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!

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.  

We’re here to Change your Life

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.  

Training On the GO We’ve made learning easier, convenient and way more fun!  Take your training on the go and enjoy the benefit of reviewing class material from your portable devices anytime… and anywhere.  We video record all drills and make them available on our school channel.

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.

A Holistic Approach to the Martial Arts.

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Your Flo Life Instructors 


At FLO you’ll have the opportunity to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from one of the most influential instructors in the world today – The “Spider Ninja” Mike Bidwell! He’s a 40 year veteran of the Martial Arts with black belts in multiple styles including a Second degree black belt in BJJ. Professor Bidwell also runs his wildly popular BJJAfter40 website  which is dedicated to longevity for all practitioners. Seen by millions and featured on all major Fitness media outlets, His site is a top coveted martial arts resource featuring ongoing weekly video instructionals, motivational material and much more. As the creator of The HeadHunter, BoneBreaker & Leg Strangler instructional series Mike is in demand as one the most sought after sources for sustainable, remarkable and show stopping Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


For more information on The HeadHunter, The BoneBreaker and The Leg Strangler click here.  

366-3664758_4-stars-5-star-reviews-icon-hd-png.pngMike Bidwell has developed his own unique style of BJJ and this is very reflective in this series of videos. Each video focuses on a different choke essentially and demonstrates multiple entries and setups for the choke. I’m amazed at the creative types of chokes he has designed and the surprising entries to execute them. Without trying to I saw an opening and decided to use a head loops choke the other day when rolling with my training partner. It’s was incredibly effective and even if the person can prevent the all out choke, it is an extremely effective control for the person choking. Essentially, that’s my overall message for Bidwell’s system- filled with unique techniques and chokes that at the very least are incredible controls for a person to subdue and aggressor. Many of them rely more on technique, as well, instead of strength, which makes them that much more effective in my opinion. I’m a proponent of this type of Jiu Jitsu as I’m over 30 years old now and get injured much easier…definitely worth the money in my opinion because it’s essentially a seminar you can return to whenever you want to.  Once someone has a good understanding of body mechanics and basic submissions, then this system would be tremendously helpful for them to get in my opinion. What’s nice too is that although Bidwell does not really speak of concepts outright, their is a conceptual basis for each of these chokes and I feel like once that is mastered, this video is well worth getting. 

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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Location:  9191 West Jewell Avenue Lakewood, CO 80232 (corner of Jewell & Garrison, near Blackjack Pizza)

Ph. 720-665-4035