David Wins Pan Ams!

Posted on April 17, 2023

    The Jiu Jitsu team had been training hard for months in preparation for the Pan Ams, one of the largest and most prestigious jiu jitsu tournaments in the world. Every year, the tournament is held in Florida, and the team was excited to compete against some of the best athletes in their respective Continue Reading »

10 Steps for Jiu Jitsu Competition Prep

Posted on March 19, 2023

Jiu Jitsu competition is a thrilling experience. For those who decide to compete, preparing for competition requires a lot of dedication. Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or new to the competition scene, it’s important to have a solid game plan for how you plan to train and prepare for competition. Here are some tips on Continue Reading »

Jiu Jitsu for Kids: How to Keep It Fun

Posted on March 7, 2023

  Jiu Jitsu is a great way for kids to stay active, build self-confidence, and learn self-defense skills. Kids in Jiu Jitsu get used to the feeling of being taken down, mounted, or controlled. If this ever happens in real life from another kid, it won’t be new to them and they will feel confident Continue Reading »

Team Wins 2nd at Newbreed

Posted on February 28, 2023

  Over the weekend, Team Casarez students competed in the Newbreed Raleigh tournament and achieved outstanding results. In this competition, several schools from around the state travel to compete. Of all the teams, Team Casarez earned 2nd place overall in the Adult Academy standings. The standings for the team points are calculated by the amount Continue Reading »

4 Wins at IBJJF Atlanta

Posted on February 24, 2023

On February 11, our school sent four students to compete at the IBJJF Atlanta International Open, and the results were simply outstanding. All four of our students won gold medals in their respective divisions, and 3 won the absolute division, bringing home a haul of six golds for our school. It was a proud moment Continue Reading »

Why BJJ is the Best Martial Arts for Kids

Posted on January 22, 2023

You may have heard that martial arts for kids is a great extracurricular investment for your child, but does it matter which martial arts? Is there a difference between Jiu Jitsu for kids vs. Karate for kids? What about Taekwondo, Krav Maga, Boxing, Muay Thai, etc? It can get overwhelming. To help, here is a Continue Reading »

Why Start Jiu Jitsu in 2023?

Posted on January 9, 2023

If you’re looking for a one stop shop to meet all of your 2023 new year resolutions, look no further than starting your Jiu Jitsu Journey. Jiu Jitsu is not only one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense, it has also been proven to help with a variety of mental health conditions. In our Continue Reading »

Miranda Maverick shares MMA & Self Defense Knowledge

Posted on December 1, 2022

On November 18-19, Team Casarez hosted UFC Fighter Miranda Maverick for a collection of seminars. The seminars included women’s self-defense, striking for MMA, and grappling for MMA.  Miranda Maverick is a professional MMA fighter who has tested her skills in the most competitive MMA organization in the world, the UFC. She is currently ranked in Continue Reading »

Just Show Up

Posted on November 14, 2022

This past weekend, Professor Tony Casarez earned his second degree on his black belt. He visited the Lucas Lepri Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. He was awarded this achievement by his Head Professor, Lucas Lepri.  This achievement marks 6 years as a black belt for Professor Tony, and almost 17 years since he started training Jiu Continue Reading »

IBJJF Charleston & FUJI Raleigh

Posted on November 2, 2022

The weekend of October 29 & 30 was a busy one at Team Casarez!  IBJJF Charleston 5 students made their way to Charleston, South Carolina for the IBJJF Fall Championship. Professor Tony, Milo, Justin, Bryan and Catherine competed in their respective brackets. The results are as follows: Tony – 2nd No-Gi Black Belt Adult Light Continue Reading »