3 Ways to Get Out of a Jiu Jitsu Rut

Posted on September 27, 2022

Do you feel stuck in your training right now, like you hit a plateau? More often than not, this happens because the stresses of life are not allowing you to enjoy training. Maybe you are bringing stresses onto the mats from outside of Jiu Jitsu – family, work, money, etc. Or maybe you have allowed the Continue Reading »

IBJJF Pan Ams 2022

Posted on April 19, 2022

One of the biggest international Jiu Jitsu competitions of the year, IBJJF Pan Ams,  took place in Kissimmee, Florida April 5-10. In years past, Professor Tony Casarez has traveled by himself or with one other student to compete. This year was the first time that Team Casarez sent a team of 5 competitors to the Continue Reading »

Yoga for Jiu Jitsu Athletes

Posted on March 8, 2022

The human body is designed to adapt to the positions and activities that it encounters most often. In Jiu Jitsu, the body experiences a constant contraction and compression of muscles. Whether it’s knees to your chest or elbows to your side, we all know that keeping our limbs close to our centerline is the best Continue Reading »

Advice to My White Belt Self

Posted on November 27, 2021

  It took me over 10 years to get my black belt in Jiu Jitsu. During that time, I learned a lot of lessons. In the hopes that it will help some of you on your journey, here is some advice I wish I had been given when I was a white belt: Consistency is Continue Reading »

US Grappling Charlotte and NY Pro Winners

Posted on July 18, 2018

Very proud of my students who competed, won and medaled. We had 4 students travel and compete at the US Grappling in Charlotte and all came back with 8 medals while another student traveled to New York for the IBJJF New York Pro and won Gold. A total of 9 medals: 4 Gold and 5 Continue Reading »