Diego Saraiva BJJ

Discover Your Inner Champion

Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we help people discover their inner champion – growing stronger, healthier, and more confident – in a friendly and welcoming environment.  We can help you, too!


To Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We are the premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Norcross, Georgia.  We believe that jiu jitsu is a lifestyle that transcends the sport and self-defense.  It improves the whole person – physically, mentally, and emotionally.  We offer classes for people of all ages and fitness levels in an environment that is safe, friendly, & supportive.

Be the athlete you are meant to be

While your mind is focused on new challenges, you’ll forget that you’re getting an aerobic and anaerobic workout and blasting calories away. But you’ll know you’re an athlete when you feel more fit than ever before.

Be Capable

Don’t just hope that your skills will work if you ever need them. Experience the effectiveness of your skills every time you train with people of all sizes and strengths. 

Be Confident

There’s a reason that Brazilian Jiu jitsu is central to Mixed Martial Arts and essential to winning in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It’s the single most practical and effective martial art for physical conflict and self defense.

Be in Good Company

There’s just something that happens when you train with others – a fundamental element of learning jiu jitsu. Training partners become friends, and friends become family.

Getting Started is as Easy as 1-2-3

1. Get My Free Trial

Check us out, and the sport, for FREE.  Get a 2 week trial at no cost with no obligation.  We’ll provide everything you need.

2. Join the family

After completing your trial, select a membership option to become part of our jiu jitsu family.


The benefits of jiu jitsu will help you discover your inner champion and win in life.


With over 30 black belt medals in the most prestigious events (IBJJF), Diego is one of the most decorated BJJ athletes in Atlanta.  He is a World Championship medalist and 8-time Pan American Championship medalist.  In additon, he is a:

  • 7-time Atlanta Open Champion
  • American Nationals Champion
  • European Champion
  • 5-time Open Champion (Cincinnati, Nashville, Washington DC, Lisbon, & Rome)


Start a free trial before Sept 1st and save if you decide to join us afterwards. (Offer valid for 12 month memberships.)


Roan Jucao Carneiro

UFC Fighter, Head Coach ATT Atlanta

One of the best BJJ coaches in GA. I am happy to call him a friend.

Jorge Aiello

Student & Diego Saraiva Black Belt

All I can say is that I have trained with many different people over the years but Diego has been the best. He is not only my professor but a friend. He truly cares about his students and he believes in family and loyalty. I have always enjoyed training in his classes. He has an infectious happy attitude and he is a class act. He is one of the best Jiu Jitsu guys in Atlanta. Anyone who trains under him should be proud to call him your professor.

Kurt Stephen

Student, BJJ Purple Belt

Diego is simply awesome. Great at Jiu-Jitsu, great friend and teacher, great human being.

Douglas Lima

Former Bellator Welterweight World Champion

One of the best black belts I’ve ever been honored to train with!!!

Steve Snyder

Student, BJJ Black Belt

Diego is an exceptional person, instructor, and practitioner. He will definitely help you reach goals and accomplish amazing things. 

Our Blog & News

New Class Announcement

Calling all you early birds .... we are adding a 6am morning jiu jitsu class - All Levels with Gi -- on Tuesdays!  Our first class will be next Tuesday, Sept 24th --- at 6am.  We are excited to be adding to our schedule already --- for us it's a sign of growth.  We...

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5 Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids

I am asked quite often if Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (bjj) is appropriate for kids :  "doesn’t it teach them how to fight, make them more aggressive, and possibly turning them into bullies"?  Well nothing could be further from the truth. I typically let them know 5 things...

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