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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need to be fit to do BJJ?

The Sutherland Shire may be known for its beaches, but not everyone has a swimmer’s physique. And that’s OK! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)  is a martial art for all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Still, something we at Gracie Miranda often hear from people who want to try BJJ but who want to “get in shape”...
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YouTube Jiu-Jitsu and You

Gracie Miranda is open seven days a week, and has multiple classes for both kids and adults on every day except Sunday. But Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t end once class is over. Since Gracie Miranda’s opening, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become a lifestyle for many in the Sutherland Shire. Time off the mats is often spent thinking about...
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BJJ goals: How to set healthy martial arts targets

People who join us at Gracie Miranda are usually looking to either train a martial art for self defense or are trying to pick up a healthy hobby. That’s great, because both of those are perfect reasons to try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). However, after a few months students begin to take their martial arts...
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Kids martial arts: To compete or not to compete?

On March 10 the Sydney Cup will be held in Sutherland Shire. For parents whose kids practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), this may beg an obvious question: Should my child be competing? When parents sign their kids up at Gracie Miranda, their focus is often on self defense. That’s understandable, because BJJ is among the...
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