Archive: September 2022

Tap Cancer Out 2022

Posted on September 19, 2022

8 students competed at the Tap Cancer Out tournament in Raleigh on September 22. Tap Cancer Out is one of the best local tournaments to come to Raleigh. It is competitive, well organized, and raises money for the fight against cancer. Team Casarez a lone raised $4,294, and the tournament altogether raised almost $100,000. We 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 »

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Jiu Jitsu Goals for 2022

Posted on January 11, 2022

It’s a new year, which means new Jiu Jitsu goals for 2022! When creating your goals, make sure you are following these guidelines to ensure complete succes!

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 »

Jiu Jitsu Concepts: Gui Mendes Seminar

Posted on October 27, 2021

As Lucas Lepri affiliates, all of our students were invited to attend the seminar hosted by the Lepri Headquarters on October 16. The seminar featured Gui Mendes, a 4X World Champion and current professor at Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy in Costa Mesa, California. For the students who were not able to attend the seminar, 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 »

Why BJJ is a Positive Solution To Bullying

Posted on January 4, 2019

Bullying can come in many different forms and no one deserves to experience them, but the reality is that it does happen. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches ways to limit physical altercations through grappling movements and self-awareness to situations. Why is BJJ a positive solution to bullying? Providing confidence to a person when they are grabbed, pushed, 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 »