Paulo - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Head Instructor

Prof. Paulo Guimaraes

Head BJJ Coach

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.

Achievements and Awards

  • BJJ World Cup Champion 2003, Brazil
  • BJJ Pan American IBJJF Silver Medalist 2004, USA
  • King Of The Cage Super Fight MMA winner 2006, Australia
  • BJJ Asian IBJJF Champion 2008, Japan
  • BJJ Australasia Professional Champion – Abu Dhabi Trials, 2009
  • Sydney Open IBJJF Champion 2016, Australia
  • Pan Pacific IBJJF Champion 2019, Australia
  • 8x NSW BJJ State Champion Team (Roots BJJ) & Champion Coach (Gi)
  • 3x NSW BJJ State Champion Team (Roots BJJ) & Champion Coach (No Gi)
  • Pan Pacific Female Champion Team (Roots BJJ) & Champion Coach
  • BJJ World Cup 3rd Place Team (Roots BJJ)​

Seminars

  • Self Defence for the Australian Army – Townsville, Australia. 2011, 2012
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Incheon, South Korea. 2005, 2006, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Belfast, Ireland. 2007, 2009
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Padova, Italy. 2009
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Groningen, Holland. 2013
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Miami, USA. 2005, 2008, 2013
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Caxias do Sul, Brazil. 2005, 2008, 2013
  • BJJ & Self Defence – Perth, Australia. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009