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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.

Copenhagen Instructors

Joao Pedro Santos

Head Instructor | 3rd degree Black Belt under Master Sergio Souza

Unfortunately our Head Instructor is currently not with us in Copenhagen as he has relocated to Rio de Janeiro.

A product of the Bolao Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Professor Joao Pedro Santos has been studying the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since the age of 15. He was graduated a black belt under Master Sergio Souza in 2005. Thanks to his work as editor and reporter for Gracie Magazine, JP had the chance to witness and learn different aspects of the art straight from the source. Notable names include Grand Master Helio Gracie (RIP), Master Carlos Gracie Jr, Master Rickson Gracie, Master Renzo Gracie, Ryan Gracie (RIP), Roger Gracie, Carlson Gracie Jr. and JP's mentor, Luca Atalla.

The work implemented at Choke is a result of this experience combined with a deep passion for the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Joao Pedro Santos is committed to teaching the art as a fighting form and way of life. To this day he has graduated over 120 direct students, given seminars in over 10 countries and trained law enforcement agents from the Copenhagen Police Academy, Royal Danish Army, Royal Guard, Monaco Special Forces and Brazilian FBI.