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Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu Is Open for Business. Same Why, Different How and What for the Moment!


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  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

    review rating 5  Great gym, professional & friendly, knowledgeable instructors who've established an inclusive no-ego culture. I was hooked from the very first class.

    thumb Josh Ferris

    review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  My family has trained with both Matt and Troy for a few years. I can't say enough amazing things about them. They are great with both kids and adults. They want the best for their students and cultivate a safe, friendly environment. I highly recommended them to anyone looking to start Jiu-justji.

    thumb Andrea Jasper