BJJ etiquette: 9 rules you should know

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is complicated, and not just because of the techniques you learn in class. Students who sign up to our Gracie Academy can sometimes be overwhelmed by the rules and etiquette expected of martial arts practitioners.  Fear not: Jiu-Jitsu etiquette can be mystifying at first, but easy to remember once you know them. If […]

You’re not too old to train BJJ

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A lot is made of kids studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That attention is justified: Martial arts are highly beneficial for children, and we love our kids classes at Gracie Miranda. But equally important are people beginning martial arts later in life. We hear it all the time. People in their 50s, 40s or even 30s say […]

4 Reasons why Women should train BJJ

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There’s no getting around it, martial arts can be intimidating. This is true for everyone, but especially for women. Martial arts academies tend to have more men than women, and they can be overwhelming environments for beginners. But as they say, nothing worth having comes easy! Gracie Miranda is home to a vibrant community of […]

5 reasons Jiu-Jitsu is great for kids

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All of the people who share Jiu-Jitsu mats at Gracie Miranda share something in common: They love martial arts. What brought them there, however, is different for everyone. There are many reasons for kids (and adults) to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Some do it for self-defense, some do it to keep active, some do it […]

BJJ v wrestling: How these martial arts differ

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All martial arts are different, that much is obvious. But you can be forgiven for not knowing the distinctions between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and wrestling.  At Gracie Miranda, we teach BJJ to people from all across the Sutherland Shire. It’s a grappling martial art that focuses on reversals and submissions rather than kicks and punches. […]

BJJ: What to expect for beginners

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It’s officially a new year: ‘Tis the season to try something new! If you’re on this page, chances are you’re in the Sutherland Shire and either thinking about taking up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), or have already done so.  It’s a fantastic martial art, one that’s likely to change your life. Not only is BJJ an […]

Martial arts and meeting your 2021 goals

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As a new year dawns, it’s normal to want to broaden your horizons with new challenges. If you’re on this page, there’s a good chance you’re in the Sutherland Shire and are interested in starting a martial arts journey in 2021. We support this decision! At Gracie Miranda, we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a grappling […]

BJJ: The martial art for kids

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Martial arts are a great activity for kids. But if you’re a parent looking to sign up your boy or girl, you may be confused about which martial art is best — and what the differences are. At Gracie Miranda, we teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). It’s a grappling art originating in Brazil (as you could […]

10 Benefits Martial Arts in Miranda can give your child!

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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 […]

Ouch! Why do I keep getting injured?

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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 […]