2019 SUMMER KICKOFF BBQ AND PROMOTIONS: BRILLIANT!


The 2019 Summer Kickoff Party & BBQ hosted up at Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Stapleton on Saturday, May 25, 2019, was a brilliant way to spend a Saturday afternoon! We started with a BJJ Fundamentals class, Gracie Combatives Lesson 10 – Triangles, followed by some excellent Jiu Jitsu Open Mat rolling with the door open, the sun shining in, and tunes spun by our very own DJ Smurf (Steve Gonzo) followed by some well deserved (and in many cases long overdue) promotions! Brilliant. Thank you to Big Don Westman for organizing the event, and thank you to all who came out to celebrate up at Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Stapleton!

Congratulations to Steve Gonzalez on earning his Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu up at BJJ Stapleton. While your journey to Purple may not have been easy or direct, there is no question that you have earned it!

Congratulations to Mikell Yamada on earning his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu up at BJJ Stapleton. Welcome to the deep ocean of BJJ Mike. Keep up the consistent training sir, your quick progress is inspiring!

Congratulations to Clint Thompson on earning his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu up at BJJ Stapleton. Clint has made not only a remarkable transformation on his path to Blue, but has become a fierce competitor along the way. Way to go Clint! Brilliant!

And look, almost 10 years on, and the original Wrecking Crew is still going strong:

Pictures from the 2019Summer Kickoff BBQ:


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