About this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Roots Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Sydney, located in Botany is run by head coach Paulo Guimaraes, BJJ Black Belt.

From the Roots Brazilian Jiu Jitsu website:
ROOTS BJJ Botany is a purpose-built BJJ gym in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. The gym has a growing team of adults and kids, and the Botany Dojo is rapidly becoming one of ROOTS strongest competition teams. All levels and ages are welcome at the gym.

Paulo is a Black Belt 5th Dan. He has 37 years Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training experience. Paulo has been a Black Belt for 20 years (since 1998). He is specialised in performance and competition training for adults and kids. Paulo is a former Brazilian Army close combat and self defence instructor – 5th Guard Company Amazon Jungle division- Military Police and Parachute troops. He was the 1st Brazilian BJJ Black Belt to live and open a BJJ gym in Australia, and he is the Founder and Director NSW Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Paulo is Roots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy founder and Head Instructor. He is a former professional surfer and an Airplane Pilot.

ROOTS BJJ was the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym to be opened in Australia by a Brazilian Black Belt. Our vision 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. All levels and ages are welcome. We have a range of classes to suit men, women and children.

​Paulo is the Head Instructor at the ROOTS BJJ Botany and Warringah Mall gyms.


12 Pemberton Street, Botany NSW, Australia

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12 Pemberton Street, Botany NSW, Australia

  • Fundamentals Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Adults
  • Kids & Teens
  • Private Classes
About the area/region

Bayside Council - Maroubra


Botany is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Botany is located 11 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Bayside Council.

Botany sits on the northern shore of Botany Bay, east of Sydney Airport, adjacent to the suburbs of Mascot, Banksmeadow, Pagewood and Port Botany.

(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)