bjj vs wrestling

BJJ v wrestling: How these martial arts differ

All martial arts are different, that much is obvious. But you can be forgiven for not knowing the distinctions between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and wrestling.  At Gracie Miranda, we teach BJJ to people from all across the Sutherland Shire. It’s a grappling martial art that focuses on reversals and submissions rather than kicks and punches....
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BJJ: What to expect for beginners

It’s officially a new year: ‘Tis the season to try something new! If you’re on this page, chances are you’re in the Sutherland Shire and either thinking about taking up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), or have already done so.  It’s a fantastic martial art, one that’s likely to change your life. Not only is BJJ an...
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Martial arts and meeting your 2021 goals

As a new year dawns, it’s normal to want to broaden your horizons with new challenges. If you’re on this page, there’s a good chance you’re in the Sutherland Shire and are interested in starting a martial arts journey in 2021. We support this decision! At Gracie Miranda, we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a grappling...
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BJJ: The martial art for kids

Martial arts are a great activity for kids. But if you’re a parent looking to sign up your boy or girl, you may be confused about which martial art is best — and what the differences are. At Gracie Miranda, we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). It’s a grappling art originating in Brazil (as you could...
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Why BJJ is great for women

Martial arts are for everyone. If you’re a woman interested in learning self-defence skills, know that Gracie Miranda is a place where everyone can thrive. Big, small, man, woman — it doesn’t matter. We understand how intimidating martial arts can be for women. As with other arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is mostly practiced by men. Walking...
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bjj competition

BJJ: Start thinking about competition again

With Australia slowly going back to normal, now is a fantastic time to think about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition.  Along with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) academies around the world, Gracie Miranda re-opened in July in accordance with the NSW government’s decision to open up community sports. With Sydney’s new daily coronavirus cases mostly staying in single digits,...
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BJJ belts: How to rank up

If you’re new to Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or are thinking about starting a martial arts journey, you’re probably fascinated with belts. We see this a lot with students at Gracie Miranda. Many martial arts, BJJ included, have a belt system wherein you progress from white to black. Naturally, when you begin as a novice you...
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BJJ: Health benefits of martial arts training

The Sutherland Shire is blessed with some of Sydney’s best beaches, but fitness is about more than a summer body. With most of us spending more time than ever at home, health is more important than ever. And martial arts is great for health. The Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) we teach at Gracie Miranda is a...
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Should I sign my kid up to martial arts?

With kids back at school and community sport open for the past months, parents may be wondering: Is now a good time for my kid to start martial arts? We definitely think so! Gracie Miranda is home to kids and adults training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) from all over Sutherland Shire. We’ve been lucky to welcome...
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BJJ is open again. Is it safe?

Grapplers across the Sutherland Shire rejoice: Gracie Miranda is open from July 1. Under guidelines from the New South Wales governments, community sports are once again free to recommence. For that reason, our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy will finally be reopening its doors. If you’re a current member, you should know that we have a few...
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