Want to know if Gracie Parramatta is for you? Scroll through our FAQs page for more information!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRACIE BJJ AND "NORMAL" BJJ?
The main differences between the two are very subtle. Essentially they are the same thing, but the way Gracie jiu Jitsu is taught is different (notice I did not say better), as we focus on leverage and momentum more than physical strength and force. The other difference is that we focus on self defence, which is always paramount in our classes.
I HAVEN'T DONE A COMBAT SPORT BEFORE, AM I FIT ENOUGH TO JOIN?
The beautiful thing about Jiu Jitsu is that you can go at your own pace, start slow and each week build up your fitness levels. You will find your training partners will be all supporting and encouraging, they all remember what it was like to start.
Once you get into it training you will find you don't really have time to think about how tired you are because you're focusing on what is happening right in front of you.
IM A GIRL, CAN I STILL JOIN?
Jiu Jitsu is a perfect martial art for females, the basic premise in Jiu Jitsu is that your opponent will be bigger, stronger and faster, so you will need to always rely on technique.
You can tell a lot about a Jiu Jitsu academy by how many females are training, at Gracie Parramatta we are proud of the number of females we have on the mats
HOW OLD OR YOUNG DO I HAVE TO BE TO ABLE TO PARTICIPATE?
Age isn't a restriction, we have members aged from 4 - 60 training at Gracie Parramatta. We have the right training program for everybody.