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03
Jul

Gi vs No Gi

Since opening Gracie Miranda, we’ve had people from Cronulla and all over the Sutherland Shire start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Every now and then we have students come in who only want to do no gi. They often site various reasons why they prefer no gi. Is no gi more practical? Let’s explore this topic....
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gracie miranda brazilian jiu jitsu women
30
May

The BJJ Time machine!

I was down at Cronulla in the Sutherland Shire recently and I ran into a friend. He asked me “If you could go back in time and talk to your white belt self, what would you tell yourself?” I thought that this was a great question and that I’d share my answer with you all...
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gracie miranda brazilian jiu jitsu grand opening
16
May

The great debate! Sport Jiu Jitsu vs self defence

Since starting Jiu Jitsu there has been a lot of discussion whether Sport Jiu Jitsu is a good thing. The root of this martial art is in self-defence. Meaning that practitioners can defend themselves in all manner of situations. Especially in the real world. Has the proliferation of sport jiu jitsu affected its real-world application?...
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gracie miranda brazilian jiu jitsu kids self defence
02
May

5 Self Defence Principles that your kids need to know now!

What is the primary reason that parents enrol their children in Martial Arts classes? The answer is always self defence. In Cronulla and the Sutherland Shire and also Sydney, bullying is a big problem in the school yard. Some basic children’s self defence principles can help your kids safety. And reduce the likelihood of them...
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20
Apr

10 Benefits Martial Arts in Miranda can give your child!

Since Opening Gracie Miranda in the Sutherland Shire we have been very lucky to have a great group of kids who train hard and are maturing in many different ways. Martial Arts can give children so many benefits besides self defence techniques. Parents often ask us? “What benefits can our kids get from training martial...
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09
Apr

Getting good at Brazilian jiu jitsu. How long does it take?

It’s a well publicized fact that Brazilian jiu jitsu takes a long time to get to your black belt. The average time it takes to achieve this is usually around 10 years. There are some individuals like BJ Penn and Kit Dale, who have amazing rapid rises up the ranks to very high levels. But...
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Gracie Miranda
29
Mar

Ouch! Why do I keep getting injured?

If you stick to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu long enough, you will inevitably pick up an injury. Let’s be honest, what we do isn’t for everybody and it’s a contact martial art or sport. Whichever way you cut it, there’s going to be some risk. But training BJJ, gives so much to my life the level...
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CC World pro Oceanic Trials
19
Mar

Do I need to compete to be good at Jiu Jitsu?

I’m often asked this question by white belts. This is a personal question. Every person will have a different answer. The question I usually ask back is “Why did you start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?” Usually the answer is something like getting fit. I wanted to learn how to defend my self. I wanted to lose...
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gracie sydney hq with whittaker
11
Mar

(Part 2): What should I expect when I start training?

Now that we’ve chosen where to train, what should you expect from your first few months of training? We know that its going to be hard. But to quote Fred DeVito “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”. Physically its going to be demanding You will be sore in places you didn’t know...
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gracie sydney hq with whittaker
04
Mar

(Part 1): Choosing a Martial Arts academy? Which one should I choose?

This is a question I get asked a lot. Aside from choosing a martial art, what should you look for in a martial arts academy? There are many factors to consider. This is a vital step. You are going to commit time, effort and money into an academy, so you want to make sure you...
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