Welcome to Roots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

ROOTS BJJ was the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym to be opened in Australia by a Brazilian Black Belt. Our focus is to empower people both mentally and physically to have a better and more balanced life through experiencing the benefits of martial arts. These benefits include discipline, respect, self-confidence, self-defence, focus, mental strength, coordination, physical exercise and friendship.

Founded by Professor Paulo Guimaraes in November 2000, the Roots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy has grown to become one of the biggest and strongest teams in the Australia competition scene. As a team, Roots BJJ have won many tournaments and we have forged hundreds of champion athletes including World, Australian, Asian and Pan Pacific champions. Roots BJJ has also grown in numbers of affiliated schools nationally and internationally with numerous Roots gyms in Australia including 6 in Sydney plus 1 in Canberra and worldwide with 9 Roots gyms in South Korea, 2 in Macedonia and 1 in the USA.

At Roots BJJ, you will learn this amazing martial art in all aspects from the fundamentals to the highest competition level plus the most efficient self defence system in the world taught by our high qualified and experienced instructors. Learn and have fun in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at the same time you develop your skills on the mats.

All levels and ages are welcome.  We have a range of classes to suit men, women and children.

Please check our location page to find a ROOTS BJJ school close to you.

Respect, Honour, Loyalty, Family

Minimum Strength with Maximum Effect

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is the most efficient martial art in the world for self-defence and one-to-one combat. The use of a range of techniques, such as joint locks and chokes, to immobilise or to make an opponent submit are based on leverage and control. This makes it easy for a weaker or smaller person to defeat a bigger and stronger opponent in any situation.