Learn the gentle art



WELCOME AT Gracie Academy Berlin

What is Gracie BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed in the 20th century with it’s roots in the Japanese form of Jiu-Jitsu. Famous for transforming and ultimately laying the base for BJJ was Helio Gracie.


Ever since, the Gracie family has kept on developing BJJ further and further and brought forward many world champions along the way. Today, there are hundreds of Gracie academies all around the globe.


Felipe Cançado, himself a past student of Gracie Academy in Rio de Janeiro joined forces with Fenriz Gym to open the first official Gracie Academy in Berlin.

BJJ Training for beginners

Suitable for people with no prior Jiu Jitsu experience. The class is usually 60 minutes long and divided in three parts.


The first part is the warm-up focused on mobility specific for Jiu Jitsu. Secondly the technique where we show simple Jiu-Jitsu moves applied on everyday training and lastly sparring with two rounds by the end of the class where practitioners can apply the techniques in more realistic scenarios.


The sparring part will only be available for people with prior experience or students in their 5th or later class. Beginners with less than 5 classes will spend the last section of the class reinforcing what was learned during the technique part of the class.

InterMediate BJJ Courses

Suitable for people with two months of experience in Jiu-Jitsu and available for trials for people with prior experience in other Gyms.


The class varies between 60 – 90 min and is divided into the following parts: the warm-up, focused on drills related to the subject of the class; techniques in which one or two moves will be learned; and the sparring which will be divided into specific tasks training the technique or position of the day and free sparring so people can exercise what they have learned, considering the safety measures in place at the time.

Advanced BJJ Courses

Suitable for people with a minimum of one year experience and available for trials for people with a blue belt rank or higher.


The class is 60 or 90 minutes long and divided into a quick warm-up, techniques focused on moves with a higher complexity level, and 30 minutes of sparring, with specific training and free sparring.

Team Gracie BJJ Berlin


Blackbelt and head coach of Gracie Academy Berlin. He got his knowledge in his home town Rio de Janeiro and is now sharing it with you.


Peter has multiple years of experience in both Judo and BJJ. That's why he helps us teach you how to throw others on the floor.


Dirk has a background in medicine. At Fenriz he helps our kids to understand the fundamentals of BJJ.


Nesim has been a member of the gym since forever. He seeks a career as a professional MMA fighter and helps us teach it too.

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Frequently asked questions.

You have to be 18 or older in order to sign up for a membership yourself. If you are between 16 and 18 it is necessary to bring a signed letter of consent from your legal guardian including a copy of their ID to sign up. If you are younger than 16 your legal guardian has to be present when signing up. Should you sign up online and you are younger than 16 your legal guardian has to be present when you visit the gym for the first time to pick up your membership card.

Memberships are between 1 and 12 months long. For an overview of all our membership models please visit our membership page.

Make sure to bring clean bathing shoes or flip flops. You are not allowed to enter the gym barefoot, in socks or in street shoes. This is to keep the mats clean and avoid skin infections. Bring a towel and sportswear. The sportswear will depend on the course you are participating in. For more information please check our packing lists. Bring something to drink but make sure it’s no glass bottle.


Make sure you have read the updated corona information page and our house rules as you will find more information on what to bring there.

Yes! Most of our coaches speak several languages and classes are taught bilingual-

Yes we do. Regular training only happens in groups but if you are interested in 1:1 sessions please ask our coaches directly or send us an e-mail telling us what you are looking for.

In sparring we emphasise a focus on correct technique and performance. We encourage you to communicate with each other about power and intensity. Often we like to set certain tasks and do play sparring, a playful exchange of techniques. Of course in fight preparation we will adjust the intensity accordingly, these sparring sessions are reserved for advanced students and competitors.

You can find us at Lobeckstraße 36 in 10969, Berlin – Kreuzberg. From Lobeckstraße enter the tunnel with the big bicycle sign on top. Once in the backyard turn left immediately. The first door on the left on ground-floor is the entrance to our gym.

For your 2 trial classes you only need regular equipment and sportswear – no need for gloves yet. After your trials you will have to get your own equipment or rent equipment from us for a fee.

You need to bring sportswear without and metal parts on it. Bring bathing shoes or flip-flops that you don’t wear outside and a towel.

For your first visit make sure to arrive 10 minutes earlier. We will need the time to check you in, show you around and introduce you to the coach. Before the class starts make sure to remove all jewellery and piercings and to cut your nails short to avoid injuring yourself or your partner.

You get to participate in 2 trial classes for free. After those classes we are happy to advice you on the model that makes the most sense for you.