New to Jiu Jitsu?

If you’re reading this, browsing the website to see if Jiu Jitsu is something you want to do, this one is for you.

First, let’s take a second to talk about you. What’s your motivation? What prompted you to look up Jiu Jitsu and start researching schools near you? 

Are you looking to practice and train self defense? Do you need a community of like minded people? Maybe you need to lose weight? Gain strength? Or just accountability in general for your health and wellness?

Whatever your reason may be, Jiu Jitsu has a way of getting you there. And I can guarantee you that there is another student at the gym with similar goals. 

If you are new to Jiu Jitsu and are on the edge of trying it out, here are some things you should know:

  1. Jiu Jitsu is a commitment, but that shouldn’t scare you from at least trying it out! 

You’ll hear it day in and day out: Jiu Jitsu is a marathon, not a sprint. Realistically, it will take you you years to progress through the belts. That being said, it doesn’t mean it will take years before you see:

  • Increased mental health 
  • Improved cardio and fitness 
  • Weight loss 
  • Feeling of community and friendship 

This could all happen in just a matter of weeks. Besides, Team Casarez offers a free trial. So, you can test it out for yourself. Meet the coaches, meet the students, and then decide how you want to move forward. 

  1. Humility is the key to success, and success will breed confidence. 

If you’re not sure about starting Jiu Jitsu because you are scared someone might be better than you, then let’s face it: someone will always be better. If it’s your first day, expect that other white belts will know how to pass your guard and armbar you. Let yourself be a beginner, stay humble, and success will come. The longer you stay, the more you will learn, and before you know it, you will be the one teaching the newcomers. 

  1. You’re not alone 

Right now, there are a handful of students in your exact shoes. They are new and they are nervous. We have beginners walk through the door every week.  So, if you are afraid that you will be the only beginner, then you have nothing to worry about. Regardless of when you decide to commit, I can guarantee that there will be at least one if not a number of other students who are right there with you. Besides, our instructors are there to help you, and we teach experienced students to be resources for you as well. You will be safe and you will be welcomed!

So, what are you waiting for?

Come try out your free week today, or stay tuned for our Beginner Course which will be launching soon!


Don’t forget to follow  the gym on social media as well!

Instagram: @tonycasarez | @lepribjjraleigh
Facebook: Tony Casarez | Lepri BJJ Raleigh
Youtube Channel: Tony Casarez

And here’s what to look forward to at the gym:

  • Toro Cup 22 – October 22 
  • IBJJF Charleston – October 29
  • Miranda Maverick Seminar – November 18-19
  • NEWBREED Raleigh – Dec 17
  • Christmas Party – December 18