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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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13
Nov

How to be a supportive BJJ parent

Gracie Miranda has a thriving community of young grapplers, with parents from all over Sutherland Shire bringing their kids in to learn children’s self defense. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a fantastic martial art for kids, as it teaches practical skills in a safe way. Just like the adults who train BJJ, a lot of kids...
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02
Oct

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes: Overcoming excuses to join

  If you’re on this page there’s a good chance you live in the Shire and have thought about doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at some point. Similarly, if you’re a member of Gracie Miranda, you probably have many friends who say they want to try self defense training. Invariably, people have reasons to stop...
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29
Aug

How often should I train BJJ?

People from all over Sutherland Shire come to Gracie Miranda to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Usually, when they start out, they simply want to learn some self-defense skills, or are looking for a hobby to help get them in better shape. But Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is addictive. Before long, we often see those same people become...
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15
Jul

How to prepare for BJJ competition

We’re over halfway through 2019, which means it’s the perfect time to start setting goals for the end of the year. If you’re training at Gracie Miranda, or any other academy around the world, why not enter a competition? Or better yet, shoot for a gold medal. NSW is home to several competitions over the...
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06
Jun

Mistakes to avoid as a Jiu-Jitsu white belt

We’re lucky at Gracie Miranda to have many advanced grapplers on the mats, as we’ve got more than our share of black, brown and purple belts. But, as with any academy, the most common type of student we have is the humble white belt. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a long journey. It never ends, and...
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