Kim Terra

Competing changed my life: When I was 14 years old, I entered my first BJJ tournament. I lost by submission and the referee asked my coach if I was retarded (as a joke). Instead of quitting, I came back stronger, earning medals at the most prestigious Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in every belt level, including Brazilian and American Nationals, European, South American, Pan Am's and more importantly: the World's Championship (both Gi and No Gi).


Kim Terra

I started teaching Jiu-Jitsu as a Brown Belt, in 2007, at the Bay Area of California, under the tutelage of my brother, Caio Terra. Teaching is a big passion of mine, and I take special pride and joy in my work with kids and teens. Helping the youth to become better adults through Jiu-Jitsu is my mission in life. After I graduated from Law School, in Brazil, I moved back to the United States to teach at the Caio Terra Association.


Kim Terra

When I'm not at the academy, teaching or training jiu-jitu, I try to spend my time with the people who matter the most to me: my wife Rayza Gracie and our daughter Kayla Gracie Terra. We love to travel and discover new places together. In addition to BJJ, I also grew up surfing in my hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I love to be in the ocean and to stay in contact with nature. I figure the further I am from it, the further I am from myself.

  • Kim taught an amazing seminar, my game definitely got better

    ~ Collin Grayson ~
  • Just what I needed! Awesome seminar lots of fun

    ~ John Caharian ~
  • Kim isn’t just my brother, he’s my best friend and training partner

    ~ Caio Terra ~


Beginning of CTA

June 25, 2017 / Leave a comment When I started training, it was just me and @caioterrabjj in his bedroom, which didn't even have a bed: only a mattress that he layed over the mats after training. He was still a blue belt at the time and had just left the academy where he used to train [...] readmore


March 5, 2016 / 1 Comment

Thank you for checking out my new website! I plan to update it monthly with news, techniques and interviews. If there is anything you want to see, anyone you want me to interview or if you just want to say hello, don’t hesitate to use the contact page. Thank you! […]