Beyond the Gym

The Japanese word DOJO (dōjō (道場)) literally means "place of the way" and we have recreated this concept in our gym. A DOJO is a place for immersive learning, healing, and meditation.

Using powerful holistic tools such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Movement, and Yoga we apply this Dojo concept at the heart of Berlin-Neukölln. Our goal is to promote a safe, welcoming, injury-free and family friendly environment so that we improve not only our technical qualities but along the journey or thoughts, words and actions.

We are affiliated with CheckMat and we look forward to meet each CheckMat brother and sister, who is visiting Berlin.

... and If you are looking for a new BJJ School in Berlin, come to a trial class!

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About us


Our Training schedule

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BJJ Introductory Seminar

BJJ Trial Class

You can come at any time to a free trial class.

... and that's where you find us:

Sportschule Koryo - Ideal Passage
Weichselstr 8c. / Fuldastr. 55-56
12043 Berlin

- By bus:
--- M 29, 194 (Sonnenalle/Pannierstraße) or M41 (Sonnenalle/Pannierstraße - Entrance via Weichselstr.) or (Fuldastraße - Entrance via Fuldastr.)

- By metro:
--- U7 (Rathaus Neukölln), U8 (Hermannplatz)

We are looking forward to meeting you

How does it work?

A complete system

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is divided into four categories, a black belt is someone with a holistic understanding in all of them:

  1. Self-Defense
  2. Mixed Martial Arts
  3. Gi
  4. Nogi

The three pillars of Jiu-Jitsu are:

  1. Movement
  2. Leverage
  3. Balance

Strategically and philosophically, Jiu-Jitsu applies three basic concepts:

  1. Minimal effort, maximum efficiency
  2. Minimum Risk, Maximum Reward
  3. Simplicity

A fight is divided into four stages:

  • Attacking:
  1. Close distance
  2. Bring the fight to the ground
  3. Achieve a dominant position
  4. End the fight
  • Defending:
  1. Survive
  2. Escape
  3. Defend
  4. Attack/Counter-Attack
What is BJJ?

The modern martial art

Jiu-Jitsu is a close-and hand-based martial arts and self-defense system that aims to end a fight.

This happens when the attacker defeats the defender with the help of the joint levers, pressure on muscles and / or bones or strangleholds.

Although Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on the grips and the ground combat, it is an extensive self-defense system, with throws, punches and strategies against various attacks.

What makes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu different from other martial arts?

BJJ offers solutions for all possible stages of a fight.

Other disciplines focus on hitting and rely on a person's power and speed to cause damage. However, speed and strength are useless during close combat or when lying on your back.

BJJ differs fundamentally from other martial arts as it focuses on precision, strategy, adaptability, technique and leverage over speed and intensity.

Where does it come from?

From Japan to Brazil

Mitsuo Maeda, one of the greatest fighters in the history of Judo, settled in the early XX. Century in Belem, north of Brazil. That happened after he fought hundreds of opponents around the world without experiencing a single defeat.

There he met and taught what he called Ju-Jutsu, the Gracie family. The then two children, Carlos and Helio, have modified Maeda's teachings for a street fighting reality.

A few decades later, Rolls Gracie founded a martial art influenced by Kosen Judo, Sambo and Wrestling.

What are the advantages of a BJJ training?

Some benefits of the long-term BJJ practice are

  • Self-defense
  • Improved fitness, strength and overall physical conditioning
  • Increased flexibility
  • Stress release and improved concentration
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Increased focus and self-control
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Building new social relationships

BJJ addresses all 4 parameters for the entire fitness:

  • Aerobics
  • Flexibility
  • Muscle strength
  • Muscle endurance

The purpose of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not to create super-humans. Our students should be psychologically safe and self-governed people who can rely on their abilities. So they should be able to contribute to the solution of extreme situations.