About Authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team Zenith – “One Team, One Family, One Army”

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).   (ALL OF OUR INSTRUCTORS HAVE PASSED FEDERAL BACKGROUND CHECKS and ARE CERTIFIED JIU JITSU INSTRUCTORS)

We will teach you the most effective ways to not only avoid conflict but more importantly, we will also teach you what to do if all your avoidance efforts don’t work and you actually have to physically defend yourself.

Our goal is to develop our students so they can defend themselves with out violence in a street application. We are constantly adding new ideas that work in self-defense regardless of your sex, size, strength, athletic ability, or age. When we stumble upon something that works, we study it and add it to our arsenal of the following courses- Adult Self-defense Jiu Jitsu, Advanced Jiu Jitsu, Kids Bully-Prevention Jiu Jitsu, Women Self-Defense Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Law-Enforcement and Military training.

We know that no technique is 100% effective every time for every person in every situation and we will teach you to prevail with the options that have worked for Jiu Jitsu community and for our Head Instructors in real life or death situations.

Our main inspiration is to continually refined traditional Japanese Ju-Jutsu Concepts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strategies, and techniques. Traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu techniques and Brazilian jiu jitsu modifications have withstood the test of time. These techniques are being taught at Zenith Authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Parker, Colorado.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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