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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 Master Sergio Bolao

Sergio Souza "Bolão"

Master | 7th degree Black Belt under Grand Master Carlson Gracie (RIP)

Master Sergio Souza, aka "Bolão", is one of the most successful fighters to come out of the Carlson Gracie Team in the early 1990s. Famous for his innovative and high-flying sweeps, Bolao made history in the competition circuit by fighting and defeating some of the sports all-time greats such as Fabio Gurgel, Jean Jacques Machado, Marcelo Behring and many others.

He is also an accomplished instructor who has produced a number of national and international champions. Once the resident instructor at the Carlson Gracie Academy in Copacabana, Bolao has been teaching in Brazil for over 20 years and has developed a large following over this period. He currently oversees the BJJ program at Corpo Quatro Academy in Ipanema alongside Professor Marcelo Kropotkin, who is a 4th degree black belt.