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+1-954-933-1894

627 E Atlantic Blvd

Pompano Beach, FL

About BJJ Roots school

Ricardo Pires is a multiple-time Pan-American champion, Brazilian champion, Rio de Janeiro State champion and Abu Dhabi (ADCC) trials runner-up. Professor Ricardo has achieved success not only as a competitor but also as a coach having trained well-known UFC fighters such as Frank Mir, Heath Hearing and Phil Baroni among others. Ricardo has trained and taught at famous academies in the United States and Brazil.

Our Jiu-Jitsu Academy was developed to teach and promote the genuine art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our school is for everyone that is looking to improve the overall quality of their lives. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not only a martial art but a way of life. You will make friends that last forever. You will learn how to solve problems with efficiency. You will learn how to pursue your dreams without quitting, and most importantly, you will learn with the support of a family, “Our Team!”

Our goal is to achieve excellence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to learning the most effective martial art and self-defense system in the world, our students will also learn the values of respect and discipline while improving their self-esteem.

Ricardo Pires

Director / Instructor
Ricardo Pires

Our programs


Advanced Technique

Mon/Wed/Fri 6-7 pm / Ricardo Pires

Advanced techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Fundamentals

Tues / Thurs 6-7 pm / Ricardo Pires

The fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Live Training

Daily 7-7:30 pm / Ricardo Pires

Live Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

10 Reasons...


BJJ is one of the best ways to relieve stress and increase your tolerance. If you had a bad day at work or feel stressed for whatever reason, going for a couple of rolls will make you feel better. It is a perfect way to escape all the problems and reset the mind.
BJJ training includes endless rolling sessions on the mats in which you are activating all body muscles. Also, students spend much time drilling the techniques. So naturally, these grueling workouts will strengthen the body and help you get in top shape.
Right from the very first UFC event in 1993, it became obvious that BJJ is the best martial art. Royce Gracie introduced BJJ to the world by submitting many opponents from the other martial art styles. So, the technique quickly got established as one of the first MMA fundamentals.
BJJ is the best style since it has very high equality among genders. So, you can see many women training and competing in jiu-jitsu. Also, women and men are doing the same type of training and are even sparring together.
Jiu-jitsu is one of the hardest martial arts and every student must spend years to become proficient in it. The technique is very complex and there are various ways you can attack or defend. With so many moves at your disposal, you must learn how to create a strategy and plan the moves in advance.
BJJ is the best martial art because anyone can do it. It doesn’t recognize age, gender or racial differences. It inspires the people to be open-minded and accept the differences we all share.
The truth is, BJJ will do everything to break your spirit and motivation. Despite all the benefits, training sessions are hard and demanding. For example, beginners must spend months surviving on the mats before learning basic moves.
As you spend more time on the mats, the more BJJ impacts your life outside the gym. It teaches you how to look at life from a positive perspective and be focused on the bigger picture.
We have to mention that jiu-jitsu doesn’t encourage any type of fighting outside the gym. But, life is unpredictable and it’s always good to know how to defend. If someone attacks you on the street or elsewhere, jiu-jitsu is perhaps the best background you can have to defend.
What makes BJJ fun is the unique mix of tradition, hard work, and positivity. Regardless of age, it allows you to discover your true self and be happy. I mean, it’s never too late to get involved in BJJ. In the academies all across the world, we are seeing people 60-80 years old coming to classes and having fun.
Call us
954-933-1894
627 E Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL

Roots BJJ

Our Jiu-Jitsu Academy was developed to teach and promote the genuine art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our school is for everyone that is looking to improve the overall quality of their lives. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not only a martial art but a way of life.

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The roots of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Ricardo Pires in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida