BJJ and Women’s Self Defence

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There’s no getting around it: In almost any physical endeavor, strength and power are massive advantages. These attributes matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but they matter less in BJJ than in any other martial art. It’s for that reason that women’s BJJ has risen in popularity over the last decade. The effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu for women […]

What women should know before starting BJJ

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is hard, but it’s worth it. That’s especially true for women, who often come into Gracie Miranda asking if BJJ is an appropriate martial art for women to train.  Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling based martial art that mostly takes place on the ground. It emphasises timing and technique over strength and size, and […]

Why BJJ is great for women

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Martial arts are for everyone. If you’re a woman interested in learning self-defence skills, know that Gracie Miranda is a place where everyone can thrive. Big, small, man, woman — it doesn’t matter. We understand how intimidating martial arts can be for women. As with other arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is mostly practiced by men. Walking […]

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 […]