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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.

Choke BJJ Programs

​From Self-Defense and Competition all the way to Kids and Women specific courses as well as Workshops and Private Classes. Our programs are structured to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a martial art and as a way of life.

Our Programs

Choke BJJ Intro Class

Choke BJJ Blue Belt Program

Intro Class / BJJ - Nogi beginner
(by appointment only)

Book a Free intro class for your first experience with brazilian jiu jitsu.
[Book Free Intro Class]

Blue Belt program
(beginners & intermediate)

This is an introduction to grappling. You will learn how to use Jiu-Jitsu against a knowledgeable, resisting opponent. Class structure is formed around a warm-up, two lessons in technique and specific training to practice the techniques from the lesson.

Choke BJJ Mixed Class

Choke BJJ Advanced Program

Drilling and Sparring
(all levels)

Here students from different levels share the mats. The class blends elements from the Blue Belt Program as well as the Advanced Program. Everyone is welcome.

(intermediate & advanced)

This program is for ranks blue belt and higher, though white belts with a minimum of three stripes can also participate. We cover one major subject every month and an average class involves lots of sparring.

Choke BJJ Sparring Class

Choke BJJ Team Training

Kyra Gracie at Choke BJJ

Open mat
(All levels)

We use this timeslot for free sparring rounds under the surpervision of an instructor. There is no technical training, the warm-up is followed by the randori session. This is an intense class.


(intermediate & advanced)

Members of our competition team gather for some hard training. Before major tournaments this class also takes place on weekends and holidays.

Workshops and speciel events
(all levels)

These events can be custom designed and build for all purposes. With a wide range going from team building exercises to school/workplace selfdefense seminars to bachelor partys.


Contact by email for further information.


Choke BJJ Kids Program

Choke BJJ Private Classes

(between 5 and 14)

The young student will embark on a fun and motivational journey exploring the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while gaining self-respect and confidence. This program is split in two age groups, 5 to 9 year olds and 10 to 14 year olds.


Private Classes
(all levels)

In order to progress at a faster pace you can have one-on-one time with the instructor and focus on specific areas of your game. Privates are a great learning tool if you have a very busy schedule and cannot attend group classes regularly. Semi-private classes (up to four students) are also available.