Paolo Guimaraes

Paolo Guimaraes

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Professor Paulo Guimaraes holds the esteemed rank of 5th Dan Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a discipline that has been an integral part of his adult life. With over 25 years of dedicated involvement in BJJ, Paulo has not only honed his skills but has also managed the art professionally.

Throughout his competitive journey, Paolo earned a formidable reputation as a fierce contender. His legacy extends to his own students, who are now carving their own paths of success in the competitive arena. Paolo's influence has led to the establishment of numerous BJJ schools across Australia operating under the banner of "ROOTS BJJ Academies."

Paulo specializes in delivering precise technical instruction and comprehensive competition training, catering to both adults and children. His expertise goes beyond the mats; he is a former Brazilian Army close combat and self-defense instructor, having served in the 5th Guard Company Amazon Jungle Division, Military Police, and Parachute Troops. Furthermore, he made history as the first Brazilian BJJ Black Belt to reside in Australia and establish a BJJ gym in the country.

Paulo Guimaraes holds the esteemed position of Founder and Director of the NSW Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, a testament to his leadership within the BJJ community. He is the driving force behind the Roots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, serving as its founder and Head Instructor. Additionally, his diverse background includes a past as a professional surfer and even as an airplane pilot.

Professor Paulo Guimaraes' journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a multifaceted tapestry that blends dedication, expertise, and a profound impact on the martial arts community in Australia.

Awards & Certifications

Black Belt 5th Dan in brazilian Jiu Jitsu | 2010-10-11

Work Experience

NSW Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. | Founder and Owner

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Sydney, NSW, AU

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