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AFBJJ NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIP – 2019

As a 4 star event and part of the Australian and NSW BJJ League Rankings, the New South Wales State Championship happens at the end of the month and we are happy to invite all our members to participate!

Open to all belts, kids and adults, the championship is a great opportunity to improve the skills developed in class, as well as to challenge yourself in a different experience.

The two-day event is on the 29th and 30th of June, at Sydney Uni Aquatic Centre and registrations close on the 23th of June.

In order to compete, you are required to provide a current AFBJJ membership. To register, please enter
https://afbjj.smoothcomp.com/en/federation/44/membership and choose the “Gracie Humaita Australia” as your affiliation.

Please, contact coach Lucas Sachs if you have already registered or are interested in participating.

We will see you there!

Royler Gracie Seminar 2019

Master Royler Gracie, Black and Red Belt and Head Coach of Gracie Humaita Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is coming to Australia for a seminar.

The seminar will take place in Gracie Alexandria on August 24th (Saturday).

It is going to be a three hour seminar, from 11am to 2pm.

Minimum age: 15yo.

Call us or email for more information.

Limited spots! Make sure you save yours!

Calling all women!

BJJ is the perfect martial art for women to learn because it doesn’t rely on physical attributes. You don’t need big muscles, or lots of fitness to make it work.

The reason is because it’s not your muscles that make Jiu Jitsu work. When you focus on your skeleton you can find all the leverage and strength you need to practice the techniques.

Ladies, jiu jitsu was made for you too. 

With Jiu Jitsu you no longer need to feel defenseless against anyone, fearful of your safety, or scared of being yourself in confrontation.

When you do BJJ, you learn self defense, which means you are more aware of your surroundings and have more ability to keep yourself safe in dangerous situations.

It’s how the women of our community can rise from feeling scared and overwhelmed to being empowered and free and ready to live to your fullest potential.

 

But first, you need to get started. Start now by booking your free trial!

 

via higherjiujitsu.com.au

Pan Pacific Championship 2018

Many of our Gracie Humaita Sydney members flew to Melbourne to participate on the Pan Pacific IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 this last weekend.

Heaps of medals were won and great experience was gained. Everyone fought with heart and made us very proud.

KEEP DOING THE AWESOME WORK, TEAM!

There are always comps coming up for you to enter and achieve your goals. Come talk to our coaches about it!

Jiu Jitsu: The perfect sport for kids

Did you know kids can start training Jiu Jitsu with us as soon as they turn 3 years old?

And we can give you great reasons why they should:

FITNESS AND ATHLETICISM

BJJ is an extremely athletic sport that requires you to use nearly every part of your body. Through Jiu-Jitsu you will develop strength, flexibility, agility, and cardiovascular fitness. Developing these skills and attributes at an early age is important and will instill habits and an understanding of fitness that they will hopefully retain for the rest of their lives.

TEAM WORK

Not only will you will support you teammates when learning techniques, if you decide to compete in tournaments you will do so as part of a team. Nearly everything you do in Jiu-Jitsu will be done alongside a group of individuals that you will bond and grow with. BJJ academies are typically very social places.

SELF-DEFENSE

Hopefully no child will ever be placed in a situation where they will have to physically defend themselves. However it is impossible to protect them 24/7, so it is nice to know that they have the ability to protect themselves if necessary.

Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to control an opponent as opposed to physically hurting them which makes it the especially good for anti-bullying.

RESPECT

Respect is a core principle of every established martial art. In particular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches respect for your coach, respect for your teammates, respect for your competitors, and most importantly, respect for yourself.

CONFIDENCE

As a child’s ability on the mat grows, so does their confidence.  We consistently see shy children slowly emerge from their shells as their confidence grows alongside their ability. Children that may have previously been unable to maintain eye contact begin to confidently into class, eager to engage with everyone around them.

COMPETITION

Competition helps kids learn that it is not always the best athletes who are successful, but rather those that work hard and stick with it.

BJJ competition is not compulsory but is an option for parents that would like to see their children compete. Kids BJJ Competitions are usually very well organized and run in a safe environment under strict rulesets.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a clear and well defined progression structure for children. Just like adults, children are graded and awarded belts/tips based on the amount of time spent training in conjunction with their level of skill.

This system of progression teaches children that reward is gained through effort and an investment of time spent learning. As mentioned above, it is not about winning but about getting a little bit better every day. In this way BJJ encourages children to develop a growth mindset.

FUN!

Perhaps most importantly, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most fun things a child can do. All it takes is a few classes for many people become addicted to the sport and spend every moment of spare time trying to improve their skills. What makes it really fun is that you get to do it alongside your friends. 

Call or email us right now to book a free trial!

 

via www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Conor McGregor by Submission via Rear-Naked Choke

As it was expected the UFC 229 was a outstanding fight where Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor Mc Gregor by Submission via Rear- Naked Choke. BJJ fans all around the world went mad with the finish.

In the main event former two division champion Conor McGregor returns after a near two year layoff, and failed bid at defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match, to try and reclaim the lightweight title. Standing in his way is an undefeated smashing machine, Khabib Nurmagomedov who hasn’t lost a single round in his UFC career.

The combination should make for the most purchased PPV in UFC history on the business side of things, and make for one of the most anticipated fights in years on the sporting side of things.

Khabib Nurmagomedov bested Conor McGregor in convincing fashion in their long-awaited grudge match at UFC 229 . While McGregor had his moments, Nurmagomedov’s smothering wrestling game was just too much for him, resulting in some heavy ground-and-pound and a fight-ending choke, Things didn’t end there, however, as Khabib proceeded to hop over the cage and jump towards McGregor’s corner, sparking a massive brawl. It was an amazing night of MMA action that was ultimately tarnished by a scene that could see the victor suspended for a length of time.

The best post BJJ nutrition plan

The most critical time is 15 minutes after your Jiu Jitsu training because at this point the body is better prepared to receive and store carbohydrate than at any other time during the day. There are five goals for this brief but important window:

1. Replace expended carbohydrate stores

About 1.5 gm of carbohydrate per Kg of body weight from a mixture of glycaemic load sources. You should take in 50 gm of high glycaemic load carbohydrate for example glucose powder and the rest from low-moderate glycaemic load, for example fruits or fruit juices.

2. Rehydrate

In the most severe conditions you may lose up to 1.8l of sweat per hour, to replenish fluid levels begin by taking 1.1l of liquid for every Kg lost during exercise. You can find this out by weighing yourself before and after exercise.

3. Provide amino acids for resynthesis of protein

Protein should be taken in at a carb-to-protein ratio of between 4:1 and 5:1. You can use protein powder made from whey or eggs, it is important to read the labels as many manufacturers add artificial sweeteners and flavours. If you prefer whey protein then I would recommend using whey isolate.

4. Begin replacing electrolytes

These are the salts; sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium lost through sweat. Most of the electrolytes are found in abundance in natural food, which makes their replacement fairly easy. Drinking juice or eating fruit will easily replace salts with the exception of sodium. Two or three pinches of salt must be added to a post exercise recovery drink.

5. Reduce the acidity of body fluids

During exercise body fluids shift towards an acidic state. The problem is that your body neutralises this acid by releasing minerals into the blood that have a net alkaline enhancing effect. Calcium from the bones and nitrogen from the muscle meet this need. Research has shown that fruits and vegetables have a net alkaline effect. Raisins, spinach and bananas all perform well at this task.

via www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com

Labour day special class

Next Monday, the 1st of October, is Labour Day and we will open the gym for an open mat with coach Giorgio @11:30am.

It will be a fun one hour and a half class!

Gracie Humaita Alexandria will open with regular hours on Tuesday the 2nd.

We hope everyone enjoy the long weekend!