Amazing Xmas BBQ

Thanks everyone who came to our Gracie Humaita and SRG Thai Boxing Christmas BBQ, we had an amazing day with lots of fun.

We hope to see everyone in many more celebrations in 2019! 

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.

Gi x No Gi – Part 2

In the first part we discussed how accomplished grapplers manipulate the gi to their advantage because of better game understanding, and how gi also allows people to be sneakier with chokes. Let’s continue.

I can attest first hand to the fact that these techniques and guards are all quite effective. I can also attest to the fact that when you first start getting caught with them they do very much feel like tricks.

You start to think to yourself “there’s no way I would get caught by this person if they didn’t have the gi helping them with these moves.” Which may be true, but is not the right way think about the gi (or leglocks in nogi for that matter).

Jiu Jitsu is often referred to as <a href=” blog/the-benefits-of-the-gentle-art-can-bring-to-all.html”>human chess</a>, if that’s the case these aren’t “tricks” so much as they are your opponents using all the pieces available to them, some of which being pieces whose movement you don’t understand.

It’s easy to label things that seem so-simple-they-never-would-work, as gimmicks when you get caught in them but those techniques require perfecting the same way as an armbar does.

Just because you don’t understand how to use the knight piece in chess doesn’t mean that your opponent’s mastery with the piece cheapens his victory.

<strong>So the question still remains which is the more effective style of training, gi or no gi? </strong>

My personal answer (as well as many other’s answer) is neither. If you are going to become a complete BJJ player you should understand the differences between rolling in the gi and without it.

I just went on ad nauseam about little things gi players do to trip up their no gi focused foils. But you could flip the script just as easily with attacks that reap the knee.

When a traditionally gi only player rolls into a gym where all leg attacks are allowed at all levels you can see the hesitation in their game clear as a pizza stain on a white shirt.

The attacks are all foreign to them, their leg is compromised in a way they’ve never felt and now all of a sudden it is the no gi player who possesses the mastery of the pieces on the board necessary to pull off “tricks”.

So how do we best prepare to grapple in both worlds? I will answer it in the third part.

Stay tuned.

About author:
James Macferson is a BJJ blue belt, martial arts practitioner and a true health enthusiast. He mostly writes for, Budomate Magazine and Blog, but always glad to share his knowledge with Jiu Jitsu community anywhere anytime.

End-of-year kids grading

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

Our instructors have carefully looked at students performance, commitment, and attendance to the class. See attached the list of eligible students for grading. The grading will be on Saturday 3rd of December, at 10am.

For grey/black and yellow/white rank the instructors will be going through positions and drills during classes on Thursdays (the 24th of November and the 1st of December at 4:00pm). For grey/white and grey the instructors will be preparing the kids for the test during the normal classes. If the kids have any questions, please ask the couches after class. 

Registrations must be done at the reception by the 2nd of December. Cost is $45.

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Yoga Class at Gracie Sydney

Do you know know that we Jiu Jitsu has Yoga class on our timetable?


We do!! 🙂

If you are a member, you are more than welcome to attend this class!

We provide to our students, yoga class every Monday @ 8 and it can benefit you with:

  • Increased flexibility;
  • Improved balance;
  • Relaxation and breathing;
  • Learn to warm up and cool down effectively;
  • Injury prevention;

It doesn’t matter how inflexible you are, anyone can join the class; all you need is a t-shirt and shorts or Jiu Jitsu pants!



Gracie Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals classes at lunch time.

Due the success of the Gracie Jiu Jistu Fundamentals Program we are adding Fundamentals classes at 12:30pm from Monday to Friday in Alexandria. For interested people on starting BJJ, we also offering Free Introductory Classes everyday at 12pm . We recommend  the newies to attend to both classes (Intro + Fundamentals) in their first time to have a better idea of what it is the program about. The new timetable is staring next week the 26th of September and everybody is welcome. Bring your friends for a try!

To book a trial or for any other inquiries please contact us on 02 80841978