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09
May

5 reasons Jiu-Jitsu is great for kids

All of the people who share Jiu-Jitsu mats at Gracie Miranda share something in common: They love martial arts. What brought them there, however, is different for everyone. There are many reasons for kids (and adults) to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Some do it for self-defense, some do it to keep active, some do it...
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16
Apr

BJJ: How Often Should I train martial arts?

Martial arts is one of the healthiest things you can do. It’s good for your mind and your body, and disciplines like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teach you invaluable self-defense skills. But as great as it is for you, no one can say martial arts training is easy. Gracie Miranda is home to grapplers from all across...
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30
Mar

BJJ Tournaments and the Benefits of Competing

Like all good martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is at its core about self-defence. But over the past 20 years, the famed martial art has grown into a major sport. Not only is BJJ the bedrock of MMA – read here how it helped form the UFC – but it’s also a tournament spectacle in countries...
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09
Mar

5 reasons why BJJ is great for kids

There are two things that all adult grapplers have in common at Gracie Miranda. One, they all love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Two, they all wish they started 10 years earlier. Martial arts are hobbies that can stay with you for life. Paradoxically though, you can never start too early. Many parents recognize this, seeking to sign...
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29
Dec

Is BJJ good for weight loss?

It’s the time of the year where people start making New Year’s Resolutions to shed some extra fat. After a year where everyone in Sutherland and across Sydney were locked inside for 5 months, more people than ever will be looking for ways to slim down.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fabulous way to do that. ...
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17
Dec

How long does it take to master BJJ?

 Gracie Miranda is home to people of all walks of life, who train martial arts for many different reasons. But despite the diverse motivations of new students, one question eventually always pops up. How long does it take to get a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If you’ve just started out – or if you...
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02
Dec

BJJ training: The benefits of private lessons

There are many reasons why people practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Some students from Gracie Miranda train as a hobby, some for self-defence and some for tournament wins. No matter what your goal is, private lessons will help.  That’s especially true after five months of lockdown! To be clear, private lessons are not a necessity. You can...
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02
Jun

What women should know before starting BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is hard, but it’s worth it. That’s especially true for women, who often come into Gracie Miranda asking if BJJ is an appropriate martial art for women to train.  Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling based martial art that mostly takes place on the ground. It emphasises timing and technique over strength and size, and...
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20
May

How BJJ makes you mentally stronger

There are many reasons to practice a martial art like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Several are obvious: To improve self-defence, to become physically stronger and to create a more healthy lifestyle.  But there’s one less often attributed benefit. Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) will make you not just more physically resilient, but more mentally and emotionally resilient too. At...
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gracie miranda kids classes
19
Apr

BJJ for kids: What to know before starting

Martial arts are great for everyone, and over the years we’ve become used to getting questions from Sutherland Shire parents who are excited to sign their kids up to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Most questions are over how safe Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is, or at what age kids should start training. Some are also unsure what the...
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