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A message to our UDA/Roots St George community

A message to our UDA/Roots St George community

Thank you to everyone for the phone calls and the show of support over these trying financial times due to the coronavirus. I have had time now to consider how we will financially get through these challenging times, and upon discussion with students and instructors...
Roots Brown Belt Grading: Paul Lee

Roots Brown Belt Grading: Paul Lee

Congratulations to Paul Lee who graded to brown belt last night. Being a small man, his Jiu Jitsu completely emphasises Helio Gracie’s philosophy, where a smaller person with technique and leverage can overcome bigger and stronger opponents. No one embodies this...
Prof Paulo Guimaraes Seminar & Grading

Prof Paulo Guimaraes Seminar & Grading

We had another great seminar from Paulo yesterday. Just when you think you really understand the basics, he totally freshens and sharpens them up for us. Paulo covered passing guard, keeping a strong base, and how to avoid being pulled to guard. Thanks again Paulo,...
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...