Youth Training

Bully-Proof your children today!


Proven Self-Defense Program: 100% effective!

Adult Training

Learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu from the source.

Metabolic Fitness

Conditioning the body and the mind!

Katharo Jiu Jitsu Brighton’s mission is to maintain the history and methods of the founding father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Grandmaster Helio Gracie. This is accomplished by practicing and teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu in a lineage directly from the source – beginning with Helio Gracie, taught to his son Relson Gracie, onto Professor Steve Hordinski, and Professor Kimo Kreis, down to Instructor Darnell Howard, and now to you.

The late Helio Gracie passionately spread his love and esteem for this art, believing it to be the most effective form of practical self-defense. He endeavored to bring this superior martial art to the public, and especially to empower the weaker and smaller to defend themselves against a stronger and larger opponent. Using simple, natural body movements that take advantage of timing and leverage, he provided an invaluable gift to the world. We have experienced what learning this gift has meant for ourselves and for those that are willing to take this truly rewarding journey.

     So what does this mean for your everyday life? It means that Katharo BJJ Brighton provides premier training in the most effective martial arts here in the Denver metro area, exemplifying and teaching self defense classes, MMA in Brighton,  MMA in Denver,  Jiu Jitsu in Erie, Thornton Jiu Jitsu and Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Colorado. For your young loved ones we also teach Brazillian Jiu Jitsu and self-defense, martial arts classes for kids to stop bullying in the Brighton, Thornton, Erie, Commerce City area.

Life is short and the first step is often the hardest. Come join our family and discover your potential.

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