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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 Fundamentals Class

Choke BJJ Blue Belt Program

Intro Class
(by appointment only)

Before joining the school you must attend a free intro class. You will be taught a couple of simple and effective BJJ techniques. You will also participate in a practical exercise that illustrates the concepts of leverage and timing.
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You will learn the most crucial techniques and concepts in order to safely defend yourself against a bigger, stronger attacker. This 10-class, 5-week program is extremely popular and recommended as the first step for those who have just joined the school.

Blue Belt
(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

Choke BJJ Nogi training

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.

(all levels)

During the Spring-Summer season we offer nogi classes a few days a week. The focus is on grappling and self defense without the Gi jacket. The attire is gi pants/fight shorts and rash guard.

Choke BJJ Sparring Class

Choke BJJ Team Training

Kyra Gracie at Choke BJJ

(intermediate & advanced)

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.

(all levels)

These special 3-hour sessions focus on one or more specific subjects. Dates are released in advance and there is a limited number of students per workshop. We often have famous guest instructors.

Choke BJJ Kids Program

Choke BJJ Ladies Training

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.


Ladies BJJ
(all levels)

This is a girls-only class where we focus on specific BJJ techniques and strategies for women. We cover common scenarios in escalating degrees of difficulty. In addition to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction, you will drastically increase your fitness level.

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.