New Schedule Updates for 2018

We are making some schedule changes and updates for 2018!

Starting Monday, January 8, 2018:


  • Monday evening, we are adding a later 7:00pm-8:00pm class with Troy Everett.


  • Thursday evening, 6:00pm-7:00pm class will be more competition focused with more drilling, take-downs and competition fundamentals. This is still open to all students and all levels; just a slightly different format and curriculum.

Saturday Morning Second Hour

  • On Saturday morning, the first hour from 10:00a-11:00am will remain the same covering Gracie Fundamentals with Bryan Camron and Andrew Miller.
  • The second hour from 11:00am-12:00pm will now be Open Mat rolling session, open to any practitioners, friends, family, etc.
    (All participants will need to complete a liability waiver and still need to be 18 or over, or have a legal parent/guardian present.)

We hope this schedule helps accommodate and expand opportunities for both our students and instructors, including bringing in other talent from the local Jiu-Jitsu community.

View our schedule here for details

How to stick with your New Year’s Resolutions

Many individuals make New Year’s resolutions and according to BusinessInsider 2016, over 80% fail at keeping their resolutions.

There are many reasons why some people don’t maintain their resolutions, from unrealistic goals, too large of a lifestyle change, financial reasons, schedule conflicts and lack of enthusiasm or motivation.

Mile High Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has all of those covered for you!

What if I can’t keep up?
Our Jiu-Jitsu program allows all individuals of all types and health levels participate and progress at your own pace. There is no race to the top here, just move at your own pace and towards your own goals. (note: It usually takes the average practitioner about 10 years to reach black belt, you have plenty of time).

What if I’m not athletic?
Although Jiu-Jitsu may be viewed as a combat sport and plays a major role in MMA events like the UFC, Jiu-Jitsu is a low impact art. “Jiu-Jitsu” actually translates to “gentle art.” It revolves around mostly grappling techniques and take-downs, there is no striking such as punches or kicks.
You don’t need to be a sculpted athlete or have ironman-like conditioning to start Jiu-Jitsu. That will all come in time. The art allows you to take advantage of your body style, work with your fitness as it is, and a lot of Jiu-Jitsu is mental. Some say it is like “physical chess.” We have all types of people training with us, from 5 year old children, students, military personnel and vets, to business professionals, both men and women.

What about costs?
We offer some of the lowest rates for Jiu-Jitsu in the Colorado front-range area. It’s usually lower than most conventional gym memberships. We also do not require long-term contracts, and we do not have extra fees or penalties. You can hold your membership or cancel anytime! You will not be locked-in to any contract.View our prices here.

What if I’m too busy?
We offer 2 primary memberships for adults: 2 Days per week, for those with busier schedules, or full Unlimited for those who have time for more progressive training.
We offer various classes throughout the week and weekend. Many of our students have full-time jobs, go to school or both, and we understand that it can be hard to make it to class with our busy lives. We have devised a schedule and memberships to provide you with several accommodating options.View our schedule here.

What if I’m not excited about it?
Some people’s New Year’s resolutions involve activities that may not be exciting or “fun” and can lose momentum very soon. Jiu-Jitsu is very dynamic and there are so many aspects of it that it will be rare to get bored, or not be motivated to do it. There is always something new to learn and you are improving yourself in various areas along the way. Almost everyone that trains with us feels it is “addicting” and they cannot wait to return to their next class. Not only is it a great way to get fit and improve your health, lose weight, but it also has practical self-defense applications as well.

What if I don’t work or live that close to the gym?
We are located just 10-15 minutes west of central downtown. We are just off of some of the main roadways such as Wadsworth (N-S) and Colfax (E-W) which make it very quick and convenient to get to, by car, cycling or even via public transportation such as RTD bus. Our location is also accessible via the RTD Light Rail West line, with a station just a couple blocks away. If we are not close to your work, school or home, then there is likely another Jiu-Jitsu gym nearby. Even if you don’t join Mile High Gracie, we hope you find a good school near you to begin your Jiu-Jitsu journey.

So, you now have NO EXCUSES to start Jiu-Jitsu for your New Year’s Resolution for 2018!

We hope to see you on the mats! If not ours, hopefully you find a place that suits your needs.

Check out our FREE TRIAL here.


We wil have a very special guest coming through December 16th and hosting a 2 hour seminar at Mile High Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Lakewood, Colorado. 3rd degree black belt, Ricardo Coffee Garone, will be coming though and hosting a special 2 hour $30 seminar for Mile High Gracie members.

Hurry and we only have 15 spots available and they will go quick.

Ricardo Garone began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey under, Ryan Gracie, in São Paulo Brazil. He earned his black belt from, Robert Godoi. He is now a 3rd degree black belt. Ricardo has fought in world class competitions and tournaments and has won several major titles.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Hélio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Ricardo Garone

  • Gold – America National Championship 2017
  • Gold – Boston International Open Championship 2017
  • Gold – (No Gi)Austin International Open Championship 2017
  • Silver – (No Gi) America National Championship 2017
  • Bronze – New York International Open Championship 2017
  • Brazilian National Champion
  • Multiple Sao Palo State Champion Black belt

Seminar Info:

Price: $30.00
Date: Saturday, December 16th
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Class Type: Gi
Location: Mile High Gracie in Lakewood, CO
Register: CLOSED

This seminar will be in-place of our normal Saturday morning class – normal class will be cancelled.

Congrats, Troy Everett on your win at Fight to Win Pro 55

We wanted to congratulate Troy Everett on his win at the recent Fight to Win Pro 55 in Denver, CO. This was his first brown belt pro match after receiving his promotion a couple of months ago.

He finished his Fight to Win Pro 55 match with a bow & arrow choke against Hernandez who put up a great fight.

Congratulations and we ar so proud to have you representing Mile High Gracie!

Photos coming soon.

Troy Everett competing in Fight to Win Pro 55 Denver

Our own, Troy Everett is competing in the Fight to Win Pro 55 in Denver, Friday November, 17th at the National Western Complex. He will be at brown belt gi 185lbs. division this coming off his last purple belt win by submission.

We are excited to see him compete an represent Mile High Gracie!

If you want to get tickets and support him, visit:
Event: Fight to Win Pro 55 Denver CO
Fighter: Troy Everett

Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes starting Sep 18

We are reinstating our kids program here at Mile High Gracie Jiu Jitsu!

One of our awesome instructors, Andrew Miller, will be hosting kids No Gi classes on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at 5:00pm-6:00pm. Andrew has had great experience and success teaching kids classes, and coaching them for tournaments at other programs, and is now bringing that to Mile High Gracie.

Our kids classes are for children ages 7-14 years of age.

We also offer a 2 WEEK FREE TRIAL for kids, so you can ensure that your kids are happy training jiu-jitsu at Mile High Gracie. Sign up for our free trial now!

We do offer family discounts for multiple family members such as parents and kids or siblings.

Please contact us to learn more.

Ralek Gracie Surprise Visit August

We wanted to thank, Ralek Gracie for making a surprise visit this past Wednesday, August 30th. The class was packed with some visitors from out of town and other schools. He put on a great class around stand-up, hip control, and how to help improve your mount game.

It’s always a pleasure to have you at our gym, Ralek. That type of world class talent and skill is amazing to see and learn from first-hand. You are always welcome at Mile High Gracie!

Congratulations to our team who competed at the Colorado Open 2017

We would like to congratulate everyone on our team that competed in the Fight to Win Colorado Open 2017, Saturday, August 19th.

We have several students compete and put it all on those mats. We are extremely proud of each and every one of you. It takes a lot to prepare and compete in a tournament.

We also had a few of our students who took gold!

Womens Gi White belt 155lbs.

  • First Place: Angela Lenz

Mens No Gi Rookie 165lbs.

  • First Place: Matt Lindsay

Mens No Gi Rookie 185lbs.

  • First Place: Andrew Reckmeyer

Thanks for representing Mile High Gracie!
Andrew Miller, Erika Nuebauer, Andrew Reckmeyer, Matt Lindsay, Angela Lenz