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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.


Team training weekend in Århus


On May 4-5 Professor Joao Pedro Santos traveled to Jylland for a weekend of intensive training at Choke Århus. Five students from Copenhagen joined him: Jesper Bendtsen, Marcus Rasmussen, Matthew Campbell, Immo Söllner and Nicholas Lange.

This was a great chance for our students and team members from different schools to share the mats and exchange knowledge with each other. The training focused on specific techniques and strategies for the upcoming Roskilde Open (May 21st) and Rome Open (June 29-30).

The weather was perfect so after training we all enjoyed the city together. This weekend of training was such a big hit that we are already preparing the next ones. We expect to bring a few more guys from Copenhagen next time.