Caio Terra, currently ranked No. 5 in the IBJJF black belt rankings, is inviting anyone and everyone to attend his 2013 Mundial Camp from May 13 – 28. His GMA academy, Institute of Martial Arts, is located in San Jose, CA.
The 16-day preparation camp will host 30 black belts and give full access to classes, training, open mats and inclusion into the Caio Terra Team. Caio’s teaching abilities can easily be confirmed by any of his many seminar attendees all over the world. As he just returned from a long seminar tour in Asia, he is ready to focus on the 2013 World Championship come May 29 – June 2.
We asked Caio about some information regarding his camp and what it’s all about:
GRACIEMAG: Who is expected to be in attendance? Which black belts?
CAIO TERRA: About 30 black belts. Everyone from Soul Fighters team (Augusto Tanquinho Mendes, Rafael Formiga Barbosa, Diogo Moreno, Joao Gabriel Rocha, Leandro Tatu Escobar, etc.) My team Samir Chantre, Osvaldo Queixinho, Flavio Meier. Also, Mackenzie Dern and others.
Will you be teaching new moves? Focusing on strategy? Covering any of the mental aspect?
Of course. Competition moves, competition drills, competition training and all supervised by Itallo Villardo who is currently the best physical trainer for martial arts. He does many seminars world wide about physical preparation in Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. I flew him form Brazil to prepare everyone and help people lose weight and more, whatever their goal may be. We will also do motivational speeches and help with the mindset.
Who do you think best gains from this type of training session?
Everyone gains. We had about 100 people join the Pan Ams camp and only half actually competed. I think it’s very good to know how professional athletes train. It’s an absolutely amazing experience. Most people love it and want to come back.
What do you think is the purpose of holding a camp less than a month out from a competition?
I believe that training for a week at the camp makes someone improve more than training at a gym for three months. Not just because of the fact that you will experience a lot [of] different styles and games but also the mental part. While training in the camp, the focus is mainly Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone improves physically, technically and mentally very quick.
Is there anything else you would like to mention?
We will be making episodes and posting on YouTube the videos of our training and preparation.
For more information regarding the camp and reserving your spot, please email: Nick@CTBJJA.com or call 541-602-0359.