Last week, Mr. Kevin Rose was promoted to the rank of Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! Kevin's dedication to his art and his team over the past 12+ years were recognized in an awesome seminar event with Professor Caio and tons of friends and family in attendance. Over the years, Kevin has … [Read more...] about Congratulations to CTA’s Newest Black Belt!
Lesson Plans – Week of March 13, 2023
This next week is lined up to be a truly exciting one for all of our students! Before an action-packed weekend, our Lesson Plans will focus on the Closed Guard position. Once we've recovered Guard, that means we've established control and it's time to improve our position with some a sweep … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of March 13, 2023
Awesome Weekend at the Academy!
It was an honor to have Professor Caio in town and on our mats, as he taught an amazing Guard Passing Seminar this past Saturday. We had nearly 50 practitioners of every belt level in attendance, all excited to learn the techniques that made Professor a 12-time World Champion. He discussed some … [Read more...] about Awesome Weekend at the Academy!
10 YEARS AS A BLACK BELT
Last week I looked up and noticed how long it had been. There’s so much to reflect on in that time…the birth of my daughter, my wife’s battle with cancer, losing loved ones, career changes, relocations, global pandemics, wins, losses, setbacks and comebacks on repeat. In all that time, there was … [Read more...] about 10 YEARS AS A BLACK BELT
The Title of Professor
I have been a teacher for the last 13 years, and over that time, I've gone through the ranks of Purple, Brown, Black, and now 1st Degree Black Belt. For the last 6 years as a Black Belt, I've struggled with feeling "worthy" of the title Professor. My students refer to me by a lot of different … [Read more...] about The Title of Professor