Before joining any school ask yourself what are your goals and objectives. Today many Martial Arts have developed competitive sport organizations, Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no different. If your goal is learning self-defence make sure you find a school that focuses on realistic street scenarios rather than a club that prepares athletes for point tournaments.
As Grand Master Hélio Gracie says,” Jiu-jitsu is first and foremost an art of combat, all the improvements that I made were with the goal of maintaining that objective” consequently our school’s mission is to provide the most effective self-defence instruction in the world by giving students the elements to defend themselves in real life, no rules, no points situations. The practice of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent physical recreation where every single muscle from head to toe is called into active use.
If you are looking for a family oriented, clean, respectful and noble environment where you will learn Traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at its purest form the Gracie Sydney Academy in Coogee is the right school for you.