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How Kids Can Benefit From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Posted on May 3, 2018

Making the decision to put your children into BJJ is a great idea and has some amazing benefits. In BJJ your child will learn team work, confidence, discipline along with many other positive influences that any Martial Art provides. ​In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it is a way of life: from those Saturday morning classes with Continue Reading »

Technique Of The Week #7

Posted on May 3, 2018

De La Riva Pass to Far Side Armbar This week in our seventh installment for the technique of the week, coach Tony Casarez is one of the ways pass the De La Riva guard and move securely into a far-side armbar. This technique starts by removing the pressure from the outside leg by removing the Continue Reading »

Technique Of The Week #6

Posted on May 3, 2018

GI Single Leg Takedown – Pass – Side Control – Armbar This sixth installment for the technique of the week by coach Tony Casarez while he demonstrates how to complete a single leg takedown using the gi, and from there he passes the guard into side control by trapping the leg with his legs. This Continue Reading »

Technique Of The Week #5

Posted on May 3, 2018

This fifth installment for the technique of the week starts off when your opponent has you in a single leg X guard position. A brief breakdown of single leg X is when the person has control of the ankle via hugging it to the side of the body. The outer leg is secure to the Continue Reading »

Never Quitting

Posted on May 3, 2018

When I first started training BJJ 12 years ago, I wanted to quit. I think most people do. They never tell you that. Some are ashamed of that, but the truth is almost everyone is tempted with that thought. Jiu-jitsu is not easy and when you see how far you have to go to get Continue Reading »

Technique Of The Week #4

Posted on May 3, 2018

This fourth installment for the technique of the week breaks down what to do when an opponent is attempting place a rear choke from the standing position. For this to properly work it comes down to reaction time from the first moment the choke is attempted. You notice that the right when Tony recognizes he Continue Reading »

Technique Of The Week #3

Posted on March 29, 2017

This third installment for the technique of the week displays how to avoid someone from attacking you from the back, preventing a slam or takedown, and then transitioning into a kneebar. The breakdown starts with: Upon the attacker wrapping their hands around your waist control the grip. Lock your foot around their leg to prevent Continue Reading »

Technique Of The Week #2

Posted on March 21, 2017

This technique of the week is showing how to stop an aggressive strike, with then moving to a hip toss controlling the opponent down to the ground. From there you see coach Casarez subdue the opponent with a strike allowing him to transition into an armbar. A key concept here is that prior to fully Continue Reading »

Technique Of The Week #1

Posted on March 10, 2017

Here is the first of many technical videos showing the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Located here in Cary, NC at Team Casarez BJJ, a Lucas Lepri Affiliate you will find top notch instruction from Head Instructor Tony Casarez and his team. Below is the breakdown of a strike defense to a controlled takedown. This Continue Reading »