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Caio Terra - 11 time World Champion

Professor Caio Terra is a pioneer in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and founder of the Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association. Professor Caio believes that through Jiu Jitsu we can change lives.  Professor Caio is not just a great competitor, or great teacher, he is a great person and the Strong Heart Academy is proud to represent his name and unique brand of Jiu Jitsu in Arizona.

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Caio Terra Association Phoenix
Phoenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

About Strong Heart Academy

At the Strong Heart Academy, CTA Phoenix we believe that every one’s journey is different. Whatever your goals are in life our instructors are here to make them happen! Whether you want to be a world champion, learn self defense or just want a fun way to get in shape we have a class for everyone!

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Our History

Professor Mike Martin started training under Joe Moriera and in 2009 was promoted to the rank of Black Belt. When Professor Martin met Professor Caio Terra, they developed an instant friendship and as the years went on that friendship continued to grow.  When Caio started his own Association in 2012, Mike felt it was in the best interest of his academy, his own personal growth and that of his business to become one of the first Caio Terra Affiliates. 5 years later that was easily one of the best decision he ever made!




Years of Knowledge between Professors

Strong Heart - Caio Terra Association

Professor Martin's 2nd Stripe

Joe Moriera

Our Blackbelts

All of our BlackBelts have gone through Guantlet's for their advanced belts. Each has a style that can help many advanced BJJ practitioners.
Mike Martin
Owner and Professor
Mike Burlaka
Adult and Kids BJJ Instructor
Adult BJJ Instructor
Mario Gaxiola
Adult BJJ Instructor