Don Westman – MMA Champion – BJJ Brown Belt – Instructor BJJ Stapleton



Don Westman is an IBJJF No-Gi Jiu Jitsu World Champion and a Mixed Martial Arts Champion. Don began enjoying the benefits of Jiu Jitsu in 2009. Since 2009, Don has passionately trained Jiu Jitsu and MMA. Don started Jiu Jitsu (in order to lose weight to win a bet) shortly after Professor Sean Stewart first opened the doors of Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Stapleton and has trained at BJJ Stapleton ever since. The impact of BJJ in his life was so dramatic that Don left his corporate job to become a full time instructor at BJJ Stapleton. Don now competes, teaches, coaches and corners athletes at BJJ Stapleton.

Prior to teaching Jiu Jitsu full time, Don attended Black Hills University in South Dakota, where he was an accomplished football player earning an ROTC Athlete of the Year Award, Wall of Fame and graduated with honors with a double major and a double minor.

Don spent 15 years working in the education field as a teacher, and manager at a successful software company where he developed online learning materials. In 2014, Don received his Master’s degree in Advanced Language ESL from Jones International University graduating with Manga Cum Laude honors.


2017 IBJJF No-Gi World Champion (Absolute, Brown Belt Division – all wins via Submission)

2017 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Silver Medalist (Heavy, Brown Belt Division)

2017 NAGA Albuquerque Champion (Absolute Gi Division – Brown & Black Belt)

2017 Fight To Win Pro 34 200lbs Brown Belt Victory (Split Decision)

2016 KickDown MMA 205lbs Light-Heavy Weight Champion (Submission)

2016 Fight To Win Pro 18 205lbs Brown Belt Submission Victory (Armbar)

2016 Fight To Win Pro 4 190lbs Brown Belt Submission Victory (Toe Hold)

2015 KickDown Super Middle Weight Champion

2015 Sparta Combat League Middle Weight Champion

2015 Fight To Win Tournament Of Champions Gold and Silver Medalist

2014 Prize Fighting Championship 7 “Rock & Rumble” Submission Of The Night Victory (29 Second Ankle Lock)

2013 Sparta Combat League Light-Heavy Weight Champion

2013 Prize Fighting Championship Light-Heavy Weight Champion (Submission Of The Night Victory – Knee Bar)

2013 Fight To Win Colorado State Championship Gold and Silver Medalist

2012 Relson Gracie Submission Only Tournament Champion

2012 KickDown MMA Light-Heavy Weight Champion

2012 KickDown MMA Debut Victory

2011 Fight To Win Nationals Double Gold Medalist (Gi & No-Gi Divisions)

2011 Fight To Win Colorado Open Gold and Silver Medalist

2011 Fight To Win Tournament Of Champions Double Gold Medalist (Gi & No-Gi Divisions)

2011 Grapplers X Tournament Double Gold Medalist (Weight and Absolute Divisions)

2010 RMBJJF Double Gold Medalist

2010 Fight To Win Tournament of Champions Gold and Silver Medalist



Don Westman - MMA Champion - BJJ Brown Belt - Instructor BJJ Stapleton - Cage

Purpose - Instructors

Don Westman - Professor Sean Stewart - What's a little blood between friends - 06-12-2015


Don - Steph - Matt

Training - Big Don & David Bacca - 03-30-2016










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