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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.


Two-day Master Class in Århus


During the weekend 14-15 of July, Choke Århus hosted a two-day Master Class with our instructor Joao Pedro Santos. There were almost eight hours of training with a lot of drills and plenty of sparring so everyone got a chance to roll with each other so they could put their new techniques to practice.

On Saturday the class focused on self-defense and nogi grappling. JP taught a sequence of moves involving defenses against a standing opponent, as well as counter attacks with kicks, punches and footlocks. The grappling part had a takedown followed by two half guard passes and one sneaky armlock submission.

At the end of the day, JP awarded stripes to the two men in charge of running our hub in Jylland. Alexander Rasmussen received two, Lasse Bager got his first. Congrats!