Welcome to our new ROOTS BJJ Website. ROOTS BJJ was established in 2001, and over the years we have had a few different styles. So as we launch the new site, let’s take a walk down memory lane to see some of our history.
The Early Days
Back in Brazil, Paulo started training in jiu-jitsu when he was 14. Here are some photos of Paulo as a blue belt and a brown belt.
The Bondi Days
ROOTS BJJ had its start in Bondi in 2001. Here are a few photos of the crew. If you look closely, you will see Instructors Rob, Andrew, Phillipa, and Brad in the team photo. Our first logo was unique.
The World Beaters
In 2003, Paulo and three of his students, Andrew Gorton, Phillipa Katonivualiku, and David O’Brien all took home gold medals from the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Cup in Brazil. They were the first Aussies to win Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world titles.
The Roots Team
As we started to grow, we had a few new belts being awarded. The students began to teach, and the team began to grow.
Of course, we are not here to just to train. We are also here to fight and to win.
ROOTS BJJ TOday
ROOTS BJJ is growing stronger each day. We have a great team of instructors, new gyms opening, and new students starting all the time. BJJ is growing in Australia, and it is good to have you as part of our ROOTS BJJ team. We look forward to seeing you at training and at competitions.
Respect. Honour. LoyaltY. Family.
ROOTS BJJ News
ROOTS HQ is the team writer for ROOTS BJJ. ROOTS HQ will cover all the news and views on BJJ. Drop us a line through the contact page if you have any news to share.