BJJ: How Often Should I train martial arts?

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Martial arts is one of the healthiest things you can do. It’s good for your mind and your body, and disciplines like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teach you invaluable self-defense skills. But as great as it is for you, no one can say martial arts training is easy. Gracie Miranda is home to grapplers from all across […]

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 […]

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 […]

BJJ: Health benefits of martial arts training

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The Sutherland Shire is blessed with some of Sydney’s best beaches, but fitness is about more than a summer body. With most of us spending more time than ever at home, health is more important than ever. And martial arts is great for health. The Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) we teach at Gracie Miranda is a […]

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, […]

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 […]

UFC 229 the problem with MMA

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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 […]