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  • 2018 Mid-Year Grading Ceremony

    In News | on July 7, 2018

    Time flies! So many major events have occurred in 2018 it is hard to believe we are half way through the year already. As always the Garra BJJ family continues to grow and improve both on and off the mats. It is truly wonderful to see. Mid-year grading was again a fantastic event with students […]

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  • 17 June 2017 Team Garra Jiu Jitsu set off to the QLD State Championships in Ormiston to battle it out for the title of Queensland’s best. After a gruelling 6 week competition camp a strong team of adults and kids went war leaving it all on the mats with a brilliant display of heart, determination and […]

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  • June 2018, Garra BJJ Brown Belt Anton Minenko travelled to the USA for this first time competing in the IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championship. (The holly grail of competitions) Competing against fighters from all over the world Anton won his first 3 fights to take him into the Semi-Finals and a chance to gold. The semi-final Anton […]

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  • April 2018, Garra HQ Brown Belt Anton Minenko travelled to Abu Dhabi for the 3rd time seeking glory in the World Jiu Jitsu Pro. Arguably winning his first fight but Anton unfortunately lost by an advantage dashing away his chance for gold. Unwavering in his resolve, Anton stayed focused as he went into the second […]

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  • Garra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has the tradition of bringing in high level Jiu Jitsu practitioner from around the world and embedding them in the school to teach, train and socialise as part of the team. In 2018 this special guest will be Matheus Carmona. Matheus is a 2rd degree Black Belt whose credentials speak for […]

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  • All Blacks Legend Visits Garra HQ

    In News | on February 8, 2018

    Today’s Thursday morning 6:30am class had an unexpected and amazing surprise when All Blacks Rugby legend Tana Umaga turned up for training. Former All Blacks player and captain, Tana was known as fierce player that struck fear in the hearts of his opponents especially when leading the Haka. Tana now coaching the Blues in Super […]

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  • Garra HQ – Early Morning Classes

    In News | on January 16, 2018

    Garra Jiu Jitsu Kelvin Grove has had early morning classes running for almost a year now and has build a solid group of regulars including brown, purple, blue and white belts. So are sure to get a high level of training. Jiu Jitsu is an amazing way to start your day. It gets your blood […]

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  • 2017 End of Year Grading

    In News | on December 3, 2017

    2017 has been a huge year with too many things to list and as always I am so impressed how the Garra BJJ family continues grow and improve both on and off the mats. This years grading was another fantastic event with students from each of our 4 locations coming together to train and be […]

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  • 2017 Pan Pacific

    In News | on October 31, 2017

    Garra BJJ and the 2017 Pan Pacs! A number Garra students travelled to Melbourne over the weekend to compete in the 2017 IBJJF Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu Championship. It was a massive day with the full quoter of competitors being meet for the tournament, so every division was staked. There was a lot of heart […]

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  • Anton Minenko from Garra BJJ/Roger Gracie Academy Brisbane is the new Brown Belt Super Heavy weight and Open weight champion of the 2017 IBJJF Asian Open held in Japan on Sunday 10 September 2017.   Anton executed the perfect combination of technique, strategy and sportsmanship as he put his skills on display on the international stage.   In […]

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  • Jiu Jitsu perfection is a destination that all practitioners are forever in pursuit. Three to four group classes per week, every week will get you there no doubt. Yet for a lot of people it can be difficult to make that many classes due to their business lifestyle and commitments. So what can you do […]

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  • BJJ & The Benefits of Massage

    In News | on March 28, 2017

    Soft-tissue treatment is an important part of the recovery process for many physical sports and Jiu Jitsu is no exception. Massage is one of the most effective preventative and injury rehabilitation methods. Massage is used to speed recovery following gruelling multi-session training days, cross-training sessions (strength and conditioning) during high-intensity build-up weeks before competitions and […]

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