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gracie miranda brazilian jiu jitsu women
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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gracie miranda brazilian jiu jitsu grand opening
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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injury
20
Mar

Martial arts and injuries: How to stay safe

Martial arts is for everyone. That’s not just something we say at Gracie Miranda, it’s something we see. Boys, girls, men and women across all age groups train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on our mats. One of the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu is that you can train the martial art for a long time: For a lifetime. But...
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bjj vs wrestling
22
Feb

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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gracie miranda brazilian jiu jitsu grand opening
10
Jan

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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master royler gracie at gracie miranda
28
Dec

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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gracie miranda kids classes
14
Dec

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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gracie miranda women bjj class
26
Nov

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
03
Nov

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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