About Us

OUR STORY

Authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a Veteran Owned and operated family friendly Academy with more than 100 associated schools worldwide under the Zenith Team.

Authentic BJJ was the first Certified Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Parker, Colorado with over 75 years of Jiu Jitsu teaching experience and 5 Black Belts on staff.

Our Team trains and teaches under the guidance of one of the Worlds Finest Brazilian Jiu jitsu Competitors and Instructors Robert Drysdale who was Undefended in the UFC before retirement from MMA, was 2007 ADCC Open Champion and has 6 World Championships to his credit.

While Others Academies claim the be Brazilian jiu jitsu Academies our root are tied directly to the source.

Our Team has also trained with and under various members of the Esteemed Gracie Family (Gracie Academy, Relson Gracie and Royce Gracie).

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The application of traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu transcends the application of chokes, joint locks, immobilization, throws, and strikes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a way of life. The instructors of Zenith Authentic Brazilian Jiu jitsu believes that efficiency, patience, and control held the key to success in all aspects of life.

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EFFICIENCY

Efficiency, At Zenith Authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we believe in most cases but not all that an attacker will be larger and more athletic. Our students learn that the only effective way to succeed is to wear down your attacker while staying relaxed and conserving energy. Brazilian Jiu jitsu uses leverage-based techniques and natural body movements in the most efficient manner.

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PATIENCE

Patience is often the key to success not only in life but in a real altercations with a larger opponent. While size can be an advantage, it is the more efficient fighter that will typically prevail. Acting impulsively, the adrenaline produced can have an adverse effects and causes some to lose focus. Patience also applies to timing of using jiu jitsu techniques. Sometimes you can loose a perfect arm bar due to applying it at the wrong time. Jiu Jitsu will teach you to stay calm in high pressure situations. Jiu jitsu is a marathon not a sprint.

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CONTROL

The final objective in a fight is to control your opponent and break their will. Once their will is broken a surrender will soon follow. Physically dominating means you are controlling your opponent. Without this control, the fight will continue and you may loose. Control also applies to ones self. Having self control with patience’s, efficiency and proper techniques with allow you to control a fight. Do not fight against your opponent, fight against their movements.

Our Team

Professor
Joe Rozick

Black Belt

Professor
Seth Rodenbaugh

Black Belt

Professor
Zeke Ragsdale

Black Belt

Professor
Justin Norton

Black Belt

Coach
Joe Fishburn

Brown Belt

Coach
Daniel Litardo

Purple Belt

Coach
Matthew White

Purple Belt

Coach
Mike Linville

Purple Belt

Coach
Cole

Blue Belt

Coach
Cory

Blue Belt

Coach
Ashley Linville

Blue Belt

Support Staff
Sandee Thravong

White Belt