“Two years ago we enrolled our oldest son in Jujitsu at Fight to Win Denver under Jon and Charlie and we were immediately impressed with their professionalism towards my wife and I, but more so with their attentiveness to our son and his development.  The structure and confidence they helped to build in him has been life changing for him.  I personally was so impressed that I decided to fulfill a lifelong desire to train and enrolled myself for Jujitsu 6 months ago.  The benefits I have received far exceed just the confidence in myself to protect my family.  My personal confidence in every day life has changed and I have a more clear mental state simply from training.  Jon and Charlie are so incredibly detailed in their approach to training and they seem genuinely pleased with not only my progress, but my interest in learning.  I witness this with everyone they train with and the rapport that everyone has in class has truly become a brotherhood.  The mental aspect of Jujitsu is the most appealing in that you constantly have to be thinking ahead.  All the distractions of life seem to fade away for those 2 hours each class and result is a mental sharpness that you carry throughout your day.  It is easy to see why this school is so successful because Jon and Charlie are at the heart of it all.  A worthwhile decision to make Jujitsu a part of my life and an even better decision to train at Fight to Win Denver.”

-Mark Yelton


“I first started training at Fight to Win Denver without having any background in Martial Arts or knowing anyone.  Jon Plyler and everyone welcomed me and made me feel very comfortable.  The transformation I have made in my life since starting amazes me and I owe it to the Jiu-jitsu practice and everyone at Fight to Win Denver.  I feel as though I am not just part of a team, but have an extended family that is there with me in my process to better myself.  Every time I come to the school and train or attend the Women’s Self-Defense classes I leave learning something new and feel better and more confident about myself.”

-Katy Gower


“Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Fight to Win Denver has filled a void I have had since leaving the United States Marine Corps ten years ago. The aspects of my military life I missed the most was the comradery and specialized training that set me apart from the average Joe. Since starting my journey at Fight to Win Denver I can say this void has been filled. I have been involved in other sports and martial arts in the past, but I have never felt as welcomed and at home as I do at Fight to Win Denver. I recently competed in my first tournament after four months of training and had great success. I thank my instructors and fellow training partners for my achievement. This was a very fulfilling event and I look forward to many more.  Personally Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides an outlet for my competitive drive and has proven to be a great way to relieve stress. The training provides a great physical and mental workout as well. The workout is intense but very enjoyable. Much more enjoyable than running on a treadmill or pushing around deadweight, because of this I feel you push yourself beyond what you normally would in a traditional workout. I go home with a sense of accomplishment because each session provides multiple areas of self improvement. This sense of improvement and accomplishment makes me want to go back for more. I am sure there are many benefits I have yet to discover. This is an art form that everyone can benefit from in multiple ways. Whether you want to get in shape, learn self defense, challenge yourself, compete in a outstanding sport, or take advantage of all these benefits I highly recommend you come and speak to the instructors at Fight to Win Denver”

-Shane Leary


“After spending one month attempting to rationalize the identified obstacles that kept me from committing to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Fight to Win Denver, I found myself no closer to achieving my goal of better and sustained fitness. The fact that I could not conceive of a training schedule that could meet my professional and family obligations was the very cause that led me to continue to delay taking action, showing up, and beginning to train. Sporadic workouts, a lack of consistency and focus, and this postponement meant that I would continue to spend my time thinking about a better way to get in shape and stay in shape. That was seven months and 32lbs. ago.

After deciding the advantages of training far outweighed the disadvantages of delaying my commitment, I joined Fight to Win DenverIt took about four months of training 1–3 evenings a week to drop 30 lbs. Fitness was the reason I began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but I have found it is the sustained, and unexpected dividends, that have kept me coming back.
Like the financial world where the wisest investments are rewarded with consistent profit in the form of a dividend, I have found that training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has afforded me benefits that I did not anticipate nor did I appreciate before committing to train. First, training has offered me a consistent and diverse challenge. As a beginner, I have found there is both honesty and a complexity involved with training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that begins when you start and it does not appear to have an end. With only seven months of experience, I find myself appreciating and respecting the dedication and commitment of more experienced training partners and instructors. This appreciation and respect makes it less of a challenge to seek help and assistance from others while training. Second, I have found that training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers a very tangible escape from the corporate world, which translates into what I believe to be a lower level of stress. The same honesty and complexity I have found in learning a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique and training that technique requires a focus and concentration that yields immediate results and demands my full attention. Lastly, the compound effect of better fitness and lower stress is what I have found most impactful since deciding to begin training over the past seven months. I would describe this dividend as the most beneficial of all and an increase of balance in my life. What began with a very simple set of goals has led me to believe there is much more I have yet to understand about training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and for that I am both excited and thankful.”

-Chris Morales