Warriors are not born.  

They are made.

     At Nova Mente Jiu Jitsu Academy, our competition classes are designed for those that want to test their Jiu Jitsu at the highest levels. In addition, members of our Competition Team are expected to conduct themselves honorably both on and off the mats. You are a person that people look to as a leader. One who makes a difference for other members on the team and for the Academy as a whole. 


     As a member of our competition team, you will be given access to techniques, concepts, and strategies geared specifically toward competition success. This is detailed information that will not be shown in our other curriculums. We will work together to strategize what will work best for your game and for the team in producing champions in whatever tournament or event we are competing in.

     There are two ways for you to join the competition team, and have access to these classes. One is to express interest, and ask to be a part of the competition team. A Nova Mente Academy Staff Member will evaluate your ability level to determine whether or not you're ready to attend these classes. Another way to join is be invited from the Nova Mente Academy staff.  

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Colorado state championships 2017

Colorado state championships 2017

Where there’s discomfort, there’s fear,” he said. “In these very tough positions, you’re in a little piece of hell. And through this daily suffering, you learn to survive in these situations. You have to find comfort in the uncomfortable situations. You have to be able to live your worst nightmare. Jiu-Jitsu puts you completely in the moment where you must have complete focus on finding a solution to the problem. This trains the mind to build that focus, to increase your awareness, your capacity to solve problems. Sometimes, you don’t have to win. You cannot win. But that has nothing to do with losing.
— Master Rickson Gracie