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.


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Rigan Machado

Master Rigan Machado. RMBJJ Network

Troy Pettyjohn

Head Professor Adult BJJ. Judo Sensei.

Matt Shoup

Head Professor Children's BJJ & Law Enforcement BJJ

Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu Reviews

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

    5 star review  I highly recommend this academy. I have had opportunities to experience other gyms and Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu is impressive. Great instructors who are very friendly and provide a welcoming environment. Quality training and curriculum for self defense and law enforcement.

    thumb Jennifer Mendez

    5 star review  We just absolutely love it here! My daughter just started and she already loves it. Everyone there has been beyond helpful, not only with us, but with each other. You can see the genuine care they have for everyone who is there, if that is a student or a parent with questions. It's amazing how they are willing to take the time to discuss anything with you and are very open. I would recommend this place to anyone!!! Thank you all so much for the care you have for your students!!!

    thumb Tonya Blazer

    5 star review  I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at NoCo Jiu Jitsu. The atmosphere that has been established here is welcoming, patient, supportive, knowledgeable all while being challenging physically and mentally. I recommend NoCo Jiu Jitsu to all levels of experience, age groups, and physical abilities.

    thumb Culp Family

    5 star review  Great environment! Everyone you meet here is super friendly, and happy that you show up to class! No matter how nervous you are to start training, they make you feel comfortable! Everyone you work with makes sure that you're understanding everything they are teaching you, and they love when you ask questions. I would highly recommend Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu!

    thumb Jessey Mansfield