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Awesome Grading Day Last Night

Yesterday we had a great night at the Gracie Humaita Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). We had 21 students graduating to blue and purple belt.

Well done everyone and good luck on your new belt!

Check some photos bellow:


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Why We “Shake” Before the Fight? Is it Fear or Tension?

Among the more bizarre and inexplicable sensations we feel just before fighting, the most common is the tremor. Many people see the tremor as the opponent sensitivity. They normally believe that trembling hands are a reflection of the emotional state of the opponent. But unlike that thought, this “shaking” does not always mean fear.

If you are a competitor, you do know what we are talking about. The tremor and those feelings in the stomach are common in the days, hours and minutes preceding the fight. But why do we feel it? What causes that shaking? For the athletes, tremor is directly related to adrenaline.

If we are about to engage in combat, the body literally gets ready for the fight. Thus, in a risky or threat situation, the body begins to produce adrenaline to make it ready for the moment of action. These reactions activate the autonomic nervous system. Thereafter, both positive and negative emotions are generated, which can trigger the famous adrenaline release in the blood. So shaking is normal. But how long does it take? Time greatly varies from person to person according to their actions.

Just remember: Do not to let this nervous state dominate you. Use it to your advantage and do your best.



Royler Gracie Visits Gracie Sydney

On Saturday Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in Alexandria had a privilege to receive Master Royler Gracie for a seminar.

At this time Master Royler showed a lot of Jiu Jitsu Competition techniques on a simple and easy way of learning, awesome experience!

Check the photos on the slideshow bellow:


Our Student Khava Black Talked to Daily Telegraph

Gracie Humaita Alexandria student, Khava Black, gave a great interview to Daily Telegraph talking about his experiences and how Jiu Jitsu changed his life, making him a better person. Khava is a member of our Gracie Kids Program since the beginning and now works as Assistant Coach at Gracie Kids and Gracie Teens Programs in Alexandria.

Check the full story on the link bellow:



Royler Gracie Seminar 2017

Master Royler Gracie, Black and Red Belt and Head Coach of Gracie Humaita Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is coming to Australia for a seminar tour. Make sure you save your spot!

Check the poster bellow for all details:



Kids Grading at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Alexandria

During the weekend we had over 50 kids graduating at Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in Alexandria. It was great to see that our legendary Kids Program is delivering awesome results and all our students did really well during the exam.

Congratulations to all new graduates, coaches and instructors!

Also, a big thanks to the parents for bringing the kids to the classes and for the trust in our work.



Failure is Part of Success

In the minds of most people, including people who have never even tried a martial art, training in the martial arts represents a method for the development of the character.

Guilherme Goraib, Gracie Humaita Competitor, said the following :
“I have lost so many fights that I have learned how to win.”

He is nowadays one of the most successful jiu jitsu competitors from our team, including World Championship.

This has proven true for countless people from different walks of life who.have had their lives improved by jiu-jitsu.
Along with teaching the values of mutual respect, discipline, cooperation, jiu-jitsu can also teach us how to deal with failure.

One of the short comings of many motivational quotes is that they are high on inspiration but low on the specifics about how this is actually achieved.

Let’s take a closer look at one specific way that training jiu-jitsu helps the individual in their lives outside of the academy. Overcoming failure.

Many martial artists say that the jiu-jitsu black belt is the hardest black belt to earn in all of the martial arts.

If we look at our ability to overcome discouragement as a type of “mental muscle”, we understand how training jiu-jitsu strengthens the mind and character. When confronted with an obstacle, we can concede defeat and accept the failure. Or…we can draw a deep breath, examine the situation, learn what went wrong and adjust our strategy. Each time we do this, we strengthen that mental muscle.

The truth of not only training jiu-jitsu but in life in general, is that we deal with failure more often than quick successes.How often do you attempt a sweep or submission (that you expected to work!) only to have your training partner shut you down completely? The answer of course is in the thousands!

The jiu-jitsu mind is not to accept the failure and give up. It is for the mind to quickly look for another different solution. Instead of lingering and lamenting the failure, you leave that behind and look for the next best solution.

Your ability to adopt this mindset of :
A) Not becoming discouraged by failures
B) Learning from what went wrong and making a correction to your efforts
will be essential to your success on and off the jiu-jitsu mat.

In this way, your problem solving mind and resilience against failure are strengthened in jiu-jitsu training.



The Gracie Cup of Surfing at Maroubra Beach

On this Saturday Gracie Humaita Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) will be supporting North Maroubra Surf Riders (NMSR) at Maroubra Beach.

All members are welcome to compete and participate on this event, it starts at 7am and goes to the afternoon.

Lets get your surfboards off the rack, wax them and have fun on this awesome day.

Count on your presence and see you at Maroubra North End.