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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.


Danish Open BJJ 2015 in Hillerød

Franck hedehøj

This weekend the 2015 edition of Danish Open BJJ was held at Frederiksborgcentret in Hillerød. The Choke team had several athletes entered from both Copenhagen and Århus. We racked up 5 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal and 5 Bronze medals.

Suk and Valentin on the podium after their fights in the Adult White Belt Featherweight division.

Suk and Valentin on the podium after their fights in the Adult White Belt Featherweight division.

Saturday the colored belts battled it out. From Copenhagen we had Franck Hedehøj, Jonas Kose and Pablo Ortiz. From Århus Mugtaba, Vester, Nikolaj, Ehsan, Tommas, Nick and Christian. Vester dominated with Kimura submissions to take double gold in Ultra Heavyweight and Open Weight division Purple Master. 

On Sunday the white belts went into action. Thomas and Marta from Århus took gold in their divisions. Suk submitted his opponent in the final to take the gold at featherweight. Valentin, Sébrina, Maxim and Iulian also fought.