Instructors

Founder/Instructor: Tony Casarez

Black Belt with 15 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience

15 years of IBJJF Competition

First Degree Black Belt under Lucas Lepri

Other Accomplishments

  • No-Gi Worlds Bronze Medalist (2018)
  • No-Gi Pan American Silver Medalist (2018)
  • American Nationals Silver Medalist (2018)
  • IBJJF Mundials (Worlds) Medalist
  • IBJJF Pan-American Medalist
  • US Open Silver Medalist
  • Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Texas Champion
  • IBJJF Houston Open Champion
  • IBJJF Charlotte Open Silver Medalist
  • IBJJF Dallas Open Medalist
  • IBJJF Atlanta Silver Medalist
  • 18+ years of strength and conditioning experience
  • Hometown: Laredo, TX

Instructor: Brett Beaber

Brown belt and international competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His passion for martial arts was first sparked as a child by Grand Master SangHo Lee. His first experience in grappling was high school wrestling where he lettered for three years on the varsity lineup. As an enlisted Marine, he excelled in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program where his ground-fighting skills were developed and tested for combat conditions. After discovering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he quickly became infatuated with the art. It corresponds to his personal aspirations for constant self-improvement and challenging one’s self. He currently takes part in local competitions as well as the IBJJF tournaments.

Brett wants to share his passion for Jiu Jitsu with other experienced martial artists and beginners alike who want to expand their horizons in self-defense.

Yoga Instructor: Kat Costin

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Kat began her yoga practice in March of 2016 immediately at the end of her 12 year swimming career, which ended with 4 years at the NCAA D1 program at Campbell University. Yoga provided peace and balance to help transition out of being a collegiate athlete and helped her remain active as well. She practiced on and off throughout 2016 and 2017 in the midst of a move to Hawaii and beginning a new sport, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

In 2018, Kat resumed her yoga practice in earnest and completed a 200 hour YA (Yoga Alliance) certified course for Power Yoga. Kat found that yoga is a perfect complement to her Jiu Jitsu game, and even more importantly, it helped her find a new passion and philosophy about the mind/body connection and an earnestness to share with others what yoga has done for her.

Kat has a keen interest in yoga anatomy and its connection to it’s philosophy. She wants to help others reach their full potential in their grappling or any activity they participate in with yoga.

Kat is currently a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is training under Tony Casarez in Cary, NC.