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.

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.

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Our Headcoach

Rodrigo is not just our head coach and the business manager of the dojo; he’s also a man of many talents. As a 2nd 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

Vivi Zerbe

Movement, BJJ Women

Tom Hayton

GI Takedowns

Martino Sacchi


Daniel Susetio


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.

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