Paulo Guimaraes

  • Black Belt 5th Dan
  • 35 years Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training experience
  • 19 years Black Belt (since 1998)
  • Specialised in performance and competition training for adults and kids
  • Former Brazilian Army close combat and self defence instructor – 5th Guard Company Amazon Jungle division- Military Police and Parachute troops
  • Former professional surfer
  • Airplane Pilot
  • 1st Brazilian BJJ Black Belt to live and open a BJJ gym in Australia
  • Founder and Director NSW Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
  • Roots Brazilian Jitsu Academy founder and Head Instructor

Awards & Achievements

  • BJJ World Cup Champion 2003, Brazil
  • BJJ Pan American Silver Medalist 2004, USA
  • King Of The Cage Super Fight MMA winner 2006, Australia
  • BJJ Asian Champion 2008, Japan
  • BJJ Australasia Professional Champion – Abu Dhabi Trials, 2009
  • Sydney Open IBJJF Champion 2016, Australia
  • 8x NSW BJJ State Champion Team (Roots BJJ) & Champion Coach (Gi)
  • 3x NSW BJJ State Champion Team (Roots BJJ) & Champion Coach (No Gi)
  • Pan Pacific Female Champion Team (Roots BJJ) & Champion Coach
  • BJJ World Cup 3rd Place Team (Roots BJJ)

Seminars

  • Self Defence for the Australian Army – Townsville, Australia. 2011, 2012
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Incheon, South Korea. 2005, 2006, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014,2015
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Belfast, Ireland. 2007, 2009
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Padova, Italy. 2009
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Groningen, Holland. 2013
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Miami, USA. 2005, 2008, 2013
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Caxias do Sul, Brazil. 2005, 2008, 2013
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Perth, Australia. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

PAULO GUIMARAES