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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 (email@example.com) 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.
BJJ4Life Women's Workshop - ROOTS BJJ Charity Event
Paulo is running a charity self-defence workshop at our ROOTS BJJ Warringah Mall Gym on Saturday 5 December.
Tell your wives, girlfriends, mums, sisters, aunties, friends, and daughters to come along an learn the basics of self-defence. All welcome!
BJJ4Life is a fun and non-intimidating self-defence charity workshop for women only (ages 13 and up). Our goal is to teach our most effective and practical Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu moves to women of all ages and fitness levels. During the workshop, we aim to give participants the necessary tools to safely counter and escape from common types of attacks that are typically targeted at women. Our aim is to teach you how to keep safe.
This is a charity event run by ROOTS BJJ Warringah Mall, 100% of ticket sales will go to Gotcha4Life. Gotcha4Life is a non-for-profit foundation dedicated to taking action and having a positive outcome on mental health.
COVID-19: ROOTS BJJ is a COVID-19 safe gym. Maximum of 20 people are welcome to attend the event. Thanks for your understanding!
LOCATION: ROOTS BJJ Warringah Mall is located in Warringah Mall on the ground floor near Woolworths in the Blue Carpark. There is 3 hours free parking at the Mall.
WHAT TO WEAR: Please wear gym or yoga gear. Something that is easy to move in.
WHAT TO BRING: A big smile and a water bottle!
WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS: Professor Paulo Guimaraes is the Head Instructor at ROOTS BJJ. He is the highest black-belt in Australia. Henrique Clave is a purple-belt instructor who teaches at ROOTS BJJ Warringah Mall.
CONTACT: Please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Find us on Instagram @rootsbjjwarringahmall or @rootsbjj.
Tickets are $25 plus booking fee. They are available on Eventbrite or through our Facebook Page. All ticket sales (yes,100% of ticket sales) are going to Gotcha4Life. Limited number of places due to COVID-19.
A big shout out to all of our sponsors for making this charity event happen! Yugen Surfboards, Sub Apparel, oOh!Media, M.Barber, Amazon Power, and Four Seasons Landscaping and Horticultural Services.
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