March News - Spring Promotions, State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships, March Specials

Q: What's a pig's favorite karate move?

A: A pork chop.

Read on for what will undoubtedly be a hilarious email. 
  • Congrats to Adam "Tiny" Freeman and Jessica "Justice" Scotella
    Two awesome performances at KickDown 127 on Friday, March 10th! Jessica won her kickboxing match by third round TKO. Adam secured a majority draw in his MMA bout after receiving a point deduction. Hard work pays off! Be sure and congratulate them on their efforts and stay tuned for the next event. Next up, Drake Gonzales has a kickboxing match scheduled for May. 
  • Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey! We aim to please and your help is much appreciated. 
  • New Muay Thai/Kickboxing Classes Coming. 
    Effective this week, we've added a Fundamentals kickboxing class on Saturday morning at 9am and Wednesday evening at 7pm. These classes will be beginner-level, no experience required. Kickboxing/Muay Thai is a great way to round out your self-defense skills and is an excellent workout. It's also very enjoyable. We do have some loaner gloves but would highly recommend that you purchase your own gloves and shinguards. Mouthguards are required, but are available at the academy. Talk with Coach Jason about ordering equipment. 
  • Wednesday Schedule Changes
    Wednesday's Intermediate class at 6pm will now be no-gi. We've also added Fundamentals Kickboxing at 7pm. This class will not replace Professor Charles' advanced class - you'll have to pick one or the other. 
  • Need new gear?
    In the market for a new kimono? Maybe new fight shorts or boxing gloves? Take advantage of our gear program and let us save you a little money. Check out and let us know what you need. We can always save you some money over retail prices and it's often pretty substantial. Talk to Coach Jason with questions, or email him at
  • Your Reviews are Precious to us!
    If you haven't already, please take a moment to review Dark Horse on Facebook, Yelp, and Google. It really helps us out and helps us find more awesome students like you. Thanks for your help!
  • March Check-In Charity: feedONE
    Your check-ins this month support feedONE, which works to provide food for school-age children in the developing world. 66 million kids went to school hungry today. Each two check-ins provide a meal to a child in need. 

New Students This Month:

Drake G, Shane V., Dan S., Jeremy H., and Rhys P. Please give them the warm welcome we are known for. 

Upcoming Events:

  • 3/21 Dr. Armbar in Denver
    Professor Dudderar from the Longmont school will be visiting us for evening classes on March 21st. Don't miss it. Learn why they call him Dr. Armbar.
  • 3/25 Dark Horse Team Spring Promotions / Shark Tank / Potluck / Grand Opening
    Saturday March 25th 3-6pm, Denver academy. Come celebrate the grand opening of the academy's new location. A traditional shark tank training session for EVERYONE, followed by belt promotions, a potluck, and general shenanigans. Grill available, don't all bring chips please. 
  • 3/26 Women's Self Defense Seminar- Longmont Academy
     Free and open to all women 16+. No experience or uniform required.  Sunday 3/26 1-3pm Dark Horse BJJ. 950 Elgin Ave unit A. Longmont 80501. Please share with your friends!
  • 3/27 and 3/28 Bring a Buddy Days - Denver Academy
    Help us grow the tribe! On March 27 and 28, we're hosting Bring a Buddy Days. The Fundamentals and All Levels classes will be especially geared to new students.They don't need anything to attend - just an interest in learning a helathy new hobby that could save their lives. Please invite your friends and family and help us share the gift of BJJ with as many people as we can. If a friend or family member chooses to become a student, we'll happily credit you one month's tuition. 
  • 4/8 Thrift Shop Party
    April 8th, 5pm. A Dark Horse tradition. Show up in your finest thrift store attire, but bring a different outfit to wear home. Ever wanted to choke someone wearing a polyester leisure suit? Or get armbarred by someone in a Raggedy Ann costume? How about exploring the defensive capabilities of the Slanket? Come roll around for a couple of hours, destroy your fellow student's ridiculous thrift shop outfits, and enjoy some adult libations. Bring a guest!
  • April 9: Girls in Gis at Zingano BJJ in Broomfield
    Details here. Ladies only but open to all levels - share with your friends!
  • May 13: 9th Annual Colorado State BJJ Championships
    Check out the details at and make sure to speak with your coaches if you are planning on attending.
  • May 27: USA Combat Wrestling Tournament in Colorado Springs
  • USA Combat Wrestling is basically a combination of no-gi BJJ/submission grappling and freestyle wrestling. It's a good opportunity to compete and pre-registration is only $50. Full details on this event can be found here and more info on Combat Wrestling is here.
  • June 24thDark Horse Team Summer BBQ / Promotions
    Location and time TBD.

March Specials!

  • All hoodies are on sale- 25% off!
  • Pre-pay your membership for a nice discount. If you pay for 6 months up front, the 7th is free. If you pay for 12 months up front, the 13th and 14th months are free. Pretty sweet deal, if we do say so.
  • Referrals: If you bring a friend or family member to class and they join us, you receive a month for free. THANK YOU!
  • Online Special for New Students
    If you have a friend who is interested in trying BJJ out, send them to our website. We're currently offering a new student special of $39 for the first month. 


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