Otomi Martial Arts | Caio Terra Association Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would like to congratulate Joseph Jones on his first stripe promotion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Joe recently tested and received his fist stripe on his white belt. As we like to say, success leaves clues. If you pay attention to Joe, you will see many reasons why he has succeeded and will continue to succeed on and off the field/mats.
Otomi Martial Arts | Caio Terra Association Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would like to congratulate Carlos Capela on his outstanding performance Friday June 28, 2019 in the NOGI portion of the American Nationals tournament held in Las Vegas. Carlos was able to secure Gold in his weight class and then also secured a bronze medal in the open class! Afterwards, Carols made sure to thank professor Caio Terra, Vitor Paschoal, and Yuri Simoes as well as teammates, family, friends and sponsors.
Keep setting the best example you can for all of us Carlos!
Join Carlos on the mats at the CTA headquarters gym located in San Jose California. He is an early bird so you will have to make the 6am classes taught by Professor Vitor Paschoal.
Otomi Martial Arts | Caio Terra Association Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would like to congratulate Zandra Fountila on winning her second worlds title at the recent IBJJF Worlds tournament especially since her bracket consisted of girls that had beaten her previously.
Zandra’s training regimen included waking up at 6am to do her first workout, attending competition training class at Caio Terra Association HQ in San Jose from 1-3pm, and staying at HQ to make the 6pm fundamentals class followed by the 7pm advanced class. Her day would end around 10pm when she arrived at her house to do her last workout of the day! (Whew … All this while still preparing for her upcoming schools final exams the week following Worlds.)
Zandra’s first match was against Zoey Chiles from team Alliance. She won within the first minute with a bow and arrow submission especially nice since Zoey had beaten Zandra previously. Next up was Domini Engelmeier who would also be submitted via a triangle-armbar combo. Zandra’s third and final match against Abbigayle Tetterton (also Brasa CTA) was the most exhilarating as it came down to the last 5 seconds before she was able to pull out the victory.
Zandra exudes her gratitude to all that have helped her and can be found training all the time with her family and friends. Thanks Zandra for being an amazing young lady of BJJ and role model for young women!
Juvenile 2 / Female / Blue / Feather
1 – Zandra Kay Fountila – Brasa CTA
2 – Abbigayle Tetterton – Brasa CTA
3 – Alyssa Mia Wilson – CheckMat
3 – Domini Engelmeier – Lotus Club USA
Otomi Martial Arts | Caio Terra Association Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would like to congratulate Jessica Caroline on her dynamic gold medal win at the IBJJF Worlds 2019.
In preparation, Jessica worked very hard with a training regimen which consisted of 3 daily workouts; including a morning session of Crossfit and two additional Jiu Jitsu drilling sessions. Additionally, Jessica had to be on a very strict nutrition plan since she would have to lose 10 kg (22 pounds) to compete in her category.
Jessica and Professor Alessandro Nunes arrived in the US a week before the fight to get accustomed to the time zone. Once here the she continued with the same training as in Brazil and was able to make the weight a day before the event!
In the competition, she had 3 matches. The first was against an Alliance competitor where she bested her opponent by a score of 2 x 0. Her second match and semifinal was against the current European champion. Again Jessica won with an impressive foot lock in just 27 seconds! Her final match was with Amber Rymarz-freitas, a Gracie Barra competitor. This match had Jessica winning the contest with a score of 10 x 0 when in the last minute Jessica submitted Amber with a stranglehold!
If you get the chance to travel to Brazil, make sure to find Professor Alessandro Nunes and Jessica for a great BJJ experience!
Adult / Female / Brown / Rooster
1 – Jessica Caroline Coelho Dantas – Brasa CTA
2 – Amber Rymarz-freitas – Gracie Barra
3 – Margarita Prado Ochoa – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Vicky Hoang – Jiu-Jitsu For Life Team
Otomi Martial Arts | Caio Terra Association Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would like to congratulate Tammi Musumeci on winning the light-feather division against Amanda Monteiro at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds tournament this past weekend. Additionally, Tammi also made history when her brother Mikey Musumeci also won his division making Tammi and Mikey the first brother and sister to win worlds in the same year.
While so many things stand out about winning an event such as this, nothing seems to compare to the fact that Tammi is also a full time law student and had to get past 3 other previous world champs in her division to win.
Crazy happy for you Tammi and honored to have you on our team!
We would also like to mention that fellow teammate Kristina Barlaan was also in this division and also made it to the podium! Great work Kristina. We are very happy for you as well and are fortunate to have so many women leading by example for our team!
Adult / Female / Black / Light-Feather
1 – Tammi Alana Musumeci – Brasa CTA
2 – Amanda Monteiro Nogueira – GF Team
3 – Gezary Matuda Kubis Bandeira – American Top Team
3 – Kristina Sofia Puruganan Barlaan – Brasa CTA
For a list all the official results please visit the official IBJJF website.