About this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

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

From the Roots Brazilian Jiu Jitsu website:
Located in the heart of Sydney's Chinatown next door to the Golden Century restaurant on Sussex Street, ROOTS BJJ Chinatown is a brand new purpose built BJJ gym. We only train BJJ meaning that you have access to a wide range of BJJ classes and times to suit your schedule.

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 teaches at the Chinatown and Warringah Mall gyms.


Level 3 / 389 Sussex Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

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389 Sussex Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

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

Sydney CBD


Chinatown is an urban locality in the southern part of the Sydney central business district, in New South Wales, Australia. It is located in Haymarket, between Central station and Darling Harbour. It is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney and is Australia's largest Chinatown.

(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)