The Canberra Open

13 november, 2017

On Friday the 10th of October, members of the Gracie Parramatta Team hit the road and headed for the Canberra BJJ Open which was held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). Led by coach Jairson Rosa, the competition team, parents and supporters travelled to the AIS early on Saturday morning to prepare for what would be a massive day for the Gracie Parramatta team. 

A Gracie Girl


If your BJJ journey hasn’t begun, know that it will be difficult. You will get smashed, you will tap out and you will be overwhelmed. It will make you question your ability and your intelligence, how far you can push your physical and mental boundaries and whether or not you can cope with such a dynamic learning environment. Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu will crush your ego, challenge your memory, test your problem solving skills and push you so far out of your comfort zone you will regularly wonder if you’re actually improving or getting worse.

This is a little story about how I ended up here and why I keep coming back.




7 things a parent can do for their jiu-jitsu child

26 spetember, 2017/george atton

If you're a parent of a jiu-jitsu child and want to know how you can allow and help your child prosper in jiu-jitsu, just follow the seven steps outlined in this blog!

Being a parent of a jiu-jitsu child can often be scary and foreign, with many parents not knowing what to do or what to say in situations of need. This blog aims to demystify and give guidance for parents and carers endeavouring on their childs jiu-jitsu journey. 




Why you should be eating Acai!

15 september 2017/george atton 

First and foremost, it has been scientifically proven to improve your Jiu-Jitsu by 27%*

Acai is packed with antioxidants especially anthocyanins. Anthocyanins help us by preventing the oxidation of cholesterol, which

causes the build up of plaque in our arteries. 

The Acai berry is very rich in fiber which helps with our digestion, making acai the perfect healthy snack!

Beyond the mats

05 september 2017 / GEORGE ATTON

I remember a quote from Renzo Gracie, where he says that jiu-jitsu is really a philosophy and that you get self defence as a bonus.

 This quote stuck with me and as I have gone deeper into my jiu-jitsu journey, this has really resonated with me.

I can see how subtly this philosophy has started to influence the way I make decisions off the mats.