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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.


Double gold in Rome


Marcus Dahl Rasmussen traveled to Rome again this year to compete at the IBJJF Rome Open and European Nogi tournaments. Last year he had good campaigns but did not make it to the final rounds. This year however he was on fire.

On Saturday, April 4th, he won the stacked blue belt adult lightweight division with amazing performances. Marcus submitted his first four opponents without having a single point scored against him:

Match 1: baseball bat choke  after 7-0 up
Match 2: collar choke from the back after 16-0 up
Match 3: arm bar after 13-0 up
Semi-final: collar choke from mount after 7-0 up

The final was really tough as expected. He won 5x4 with a comeback after having his back taken in the early moments.

The next day, Sunday April 5th, he entered the European Nogi Championship. Surprisingly or not, despite having had less than five nogi sessions in preparation for the event, he also won gold in the blue belt adult lightweight division. He finished his first 2 matches with a brabo choke, third match he won on points 3-2 and the final was won by refs decision after a 1-1 on adv.

So he has won his weight class in both Gi and nogi with a total of six submissions in nine matches. 
What a weekend! He had the support of teammate Philip Thomas who got all the matches on video. We will eventually post some of them here on the site. Stay Tuned.