Bridging the gap between Gracie and Judo 

“a sport of unarmed combat derived from jiu-jitsu and intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent.”

Most jiu-jitsu clubs do 90% ground work and 10% standing techniques, conversely most Judo Clubs do 90% standing techniques and 10% ground work. At Gracie Parramatta we wanted to bridge the gap between both disciplines, realising that most fights start from a standing position, we have added Judo to our program.

Istvan Szaaz is our Judo coach and has an ability to break down complex techniques into simple pieces that get built back up into complex techniques. Towards the end of most classes Istvan will teach ground transitions that connect to the standing techniques.