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07
Sep

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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24
Aug

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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30
Jun

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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31
Mar

How coronavirus affects your BJJ journey

Like thousands of other martial arts academies around the world, Gracie Miranda is currently on hiatus. Even outside of government restrictions, with coronavirus spreading, it’s an unsafe time to practice Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. The health and safety of our members from all across Sutherland Shire is our priority. If you’re a member of Gracie Miranda, or...
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16
Mar

You don’t need to be fit for BJJ, just persistent

At Gracie Miranda we have a community composed of all types of people from all over the Sutherland Shire. But we still get a lot of inquiries from people who want to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but worry that, for whatever reason, they can’t. Some think they’re not tough enough. Others think they’re not strong enough,...
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18
Feb

BJJ competition: why you should try it once

Many people who practice Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Miranda are drawn to Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for its exceptional self-defence benefits. Others, however, like BJJ for the sport of martial arts. Confused? The fundamental difference between self-defence BJJ and sports BJJ is that techniques for the former assume your opponent has no martial arts training themselves,...
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31
Jan

How old is too old for martial arts?

Kids as young as five train at Gracie Miranda, but martial arts is just for young people right? Four to fourty — that’s the golden zone? Wrong. Self-defence and martial arts training is for everyone. Indeed, Gracie Miranda brings people from all walks of life, from all over the Sutherland Shire and beyond, together. Kids,...
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16
Jan

Why choose BJJ over Taekwondo?

Every January brings with it people making decisions to finally take up martial arts. People from all over the Sutherland Shire come to Gracie Miranda because they’ve been thinking about starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for months or even years. Others are just interested in learning self-defence but don’t know where to start. For those people,...
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10
Dec

BJJ 2020: How to hit your goals in the new year

As hard as it is to believe, 2019 is almost at its end. It was a great year, as the Gracie Miranda family grew with members from all over Sutherland Shire. As December winds down, it’s the perfect time for grapplers and martial arts practitioners to reflect on how much they grew in 2019 —...
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25
Nov

Can women excel in BJJ?

Women from all over the Sutherland Shire train at Gracie Miranda. But though we’re proud to be a popular place for women to train martial arts, there’s no denying that most people who train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are men. Women often come to Gracie Miranda to learn self-defense, but the preponderance of men can be...
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