About BJJ DOJO Berlin

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Movement Yoga

BJJ Dojo offers an open, inclusive, cooperative and creative environment for learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Movement, and Yoga. Our goal is to promote a safe, positive and family-friendly environment so that we develop not only technically but also our thoughts, words, and actions.

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Our History

The idea for our dojo was conceived in Rodrigo’s mind back in 2010. He noticed that in large, loud, and crowded fitness gyms, the personal touch and the quality of Jiu-Jitsu training were often compromised. Rodrigo dreamed of a tranquil, friendly space that would do justice to the honorable art of Jiu-Jitsu.

Many attempts and setbacks followed. For years, we were a small group training in various gyms. The Corona pandemic posed significant challenges for us. However, the loyalty of our members strengthened us and carried us through these tough times.

In November 2021, the time had come: We opened our own dojo. This place is more than just a training space for us. It’s a community that values respect and personal growth.


The Dojo – Our Training Grounds

The BJJ Dojo Berlin is located in the heart of Kreuzberg and specializes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Movement, and Yoga. Our modern dojo is easily accessible by public transport and offers a tranquil training environment.

We offer courses in both German and English to ensure everyone feels understood. Our trainers are experienced and tailor the training to your needs.

Whether you’re a family, a child, a beginner, or advanced – everyone is welcome here. We offer a unique training experience that enriches you.

Our Headcoach: Rodrigo

Rodrigo is not just our head coach and the business manager of the dojo; he’s also a man of many talents. As a 3rd Dan black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, trained by Hamilton Caminha and Ricardo Vieira, he brings extensive martial arts experience to the table. His journey began at the age of 5 with Judo and led him to Jiu-Jitsu in 2001.

In addition to his passion for martial arts, Rodrigo is also an engineer in automation technology and has been a certified Yoga teacher under Yogi Sivadas since 2016. His diverse interests range from making music and writing texts to philosophy, natural sciences, and nature hikes.

Rodrigo is known for his ability to connect different ideas. His engineering mindset, BJJ experience, and Yoga intuition blend into a unique training concept. His 6-year stint as a security guard during his Master’s studies also gives him a deep understanding of self-defense and conflict de-escalation.

With him, safe and relaxed training is the focus, where injury prevention is the top priority.


Our Coaches

trainer-Juana Hernández

Juana Hernández - Yoga

Juana is an experienced yoga teacher who specializes in accessible classes with a focus on recovery and healthy joint movement. Her deep anatomical understanding makes her courses a haven for physical and mental relaxation. Early on, influenced by her father's yoga practice, Juana recognized the transformative power of yoga. It creates an inclusive community where everyone, regardless of experience or fitness level, can thrive. Through her manual adjustments, which incorporate elements of massage, Juana offers a particularly enriching yoga experience.

trainer-Loris Bresolin

Loris Bresolin - GI, NoGI, Kids & Teens

Loris Bresolin, 26 years old, has been a judo black belt and a jiu-jitsu brown belt. As an athlete and coach under Ricardo Vieira, he won the Italian championship three times. In 2018 he achieved 3rd place in the No-Gi European Championships in the division and absolute category. He is IBJJF Open Champion in Paris (Gi/No-Gi/Absolute), Lisbon (Gi/2nd place Absolute) and Las Vegas (Gi, 3rd place Absolute). He has also won many AJP titles, including third place at the London Grand Slam 2023.

trainer-Sonia Ariz

Sonia Ariz - NoGI, GI

Sonia, a BJJ purple belt with 6 years of experience, is an active competitor. Her main achievements include bronze in blue belt at the 2022 Gi European Championships, gold in purple belt at the 2023 Gi European Championships, and bronze in purple belt at the 2023 Nogi European Championships. As a Judo black belt 2nd DAN with 16 years of training experience in Pamplona, ​​teaches She did judo for BJJ for 3 years and was a member of the Spanish national team.

trainer-Tom Hayton

Tom Hayton - GI Takedowns

Tom, an experienced judoka, trained in Japan and earned his black belt there. He values ​​sparring as a form of experimentation, a philosophy he finds in the BJJ dojo. Since 2016 he has been training Jiu-Jitsu at Fightzone London to improve his judo. He teaches adapted judo techniques for Jiu-Jitsu and competes in Judo for the Great Britain Masters Squad and in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Tom also practices yoga.


Daniel Susetio - GI

Daniel, trainer of the morning class at the BJJ dojo, overcomes physical differences in fights with precision and technique. His unique style often surprises his opponents. Active in competitions, he won gold in No-Gi at the European Championships in 2022. His strategic and technical skills make him a valuable coach and mentor.

trainer-Martino Sacchi

Martino Sacchi - NoGI

Martino Sacchi, a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Doctor of Philosophy based in Berlin, began his martial arts journey with judo at the age of 12 before transitioning to Jiu-Jitsu. He trained under top instructors in Brazil. With a decade of experience teaching Jiu-Jitsu in Barcelona and Berlin, Martino has developed an effective system that integrates his academic background in philosophy.

Our Team

We are a proud part of CHECKMAT, a globally renowned Jiu-Jitsu academy founded in 2008 by the Vieira brothers. With its headquarters in California and studios in 16 countries, CHECKMAT is more than just a competition team – it’s a global family.

Our mentor, Ricardo Vieira, is a 9-time Jiu-Jitsu world champion and a respected coach. His passion and expertise shape our dojo and our training methods.

The BJJ Dojo Berlin team embodies this international community. We uphold Ricardo Vieira’s high standards and promote the growth of Jiu-Jitsu worldwide. As a member of CHECKMAT, we offer our students numerous opportunities, whether as competitors or coaches.


Jack Grewe
Jack Grewe
16 April 2024
Great community with great teachers, each of their own style and philosophy. Easy to feel welcome and everyone is very respectable, beginners and all belt levels alike.
Sergei Mokhov
Sergei Mokhov
16 April 2024
great club with a great hospitality
Dieter Pankratz
Dieter Pankratz
7 März 2024
Ich hatte heute mein erstes Training im Dojo und kann es kaum in Worte fassen, wie großartig es war! Als 35-jähriger Neuling ohne Vorerfahrung in Martial Arts war ich anfangs etwas nervös, aber Loris hat mir jegliche Bedenken genommen. Seine Geduld und sein Engagement, mir die Grundlagen von BJJ zu vermitteln, waren beeindruckend. Er nahm sich die Zeit, um jede Technik gründlich zu erklären und zu demonstrieren, und war stets bereit, meine Fragen zu beantworten. Dank Loris positiver und unterstützender Art fühlte ich mich während des gesamten Trainings wohl und sicher. Ich bin unglaublich dankbar für diese Erfahrung und kann es kaum erwarten, weiter zu lernen und zu wachsen. Für alle, die darüber nachdenken, mit BJJ anzufangen, kann ich dieses Dojo nur wärmstens empfehlen 💯
Dariusz Piasecki
Dariusz Piasecki
16 Januar 2024
Beste Ort , Tolle Menschen !
Norbert M
Norbert M
29 Dezember 2023
Thank you BJJ Dojo Berlin, for a fantastic year of BJJ training and the opportunity to be part of an appreciative and supportive community. I am very happy to have joined this Dojo and can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in learning or improving Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with classes for everyone - beginners, hobbyists, ambitious practicioners and competitors of every age and gender. The Dojo provides an inclusive, respectful and clean training environment. Its coaches emphasize safe training practices and utilize up-to-date teaching approaches, aiming for evolving BJJ as a sport and for self defence purposes while focussing on concepts, technical proficiency and sparring. Elements of other martial arts such as judo and wrestling are included in the lessons thus enabling the students to build a well rounded skill set. The teachings are factually grounded and provide detailed explanations of strategy and tactics. A small caveat to consider: A big difference to other martial arts is the possibility of training against a non-cooperative training partner under real-life conditions. Therefore, BJJ-training can be strenuous and mentally demanding. Pay attention to the dojo's safety rules and the abilities of your training partners so that everyone feels comfortable and gets the most out of the training.