texas. While vacationing with family in the Hill Country the past couple of years, Mr. Talavera has been gracious enough to host a couple of seminars at his academy and it … [Read more...] about Sharing Jiu-Jitsu in the Hill Country!
A lot of people won’t recognize the guy on the left. He didn’t have many friends, wasn’t outgoing and didn’t have a lot of confidence in what he was doing or where he was going in life. He was also me…before Jiu-Jitsu. I had reached about 225 lbs in late 2001. I’d graduated college and started … [Read more...] about How Jiu-Jitsu Changed MY Life
As incredible as it is to see the expansion of Jiu-Jitsu with the ever-increasing number of female participants, this blog post is not about them. It is to pay tribute to the wives and mothers of those athletes, without whom our success would be non-existent. Our art (and passion) is obviously … [Read more...] about Happy Mother's Day!
This past weekend, CTA-Irving students Ross Freeman, Troy Mercer and Brett Webster all stepped up and put their skills to the test at the 2018 Dallas Spring Open! These three men have worked incredibly hard and it was an honor to be in their corners. Ross returned to competition after a bit of a … [Read more...] about 2018 IBJJF Dallas Spring Open Recap!
Last weekend, CTA-Irving had the amazing honor to host Professor Caio Terra for a three hour seminar! Following a brief introduction and welcome to all of the visiting students from other academies, Professor began to teach an incredible Half Guard series of sweeps and back-takes. In a way that … [Read more...] about New Techniques, New Stripes and New Belts!