Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta

Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta

Diego is a 5th degree black belt and has represented Team Nova União for over 20 years. While known

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04/24/2024

Thank you so much everyone that took some time to wish me a happy birthday! Definitely made me feel special!! 42 has never felt better!!

Photos from Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta's post 12/21/2023

Wrapping up 2023 the best way possible! Congratulations to everyone that was promoted last night. We are very proud of each one of you! 2024 will be even better! .ceara

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA 12/19/2023

"I was visiting the area and dropped into the gym for a no gi class. We learned some great side control techniques and had some fun rounds. Everybody is super nice, you can tell they have a great culture here.

Highly recommend to anyone in the area!" says Matt on Google

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA ★★★★★ I was visiting the area and dropped into the gym for a no gi class. We learned some great side control techniques and had some fun rounds. Everybody is super nice, you can tell they have a great culture here. Highly recommend to anyone in the area!

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA 12/16/2023

"This is an excellent BJJ gym! Great classes and a super welcoming community. I'm in and out of the area visiting from time to time and it's always fantastic here." says Joshua on Google

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA ★★★★★ This is an excellent BJJ gym! Great classes and a super welcoming community. I'm in and out of the area visiting from time to time and it's always fantastic here.

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA 11/28/2023

"Love it here, best dojo I’ve trained at up to this point. Diego is awesome, it’s a wholesome community, lots of rolling, really can’t ask for much more. Highly recommend for anyone looking to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!" says Adam on Google

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA ★★★★★ Love it here, best dojo I’ve trained at up to this point. Diego is awesome, it’s a wholesome community, lots of rolling, really can’t ask for much more. Highly recommend for anyone looking to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

09/24/2023

Brazilian Nogi National Champion! I usually don’t post a lot about my wins but this one I was fighting against myself and the scale! Came to Brazil 7 pounds overweight and had to cut 4 before my match , in my whole Jiujitsu career and my 42 mma fights I never lost to the scale, I think if one day this happens it’s maybe time to stop because I will be so disappointed on myself and in my mind it’s unacceptable… As I am getting older it’s harder and harder! 🤣Big thanks to my wife Fernanda Saraiva for always supporting me , my professor Guilherme Santos my students and my team

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA 08/28/2023

"I knew no one when I moved to Norcross, Diego’s gym is the only place I went where I immediately made friends. The coaching is the highest quality, and the people will always show you respect. Couldn’t recommend it enough." says Henry on Google

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA ★★★★★ I knew no one when I moved to Norcross, Diego’s gym is the only place I went where I immediately made friends. The coaching is the highest quality, and the people will always show you respect. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

Photos from Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta's post 07/26/2023

Happy Birthday Mil!!!! Vc foi um presente que Deus me deu, que vc seja muito feliz e consiga realizar todos seus sonhos! Estou aqui pro que der e vier pra vc! Te amo filha! Parabéns também pra minha sogra que amo tanto! Hoje foi um dia especial!

07/16/2023

1st place Gi and No Gi today at Atlanta! This is our first trophy as a team in a tournament in Atlanta. I want to congratulate and thanks everyone involved. All the athletes that competed, professors, coaches everyone that was there and made that happened. I personally have achieved almost every major title on BJJ but this one feels way more special. Thanks for a great and well organized event. On to the next one! OSS!!!

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA 06/30/2023

"A welcoming team and fun atmosphere. Professor Diego and the Nova União team are exceptional at helping one another build as athletes and individuals. If you’re looking for community, this is the gym to try!" says Andy on Google

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA ★★★★★ A welcoming team and fun atmosphere. Professor Diego and the Nova União team are exceptional at helping one another build as athletes and individuals. If you’re looking for community, this is the gym to try!

02/21/2023

Law Enforcement only class with Professor Diego Saraiva in the house sharing his passion with the Officers 🚔❤️🥋


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Photos from Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta's post 12/12/2022

That is the end of my 2022 season! 2nd place at worlds no gi and second place overall!! This was a very challenging year with some injuries, ups and downs but at the end I am very happy to be doing what I love!!! Thanks to my wife , my team and students that push me hard!!! Also big thanks to Barbour Orthopaedics in special Dr for taking the best care of this old body!!!

Photos from Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta's post 11/21/2022

Saint George is finally completed!!! I couldn’t be happier how it turned out!!! Thank you so much you are so amazing!!

Photos from Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta's post 10/02/2022

What a weekend full of Jiujitsu and lots of learning!!! Very humbled to represent this team with my heart and soul!! First Nova Uniao international Training Camp was a success and I’m very honored to be part of it. Thanks , and for the certificate and recognition. Also big thanks to for opening his gym to us. Thanks for all the knowledge and leadership shared throughout the years. Great seeing old friends and also Meeting new ones. More than a Team a Family

09/05/2022

Open Mat 12pm!

Photos from Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta's post 09/04/2022

This weekend I wrapped up my Master 2 season. It has been a very challenging year with lots of injuries but I managed to compete and work in so many great tournaments. From 1380 athletes I ended up in number 3 overall and number 1 in feather weight for the second year in a row. Jiu Jitsu is my life and I will compete until my body gives up on me. The Wold Masters this year was the biggest tournament In history and I am so happy that I was part of it. I got Third place on a very difficult bracket. It was an intense weekend working but it was priceless to be able able to see so many old friends and watch great matches. As you know me I will always believe on the old school Jiu Jitsu. Thank you again to my students that are also my training partners and specially my wife for believing so much on myself and always being on my corner. I will be moving up to Master 3 next year and I hope to be able to compete as much as I did on Master 2. OSS!!!

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA 08/30/2022

"This is the best place in the state to train. It’s very rare to find a world class gym that also has a laid back and welcoming feel to it. Highly recommend!" says William on Google

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA ★★★★★ This is the best place in the state to train. It’s very rare to find a world class gym that also has a laid back and welcoming feel to it. Highly recommend!

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA 08/28/2022

"Great facility, great instruction, and great atmosphere. Highly recommend to train here if you are in the Atlanta area. Plenty of experienced men and women training here and great to train at, whether you are experienced or just starting." says Peter on Google

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA ★★★★★ Great facility, great instruction, and great atmosphere. Highly recommend to train here if you are in the Atlanta area. Plenty of experienced men and women training here and great to train at, whether you are experienced or just starting.

07/23/2022

I was born April 23rd, Saint George’s day and I am sure he has protected me this whole life. Now, thanks to he got my back forever. This is a work in progress. It’s hard to believe it’s not even finished yet. Stani my brother thank you so much for working on this project with me, it means a lot. You are an amazing artist and an exceptional professional. Can’t wait until this is finished. Also thanks for don’t let me lose the focus on this project 🤣

05/22/2022

Houston open Champion Gi and No Gi. It was my first time competing since my injury in Dublin last month. Big thanks to for taking such a good Care of my body and getting me back to competing as quickly as possible!

05/22/2022

Houston open Champion Gi and No Gi. It was my first time competing since my injury in Dublin last month. Big thanks to for taking such a good Care of my body and getting me back to competing as soon as possible!

05/09/2022

I can’t thank enough all the team and staff . As everyone know I have been dealing with back and sciatica pain for a long time and last week in Dublin I had a rupture of my biceps tendon. Dr Barbour and his whole team has been nothing but Amazing. This whole process of being injured and recovering is frustrating but I am lucky to have the best team of doctor around me. Thank you Dr Nicole! 🙏🏼

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA 05/04/2022

"Awesome BJJ spot. It was my first time doing Bjj, I trained here for close to 2 months before I had to relocate to another state. Diego is super nice and very knowledgeable instructor as well as Mark. It felt like a family and everyone was very respectful and trying to help each other learn and grow during rolling. Highly recommended if you trying to start bjj" says Zaid on Google

Diego Saraiva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Nova União Atlanta | Norcross, GA ★★★★★ Awesome BJJ spot. It was my first time doing Bjj, I trained here for close to 2 months before I had to relocate to another state. Diego is super nice and very knowledgeable instructor as well as Mark. It felt like a family and everyone was very respectful and trying to help each othe...

04/18/2022

Black belt 5th degree! Thank you do the recognition, thank you my master and thank you to everyone that somehow was or still is part of my journey. Jiu jitsu changed my life and I’m very fortunate to be able to do what I love. Osss!!

04/13/2022

Sorry for the late post… Last weekend I fought the IBJJF pan ams and was able to win for the second time consecutive 21/22! Words cannot express how happy I am to win this one in special “the biggest one to date”, since last year I have been through so many injuries and my body was trying to give up but my mind always refused, I have been dealing with 3 herniated discs on top of sciatic pain and a 50% tear on my rotator cuff, I was able to modify my training and still perform ! I want to thank my wife in special for always been there for me, my students, my team and family!!! Also congrats to my wife for her second place , for the bronze and and Edgar “pinche” for trying hard and leave everything on the mat! Love you guys! On to the next!!!

Photos from Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta's post 10/03/2021

Charlotte Open! All I can say is I’m so proud of my team. We brought 4 athletes to compete. We got 3 golds and got bronze on the adult absolute division. Thank you guys for making the effort to compete out of town! I know it was a long day but we made it! Congratulations again and Arman.

09/13/2021

Very honored to have at my gym this Thursday for a workshop. Training Jiu Jitsu since 1990, Ricardo Bastos Cruz “Rico” became black belt in 2002 and since then has competed and win the major tournaments in Brasil and USA. Rico is one of the referee’s coordinator for the IBJJF witch is the most prestigious federation in the world. Everyone is welcome but spots are limited. DM us to save yours.

Photos from Diego Saraiva BJJ - Nova Uniao Atlanta's post 09/07/2021

My first pans was in 1999, lost ref decision, went back in 2003 as an adult black belt and got third, took a break competing from 2006/2012 to focus more in mma, but my passion always have been bjj and between this time I made sure to keep training with the Gi! Long story short never stop believing in your Dreams it may take a long time to achieve but it is possible if you believe!!!! 2021 Pan Am Champion!!! Big congrats to my wife that brought home back 2 medals third in her division and second in open class!!! Very proud of you babe!!! Thanks to all my students, coaches that keep the gym working while we are traveling! Thanks to my professor Guilherme Santos for the support!!

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About Us

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.

Our founder, Diego Saraiva, is one of the most decorated athletes in Atlanta with over 30 black belt titles in the most prestigious events in the sport. Because of the impact it had on his own life, and he’s witnessed in so many others, he sees Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a pathway to discover your inner champion. It’s a means to push & challenge yourself to becoming the best version you can be. In the process, you’ll improve your physical and mental health, your ability to defend yourself & your family, and you’ll gain confidence. And at Diego Saraiva BJJ, you will be surrounded by supportive training partners who become friends and family.

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6290 McDonough Drive, Suite H
Norcross, GA
30093

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 1pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 12pm - 1pm
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday 12pm - 1pm
8pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 10:30pm - 1pm

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