Train Hard, Live Gently

Each of us comes from a diverse and unique set of circumstances. We have all overcome trials in life to get to where we are. Perhaps you are coming across this page for the first time, searching for yourself, or searching for kids martial arts classes in Denver for your children. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a life-changing practice, a positive force for empowering adults and children alike to own their personal power with grace and ease. We train hard so we can live more fully and walk more peacefully in the world, truly knowing the meaning of walking in balance.

Jiu Jitsu is the gift of confidence and unity, and the community we both participate in and co-create gives us the chance to give full expression to our healthiest, happiest, whole selves with the support of others. Beyond strengthening the body, Jiu Jitsu strengthens the spirit, creating a space for emotional security, self-respect, and respect for our world community.

If you are looking for a way to bring balance, clarity, focus, strength, and peace into your life, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an amazing avenue to explore. Come and join in this beautiful practice we call, “the gentle art.”

Local BJJ Academy Strengthens the Community

Founder and head instructor Steve Hordinski, who teaches BJJ in Littleton, has made part of Gracie Colorado’s mission one of creating positive outlets for confidence building within the local community. When he’s not at the dojo with his students, you can find him holding seminars on safety and self defense for women, ending bullying, or general self-defense techniques. Community outreach is certainly in line with the principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that Hordinski imparts in his classes and seminars: respect, honor, discipline, courage, commitment, and family values. If you’re looking for a way to build up your confidence, BJJ is a wonderful tool for boosting not only physical health, but emotional wellbeing, too.