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Stig Lommers Plads 3
Frederiksberg, , 2000

+45 31555042


Choke Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was established in 2004. We are the most traditional BJJ organization in Denmark and the only group that is directly connected to the Gracie Family in Brazil and in the United States. In fact, when the Gracies come to Scandinavia they usually train and teach at our schools.

We have two schools - Copenhagen & Århus - and over 700 members.

Our founder and head instructor is Professor Joao Pedro Santos, who is a third degree black belt under 8th degree Carlson Gracie disciple Sergio "Bolao" Souza. 

The name Choke is short, strong and relates directly to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. According to Grand Master Helio Gracie, it is also the most powerful move in Jiu-Jitsu . It was suggested by Morten Pedersen, one of our first students.

Our logo is evidently based on the traditional Gracie Academy logo that's been used in Brazil for almost a century. There are three equilateral triangles inside the circle. They represent balance and connection to our roots.

Århus Intructors

Alexander Rasmussen

Assistant Instructor | Purple Belt under Joao Pedro Santos

Alexander Rasmussen was one of our first students in Århus. He currently shares the responsibility of running the school with teammate and good friend Lasse Bager. Thanks to his hard work and dedication Choke Århus has established itself as the second main school in our organisation. In addition to his training at Choke, Alexander has travelled to Brazil to train under Master Sergio Bolao.

Lasse Bager

Assistant Instructor | Purple Belt under Joao Pedro Santos

Lasse Bager is a long time student of ours who plays a pivotal role in the success of Choke Århus. Besides instructing at the school, he also organizes events and mobilizes the students before competitions. He is also an accomplished competitor himself, having medalled in several Danish Open and Choke Cup events.