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To Gi or Not To Gi

To Gi or Not To Gi

Gi or no-gi is a classic debate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with strong opinions presented either side of the argument. People who believe that gi training is better, argue that many techniques can be transferred to no-gi. Those who prefer no-gi, say that it’s more...
Roots Grading: Prof Alex Vasilovski

Roots Grading: Prof Alex Vasilovski

The one question beginners always seem to ask me is “how long does it take an average person to attain the level of black belt?” In order to slowly introduce them to our type of training I lead with, “the most important thing is that you experience a class and see...
Prof Paulo Guimaraes Seminar & Grading

Prof Paulo Guimaraes Seminar & Grading

Once again we had the pleasure and honour of having Prof Paulo Guimaraes for a seminar at Roots St George. He showed various positions from guard and different ways of taking the back, and as usual, his understanding of Jiu Jitsu is at another level. After 20 years of...
NSWBJJF Summer Cup 2019

NSWBJJF Summer Cup 2019

Thank you to everyone that represented Roots at the Summer Cup on the weekend. Whether you won or lost, you did us all proud (and the instructors lost their voices in the process). We achieved all levels of medals, and we had the biggest team to date. In some...
Roots Grading: Kids & Teenagers

Roots Grading: Kids & Teenagers

Congratulations to all our kids and teenagers on their new belts last night. You’ve trained for years and worked very hard for these belts, welcome to your new grade.    Grey: Riley, Dule, Reuben, Vera Yellow: Sophie, Flynn Orange: Isabella Green: Xavier, Jamie  ...
5 Minutes with… Robert Naumoski

5 Minutes with… Robert Naumoski

With over 180 matches as a competitor in Jiu Jitsu tournaments, and 16 years professionally coaching students in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA, Robert Naumoski knows martial arts. Since opening in 2003, Roots St George has become the longest established and most...
Roots Video: How to Escape from Side Control

Roots Video: How to Escape from Side Control

This week at Roots St George: Rob shows you to escape from side control.   If you’d like any more information, feel free to contact us here or email us at info@udasydney.com – Team...
NSWBJJF Winter Cup 2019

NSWBJJF Winter Cup 2019

It was a great atmosphere and incredible effort from our whole team at the NSW BJJ Federation Winter Cup over the weekend. Congratulations to all our competitors, you all fought hard and gave it your best. Roots BJJ ranked first in the Adults Gi division, Adults No Gi...
Mestre Jorge Pereira Seminars

Mestre Jorge Pereira Seminars

Another year and another awesome seminar from living legend, Mestre Jorge Pereira, whose incredible life and career is the basis of the Brazilian TV show ‘Rio Heroes’ on Fox, can’t wait to watch it. As always, thank you very much for the phenomenal techniques...