Diego Saraiva BJJ
Discover Your Inner Champion
Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we help people discover their inner champion – growing healthier, more capable, and more confident – in a friendly 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.
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 healthier and more fit than ever before.
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.
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.
Watch our video to learn more about us.
Getting Started is as Easy as 1-2-3
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)
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.
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.
Student, BJJ Purple Belt
Diego is simply awesome. Great at Jiu-Jitsu, great friend and teacher, great human being.
Former Bellator Welterweight World Champion
One of the best black belts I’ve ever been honored to train with!!!
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
Teammates, Friends, and Family, One of the sayings at Saraiva BJJ is "teammates become friends, and friends become family." Diana started jiu jitsu some 5 plus years ago trying to find something she could belong to as she dealt with issues in her life that quite...read more
We are adding a new kids jiu jitsu class to our schedule on Tuesdays at 6pm!! To make space in the schedule, we are slightly adjusting the Tuesday evening Adult Beginners class to start at 7pm instead of 6:30. So the new Tuesday evening schedule, starting on October...read more
Congratulations to DJ Wegesin for his big 1st round submission victory at NFC #5! Also, big props to Brian Brown for competing in this huge event. He lost a close match (ref decision after overtime) to a very experienced opponent. Diego was a ref at the event, and...read more