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CAIO TERRA ACADEMY HILLSBORO
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caio_handsProfessor Caio Terra (Association Founder) 

To describe Caio Terra as something other than a phenomenon would simply be inaccurate. Born in 1986, the Rio de Janeiro native was forced into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes by his mother when he was 16 years old. Terra responded like any rebellious teenager and essentially skipped his first year of classes. Terra maintains that he probably did not know a single move until he really started training a year later in 2003.

Despite his initial lack of motivation, the situation would change drastically. After receiving his white and blue belt under Ricardo Vieira, Rodrigo Medeiros, and Felipe Costa, Terra started training under Grandmaster Paulo Mauricio Strauch and Grandmaster Reyson Gracie. Unfortunately, Terra could only attend one class per day at the gym, but by this point his motivation was unquestionable and so he built a mat at his house so that he could train four to five times a day. Within three years of dedicated training, Caio Terra would receive his black belt under Grandmaster Stauch and Gracie in 2006.

Skeptics questioned how anyone could possibly become a black belt with only three years of training, especially in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where belt promotion is not taken lightly, but he put all doubts to rest winning the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World Championships in 2008. Since that time he has also is won several Pan-American game European Open gold medal. He is also the only 9 time no-gi black belt world champion!

In addition to teaching at his academy and running the association, Caio makes time out of his schedule to come to Oregon every 2-3 months to teach and train at CTA Hillsboro!

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Shawn Chandler (Head Instructor)
Shawn is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Brown belt under Caio Terra and has been training for over 7 years. In 2013 with the departure of Nick Haloski and the approval of professor Caio Terra, Shawn took over as head instructor.

Shawn has made annual trips to the CTA Association camp in San Jose and also Brazil.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ka’ohu received his Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt in April 2014 and has been training over 7 years. He began his training with the encouragement from a fellow co-worker and friend. Upon completing his first class, he knew this was the martial art for him. Ka’ohu enjoyed the challenging yet rewarding concepts of the techniques and training.

Ka’ohu strives to be a better husband, father, coach, and person while competing from time to time. He accredits Jiu Jitsu with helping lose over 30 lbs from when he first started training. In addition to Caio Terra, Ka’ohu trained with professor Anibal Lobo.

 

 

 

 

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Aaron Neuman (Assistant Instructor)

Aaron Neuman received his Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt in April 2015. Although relatively new to the martial arts Aaron is one of our most diligent workers and is a testament to the saying hard work pays off. In 2012 Aaron placed and/or won the Oregon Open, Sub League, Revolution and was most recently crowned the Ground Warrior submission challenge blue belt champion. In 2013 his competition success continued as he competed and won just about every local tournament. To further his growth in 2014, Aaron moved to San Jose and trained directly with Caio for 6 months. During this time he won the US Open and competed at the 2014 World Jiu Jitsu Championships.

Aaron has recently competed and won the 2017 Sub League Qualifier 2. He also victorious in his match at Fight To Win Pro 39 in Seattle, WA.


 

 

 

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Mike Smith (Assistant Instructor)

Mike Smith received his Gracie Jiu Jitsu Purple belt in October 2016 has been training over 6 years. He began his training to get in shape and relieve stress. Since then, he has lost over 60 pounds from his training. The physical challenge and problem-solving drives Mike to continue his training.

One of the founders of our kid’s program, he strives to provide each student with the opportunity to excel and become a better person. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with every student that comes in for a class.

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