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Solo Jiu Jitsu Series

Gracie Humaita professor Jason Gulati created the awesome Solo Jiu Jitsu Series that we`ve been posting on our Instagram (@graciesydneyaus).

Following the series is a great way to improve your techniques by yourself!

Check out all the videos here:

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

Gracie Humaita BJJ Australia Wins the Central Coast BJJ Open 2016

Once more our Competition Team had an awesome performance on the weekend and won the Overall Academies Result at the Central Coast BJJ Open, great event organized by Tiago Ferreira and Alex Prates.

Congratulations to all instructors, competitors, students and supporters, WELL DONE!COMP

*In this photo Gracie Humaita Coaches Hugo, Marcos Nevel and Alex Prates.

10 Quick Rules in Jiu Jitsu

1. Avoid Talking When Rolling

There is nothing worse then a partner who starts to chat when you are rolling, and suddenly starts a conversation, or asks for explanation about a position or how to get out a situation . In my opinion, when you’re rolling is to roll and not to talk. Questions must be taken before or after rolling, not during it!

2 . Do Not Teach while your teacher is teaching

There is always a guy in every gym who likes to teach while the teacher is explaining the position. This guy is always talking to his colleague’s and saying what to do or questioning the technical efficiency. My advice in relation to it: Do not be that guy!

3.Wash your kimono

This is One is the most important tip for sure, wash your kimono! No one deserves to train with someone who smells bad, and I’m not saying that you should be smelling like flowers or to use your best perfume. Just do not smell bad! If you have questions on how to wash the kimono, please ask our staff and they will be happy in assist you.

4. Do not wear jewelry during training

Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, all this must be removed and kept safe before get on the mats. In general, jewlery can hurt your training partner, and it can hurt you too.
Ring Finger + Jiu Jitsu = Problem

5- Stay off the mat if you are sick

As Jiu Jitsu is a very contact sport, if you are sick or with some type of skin infection, you need to stay away from the mats, so that will not spread out and to avoid your teammates to be affected too.

6. Tennis Shoes or the mat

The mats should be a sacred place, that’s where you learn to give your best. In this sacred place, there are rules and one of them is that you can only get being barefoot. Stepping on the mat using shoes or sneakers, featuring total ignorance of culture in martial arts rules. Besides, the shoes can bring all kinds of dirt, which can end up contaminating the mat.

7. Cut your Nails

I have trained with people with big nails, and it was not cool. The amount of scratches that I took, I felt like I was trying to strangle a wild cat. after that I wondered if by a twist of fate the claws of my training partner had caught in my eye, I certainly would have problems. Therefore, if you do not want this to happen with you, start by cutting your own nails, and if you notice that some training partner do not have this habit, talk to him or the sensei for this situation is solved.

8. Do not talk using bad words

Although people who swear they are more sincere and honest (there are several materials on the internet on this subject), the mat is no place for using this type of vocabulary. It is a respectful place that may offend people around you.

9. Be on time for the schedule classes

When a student arrives late it can lead to as loss of focus on the other team members and also a severe injury for not warming up properly. Arriving 15 minutes before the class is great, you can meet your friends, have a conversation, drink some water, put your kimono and start the class on the right terms.

10. Entering and Leaving the Mats

The instructor of each class is the main person on the mat. Do not enter or leave the mats without his / hers consent. Make sure you wait for that permission to enter when late and ask in case you need to leave earlier, go to toilets, drink water…

Bruno Panno – Gracie Humaita Australia Head Coach

10 reasons to ditch laziness and work harder on your Jiu-Jitsu

 Maybe you weren’t as dedicated as you should be, so we put together 10 reasons why you should put your act together and give the gentle art that special effort. The benefits will be overwhelmingly greater than the effort put.

Your opponent. ”He is my friend and biggest foe. If he didn’t exist, it wouldn’t be the same and maybe I wouldn’t train as much, always going to my limit,” said Rodolfo Vieira the other day about archrival Marcus Buchecha. If laziness knocks, remember your adversaries are out there practicing and correcting flaws in order to catch you by surprise next time. One great, unsettling reason to get your ass off that couch.

Your professor. If you chose your BJJ school wisely, your professor is not just there to take your money in exchange for classes. They do what they do for love, and few rewards can mean as much to them as your technical and personal evolution. Make your master proud; get moving.

Your body in the mirror. You remember how flaccid and feeble you were before you started training, don’t you? Wanna see that sad picture again? Didn’t think so.

The black belt. Yes, we do repeat over and over that thinking about belt color is not the best attitude for the smart Jiu-Jitsu practitioner to have. Haste and anxiety may lead to frustration, and squandering time thinking you are not headed anywhere may hack away at your mindset. So ignore what belt you wear today. But do think about the black belt. One day it will be yours, believe it. And then you will see the whole journey was worth it. Remember the lesson by Rorion Gracie, who said a BJJ black belt that’s honestly earned is worth more than any Harvard degree.

Your children. Training BJJ is not an individual, selfish activity. Soon you are going to be able to roll with your kids, have fun with them and give them health and vitality. Persist and have a perfect pastime to do together.

The unpredictable. We train Jiu-Jitsu in order to never have to use self-defense techniques, but imagine some maniac grabs your neck tomorrow and today you missed a class on that very move? Go practice and protect yourself.

The detail. Strive to drive away the torments of the drubbings and moves that have been causing you trouble. Focus on the detail, on little objectives: to not fall for that same old move, to keep your posture in the guard; to improve upon that guard pass, to not lose the mount.

Those that can’t train.While you sit there under the reins of tiredness, work and whatever else, there are people facing much tougher physical problems who wish they could move like you. Get your gi and find an hour in the day to get your Jiu-Jitsu on.

Your dreams. Persevering in BJJ can help you realize your most improbable dreams, from that elusive job to that woman you’ve got your eye on.

Nothing. Don’t give yourself a choice – just get your gi and go! Thank Jiu-Jitsu later for that indescribable post-practice feeling.

*Graciemag Article