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Jiu Jitsu Team Helps Competitors Win at FUJI Tournament

Posted on May 3, 2021

Referring to Jiu Jitsu as an individual sport is accurate to an extent. After all, it is one-on-one grappling and competing. However, Jiu Jitsu is more of a team sport than a lot of us realize, and this was explicitly clear when Team Casarez competed in the FUJI tournament on April 25 in our hometown Continue Reading »

A Note From Professor Casarez Regarding COVID-19

Posted on April 1, 2020

Dear Students, I hope you and your families are all doing well during this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience throughout this process and for supporting the school. I want to send you all on update on the status of the gym, details regarding payment and reimbursements for when the gym reopens, and Continue Reading »

COVID-19 UPDATE

Posted on March 15, 2020

To all our Team Casarez BJJ Students, we have been monitoring the situation with the spread of Covid-19 and have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the gym for two weeks, beginning Sunday, 3/15. The fastest way to make training safe again is to do our part to combat the spread of this virus, Continue Reading »

BJJ Safety With The Coronavirus

Posted on March 11, 2020

In light of the growing public-health concern about coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share what we know about this illness so far, and what Team Casarez has been doing to prioritize your health and wellness. With that in mind, I specifically want to cover the following topics: The most up-to-date information about coronavirus and its Continue Reading »

Taping Your Fingers for BJJ

Posted on February 10, 2020

Some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners almost never end up using tape and others live by it. I personally think it comes down to the type of BJJ style you like to play. For example, if you are doing NoGi, then needing to tape your fingers outside of an injury is most likely never going to happen, Continue Reading »

Holiday BJJ Gift Guide

Posted on December 2, 2019

With the holidays coming up, we wanted to share a Holiday BJJ Gift Guide that could be shared with family members or used to purchase some great gifts for your fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. At Casarez BJJ in Cary NC, we have all types of students but one common factor is they all do BJJ. Continue Reading »

How to approach an open mat for BJJ

Posted on September 16, 2019

Here at Team Casarez BJJ in Cary, NC, we have a few open mats every week, and that provides time for a student to work on what they have learned, try out some new stuff, or get some sparring with teammates. I have been training at Team Casarez Brazilan Jiu-Jitsu in Cary for a few Continue Reading »

What To Focus On As A New White Belt In BJJ

Posted on June 28, 2019

When you first start training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the excitement is almost unbearable, but there are a few things to focus on as a new white belt In BJJ. Here at Casarez Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a Lucas Lepri Affiliate, in Cary, NC we have students of all kinds come and start the journey into the gentle Continue Reading »

Food Choices and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Performance

Posted on April 19, 2019

Food plays a big role in our everyday life, but food can also help your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu performance on the mats. No matter your diet choices from vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and others there are some simple guidelines that can assist in keeping you running clean and helping the strain we put on our bodies during Continue Reading »

Safety Tips On The BJJ Mats

Posted on February 18, 2019

Here we are going to provide some basic safety tips on the BJJ mats to keep you and your team safe. These are all observations of things that have happened or have been avoided. We already deal with everyday soreness and creaks from the body due to the just basic training, so there is no Continue Reading »