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!

Gracie Girls

The Gracie Girls last Saturday was a great success with an unexpected big turn up at Gracie Humaita Central Coast. 

Professor Tiago Ferreira spoiled the girls with a wonderful class showing Self- Defense techniques followed by an Open Mat and finishing with a barbecue feast cooked by him!

Anne Soares, the Gracie Girls official organizer said on the Gracie Girls Instagram page @graciegirlsaustralia: ” It was great to meet all the Girls from the Central Coast and even better to see that the numbers have grown significantly from last year. Today was special having purple, blue and white belts sharing the Mat and such a ranges of  ages. The future looks bright. Still on a high and feeling so blessed to have such a awesome association Gracie Humaita Australia committed to growing our epic female team”

Thanks for all the girls who made their way up to Central Coast! Without you the Gracie Girls wouldn’t be growing solid and strong.

Thanks Gracie Central Coast for hosting the event last weekend and thanks to all the Academies in the Association that hosted,supported and collaborate with the Program.

This year has been amazing for our girls. We started the Gracie Girls 2018 schedule with Master Royler Gracie hosting the first event at Gracie Sydney in Alexandria with a group of over 60 women and girls! And we are finishing with Australian UFC Champion Robert Whittaker hosting the Gracie Girls at Gracie Smeaton Grange on November the 10th!

Session starts at 1pm with with Self -Defence, drilling and Open Mat followed by a delicious brazilian BBQ prepared by @barbicrew. All belts and ages are welcome.

The event is exclusive to the Gracie Humaita Australia Members. If you would like more information about how to become a member please contact the branch near you.

We can’t wait to train and celebrate with all our sisters next month!


What Are The Biggest Incentives for a Warrior?

There is no secret; the path to the victory consists of lots of training, focus and dedication. This all would not exist without motivation, and this is the driving force of an athlete. Although it’s a door that “opens from the inside out”, the external stimuli are critical to keep the warrior’s spirit alive. But what are those incentives? Where do they originate from?

Those who fight, know that there’s nothing better than feeling the heart beating stronger during a training session. The body seems stronger and although tired, you can go on and complete your goal. We breathe and live the gentle art. Thus, we have listed three types of incentives that make a difference for our warriors.

1- Listen to the instructor’s voice: There may be the whole world screaming in the stands, but that voice coming from your corner, low or loud, will stand out, echoing through your ears. Knowing that the guy who accompanied you your whole life is there, just next to you, will motivate you even more to achieve a positive result.

2- Having people cheering for you: When the gym guys get together and scream your name, jump up in their chairs, hit the walls… That typical euphoria scene in championships. Sometimes it may seem that they extrapolate a bit, but let’s speak the truth – it is way good to have these guys on your side, isn’t it?

3- Family Support: Parents serve as true superheroes in each of our lives. Some energetic reprimands, demands, but there’s nothing that makes you happier than seeing them excited for your victory.

Either one of these incentives or all of them, having an extra hand coming from outside the mat is very good, right? OSS!

10 Reasons to Join

1. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a truly exciting way to get fit

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often likened to a game of human chess. If you don’t like to work out at a gym because you get bored, you’re not alone. Many of our students were tired of going to the gym, and they couldn’t find new songs or audio books to entertain them on the treadmill. They found BJJ to be the perfect workout because it requires a high level of concentration proportional to the amount of calories burned and pounds lost. What’s more, you’ll still learn to defend yourself. It’s a win-win situation.

2. Gracie Humaita BJJ people are committed to your progress in learning

The folks at GH make our school what it is, and you too will soon be one of us. You’ll be impressed by how committed each and every team member is to your learning. The instructors, staff and other students make our environment friendly yet demanding and challenging, which stimulates all of us to achieve our best.

3. The renowned Gracie Humaita BJJ structure makes your journey in learning smooth and enjoyable

The class structure is the trademark of all Gracie Humaita Premium Schools. Classes start on time and adhere to a standardized curriculum and class structure. As a student, you know up front what is expected of you and have a clear understanding of what to expect from your instructors and training partners. The consistency of this structure combined with the creativity and innovation of our devoted instructors blend perfectly to facilitate your progress.

4. GH Community will change your life forever

When you join Gracie Humaita, you are not just getting classes. You become part of a community united by the ideals of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Special classes and side events coupled with ordinary classes create a fun and exciting calendar of activities that you and your family will love to take part in.

5. GH Fighting Techniques will be useful outside the mats, in real-life situations

You don’t come to class just to learn how to fight. You also work hard toward mastering the underlying principles that allow you to succeed on the mats. When applied to your life off the mats, these principles can bring more balance to your routine and help you reach your true potential.

6. You can train all over the world

There are over 150 Gracie Humaita schools worldwide. When you join a Gracie Humaita school you are free to train at any location while traveling.

7. GH is a Family for the Whole Family

One of the most unique characteristics about our schools is our family-orientated approach. Gracie Humaita is proud to be a powerhouse with the most stalwart champions of world Jiu-Jitsu while still maintaining a training environment that is welcoming for the whole family: husband, wife and kids. At Gracie Humaita, families find marvelous activities through which to spend quality time together.

8. You will train in germ-free facilities

Cleanliness is a top priority. Our schools adhere to the strict standard of cleanliness and hygiene set by Gracie Humaita. Our staff cleans the facilities constantly, and all GH uniforms are washed regularly. Our mats are cleaned on a daily basis with a specially designed cleaning agent that neutralizes bacteria, fungus and odors without detriment to the equipment.

9. You couldn’t find a safer environment

Student safety is our instructors’ primary goal. Training sessions are supervised at all times, and we have CPR-trained personnel on duty during every class.

10. Our 90 years of experience assure you a link to our art’s roots

A certified Gracie Humaita Black Belt instructor also responsible for teaching class supervises each school. Our team of instructors was trained in the teaching philosophy and methods of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. A legacy of over 90 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands.

Master Royler & Master Bruno Visit


The little students that training Jiu-Jitsu on Thursdays had an amazing visit: Master Royler & Master Bruno showed up to take a few photos, talk and sign the kid’s belts!!

All the kids were really excited and happy with the special visit and they had an amazing time yesterday!

Please, check out the photo below and see our little kids happy faces 🙂20160818_172654

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

15 Tips and Strategies For White Belts Jiu Jitsu Competitors

* Article wbbjj website


1. Decide whether you’re going to do takedowns or pull guard. If your standup strategy is a single technique like a “double-leg”, and you are unable to make it happen, just pull guard. If you started Jiu-Jitsu with takedown experience, make for yourself a set of parameters. For example, “If it’s halfway through the match and nothing has happened in terms of standup, I’ll pull guard to get the match going.”

2. Relax Relax Relax. What I mean by relax is to maintain a presence of mind.

3. There’s nothing wrong with being nervous. Don’t spend all your emotional energy fighting your own nervousness. Just accept it.

4. If it’s your first competition, remember that you only have to win each match once. In the training room, you can be lazy because you know there will be more rolling. You think, “Why burn up all my energy fighting this position now when I have another 30 minutes of rolling left?” This doesn’t apply to competitions. When competing you have to go full throttle each match from start to finish.

5. Most White Belts start strong. Few White Belts end strong.

6. I remember feeling extremely nervous watching competitors perform certain “advanced” techniques. For me, it was the flying armbar. I was deathly afraid of flying armbars – despite never having been flying armbarred. I’ve heard other people get nervous because they see someone do a Berimbolo or attacks feet a lot. Believe me when I say that styles make fights. You can have the fanciest, jitz-flow, surfer hand sign grappler look amazing in one match, and get completely shut down by a “boring” pressure oriented grappler the next.

7. Patches and stripes don’t mean a person is good.

8. Muscles don’t mean a person is good.

9. School affiliation doesn’t mean a person is good.

10. You will experience time distortion. Everything might seem much faster (or slower) than it seems in the training room. Once you watch it on tape, you’ll realize the match was the same speed as training.

11. You don’t have to mean mug or be friends with everyone before the match. Do whatever makes you comfortable and don’t let your competition dictate your pre-match ritual. You don’t have to look people in the eyes (the “staredown”), perform the Catholic hand sign, or reenact Russell Crowe’s prebattle routine from Gladiator in order to win the match. Just do what makes you comfortable.

12. Put competition into context. The first time you step onto the mat, you’re just trying to get your nerves right. You’re not going to look like Bruno Malfacine out there. That’s ok.

13. You have to learn to compete as much as you have to learn Jiu-Jitsu. They are related but separate skills.

14. You don’t control winning or losing 100%. The referee and your opponent also play huge roles. That being said, the biggest variable that you control is yourself. Win or lose, keep your focus on what you could have done better.

15. Enjoy it.