Caio Terra Academy - Sterling

Our martial art academy is bringing world-class training in MMA fighting, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to students of all ages.

Operating as usual

The harsh reality of operating a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy 04/15/2024

The harsh reality of operating a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy The harsh reality of operating a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy, particularly a smaller one, often goes unspoken. Managing such an academy is incredibly challenging. The stress and anxiety that come with running the academy can be overwhelming, potentially leading to mental exhaustion and depression, e...


We don’t just teach Jiu Jitsu, we build tomorrow’s generation, physically and mentally strong 💪🥋


Level up ⬆️
Huge congrats to Grayson and Harry for the well deserved stripes last tonight 💪🥋👏🎊
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Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise🔥💪👏
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All progress takes place outside the comfort zone 💪🥋
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Photos from Caio Terra Academy - Sterling's post 01/29/2024

Gold, silver and bronze for Mohammad and Hudhayfah today at the PBJJF 🥇🥈🥉
Way to go boys 👏🎊🎉

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Photos from Caio Terra Academy - Sterling's post 01/12/2024

Congrats to all the kids who got promoted this past Friday!! Keep up the hard work 💪🎉🎊


Here’s to the real ones: those who say what they mean and do what they say. The ones who make us better, tell us what we need to hear, not what we want to hear, and cheer when we succeed. I am thankful to call this man my Professor and blessed to call him my friend. Through thick and thin, good times and bad, he’s been by my side, helped me up when I’ve fallen, and consistently pushed me to be the best version of myself. Thanks 2024 is going to be wild!


Helping people and giving back to the community has always been something I have been passionate about. I have sponsored numerous social projects over the years and worked with many charities; now, I want to take the next step with the Caio Terra social project. This isn’t for people who wish for a better life; this is for people who are willing to work for one, not just as athletes but as teachers and in all aspects related to jiu-jitsu and the business of jiu-jitsu. The work will be hard; sacrifices must be made, but those willing to put in the time and effort will have a career. I’m excited to start this and can’t wait to see what 2024 has in store!

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Ajudar pessoas e a minha comunidade é algo que eu sempre gostei. Eu já apoiei e patrocinei muitos projetos sociais, e trabalhei com diversos fundos de caridade. Agora, estou criando o próximo passo com o Caio Terra social project.
Esse não é um projeto social para pessoas que queiram uma vida melhor; é um projeto para aqueles que queiram trabalhar e se dedicar para terem uma vida melhor. Não apenas para serem atletas mas um dia professores, e em todas as áreas relacionadas a jiujitsu e ao empreendimento do jiu-jítsu. O trabalho vai ser difícil, sacrifícios vão ter que ser feitos, mas aqueles que estiverem dispostos de botar seu tempo e esforço terão uma carreira. Estou muito animado com esse projeto e mal posso esperar para ver o que 2024 vai trazer.

Photos from Caio Terra Academy - Sterling's post 12/26/2023

Huge congrats to Salah and Usama for their well deserved purple & blue belts 🎊🥋🆙
We are grateful to have these gentlemen as part of the CTA fam 💪
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Posted • When I opened my first academy in 2011, I quickly discovered that the expectations Versus the reality were completely different. My dream was quickly turning into a nightmare. There was a steep learning curve, but with the right people and a lot of work, things finally started to take hold, and my dream was slowly coming together. Today, the Caio Terra Academy is over 10k square feet. It wasn’t what I had envisioned initially; it is actually much better! If you are ever in the Bay Area, please stop by; everyone is always welcome!


Welcome to the fam 😊

We’d like to announce our newest affiliate, in New Holland PA! Rob has unofficially been a part of CTA since he opened his academy and as the new year approaches felt now was the time to make it official! Welcome Rob and everyone from Moxie! 2024 is going to be 🔥 🔥


Yay! end of year promotion is here 🎊🥳
Come support everyone getting promoted!🥋🆙
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Photos from Caio Terra Academy - Sterling's post 12/10/2023

First tournament, first hardware 🥈🥉
Huge congrats to Nyolia & Nderitu 👏🎊🎉

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Let’s go 😍
Posted • We are pleased to announce the 2024 Caio Terra Association camp! Starting with the San Jose Open, January 20-21st and continuing the following week, this is something I look forward to each year! Registration is now open at Please register early as space is limited!


Happy thanksgiving guys 🍁🦃🍽


2024 is right around the corner. To live is to learn. We’re ending the year strong with none other than one of the head coaches at CTA HQ, professor , 3rd degree black belt under the legend professor . One of CTA’s best kept secret at CTA HQ. Well CTA HQ got too many and we can’t wait to bring them all eventually to share their knowledge with our students. Come and be prepared to learn some amazing JiuJitsu! 💪🙏🫶❤️🥷🥋

Advance registration required.
Open to all academies.
Send for payment details.

#2023 #2024


We believe bjj is one of the best gift, and investment, you can give your child 🥋💪
Invest in your child today❗️
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When I first came to America, I lived in the gym. I taught full-time, trained as much as I could, and lived off of cup noodles. There were many nights I felt like quitting and would often dream about my life if I moved back to Brazil. I left a good life for a hard life. I battled these thoughts for a while, but when I accepted that America was where I needed to build my life, I stopped living in my head.

Today, I have thriving academies, amazing students, and a good life. I’m currently in Brazil, and I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I had moved back in my 20s. It’s the hard times that make the good times possible. Don’t dream of the future; work hard today, and your tomorrrows will take care of themselves.


Posted • .nyc We are super excited to host 3x ADCC World Champion Yuri Simoes at Caio Terra Academy Queens NYC in December. 🎉🎉

ATTN INSTRUCTORS OR GYM OWNERS!!! If 5 or more students from your academy signs up for this event, your admission is free for both days. 🙏

Sign up today at (link in bio)

Space is limited


Without commitment you’ll never start with consistency you’ll never finish 🔥💪🤙
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I was just wondering what they were talking about 💭🤔


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Our Story

When Coach Youness started our academy, it began with the dream of helping students grow through martial arts like he had. Now, our program hosts a number of classes in different martial art styles for all ages. Come in for our adult Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA, and muay thai classes during the week, and then spend your Saturday mornings practicing your grappling techniques with classmates during open mat. Our convenient after-school programs and Mini Piranha classes also create a safe space for younger martial artists to release energy and improve focus while learning great life values. Our academy is about more than a good takedown. It's about reaching a better potential.

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21430 Cedar Drive Ste 120
Sterling, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

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