It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
I'm looked after here training with the great coaches. Legacy is a very welcoming gym where you feel safe and not intimidated as a beginner. I can't imagine training anywhere else. I feel like part of a family here.
Great rolls at this academy. If you're ever looking for some high level training in a safe environment and a great community this is the place to train in Sydney. Thanks to all the coaches for receiving me so openly and letting me train. I'll be back soon.
Best place to practice BJJ in Sydney. Thiago and Caio are great instructors and the atmosphere is very friendly. Highly recommended.
Every time we step on the mats, we learn something new, we share our knowledge and find ourselves in humbling situations – lessons that are also applicable to everyday life.
Practice the world’s most efficient form of self defence
Become part of a family, learn in a respectful environment
Get in shape while having fun, make friends while learning a life skill
Learn the valuable skill of problem solving under pressure
While we are here to enjoy our training, we must remember first it is a martial art, and as such we must show respect to the academy, other students and teachers who are imparting their knowledge.
Gi’s clean & dry, fingernails trimmed, hair tied back and clean. No Jewellery. This is to prevent injuries and spread of infection.
Bow before stepping on the mat, to show respect to the gym, and ready your mind for training. No swearing or profanities on the mats.
Show up a few minutes early to sessions to change and prepare yourself for training. Please ensure your phone is off or on silent.
On the mat we train, and focus. Drink lots of fluids 2 hrs before class and use the bathroom before hand. Do not leave the mats without permission.
Maintain good posture on the mat. Remember we are in training, not at the beach. Stand straight, or sit with a straight back.
During crowded training sessions, senior belts have right of way, if you are in the way in sparring sessions, make room for them.
We often have our faces on mats, treat it like your pillow on which you sleep. Keep your feet clean at all times, wear shoes to the bathroom.
Give your opponent time to tap, when you are caught in a submission, tap 3 times, or verbally submit if your arms are trapped.
We are here to learn and progress, but we are also here to enjoy and have fun. Let’s always create a positive atmosphere.