Caio Terra On Becoming a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Caio Terra is a 8-Time World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion who is widely regarded as one of the most technical fighters in Jiu-Jitsu History. Caio’s trademark slogan is Technique Conquers All and he has proven this to be true winning numerous OPEN weight competitions despite weighing less than 125lbs.

Caio has been outspoken on the use of PED’s as well as the martial way of Jiu-Jitsu. To Caio, Jiu Jitsu is more than just a sport, it’s a martial art that can transform lives and make the world a better place.

8 Comments on "Caio Terra On Becoming a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt"

  1. Mark Pugner | Jul 4, 2014 at 5:10 am |

    Mindfucking minus Technique plus Fear = Religion

  2. davakins | Jul 4, 2014 at 9:54 am |

    I’d prefer a grizzly bear to this guy

  3. emperorreagan | Jul 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm |

    You know Jim, 97% of climate scientists believe that most fights end up on the ground and Brazilian jiujitsu is the best way to protect yourself from excess CO2.

  4. Adam's Shadow | Jul 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm |

    This is perfect timing; I just started to get back into BJJ. Thanks for this Camron.

  5. it’s a martial art that can transform lives and make the world a better place

    Those trained in the ways of violence
    Usually find justification to use it
    Sooner or later
    The medium
    Is the massage

    Camron, ÿ sincerely wonder if you’ll ever realize the message you are attempting to communicate to others, is meant more specifically for you rather than duh Pop Charts™. Maybe some consultation time with Thad McCraken is required? Is there a budget for a Disinfo-sponsored Creative Journey™ workshop?

    • mannyfurious | Jul 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm |

      I’ve done wrestling and jiu-jitsu for most of my life. In my youth, you were right. I kind of looked for reasons to get into fights. But I haven’t been in a fight since was 19. I’m 30 now. There comes a point–hopefully for most practitioners– where the chip falls of the shoulder, and your proficiency in your craft helps to nudge it off. First you learn that because you know you can hurt most people, you no longer need to do so. Then eventually you realize it was silly to value physical strength and violence over all else anyway. It’s paradoxical in that way.

      • Some are meant to be warriors by nature of their character, destiny, circumstances, choices, et al.; thus one so recognizes the nobility of life. I’ve been blessed to know a few of these individuals.

        Others, whatever their age, remain trapped in prolonged adolescence. The proliferation of this type of “individual” is the unfortunate result I usually bear witness to. They have painted the world in blood.

        Considering that the basic, yet more subtle aspects of yoga elude most Western practitioners (Americans in particular), it seems foolish to hope for better results with a more adversarial mindful movement practice. However, given the American penchant for violence, I understand there’s better marketing synergy for jiu-jitsu as opposed to qi gong.

        Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.

        • mannyfurious | Jul 5, 2014 at 10:02 am |

          Yeah, that’s true. I can understand, though, where guys like Caio get the idea that martial arts can lead to peace. But you do probably have to be of a certain disposition to reap such benefits.

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