Mission Statement

"We seek to train body, mind and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. We envision the art as a vehicle for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit, going beyond the winning-losing or contest philosophy."    – Master Carlos Gracie, Jr.

About Us

Qualified Instructors

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All Instructors are ICP Certified complete with background check and CPR certification.

Modern facility

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Proudly serving our community since 2011.

Located in the center of beautiful 

Colorado Springs!

Over 2,100 square feet of mat space and state of the art facilities are kept clean and ready for classes.

Our Philosophy

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“My life is dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu. My goal was simply to build a brotherhood to lead the expansion of Jiu-Jitsu while respecting the essence of our art. My students are an extension of my family. I want each one of them to achieve their personal best while helping spread Jiu-Jitsu. We must do that honoring the traditions and efforts of those who came before us.” – Carlos Gracie Jr.

Meet our Instructors

Head Instructor


Professor Bryan Waltz 

Started BJJ in 2000

Black Belt Second Degree under Professor Roberto "TUSSA" Alencar under Master Carlos Gracie Jr.  



Professora Vanessa Wexler

Started BJJ in 2003

Black Belt 

4X Master World Champion

Pan American Champion

First & only female BJJ Black Belt in Colorado Springs



Professor Joe-Jitsu

Started BJJ in 2000

Black Belt 



Professor Jeremy Wynia

Black Belt

3X Master World Champion

Wrestling Coach



Coach Daniel Sandoval  Brown Belt

Coach Paul Melcher  Brown Belt

Coach Casey Pratt  Brown Belt

Coach Kevin Giddens  Purple Belt

Coach Mike Costa  Purple Belt



Professor Itacio Lisboa 

Black Belt Fifth Degree

Weekly Programs


Weekly Class Schedule

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit!

Gracie barra colorado springs headquarters

1360 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909, United States

(719) 246-1111