Celebrating the year that was 2020
While many people want to put 2020 behind them, we had a lot of good things going on this year at ROOTS Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
On Sunday 6 December, we celebrated our 20-year anniversary of ROOTS Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This was a day for all members of our team to celebrate and be celebrated. We had a number of belts given on the day, but here we would like to acknowledge our new black belts:
Aleks Stojkovski, ROOTS Milperra
David Chow, ROOTS Hurstville
Denis Angelkovski, ROOTS Milperra
Bruno Giordano, ROOTS Warringah
Stoyan Koteski, ROOTS St George
Arash Shafiezadeh, ROOTS St George
We welcomed Mihail to the ROOTS St George Dojo. Congratulations Rob and Maja on your beautiful baby boy!
We had new dojos open in Matraville, Botany, and Avalon. Looking forward to the open mats at Avalon when we can get to the Northern Northern Beaches, or we can just stop in and visit Brad at Paterson's Pies.
The Erskineville dojo moved locations. The dojo is looking great, Trefon!
We got sponsored by a surfboard company! Yugen Surfboards sponsors some of our events and provides a discount to all ROOTS BJJ team members. We even have two Yugen ROOTS BJJ team riders! Contact Federico at Yugen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
We also made the brave move to open our online ROOTS apparel shop. It has only taken us a decade and a lot of frustration, but we got there in the end.
We all had a go at online teaching! As awkward as it was to do jiu-jitsu and even yoga in our garages, loungerooms, and home offices, it was great to see you all!
Looking Ahead to 2021
As we move in to 2021, we are looking forward to getting back to competitions! We have all missed competing. Looking forward to getting back on top of the podium and winning loads of gold medals as is our tradition.
We are also looking forward to seeing our team grow with a number of new gyms on the horizon.
We have a new app coming this year that will provide ROOTS members with access to fitness, diet, and training programs; online courses; kids' programs; and lots more.
Keep training hard! Set your goals high! See you on the mats.
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