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Team Grading: our newest Purple Belts

Team Grading: our newest Purple Belts

Congrats to everyone that received a purple belt this year. Purple belt is the first belt that when a higher belt spars with you, they begin to take your skills seriously. It’s a belt that shows you have made a serious commitment to training and improving...
Team Grading: our newest Brown Belts

Team Grading: our newest Brown Belts

Congratulations to our brown belts who received their new grades this year at our 20-year anniversary seminar, and at Paulo’s seminar in October. There’s a saying in Jiu Jitsu, that a brown belt is a black belt in waiting, with a few minor adjustments that take time...
Team Grading: 5 New Professors

Team Grading: 5 New Professors

What started out as a supplement to my training in ninjutsu and boxing, has ended up defining me as a martial artist. This journey has taken me across the world to teach seminars in my country of ancestry, witness my students open up their own martial arts schools,...
Instagram Live: Robert Naumoski (VIDEO)

Instagram Live: Robert Naumoski (VIDEO)

Professors Paulo Guimaraes and Robert Naumoski share stories about the history of Roots Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and talk about their training over the years as competitors and Jiu Jitsu instructors, as they answer your questions in this Instagram Live from Tuesday night....
UDA stretch routine (VIDEO)

UDA stretch routine (VIDEO)

Here’s our stretch routine that follows the warm-up of each class, which most of you are familiar with. Try and get it done at least once a day. It’s probably best to do it after a long walk or an exercise session during this period of self-isolation. Take care...
A message to our UDA community

A message to our UDA 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...
Kids & Teens Grading and Daniel Rusitovic Judo Seminar

Kids & Teens Grading and Daniel Rusitovic Judo Seminar

It was a big night at UDA/Roots St George last night as several of our kids and teenagers got graded and the adults were treated to an awesome Judo seminar with Daniel Rusitovic. Congratulations to all the kids and teenagers on their new grade. You have all worked...
Brown Belt Grading: Paul Lee

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...
Team Seminar & Grading, Feb 2020

Team Seminar & Grading, Feb 2020

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...