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Archive: November 2022

Just Show Up

Posted on November 14, 2022

This past weekend, Professor Tony Casarez earned his second degree on his black belt. He visited the Lucas Lepri Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. He was awarded this achievement by his Head Professor, Lucas Lepri.  This achievement marks 6 years as a black belt for Professor Tony, and almost 17 years since he started training Jiu Continue Reading »

Stop Trying to Fix Your Cardio & Do This Instead

Posted on November 17, 2021

The biggest misconception in the Jiu Jitsu community is that you need to improve your cardio in order to keep up with your opponent. The problem with this philosophy is: Training cardio outside of Jiu Jitsu makes you more tired and less recovered for your cardio training during Jiu Jitsu. Rolling in Jiu Jitsu is 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 »

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 »