We founded Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu in October of 2018. Our vision and mission is to improve and protect the lives of others in our community. We do this through teaching the art of Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) and judo.

What is Brazilian jiu jitsu?:

Jiu jitsu levels the playing field when it comes to self defense! Our student base ranges from children (age 5 and up), to men and women, law enforcement and first responders, to people of all ages, health and fitness levels, who all have one common goal in mind: To be able to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Team Rigan Machado

Team Rigan Machado offers exemplary training for fitness, self-defense and body/mind conditioning. We also offer specific classes geared towards women, children, and law enforcement.

Loveland Jiu Jitsu

Self defense designed for men, women, kids and law enforcement.


We have numerous programs designed for almost everyone. Our Brazilian jiu jitsu program is designed for men, women, families children, law enforcement and first responders. Our judo program is designed for ages 13 +.


View our current schedule here. As our academy grows, so will the availability of our class schedule.


View photos of our training, our students, and our events.


Rigan Machado

Master Rigan Machado. RMBJJ Network

Troy Pettyjohn

Head Instructor Adult BJJ. Judo Sensei.

Matt Shoup

Head Instructor Children's BJJ & Law Enforcement BJJ

Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu Reviews

View our customer's thoughts of Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu from Google.

    review rating 5  They do an amazing job here and all the instructors are very knowledgeable in jujitsu . I can confidently call everyone here my family. This is great organization where I can bring my children. I highly recommend this place.

    thumb Shawn Gladu

    review rating 5  After not training for a couple years, these guys met me at my own level. They were kind and welcoming and I felt right at home. Their attention to detail and their patience is all inclusive no matter what stage of your journey. Can't wait to go back and train. ๐Ÿ˜€

    thumb Debra Amick

    review rating 5  Great Jiu Jitsu/Judo instruction from highly skilled instructors. Regardless of your level of experience, you will be made to feel welcome from your very first class. This academy continues to grow everyday, and itโ€™s easy to see why!!

    thumb Nash Martin

    review rating 5  NoCo Jiu Jitsu is a safe place to learn, grow and gain confidence! The instructors truly have a heart for people / family and it shows through their ethics and how staff / members are treated. Love it!

    thumb Chloe Romero