Tournaments

IBJJF Worlds 2022: Alliance Takes 1st Place

Posted on June 8, 2022

The IBJJF Worlds 2022 took place between June 2 and June 5. It is the largest and most prestigious tournament in the Jiu Jitsu world. Accomplished competitors from all over the world make their way to Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA in pursuit of a World Championship title. Some of the famous names that Continue Reading »

Back to Back Tournaments

Posted on April 25, 2022

This past weekend was a busy one! The team competed at two local back to back tournaments, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday. In total, 12 students competed this weekend. Newbreed Charlotte On Saturday, six students represented Team Casarez at the Newbreed Charlotte tournament in Concord, North Carolina. Newbreed comes to the area Continue Reading »

IBJJF Charleston Open 2022

Posted on March 30, 2022

On the weekend of March 26 and 27, IBJJF hosted the Charleston Open in South Carolina. We took a total of 4 competitors to this tournament, Professor Tony, Ferny, Riya, and Troy. There were also three students from the school who chose to travel to Charleston just to watch and support their teammates, Henry, Devin, Continue Reading »

Toro Cup 19 and FUJI Raleigh

Posted on February 8, 2022

    This weekend was a busy one for Jiu Jitsu in Raleigh! Between the Toro Cup 19 on Saturday and the FUJI Raleigh Winter Championship on Sunday, our students and coaches spent the whole weekend on or around the mats. We had four students compete in superfights for the Toro Cup 19. These superfights Continue Reading »

Newbreed Charlotte 2022

Posted on January 27, 2022

Congratulations to the students who not only braved the snow and ice this past weekend, but also showed up and dominated at the Newbreed Charlotte tournament on January 22. We had a total of nine students representing Team Casarez on the mats. As a gym, we earned 5 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 4 Continue Reading »

Team Casarez Goes 4-0 at the Toro Cup

Posted on December 7, 2021

The Toro Cup is a Super Fight hosted by Cageside and Toro BJJ that invites competitors from blue to black belt to compete. The Super Fights are highly competitive and intense matches. The Toro Cup also donates 50% of the proceeds to an important cause. In the case of Toro Cup 18, the proceeds were Continue Reading »

FUJI Raleigh Tournament October 2021

Posted on November 1, 2021

The FUJI Raleigh Jiu Jitsu tournament was hosted on October 24, 2020, and we had 13 students that competed and represented Team Casarez. For many of the students, it was the first time competing. It is always exciting watching students compete for the first time because there are a lot of emotions that come with Continue Reading »

IBJJF Charlotte International Open 2021

Posted on October 26, 2021

Alliance Team takes 1st Place in Gi and No Gi As Lucas Lepri affiliates, Team Casarez students competed under the Alliance association for the IBJJF Charlotte competition on October 2. Alliance has won 1st place in the previous four IBJJF Charlotte competitions, and secured a 5th title this year. Alliance is now 5X Charlotte Open Continue Reading »

3 Takeaways from the Tap Cancer Out Tournament 2021

Posted on September 16, 2021

On September 11, we took 21 students to the Tap Cancer Out tournament. The event was full of exciting matches and team camaraderie. From the tournament, there are 3 clear takeaways that I want to discuss. 1. Fundamentals are Key! The first takeaway is that I noticed that our students had a different particular style Continue Reading »

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 »