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GB Sydney Will Be
Closed This Long Weekend

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GB Sydney will be closed on Monday 13th June due to the long weekend.
 

GB Kids:
A Success Story With Prof. Bryan Waltz

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“…a hard-earned advantage that in a life-threatening situation can make all the difference.”

Prof. Bryan Waltz from GB Colorado Springs talks about a real-life story of where a Jiu-Jitsu student used their skills to protect themselves in a dangerous situation.

The Gracie Barra Kid’s jiu-jitsu program equips young people with the tools and confidence they need to face their challenges in the world.

Prof. Bryan runs the successful GB Little Champions program at his GB school, and talks about jiu-jitsu for kids, and shares advice on how kids can get started in Jiu-Jitsu.

Good Luck India!

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Ready to take on the WORLD!

World Champions!

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6 years in a row! 🔥🔥 🔥

Congratulations to our Gracie Barrateam for placing 1st in the Academy Rankings for the 2021-2022 season!

GB Student Question:
“I’m Very Busy. Can I Still Get Better?”

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A Gracie Barra student writes in and asks “I have a job, I’m taking a course some evenings and I need to spend time with my girlfriend. I can only manage to go to Jiu-Jitsu class twice a week. Is it worth it if I can only go twice per ㅤweek? Is that enough to get better? Or am I wasting my time?”

Our Brand New Facility!

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Welcome to our new home!
 

GB Goals:
Get Better At A Position

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As Gracie Barra students are looking for a new year, it marks a fresh start symbolically.

It’s a great time to reflect on the successes and lessons of the past year. What did you learn that made the biggest difference in your Jiu-Jitsu in the past year? What really worked in your training? Recognize the training partners that you spent the most hours with and appreciate how working together pushed you both through obstacles,

When looking forward to the coming year of training here is an important question to ask: What didn’t go as well as you hoped and how can you adjust your training to improve in those areas.

It's Member Monday
Meet Cash

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Cash!

Happy Birthday Prof. Marcelo!

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Happy birthday Prof. Marcelo!

It's Member Monday
Meet Anderson

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is our newest brown belt, Anderson!

Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day!

It's Member Monday
Meet Prof. Jack

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is our newest black belt, Prof Jack!

3 Great Reasons That Kids Should Do Jiu-Jitsu

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“Jiu-Jitsu is training for life.”
One of the most important parts of the Gracie Barra school is the Little Champions Jiu-Jitsu programs.

Many parents are aware that martial arts training can help today’s children deal with many of the challenges they face – from bullying to lack of proper role models to sedentary lifestyle.

Competition Mind Set with Prof. Ulpiano Malachias

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“…you will be unbeatable, you are going to be a champion”

Prof. Ulpiano Malachias of Gracie Barra Westchase talks this week about mental focus, feeling nervous before competing, and the key to GB Team success.

GB Sydney Will Be
Closed on ANZAC Day

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Gracie Barra Sydney will be closed on Monday 25th April for ANZAC Day.

It's Member Monday
Meet Fin

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Fin!

GB Lifestyle:
Maintaining Your Machine

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If you have been training jiu-jitsu for any length of time, you will recognize the considerable stresses that your body is subjected to. After all, what other art and sport have your best friends trying to choke you unconscious and bend your limbs to near the breaking point several times each week? All joking aside, jiu-jitsu is at once called the “gentle art” but at times is not quite so gentle on our bodies.

Happy Birthday Prof. Eduardo!

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Happy birthday Prof. Eduardo!

It's Member Monday
Meet Andrew

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Andrew!

GB Values:
Master Carlos Gracie Jr on Goals and Discipline

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The traditional martial arts have long been associated with the character and spiritual development from far back to their origins in Japan and China.

Gracie Barra’s philosophy of the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle not only is focused on physical fitness through jiu-jitsu and eating well, but also on cultivating those positive character traits and behaviors.

We have interviewed many of GB’s most influential instructors and they all reflect on the positive mental benefits derived from the practice of Jiu-Jitsu. Here, from the GB Online Life Lessons with Master Carlos Gracie Jr., we examine some of the ideas on the importance of goals and discipline from the life experience of the founder of Gracie Barra.

GB Sydney Will Be
Closed This Long Weekend

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GB Sydney will be closed for the following days over the long weekend.
 

It's Member Monday
Meet Chamonix

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Chamonix!

GB Student Question:
“Do I Need To Get Into Shape Before Starting BJJ?”

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A future GB student asks about preparing themselves to start doing the Fundamentals classes at Gracie Barra: “I really want to start BJJ but should I get myself into shape first?”

This is a thought shared by many apprehensive jiu-jitsu students. And we see this almost as often with lapsed students who have gotten out of training for one reason or another, saying “I want to spend a month working back into shape before I get back into class.” Unspoken, but most often there is the fear that they will get “rolled up” by former training partners that they used to dominate. This can be a significant ego deterrent to resuming training after a break.

It's Member Monday
Meet Caio

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Caio!

GB Values:
Body & Mind With Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

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“I believe in the idea of a healthy body and a healthy mind.”

Today we are sharing an excerpt from the GB Online course Life Lessons with Master Carlos Gracie Jr. where the founder of Gracie Barra discusses different aspects of Jiu-Jitsu and life philosophy.

The body and spirit
” I believe in the idea of a healthy body and a healthy mind. ” The whole thing. I work for the whole,” says Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

Special GB2 Class
With Prof. Marcelo Rezende!

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Join Prof. Marcelo for a very special GB2 class this Monday at 7pm!

 

We Are A Certified Premium School

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We are proud to have completed our 6th consecutive GB Oceania School Certification Program.

Larissa's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Larissa!

It's Member Monday
Meet Cohen

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Cohen!

4 Reasons That Every Jiu-Jitsu Student Should Compete

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This week, we will talk about the top 4 reasons that all Jiu-Jitsu students should compete at least once.

Many instructors at Gracie Barra are very passionate about competition and put a lot of effort and enthusiasm into building their GB Competition Team.

Not every Gracie Barra jiu-jitsu student has the goal of being an IBJJF World Champion, but there several solid reasons why students should consider entering an open tournament outside of their GB school.

It's Member Monday
Meet Lucas

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Lucas!

GB Kids:
GB Professors Talk About The Positive Effects Of Jiu-Jitsu

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Gracie Barra’s Little Champions jiu-jitsu programs all over the world are run by experienced and passionate instructors who use jiu-jitsu as a vehicle to help shape the lives of young people in positive ways.

We asked several instructors to share their insights and first-hand experiences about the ways in which jiu-jitsu training benefits young Gracie Barra students.

Josh's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Josh!

It's Member Monday
Meet Stephen

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Stephen!

International Women's Day 2022

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We would like to thank all the women who contribute to make Gracie Barra a welcoming community.

 

It's Member Monday
Meet JonJon

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Johnathan!

Prof. Stefano's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Prof. Stefano!

It's Member Monday
Meet Fernanda

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Fernanda!

Aaron's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Aaron!

It's Member Monday
Meet Armin

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Armin!

GB Student Question:
I Feel Very Nervous Before A Tournament. How Can I Deal With The Nerves?

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When it comes to competition jiu-jitsu, BY FAR the most common question we hear from Gracie Barra students is about dealing with the stress and nervousness in the weeks, days, and especially right before their matches.

“I feel very nervous before a tournament. How can I deal with the nerves?” a GB competitor writes in and asks.

GB Sydney Kids School Holiday Camp

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GB Sydney’s School Holiday Kids Camp Is Back!

It's Member Monday
Meet Matheus

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Matheus!

GB Values: Developing Confidence

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One of the central philosophies behind the training at the Gracie Barra school is that the jiu-jitsu student can experience personal development along with their skills in arm locking and chokes.

That the hard work and challenges on the mats build positive aspects of our personalities that carry over into other areas of our lives outside the Gracie Barra school.

Dymtro's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Dymtro!

It's Member Monday
Meet Prof. Jo

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Prof. Jo!

GB Kids: A Parent Asks
“How old should a boy/girl be to start BJJ?

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Recently, a parent that knows I teach jiu-jitsu messaged me and asked “How old should a boy/girl be to start BJJ?”

Their son was already involved in swimming and the father – himself a Karate black belt – was looking to get his son involved in learning Jiu-Jitsu.

This is a common question from parents who recognize the value that training jiu-jitsu can bring to young people but are unsure if their child is physically and mentally ready to begin Gracie Barra kids Jiu-Jitsu classes.

Introducing The
Red Shield Referral Program

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Refer a friend or family member at any time, and if they sign up, we'll pay for 2 weeks of your training!

It's Member Monday
Meet Felipe

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Felipe!

Chayne's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Chayne!

It's Member Monday
Meet Rhys

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Rhys!

Set Your Jiu-Jitsu Goals For 2022

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At the end of the year of training at Gracie Barra, many of you reading this post will have enjoyed a new stripe or even a new colored belt at your GB schools end of year team photos and graduation ceremony. And for that, we say “Way to go!” Your hard work, discipline, and dedication have paid off.

A Little Advice For The New GB Student

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We’ve seen a number of brand new students posting on the GB Online Community board and this article is written with them in mind.

Starting your training at a Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu school is an exciting time for new students. Every class seems to bring a new technique that provides an answer to a problem that you have been having. You are meeting a lot of cool, positive people and are getting in better physical condition.

It's Member Monday
Meet Prof. Larry

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Prof. Larry!

“There Is No Losing In Jiu-Jitsu”

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“There is no losing in jiu-jitsu. You either win or you learn.”

Attributed to Grandmaster Carlos Gracie, Sr.

Peter's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Peter!

It's Member Monday
Meet Aruzhan

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Aruzhan!

GB Sydney Will Be
Closed This Christmas

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GB Sydney will be closed for the following days over the Christmas period.
 

Give A Gift Card This Christmas

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Not sure what to get someone for Christmas?

It's Member Monday
Meet Dylan

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Dylan!

Cris' Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Cris!

GB Sydney Christmas BBQ

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Come and celebrate the amazing year with your GB Sydney Team!

Enjoy an amazing Brazilian BBQ and share some incredible memories from 2021!

5 Year's In A Row!

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5 years in a row! 🔥🔥 🔥

It's Member Monday
Meet Our Black Belts

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member are our black belts!

It's Member Monday
Meet Lucas

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Lucas!

Natasha's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Natasha!

It's Member Monday
Meet Cindy

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Cindy!

World Champions!

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Team Champions 🔥🔥🔥

Congratulations to our GB Team on the amazing achievement!

It's Member Monday
Meet Scott

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Scott!

Royce's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Royce!

It's Member Monday
Meet Sam

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Sam!

It's Member Monday
Meet Henry

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Henry!

Special GB1 Class
With Prof. Marcelo Rezende!

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Join Prof. Marcelo for a very special GB1 class this Friday!
 

It's Member Monday
Meet Kai

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Kai!

It's Member Monday
Meet Sam

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Sam!

It's Member Monday
Meet Leonardo and Melody

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members are Leonardo and Melody!

It's Member Monday
Meet Zoe

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Zoe!

Bea's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Bea!

GB Sydney Will Be
Closed on Monday

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Gracie Barra Sydney will be closed on Monday 4th Ocotober for the long weekend.

It's Member Monday
Meet Arthur

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Arthur!

It's Member Monday
Meet Kai

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Kai!

900 Schools Worldwide

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900 SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE!

 

Congratulations to everyone who has made this a reality!

Andre's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Andre!

It's Member Monday
Meet Alex

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Alex!

It's Member Monday
Meet Ava

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Ava!

We Can't Wait To Have You
Back On The Mats

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👊 Check out the kids highlights 👊

We can't wait to have you all back on the mats with us!

Saori's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Saori!

It's Member Monday
Meet Jason

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Jason!

It's Member Monday
Meet Samson

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Samson!

Prof. Felipe Guedes' Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Prof Felipe Guedes!

It's Member Monday
Meet Will & Jake

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members are Will & Jake!

It's Member Monday
Meet Suthi

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Suthi!

Prof. Eduardo's Testimonial

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Check out this amazing testimonial from Prof Eduardo!

It's Member Monday
Meet Kesh

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Kesh!

It's Member Monday
Meet Misha

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Misha!

It's Member Monday
Meet Bella

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Bella!

It's Member Monday
Meet Richie

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Richie!

It's Member Monday
Meet Andre

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Andre!

It's Member Monday
Meet Anya & May

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Anya & May!

It's Member Monday
Meet Tim

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Tim!

It's Member Monday
Meet Perry, Trisha, Natasha & Zac

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Perry, Trisha, Natasha & Zac!

It's Member Monday
Meet The Miller Family

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members are the Miller Family!

It's Member Monday
Meet Lisa & Harlow

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members are Lisa and her daughter Harlow!

It's Member Monday
Meet Jack

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is our Little Champion Jack!

It's Member Monday
Meet Beck

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our member is Beck!

It's Member Monday
Meet Prof. Stefano

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Prof. Stefano!

It's Member Monday
Meet Sidney

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Sidney!

It's Member Monday
Meet Kaito

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is Kaito!

It's Our 35th Anniversary This April

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Its Our 35th Anniversary This April

It's Member Monday
Meet India

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members is India!

It's Member Monday
Meet Fillip

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It’s #membermonday 


This week, our member is one of our oldest, Fillip Rubes!

Oceania Continental Pro Champions

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Congratulations to our GB Oceania team on winning the AJP Oceania Continental Pro!
 

It's Member Monday
Meet Our GB Women

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It’s #membermonday 

 

This week, our members are all our GB Sydney Women!

It's Member Monday
Meet Eva

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It’s #membermonday 


This week, our member is one of our newest Tiny Champions, Eva!
 

It's Member Monday
Meet Lisa Venegas

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It’s #membermonday 



This week, our member is Lisa Venegas!

It's Member Monday
Meet The Flecha & Julia

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It’s #membermonday 



This week, our members are Flecha & Julia!

It's Member Monday
Meet The Howell Family

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It’s #membermonday 



This week, our members are the Howell Family!

It's Member Monday
Meet Karen Naisoro

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It’s #membermonday 



This week, our member is Karen Naisoro!

Congratulations Pierce
On Your Competition Results!

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First competition of the year! Congratulations Pierce on the amazing result!

Taking care of your Mind is Jiu-Jitsu:
Victory in Life and On the Mats

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We all experience a terrible feeling of loss one time or another that seems to

take away our very will to live. Heartache, loss of loved ones, and disappointment with friends can

seriously shake our world, leaving us to feel inadequate and unable to move on for years to come.

 

Mario Lopez About Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu

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"Something that teaches my son discipline, respect, and self-defense. And once he got into it, I wanted to learn with him and now I love it, It's like physical chess!" 🔺

GB Women

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GB Women

Strong, powerful, empowered.

GB Student Question: “Am I starting Bjj at an age too late to get to black belt?”

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GB Sydney received a question from a new student starting Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 52 years old. The student had a background in athletics – including competitive triathlon – and was very excited after being introduced to Jiu-Jitsu.

They asked a few questions about more mature (over 40 years of age) beginning and staying with Jiu-Jitsu.ㅤ

“…can I survive long enough to become a black belt by (likely age 62)? And what should my goal be to survive that long? (I didn’t think I had aged much until this past week…)”

Great questions and in fact, very common thoughts among our over 40 Gracie Barra students.

What Are The Benefits Of GB Sydney?

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Check out the benefits of joining the team at Gracie Barra Sydney!

Control your Jiu-Jitsu Fears Through
Knowledge & Instruction

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How to Handle Your Thoughts While on the Mats

Jiu-Jitsu Is Never Ending Learning

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I have been asked by students “Once you are a black belt, is it necessary to continue to try to learn about Jiu-Jitsu?” The underlying assumption behind this question is: Don’t you know everything about Jiu-Jitsu by the time you graduate to your black belt?

Safety Comes First

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Hello GB Family,

May is here and many changes are to come.

2020 is definitely a year that has entered into world history and has become extremely important for the development, growth, and unity of our team.

Congratulations Isabella!

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Congratulations to our Little Champions, Isabella!

Congratulations Jules!

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Congratulations to our Little Champions, Jules!

GB Values – Positive Attitude on the Mats

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At the time of this post, we are training online. In addition to trying to stay active and keep your bodies flexible and muscles working, we must also make an effort to keep our attitudes positive.

It is easy to have a positive mental attitude when everything in life is going smoothly. Our resolve is tested however when life isn’t going so well. At these times, we need to reflect on maintaining a positive attitude.

GB Sydney Students
Training At Home

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The work never stops for our GB Women!
 

GB Sydney Students
Training At Home

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The work never stops for our staff!
 

GB Sydney Students
Training At Home

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The work never stops for our GB Kids!
 

GB Sydney Students
Training At Home

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The work never stops for our GB Kids!
 

Everything You Need In One Place

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Find every link you need in one place!

GB SYDNEY'S VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

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Take a look at GB Sydney's Virtual Schedule!

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GB SYDNEY HQ COVID-19 UPDATE

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Our top priority is the health and safety of our team members.

 

If we are to keep the numbers low and make sure those affected can be taken care of by a functioning health system, we all need to do our part, temporarily changing our daily routines to embrace social distance.

What You Can Do To
Stay Safe From The COVID-19

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Over the past few weeks, we have observed a growing public-health concern regarding the Coronavirus or (COVID-19).

All Gracie Barra Schools around the World are and will remain committed to providing the highest level of Jiu-Jitsu instruction in a healthy and safe environment. 

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus as a global concern, we have been researching preventative guidelines issued by the World Health Organization and the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, we have been in close communication with health care providers and local public health authorities to create a comprehensive plan to ensure the highest level of safety to both our students and instructors. 

Initially, we aimed to gain a better understanding of the Coronavirus and the potential threats the virus may pose to our team as well as the identification of best practices in ensuring each school maintained the highest level of cleaning standards.  

As we learned more about COVID-19, it became clear that our schools must not only implement every preventive measure possible but must also serve as a source of information to create more awareness about this virus and its potential risks.

Congratulations Mia
On Your Yellow/White Belt

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Congratulations Mia!

Important Information
Regarding Coronavirus

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Important information regarding coronavirus

Swept Off Your Feet:
Transitioning From Striking to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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There are as many different types of martial arts as there are languages in the world.  Learning a new martial art is a lot like learning to speak a new language.  Accommodating to a new martial art style like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be difficult and frustrating.  Here are a couple helpful tips to help those transitioning into Jiu-Jitsu from a standup art. 

Experiencing Excellence
In Jiu-Jitsu

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One of the coolest things about the art and sport of Jiu-Jitsu is the opportunity to get on the mats with elite level competitors and top level Instructors in a way that is not accessible to participants of most other sports.

Get Your 2020 Red Apparel Now!

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Get your 2020 Red Apparel now!

4 Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for Students

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This is one of the most dreaded times of the year for many students.  Summer break is over which means students will be heading back to school.  For most students, this means dealing with homework, midterms, sleepless nights, and trying to find a date to the dance.  Not to mention trying to figure out what they want to do in life.  Finding time and motivation to train Jiu-Jitsu can be difficult.  Here are some benefits to doing Jiu-Jitsu as a student.

What’s the difference between Instinct and Awareness?
Carlos Gracie Jr. Explains

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Both Instinct & Awareness in BJJ Will Help You Grow as a Fighter

 

Our Very Own, India Risby,
Is A GB Oceania Ambassador For 2020

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Check out more about India below!

Prof. Rob Meets Master Carlos Gracie Jr

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Prof. Rob was lucky enough to meet Master Carlos Gracie Jr!

3 Tips To Improve Your Mount

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Along with the rear mount, the mount is considered the most dominant position on the ground in jiu-jitsu. Yet, many students struggle with the mount, preferring to stay on top in side control.

12 Signs You May be Addicted to BJJ

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Jiu-Jitsu is a good problem to have.  If you share the addiction to BJJ, hopefully some of these will stick out to you!

GB Motivation: Your Comfort Zone

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One of the more common challenges faced by Jiu-Jitsu students is the dreaded training plateau. Although we would like to think of our progress as a steady, uninterrupted upward progression, real life seldom works that way. There are periods where we seem to have stalled in our improvement.

Congratulations On An Amazing
Performance At The NSW Summer Cup

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Congratulations to our GB Sydney team on incredible performances at the NSW Summer Cup!

Congratulations To Our
New Black Belts!

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Congratulations to our new black belts!

Check Out Our
GB Sydney Team In Brazil!

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Have a look at some of the GB Sydney team at the opening of the Gracie Barra HQ in Florianpolis, Brazil with Master Carlos Gracie Jr!

2020 Competition Team

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Check out the awesome video below!

Richie Harris - A Story of Change!

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2 months ago, we brought you the story of Richie Harris. Here is the latest update!

 

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Learn More About Coach Sean Fong!

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Learn more about Coach Sean Fong!

 

Click the button below to check out this amazing video about him, his outlook on life, and how Jiu-Jitsu has inspired him!