The Triangle's Premier Jiu Jitsu Gym

Team Casarez is a Lucas Lepri affiliate located in the Triangle (Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill) area. We offer 20+ training sessions a week including Gi jiu jitsu, No Gi Jiu Jitsu, kids classes and open mats.

With an emphasis on the gentle art modified by Jigoro Kano, Professor Tony Casarez focuses on technique mastering brute strength. He teaches students of all levels, from beginners to seasoned competitors. 

As an affiliate of 9X World Champion Black Belt, Lucas Lepri, the school’s community and techniques are influenced by one of the most decorated jiu jitsu athletes in the world.

At Team Casarez, we believe that Jiu Jitsu is a lifestyle, and our goal is to share both the mental and physical benefits of Jiu Jitsu with our students. We are a supportive and competitive environment that pushes you to become stronger, healthier, and the best version of yourself, on and off the mat.

Select a Program

For the individual that is interested in learning self-defense, confidence, and self-discipline through the gentle art.

The Casarez Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program will help instill the confidence that is so vital at young ages.

Without the traditional Gi, No-Gi Jiu Jitsu focuses on wrestling-based grips such as collar ties, wrist grabs and joint controls. 

One on one instruction is a great opportunity to get personalized guidance that takes your game to the next level!

Meet Our Instructors

Professor Tony Casarez is a Multiple Time IBJJF Champion with 16+ years of training experience. He is a black belt under 9x World Champion, Lucas Lepri.  Other instructors include black belt Ted Miller, and purple belt, Milo Ketterhagen. 




Lauren English
Such a great place to learn martial arts and for kids everybody is very nice and welcoming
cody cowin
I’ve trained and competed across the US and Team Casarez is high level Jiujitsu. Tony and his coaches respect their students, protect their athletes, and teach with humility. Whether it’s your first time trying Brazilian Jiujitsu, or you’ve been on the path for awhile, you’ll be better all around by walking into Team Casarez Jiu-Jitsu and signing up to learn the art.
Matt Serra
Absolutely the best BJJ you'll find in the triangle regardless of your training intent -- whether your goals are competition, self-defense, or just to get in shape, Tony, Ferny, and everybody else here are more than willing to help you on your journey. It's rare to find an academy where the environment/culture is equally as friendly and welcoming as it is effective about the actual training involved, but Casarez BJJ does just that.
Jay B
Kids classes are outstanding; wish there were more days offered though. I tried several gyms in the area for my kids, and this one by far is the best overall experience. All of the coaches are on point. No need to compete, but if you do the coaches will be in your kids corner in tournaments.
Brett Epstein
Awesome gym. Searched for months before committing to a gym and it was definitely worth the wait. Great jiu jitsu and most importantly great people.
The lead instructors Tony and Ferny are top notch. They are welcoming, open, and very easy to talk to. They are great to learn from, and have a very welcoming environment. The best choice I've made is joining their school .
Zp Rb
Top notch facility for learning jiu jitsu. I have been attending for about 1 month now, and my experience has been amazing. Having never trained a martial art in my life, I was worried about starting. Every member of the team has been extremely welcoming, with absolutely zero judgement. Everyone is willing to help, and excited to share their knowledge. Professor Tony and all of the coaches are gems of humans and run a fantastic facility. I highly recommend making this your gym.
Patrick R
A great team. The students, coaches, and professors are welcoming, knowledgeable, and humble. If you want to compete, come to this school. You want to just learn a new life skill, come to this school. If you just want a new way to workout to supplement your current regimen, come to this school. If you feel like you have trouble fitting in, come give this a try. I've never seen a new student not be welcomed.

Team Casarez Jiu Jitsu -
Centrally Located in Cary

Interested in trying Jiu Jitsu? We’re located at 253 Grande Heights Drive in Cary. Contact us today to get started!