Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Flo

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has roots as an ancient samurai battlefield art adapted as a self-defense system for modern society.  BJJ teaches that a smaller, weaker person can defeat a much larger person by the proper utilization of technique and leverage.  Jiu-Jitsu employs joint manipulations and choking techniques that can control and defeat a larger assailant.  Whether you’re a brand new beginner or more experienced athlete, anyone can do Jiu-Jitsu!  Even hollywood stars have been bitten by the BJJ bug!  61 year old Celebrity chef and TV star Anthony Bourdain trains BJJ.  He talks about his training in the video below.

Not only will you learn an effective self-defense system, improve balance and coordination, you’ll get in the best shape of your life!  We call is, “fitness with a purpose.”  You’re getting in shape while learning something useful….that’s truly fitness with a purpose.  People just like you have all gotten great results from training in Jiu-Jitsu.  You will improve confidence as you learn to use your body in a whole new way.  Your flexibility will dramatically increase as you transform your body and mind…working together cohesively.  


Benefits of Training Jiu-Jitsu:

  • Weight loss
  • Complete, full body workout
  • Learn effective self-defense
  • Strengthen core muscles
  • Improved cardiovascular
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Gain muscle
  • Escapism
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved memory function
  • Better problem solving skills
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun, while challenging yourself!


Getting into shape has never been so fun, challenging, inspiring and worthwhile.  At Flo Life BJJ+ you’ll learn this ancient art in a safe, non-threatening environment.  You’ll be guided through your Jiu-jitsu experience under the watchful eyes of our experienced instructors to ensure your safety and progression.  Our instructors can also aid you in questions related to diet, flexibility, meditation, recovery, injury prevention and more.  

Mike Bidwell, founder of BJJAfter40 after losing 50 pounds training in Jiu-Jitsu!  (age 47)

Technology in the classroom  At Flo Life BJJ+ we bring technology into the classroom.  Our instructors will teach a technique using the traditional method of demonstrating it on a live partner.  Then you’ll have the opportunity to see the move repeatedly on our larger than life 55 inch TV screen at multiple angles, slow motion, reverse, etc.  Our students love this innovative method of teaching as it helps them retain moves faster.  We have compiled an online library of over 1,000 public and private videos from our vast BJJAfter40 and BJJForKids collection.  Our students have on demand access to this ever-growing  library of instructional videos.




At Flo Life BJJ+ we promote the idea of ‘open source Jiu-Jitsu’.  In the world of computer programming, open source refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit.  We don’t think school names, teams, patches and affiliations should separate practitioners.  But rather bring people together to collaborate and share this ever-evolving, life changing art.  We welcome students of all backgrounds, ages, skill levels, teams and affiliations into our school.


For all who wish to learn.  Emily Griffith

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Your Flo Life Instructors 

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At Flo Life BJJ + you’ll have the opportunity to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from one of the most popular instructors in the world today, the “Spider Ninja” Mike Bidwell.  He is a first degree black belt in BJJ along with holding black belts in other martial arts.  Professor Bidwell also run his wildly popular BJJAfter40 website.  His site is one of the most well known martial arts websites in the world today featuring ongoing weekly video instructional’s, motivational material and more.  His videos have been seen by millions of viewers and practitioners throughout the world, and featured on many of the most popular martial arts websites.  Professor Bidwell is also the creator of the video instructional series called “Flow-Jitsu” which can be purchased on the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood website.  Mike is a sought after instructor and writer, having been interviewed on many of the most popular podcasts, websites and media outlets.  He is a 35 year veteran of the martial arts and holds black belts in multiple styles.

Our Team of patient, professional, seasoned instructors are here to help you achieve all of your goals.  Whether you’re a brand new beginner or seasoned athlete, our staff will be there every step of the way!




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To get started with TWO FREE CLASSES, complete the box below.  An instructor will contact you immediately to answer any questions you may have.  

Location:  9191 West Jewell Avenue Lakewood, CO 80232 (at the corner of Jewell & Garrison (near Blackjack Pizza) Ph. 720-665-4035