Clark Gracie Academy – Norway
BJJ Head Instructor – Daniel Snekvik
1340 Skui, Bærum
Daniel was introduced to martial arts when he started training Muay Thai Boxing in 2008, but only
after discovering BJJ in 2009 did he become truly devoted to martial arts and self defense. He
started teaching BJJ in Norway as a blue belt in 2011. In 2012 he quit his day job and traveled the
world for 9 months to focus on martial arts, enjoying training camps in countries such as China,
Thailand, Phillippines, Brazil (Carlson Gracie Jr) and USA (Clark Gracie Jiu Jitsu).
In pursuit of further martial arts adventures he later moved to China where he ended up
staying for 14 months before later moving back to Norway and fulfilling a dream of opening up his
own martial arts centre. He teamed up with partner Knut Roska with a background in Kyokushin
Karate and together they opened up Bærum Mixed Martial Arts in 2015.
Daniel visited the CGJJ Team in San Diego in 2010 and has returned regularly ever since. The
Gracie approach to BJJ really resonated with him, an approach that includes the promotion of good
physical and mental health, as well as a good and gentle attitude towards life in general. He
appreciated Clark’s teaching style and martial arts philosophy. Clark and Daniel became friends
and later did some traveling and training together in Australia and Sweden.