BJJ vs Judo: Difference between grappling martial arts

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So you want to learn how to grapple? Gracie Miranda is a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) academy in the Sutherland Shire, but we acknowledge that BJJ isn’t the only option for people wanting to learn to grapple. There’s also wrestling, which we’ve gone over here, and the Japanese art of Judo. What’s the deal with Judo? […]

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 […]

Why choose BJJ over Taekwondo?

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Every January brings with it people making decisions to finally take up martial arts. People from all over the Sutherland Shire come to Gracie Miranda because they’ve been thinking about starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for months or even years. Others are just interested in learning self-defence but don’t know where to start. For those people, […]

BJJ 2020: How to hit your goals in the new year

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As hard as it is to believe, 2019 is almost at its end. It was a great year, as the Gracie Miranda family grew with members from all over Sutherland Shire. As December winds down, it’s the perfect time for grapplers and martial arts practitioners to reflect on how much they grew in 2019 — […]

How to be a supportive BJJ parent

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Gracie Miranda has a thriving community of young grapplers, with parents from all over Sutherland Shire bringing their kids in to learn children’s self defense. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a fantastic martial art for kids, as it teaches practical skills in a safe way. Just like the adults who train BJJ, a lot of 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 […]

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

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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 […]

More than self defense: How kids benefit from martial arts

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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 […]