About the School
CTA Hillsboro is a founding member of the Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association and Hillsboro/Beaverton’s Premier Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy! Founded by Nick Haloski, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt directly under Caio Terra, Nick has been training for over seventeen years and has competed and won numerous tournaments including the Hawaii and Oregon open’s and the Pan American Games. In the fall of 2009 Nick moved from Corvallis, where he was an instructor at the Oregon Pound, to Beaverton Oregon. With the help of Josh Figueroa and James Glover, Nick started CTA Hillsboro.
In the summer of 2013, Nick moved to San Jose and Shawn Chandler took over the leadership position. Following the curriculum developed by 12 time world champion Caio Terra, it is his mission to build champions on and off the mat. Shawn is a Caio Terra Black belt and has won and competed in numerous tournaments including the IBJJF San Jose Open, IBJJF Seattle Open, Oregon Open and sub league tournaments. We humbly invite you to come in and see all that we have to offer.
CTA Hillsboro also has a group of young and talented instructors, in addition to Shawn Chandler, Aaron Neuman, and Ka’ohu Ah Yo teach various nights of the week and Mike Smith teaches in the morning. The also offer boxing which is taught by Virgil Ortega. If you are ever in the Hillsboro area, stop on by, you’ll be glad you did.