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gracie jiu jitsu miranda
24
Jan

How to improve your BJJ off the mats

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is addictive – which is why people from all across Sutherland Shire come to train at Gracie Miranda up to 5 or 6 times a week. However, if you want to optimise your game and extend your Jiu Jitsu lifespan, there’s plenty you can do off the mats too. Being a grappling...
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gracie miranda kids self defence bullyproof
04
Jan

Bully proof: Improve your child’s self defence in the new year

It’s a new year, and you know what that means – New Year’s resolutions. People in Cronulla, Miranda and all around the Shire will resolve to work out more, use social media less and so on. Naturally, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies are not immune to the New Year’s resolution effect. Practitioners at Gracie Miranda, both...
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kids jiu-jitsu classes gracie miranda
15
Dec

More than self defense: How kids benefit from martial arts

Many parents from the Cronulla and greater Sutherland region bring their kids to Gracie Miranda to learn self defense. That’s a great start, because Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a super effective form of self defense. But self defense techniques only scratch the surface of what the martial art can offer. Not familiar with Brazilian Jiu...
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gracie miranda brazilian jiu jitsu grand opening
28
Nov

Your first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes: 5 Things to Know

Gracie Miranda offers a free introductory Jiu Jitsu class for people on the fence about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s a trial class taken up each month by people all across Sutherland Shire, from Cronulla to Menai, and many who try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu quickly become addicted to it. Still, the first few months of classes...
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carrot parsnip beetroot
07
Nov

What’s the best martial arts diet?

We’re lucky in Cronulla – we get plenty of sunshine and have all of the Sutherland Shire’s beaches at our doorstep. That means a summer body is often not far from our minds. This is great news, since dieting for physique and dieting for martial arts is the same, right? Sadly, no. There’s a fundamental...
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gracie miranda women self defence team with master gracie
23
Oct

Women’s self defence: 3 reasons Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the right martial art

Why is Gracie Jiu Jitsu such an effective women’s self defence system? At Gracie Miranda we’re lucky enough to get students from all over Sutherland, from Caringbah to Oatley to Tarren’s Point. Some train for competition, but not everyone in The Shire is interested in gold medals. Instead, many students train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu simply...
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Conor Khabib
13
Oct

UFC 229 the problem with MMA

Last weekend we had the biggest promotion of an MMA event ever. UFC 229 was slated as the best of the best. Once in a generation Fighters fighting for their legacy. Having pubs and clubs all over the Sutherland Shire show the fight meant the event was going mainstream. Even the Cinema in Miranda and...
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beginning of the gracie dynasty
10
Oct

How long do I need to train martial arts to be a self defence master?

We’re lucky in Sutherland Shire: Compared to many places in the rest of the world, areas like Miranda and Cronulla are safe. But as anyone who watches or reads any news knows, that doesn’t mean we don’t have to worry about personal safety. That brings us to martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Some...
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kids jiu-jitsu classes gracie miranda
21
Sep

When is your kid old enough for martial arts?

It’s a conundrum we come across a lot. Parents in Cronulla want to involve their kids in an active hobby, but are worried their child might be too young for a martial art. But before you shy away from martial arts and sign up your young one up to a Sutherland Shire soccer team, we...
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gracie miranda sports jiu jitsu
30
Aug

Will Sport Jiu Jitsu prepare me for self defence situations?

A new student from Caringbah recently asked me: “Does Sport Jiu Jitsu prepare you for defending yourself in the street”? Whilst my first reaction to this question is a resounding “Yes”. It is a little more complicated than that. Lets explore this subject a little further. Jiu Jitsu practicioners should feel that their training will...
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