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.