Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team                          Pagosa Springs, Colorado

450 Lewis St.- Top Floor                                    (970) 403-6238

Bullyproof Camp

Ages 5-12

Bullies have been around since the beginning of civilization, and they aren't going away anytime soon. A confident child is a bullyproof child. In the Bullyproof self-defense program, we will empower your child with confidence. They will learn the verbal strategies to stand up to bullies, and a series of non-violent self-defense techniques to keep them safe if they are physically attacked. It will also help them develop situational awareness that will help them identify potentially dangerous situations.  Contact for dates.

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ages 9-15

This class aims to build character and confidence in handling several different types of situations.  At this level students will learn more physical techniques for both self-defense and sportive aspects of grappling.  Come learn a great martial art and competitive sport.  All teen classes will be traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Judo elements, practiced in a gi or kimono.  Much of what will be learned in this class will be applicable to both gi and no gi scenarios.

Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling

Ages 16+

Get a great full body workout, lose weight, and learn a very practical martial art and competitive sport.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way to challenge yourself, and to grow in your own personal life and journey.  Once a strong self-defense foundation has been achieved, more sportive aspects will be taught.  At the Forge we work hard to create a safe, supportive environment where everyone can learn and grow.  We offer traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Judo elements, practiced in a gi or kimono, as well as no gi, submission wrestling, practiced in work out gear.


Ages 16+

Practice and perfect your punches, kicks, knees, and elbows using a variety of partner drills, and focus mitts.  This class is a great place to start if you have no previous martial arts experience and you are looking for a hard workout while also learning effective techniques that can be used in self defense or competition.  Boxing gloves are required and it is recommend students use handwraps.


Ages 18+

This class is focused on putting different elements of hand to hand combat in a comprehensive self-defense system.  It blends wrestling, striking, and submissions.  Full protective gear is required to spar (head gear, mouthpiece, gloves, shinpads, headgear).  Gloves and mouthpiece for practice.  

Women’s Self Defense Seminars

All Ages

Come learn effective techniques that will work against a bigger, stronger assailant. Wear comfortable workout clothing. Free of charge. It's usually more fun if you bring a friend. Sampling of techniques: What if someone grabs you from behind? What if someone grabs you by the hair? What if someone is holding you down? What if someone grabs you by the wrist? What if someone is choking you? Where are the most common places sexual assault takes place? Strategies to minimize risk.

The anvil lasts longer than the hammer.

​Italian Proverb