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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

End-of-year grading

It is that time of the year that we announce the members who will be grading and getting their new belt.

Our instructors have carefully looked at students performance, commitment, and attendance to the class.

Kids exam, grading and Xmas party will be on Saturday 24th of November, at 10am.

Adults exam will be on Saturday 8th of December, at 10am and grading on 10th of December, at 6pm. 

Find out if your name is on the list at Gracie Humaita Sydney gym.

Registrations must be done at the reception a day before the exam. See prices bellow:

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!

 

Four important tips for BJJ beginners

Prepare your body for training

No matter what anybody tells you, you need a certain basal level of strength and fitness to get the most out of jiu-jitsu. You do not play sports to get fit – you get fit to play sports. The fitter you are, the more relaxed you will be during the sparring segment of your classes and therefore the more your mind will be able to absorb. A good level of cardiovascular fitness will speed up your recovery between sparring matches and between training sessions themselves. Resistance training and the increased muscle hypertrophy and joint strength it brings will go a long way in the prevention of jiu-jitsu related injuries.

Leave your ego at the door

Your ego can be a great (if not the greatest) hindrance to your progress as a grappler. As a beginner you will tap often. Nobody likes to submit in front of the other students and spectators at their academy. Acknowledge that it is your ego that causes this discomfort and then do everything you can to overcome it. Accept the fact that you will be dominated and beaten regularly during the initial stages of your training and embrace it as part of the process. The time will come when you are the one causing the others to submit, but before then you will need to pay your dues. But remember that you should not be doing jiu-jitsu to learn to dominate people and prove that you are the toughest guy around. You should be doing it to learn about yourself.

Focus on the basics

When you begin training it may be overwhelming trying to memorize and incorporate all the techniques you are presented with into your game. There is something you must understand and that is that you do not need a thousand different moves to be good at jiu-jitsu. There are so many grapplers out there who can demonstrate hundreds and hundreds of techniques as well as the counters to them and even the re-counters to those. Most of these guys cannot put even a fraction of this technical knowledge into practice against a resisting and determined opponent. A technique only becomes a skill once you can use it successfully in a fight.

Work on the things you find difficult

After many years of training it will be more difficult to break bad habits and correct weakness you have developed. If you are intelligent, you will not allow these negative tendencies to take hold when you start training.

Overspecialization breeds weakness. If you are someone who loves to fight from the top and has no bottom game, sooner or later in class or competition you will meet someone who you cannot dominate from the top and your lack of ability on the bottom will cost you.

If something is difficult for you, make it your focus. For example, if you hate playing from the guard, make it your number one priority during training. Try to get your opponent into your guard whenever possible and work from there. If you are diligent and can accept that you will have your guard passed many times in the beginning (leave your ego at the door), soon your guard will become strong. This applies to all positions and techniques.

And if you still don`t train Jiu Jitsu start now by clicking here to book a free trial! 

 

via www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com

 

Why is Jiu Jitsu good for you?

Use the body as an instrument

The one thing that we all share during the human experience is our inhabitation of a physical body – it’s with us for this entire journey. Some of our bodies are big, some are little, and some are stronger than others, but with few exceptions it’s a pretty unified experience.

These bodies are such complex and powerful organisms and our physiques are capable of so much more than most people realize or utilize. The vast majority of the human race will never get to use their bodies to the extent that a jiu-jitsoka does.

Extending the analogy, we could view jiu-jitsu is an extremely complex, evolving piece of diagnostic software which allows us to test and maintain these ‘instruments’.

Movement & Heat = Life

When we grapple we engage in a large portion of the range of physical actions and movements available to a human being. This includes but is not limited to jumping, pulling, lifting, twisting, bending, reaching, gripping, pushing, dragging, rolling and kicking. Not only is the range of actions varied, but they are almost always done in combination – we lift and twist or reach and drag etc.

Movement is life. Jiu-jitsu is movement. Jiu-jitsu is life.

Those that roll know that nothing compares to the workout derived from an intense grappling match. The incredible combination of aerobic, anaerobic, isometric and plyometric exercise generates huge amounts of heat in all of our corporeal tissues. In the medical philosophies of many cultures, heat is a healing agent. It is said to promote regeneration, pliability and eradication of disease.

Heat is life. Jiu-jitsu is heat. Jiu-jitsu is life.

There are numerous other benefits associated with the gentle art too. The skin is the human being’s largest organ, and jiu-jitsu is an excellent method for keeping it healthy. The heavy perspiration experienced during grappling aids in the elimination of toxins and the friction from the kimono cleanses your skin by scrubbing away dead cells. Good health of the internal organs is also promoted. The constant multi-planar bending of the torso and pressure of your opponent’s weight on your frame massages the intestines, liver, kidneys and spleen, and promotes circulation of clean blood to them. Also, because of the aerobic nature of longer sparring sessions, the heart and lungs are also kept in peak condition.

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If you still don`t train BJJ start now by booking your free trial!

Gracie Girls at Miranda

Gracie Sydney’s Female Team is hosting their next Association Open Mat, on Saturday, September 8th from 12:30pm at Gracie Humaita Miranda– 2/30 Gibbs Street.
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It`s been over a year since this rotating Open Mat for the women of our association visits a different gym each month.
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All females in our association are welcome to attend these open mats. All ages and all experience levels! Let’s go girls!
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For more information and to stay up to date with our Gracie Girls visit our Facebook page here.
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And if you still don`t train BJJ start now by booking your free trial!

Gracie Girls at Northern Beaches

Gracie Sydney’s Female Team is hosting their next Association Open Mat, on Saturday, August 11th from 10am at Gracie Humaita Mona Vale– 2/84 Darley St.
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This rotating Open Mat for the women of our association visits a different gym each month. All females in our association are welcome to attend these open mats. All ages and all experience levels!
Let’s go girls!
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For more information and to stay up to date with our Gracie Girls visit our Facebook page here.
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And if you still don`t train BJJ start now by booking your free trial!
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2018 Grappling Industries Sydney

Congratulation to the group of competitors from Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) who entered the Grappling Industries tournament this weekend.

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

KEEP THE PASSION UP Gracie Humaita Australia Comp TEAM.

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

Central Coast BJJ Open

Central Coast BJJ Open was a great way to start the week! Everyone enjoyed this great competition organized by Tiago Ferreira, who is part of our Gracie Humaita family. And as always, our Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Team did great.

We would like to congratulate specially our members:

Sarah and Lee, that won 1st and 2nd in Gi Absolute Division.

Sami, coming second on the Super Fight.

Jordan, who was the CHAMPION of under 15yo Absolute Division.

Kianoa, how had to fight in the 40kg division, two weights above his, but still got GOLD medal.

We couldn`t be prouder of them!

If you want to be a champion as well come train with us at Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)! 

 

2018 NSW State Championship

Amazing weekend for our Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Team at the NSW State Championships. We would like to thank for the efforts of our competitors, family, friends, coaches, and professors for all those medals from our Kids, Teens, Adults, and Women who competed from the Gracie Humaita Association. We could not be prouder of all of our Team. Way to rock the NSW State Championships everyone! There are some new champs in town…

If you missed this one or are hungry for the fun of BJJ competition again, don’t worry. Come talk to one of our coaches about next tournaments coming up.