BJJ: how long does it take to get a blue belt?

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As with most martial arts, adults who begin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) start out with a white belt. BJJ has five adult belts in total: white, blue, purple, brown and black. When many goal-oriented students start training at Gracie Miranda, it’s not long before they ask a common question: “how long will it take me to […]

Is BJJ good for weight loss?

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It’s the time of the year where people start making New Year’s Resolutions to shed some extra fat. After a year where everyone in Sutherland and across Sydney were locked inside for 5 months, more people than ever will be looking for ways to slim down.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fabulous way to do that.  […]

How BJJ makes you mentally stronger

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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 […]

You don’t need to be fit for BJJ, just persistent

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At Gracie Miranda we have a community composed of all types of people from all over the Sutherland Shire. But we still get a lot of inquiries from people who want to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but worry that, for whatever reason, they can’t. Some think they’re not tough enough. Others think they’re not strong enough, […]

How old is too old for martial arts?

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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, […]

Can women excel in BJJ?

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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 […]

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes: Overcoming excuses to join

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  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 […]

Mistakes to avoid as a Jiu-Jitsu white belt

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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 […]

Do I need to be fit to do BJJ?

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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” […]

BJJ goals: How to set healthy martial arts targets

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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 […]