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Gracie Self Defense Video #2

Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Fourth Degree Black Belt Professors Bruno Panno and Marcos Nevel show our second self defense sequence that they learnt personally from Helio and Royler Gracie. These are the original Gracie Jiu Jitsu self defense techniques that are the foundation of Jiu Jitsu. We continue to teach and practice these same techniques in our classes in particular our Fundamentals and Gracie Combat classes. Stop by and try them out for yourself!


Jiu Jitsu History Shirts Arrived

Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) just received a shipment of mad t-shirts commemorating Jiu Jitsu History. Come in to see them for yourselves- this batch has a lot of extra details like patches and contrast stitching. We also received some snap back Gracie caps for summer. Wear your pride for the legacy!


White Ribbon Self Defense Seminar

The NSW Women’s BJJ Network is having their end of year event, a Women’s Self Defense class and BJJ Open Mat to benefit the White Ribbon Campaign. The White Ribbon Campaign is an Australian effort to end the violence against women. Towards this end, the NSW Women’s BJJ Network- a community based for women by women group of BJJ practitioners- is leading this event that is open to the public. Any female interested in self defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is warmly invited to come and try it out! All affiliations, ages, and experience levels welcome. The goal for this event is to have participants gain some confidence with an introduction to effective self defense techniques as well as enjoy some Jiu Jitsu rolling together.

Address: Gracie Central Coast-Impact Centre, 19 Chetwynd Road, Erina, NSW
Time: Sunday, November 23, 11am-2pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $20 directly benefiting the White Ribbon Campaign will enter you in the draw for a FREE GI!
To RSVP and get more info visit this event on Facebook. You can also pre-register and donate HERE.

Group at the last NSW Women’s BJJ open mat event


Jiu Jitsu Grand Prix Tickets

You can now get tickets to the next Australian Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix at Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

This time the Grand Prix is showcasing the best male Black belt competitors in Australia at Middleweight. The tournament is an 8 man single elimination style event with supporting fights from juvenile and adult female competitors. Gracie Central Coast‘s Prof Tiago Ferreira will be in the main tournament and Gracie Sydney’s Blue Belt Mary Wildner and Purple Belt Nikola Skoric will have supporting matches as well. Ticket cost is $45. Event will be held once again at the UNSW Roundhouse, on November 9th. Doors are at 2pm with fights beginning at 2:30pm.

Come out and support our Gracie Humaita Competitors at this stand out event! Here they are post-training in preparation for the big event.



Gracie Kids Summer Belt Grading

Gracie Kids Summer Grading is just around the corner: Saturday November 8th, 10am sharp @  Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Eligible Students at listed below. If your child is eligible you will then need to register to confirm. Register at Reception or visit  To review the full Grading Syllabus for each belt Click Here. The Syllabus contains all the movement, techniques, knowledge, and fitness skills children will have to demonstrate on the day of testing. Family and friends are welcome to attend grading in support of our Gracie Kids. This is also a great event to watch for current white belt child students to attend so that they know what to expect for their own grading. Grading is expected to run till 11:30am at the latest. Please make sure children are on time, in their gis, and ready to go for grading!

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Eligible Students: 

Grey/White Belt:

Zoe D

Denna K

Tex H

Amelia H

Willem C


Grey Belt:

James H

Luke H

Lukas B

Beau R

Dakota F

Jett F

Jaedon S


Grey/Black Belt:

Billy G


Yellow Belt:

Jessie G


Orange/White Belt:

Jay M


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Rugby

Now that footy season and the excitement of finals is over, what is your club doing to gain skills and an edge for next year? Humaita Australia Black Belts Marcos Nevel and Mauricio Cavicchini helped the NRL Bulldogs get to the Finals this year with their tackling and defense skills. If your team is interested in training in our full contact Martial Art to help your full contact Rugby give us a call or stop by Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in Alexandria.

See these Jiu Jitsu skills in practice with this clip from the Bulldogs training:


To read more about BJJ and Rugby read an interview HERE. To try out a free class, click HERE.


Injury Training Video

One of the great things about our Gracie Jiu Jitsu is that even if you are injured you can still modify your training and still be able to practice. At Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) we will sometimes simulate ‘injuries’ during our rolls to give students a different experience when rolling. When you take away something you are used to relying on while training it means you have to suddenly find new ways to train. Here students show several different types of ‘injury training’.

To read more about different types of training and ways to roll click here.