I don't often do recommendations, but this needs to be shared because by my standards this place is amazing.When my son and I left an emotionally abusive marriage last year, I was looking for a place where he could have fun and forget about all the horrible things we had gone through in the last 4 years. Never did I think my friend's recommendation to come to this place would bring out a side of my son that I had never seen before... A place he loves going to, he feels comfortable with and is leaning to become more mentally resilient, disciplined and has a great time every time he is there. The coaches are fantastic in the kids program and lead with such humility and care that is often not seen in other environments. If you're looking for something to enrol your children in that will help them build values and character in other ways, please check this place out in Smeaton Grange, you wont regret it.
Training Jiu Jitsu has made a huge difference in my life. I owe a lot to Alex and the other coaches, for what you have given both me and my son in his training. There are not many places like your gym, and that is due to your integrity and dignity. You have selected coaches who are not just proficient in Jiu Jitsu, but have a strong moral character. Their influence on everyone that attends, but particularly the kids is difficult to articulate. I just wanted to let you know I greatly appreciate all you do.
Gracie Smeaton Grange is the benchmark of Jiu Jitsu gyms, in addition to the state of art facilities, Alex and his amazing staff provide a welcoming and caring environment, and epitomize what Jiu Jitsu is all about.
This place is incredible! A class facilities. They have gone above and beyond in creating this. Couldn't ask for a better place to train. Not to mention the head coach, Alex, one of the finest and most knowledgeable bjj coaches I've ever met.
You can learn a lot from the way kids approach a given task or interest. They care very little about how they look, whether they win or lose, whether they succeed or fail in that moment, or the speed of their progression. They simply rip in, have fun, enjoy the process of learning and growth, and allow that journey to lead to success naturally. I couldn't be prouder of this little man and how much he is loving his Jiu Jitsu journey... he loves every minute of his training and the Gracie culture. Obviously, this culture wouldn't be possible without the endless patience and dedication of his amazing coaches. The investment of their time, knowledge and live for the art does not go unnoticed.
I have both my children training at Gracie Smeaton Grange. Highly recommend this place. Staff and instructors are great and very welcoming.
Excellent club for my kids. Great atmosphere, great training and good people.
I'm beyond grateful that my son gets to be part of Gracie. The best place for kids to be. Teaches them discipline, respect & self control. Thank you so much for creating one of the most amazing gym cultures I have ever come across. My son loves it so much and is learning a lot.
Both my sons have been training here for about 1 month now and they love it. I like how they are all very friendly and the instructors are awesome they do a great job. I have found that both my son's confidence is much better. I'm very lucky to have found such welcoming place for my boys to train. Highly recommended. Thank you Alex.
Since joining Gracie Smeaton Grange early 2016 you have all been incredibly warm and inclusive. Your input in Conor's development not just in this art but as a true martial artist and a young man can not be measured and for this in am sincerely grateful. I expect Conor's development will be further enhanced with his planned participation in grappling and your guidance there in.
Best friendly environment, best and qualified coaches in Australia. Classes for kids and adults, wrestling, jiujitsu, boxing and women’s mma . awesome gym i have ever been. My wife also loves the classes.
This place makes you feel so welcomed. There are no egos here and everyone is willing to help. The coaches are amazing at teaching and are approachable. The classes I think are suitable for everyone, from a beginner (Like myself) to people who have been fighting for years. If you ever wanted to try BJJ/ Wrestling, I highly recommend you try this place.
The coaches are good and professional about what they are teaching and doing and the techniques they teach are very good. They motivate you to keep coming and if you don't understand something they'll help you as much as they can and won't judge you at all. Solid 5 stars.
I'm so glad I found Gracies. There is so much I could say about the gym but the best part is the coaches and how good they are with all kids.
I had never done any martial arts before i was very nervous going to start the class and it was amazing everyone makes you feel like you are at home in a family environment definitely recommend.
Can’t recommend this gym highly enough. High level coaching, and an excellent atmosphere for both kids and adults.
If you live in the area and want to try a Martial art, want to get fit or even just do something different in a fun family environment, then look no further.
I was welcomed with open arms by a group of people who are like one big family.
Welcoming and family orientated.
Best thing I have done for my girls, to enrol them for this life learning skills. Thank you Gracie Jiujitsu for your time and effort.
My secret is out! Training like no other, with some of the best coaches in town. If you're serious make sure you check it out.
If it's Alex Prates teaching is the place to be!! Amazing teacher and person !! Osss
5 star quality gym with three of the best grappling trainers in Australia, definitely check it out, excellent for every level.
Alex is one of the best BJJ coaches out there, he knows how to bring out the best in his students, is passionate about what he does and genuinely cares about your development, our daughter and plenty of others have thrived under his guidance, highly recommend you get involved in leaning BJJ with the best!
Started training with Alex got all the Boyz from Maroubra on the mats
An amazing sports institute that promotes health and well being and you will find consistent support and transparency from the coaches. Once you start you can see why its growing, I recommend it for fitness, weight loss and self defence, everyone is involved in the atmosphere so you will easily fit in and gain support from members.