"Core" BJJ (Adult)


This class is taught by:

Ryan Walden

 
Professor Ryan Walden began his pursuit of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at CBJJ, a Rigan Machado School.
He began competing as a white belt and continued through his purple belt medaling at every competition. Ryan then studied under Professor Jorge "Van Damme" Oliveira and Professor Carlos “Sapão” Ban, a 3rd degree black belt under Ralph Gracie. He received his brown belt from 7x World Champion Robson “Robinho” Moura, one of the most decorated BJJ cometitors of all time. While holding a brown belt backed with 5 years of Muay Thai training he tested his skills inside of the cage as a professional mixed martial artist. As a brown belt Ryan began refining his teaching abilities and focusing on the development of Kids BJJ Programs. After almost a decade of dedication to Jiu Jitsu he earned the rank of Black Belt under Professor Mario  Busy Correa. Professor Busy Continues to mentor Ryan at SOLFLO Jiu Jitsu.
 
 
Ryan has helped coach and corner fighters since 2006 through a spectrum of events ranging from local cards to the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). He has coached amateur and pro fighters across the states including HI, NV and CA bringing home 5 title victories.

Jon Barba

 
 
Jon Barba holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
 
 
Jon is also a former National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the year. He holds a Master’s Degree in Health and Human Performance from Fort Hays State University. Jon is an active NSCA member and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is a Certified CrossFit Trainer, Kettlebell instructor, MMA Conditioning Coach (NESTA), and Fit 2 Fight instructor.
 
Jon is the former fitness coordinator for the Colorado State Patrol with over 15 years of strength and conditioning experience. Most importantly, he lives this lifestyle and truly enjoys training others. When he is not teaching, you will find Jon on the mat participating in the SOLFLO Jiu Jitsu Program.
 

Ryan S. Walden

 
 
Professor Ryan Walden started doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2004. His pursuit began at CBJJ a Rigan Machado School.
He began competing and earned numerous medals. He earned his blue and purple belt rank under CBJJ. Ryan then studied under Professor Jorge "Van Damme" Oliveira and Professor Carlos “Sapão” Ban, a 3rd degree black belt under Ralph Gracie. He received his brown belt from 7x World Champion Robson “Robinho” Moura. Robson is one of the most decorated BJJ cometitors of all time. As a brown belt Ryan began refining his teaching abilities and focusing on developing Kids BJJ Programs. After almost a decade of dedication to Jiu Jitsu he earned the rank of Black Belt under Professor Mario Correa. Professor Busy Continues to mentor Ryan at RFLX TC. 

Stephen DeVogel

 
 
Steve DeVogel began training jiu jitsu in 2002. He was first a student at Boulder BJJ and then Zingano Jiu Jitsu until he had the opportunity to coach at the Boulder Grappling Academy, which was a Relson Gracie academy. There, he received his purple belt in 2008. He is currently a brown belt at SOLFLO.

Steve started training at SOLFLO during the summer of 2013, after nearly four years off the mat due to a severe autoimmune disease. As Steve’s health deteriorated in 2009, the first key piece of his life that he lost was jiu jitsu. It was also the last piece to be regained. Although several surgeries eliminated Steve’s disease, he suffered nerve damage to his leg in the process, and could not walk without the aid of crutches. He told his physical therapist that his goal was to train jiu jitsu again, if possible. After 8 months of physical therapy, Steve was on the mat again. He attributes his ability to overcome severe disease and all of its associated setbacks to the mental, emotional and physical strength he gained from training jiu jitsu.

In October 2013, Steve began teaching at SOLFLO and takes great pride in helping students of all levels, whether it’s someone working on his/her first technique or preparing a fighter for competition. By sharing his passion for BJJ, Steve hopes he can help others gain strength in all aspects of their lives, helping them avoid or better endure stressful situations. Beyond making a person tougher, Steve believes jiu jitsu is a positive element in people’s lives by making them strive for a healthier lifestyle – and he knows first-hand that there’s nothing more important.

 
Level 1 

This core curriculum is designed to create a solid foundation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through basic BJJ theory, technique and principles. Classes incorporates warm up drills to help students internalize the body movements behind the techniques they are learning. Techniques are introduced in depth by the instructor with a chance for drilling and questions. Students may also do some “positional sparring” in order to further understand the techniques.

"You never outgrow the basics."


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jan 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Thu Jan 24 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Jon Barba
  • Fri Jan 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ryan S. Walden
  • Sat Jan 26 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Mon Jan 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Mon Jan 28 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Stephen DeVogel
  • Tue Jan 29 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Wed Jan 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Thu Jan 31 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Jon Barba
  • Fri Feb 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ryan S. Walden
  • Sat Feb 02 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Mon Feb 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Mon Feb 04 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Stephen DeVogel
  • Tue Feb 05 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Wed Feb 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Thu Feb 07 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Jon Barba
  • Fri Feb 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ryan S. Walden