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December 2017

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As we roll into December and all begin to wonder where yet another year has gone, we’re taking a moment to reflect on our 2017 and what lies ahead. Kicking off on the Mats, we have seen real incredible representation by our extraordinary athletes and ambassadors this year – with countless successes on home soil including too many wins and gradings to mention, once again our Aussie talent have continued to impact the global arena as well.  We kicked off the year with three winning tickets from the Abu Dhabi World

  Don’t compare your journey to others, there is no comparison between the sun and the moon; they shine when it’s their time. In this month’s instalment, we interviewed Australia’s own rising star; Sydney born brown belt Levi Jones-Leary. At only 20 years of age, his journey so far has been one of relentless commitment and passion for BJJ fuelled by will and determination.  His journey is one of both expanding and improving skillsets on the mats but equally evolution of his mind off the mats.  BRAUS Fights very first athlete, we

This unguarded inspirational piece, told from the mother herself, about her seemingly hopeless struggle to settle her unhappy child and the lifeline Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provided for the child and family on a whole.  Thank you to Shannyn Stevens and family for allowing us to share this. We salute you and all the parents around the world for never giving up….The Fight Never Ends. “Motherhood has changed me, stretched me, pulled me apart. It has broken me down but it has also filled me with so much light and love. The one

  Psychology– the mental characteristics or attitude of a mind and its functions governing our behavioral responses to a situation or activity. What is it with BJJ? Why is the sport growing at such a rapid rate in popularity? We’re surrounded by endless fitness and health options these days, so what is about BJJ that is captivating people around the globe? In this instalment we take a look at the psychological and physiological effects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Let’s start with basic human nature or pre-conditioning of the human mind. We have been

"A Woman is a human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative or more responsible than a man.  Likewise, she is never less." Let's hear it for the girls!  We are living in a period of great and exciting change and advancements. Technology is rife, human diplomacy and equality is at the forefront of our minds and discrimination of any kind is questioned and challenged. As with our society, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu holds countless success stories of evolution within it. In this piece and in honour of International Women's Day,

January Sunday 15 - Grappling Industries Melbourne www.grapplingindustries.com 17*/18/19/20/21/22 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship ibjjf.org/championship/european-jiu-jitsu-ibjjf-championship/ Sunday 22 – Grappling Industries Brisbane www.grapplingindustries.com Saturday 28 – UAEJJF Melbourne International Pro FOR REGISTRATION VISIT: KIDS DIVISION https://www.uaejjf.org/event/info/393 GI DIVISION https://www.uaejjf.org/event/info/395 NO-GI DIVISION https://www.uaejjf.org/event/info/398 Sunday 29 – “Initiator Crown” Event BJJ www.eventsbjj.com February Sunday 05 – Grappling Industries Adelaide www.grapplingindustries.com Sunday 12 – Grappling industries Sydney www.grapplingindustries.com Saturday 18 – Sydney International Pro Trials Saturday 18 - Hybrid Grappling 2 www.hybridgrappling.com Sunday 19 – Pan Kids IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship – Long Beach ibjjf.org/championship/pan-kids-jiu-jitsu/ Sunday 19 - “South East QLD Championship” www.qbjjc.com.au March Saturday 04 - “Sydney Cup” Sydney Cup P/L www.sydneycupbjj.com Sunday 12 - “Byron Bay