Preparing for a BJJ Competition

What is important when preparing for a bjj competition? So many of us, once we start on this beautiful journey of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, is often asked: “are you going to compete?” That is a choice that some make and others decide to pass on. There are some fantastic competitions that are available for both Adult […]

Local Chiropractor Shout Out

We wanted to take some time to give thanks to a local Chiropractor Dr. Stephen Kosterman who assisted Professor Casarez in his preparation for the American National Title. At Casarez Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu located in Cary NC, we take pride in working with the local community and that also means highlighting the services that we get […]

US Grappling Charlotte and NY Pro Winners

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 […]

Team Casarez BJJ Getting To Gold

As many people say, there is no “I” in team and though that is true this is a break down of Team Casarez Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu latest accomplishment at the IBJJF American Nationals in Las Vegas. Our professor Tony Casarez had some hard fought matches in both GI and No-GI divisions. The competition outcome was that […]

What To Bring To Train BJJ and Practical Hygiene For The Mats

In this blog, we are going to breakdown what to bring to train BJJ with some main items to have once you start training brazilian jiu-jitsu. Many people may not be able to afford a whole set up once you get the GI and other main accessories, but some of these items below will make […]

Why A BJJ Journal Can Help

As we are starting off in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it is very easy to get lost in all the techniques being shown, but being able to retain that information will help you elevate your game and help your training partners. Options for a BJJ Journal Cloud document like Google drive can be of great assistance […]

How Kids Can Benefit From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Making the decision to put your children into BJJ is a great idea and has some amazing benefits. In BJJ your child will learn team work, confidence, discipline along with many other positive influences that any Martial Art provides. ​In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it is a way of life: from those Saturday morning classes with […]

Technique Of The Week #7

De La Riva Pass to Far Side Armbar This week in our seventh installment for the technique of the week, coach Tony Casarez is one of the ways pass the De La Riva guard and move securely into a far-side armbar. This technique starts by removing the pressure from the outside leg by removing the […]

Technique Of The Week #6

GI Single Leg Takedown – Pass – Side Control – Armbar This sixth installment for the technique of the week by coach Tony Casarez while he demonstrates how to complete a single leg takedown using the gi, and from there he passes the guard into side control by trapping the leg with his legs. This […]

Technique Of The Week #5

This fifth installment for the technique of the week starts off when your opponent has you in a single leg X guard position. A brief breakdown of single leg X is when the person has control of the ankle via hugging it to the side of the body. The outer leg is secure to the […]