What an amazing opportunity to be able to live in a comfortable suburban setting, and yet learn the most powerful form of martial art practiced in the world. Derived from the ancient fighting techniques of the Japanese samurai and perfected and made efficient in the mean streets of Brazil, Gracie Jiu Jitsu is likely the most effective form of martial art available today. From Brazil itself and the original teachings of the founder, Helio Gracie, to his son Relson Gracie, to Gracie Colorado founder Steve Hordinski, the authentic teachings thrive and find root in Colorado soil.

Martial Arts from a World Class Professional

Gracie Colorado founder Steve Hordinski trained directly under a son of Helio Gracie, the founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu himself. Steve’s record speaks volumes with its countless wins and submissions over world class grapplers from around the globe. His passion and love for this art is passed along to his students and fellow teachers, expecting and instilling the best that this unique art can offer. As his students progress, they often find themselves in the role of instructor, passing along the wisdom and experience that they have garnered. Try Highlands Ranch Jiu Jitsu for yourself. You will likely find that you just began the first step in the journey of a lifetime.

Self Empowerment Through Denver Self Defense Classes

Whether you have been a victim of violence, or want to ensure that you never are; whether you want to protect yourself or your loved ones; studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Denver self defense classes can assure you relative peace of mind. The Gracie Jiu Jitsu system focuses heavily on functional, reality based self defense you can actually use when needed. No fancy spinning back flips, no crane poses, no cartwheels. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is simple and effective- designed to address the threat directly and easily so that anyone can do it. Realize greater comfort, increased safety and self empowerment.