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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.


Professor Joao Pedro Santos

Professor Joao Pedro Santos


Devin Day (primarily wrestling and MMA grappling)

Christos Olanis (primarily BJJ GI classes)

Yahya Ali (primarily nogi classes)

Valentin Rault (primarily kids-classes, BJJ GI and nogi classes)

Danny T. Pedersen (primarily BJJ GI and nogi classes)

Hamuza Bukenya (primarily kids-classses, kickboxing and MMA classes)

Andrei Gregorian ((primarily kids-classses, BJJ GI and movement classes)

Sophus Petersen (primarily kickboxing classes)

Tue Trnka (primarily kickboxing classes)

Jonas Mågård (primarily MMA classes) 

Badreldin Boondockz (primarily boxing classes)

Rico Benzon (primarily kids-classes)

Troels Thrane (primarily BJJ nogi classes)

Franck Rune Hedehøj (daily manager, primarily kids-classes, BJJ GI and nogi classes)

Choke BJJ Århus instructors Lasse Bager, David Nielsen, JP and Alexander Rasmussen

Choke BJJ Århus instructors Lasse Bager, David Nielsen, JP and Alexander Rasmussen