"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 RFLX TC.
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.

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, which he still holds.

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 RFLX 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:

  • Sat Nov 25 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Mon Nov 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with John Davie
  • Mon Nov 27 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Stephen DeVogel
  • Tue Nov 28 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Wed Nov 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with John Davie
  • Thu Nov 30 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Fri Dec 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with John Davie
  • Sat Dec 02 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Mon Dec 04 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with John Davie
  • Mon Dec 04 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Stephen DeVogel
  • Tue Dec 05 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Wed Dec 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with John Davie
  • Thu Dec 07 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Ryan Walden
  • Fri Dec 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with John Davie



SOLFLO Jiu Jitsu

275 Waneka Parkway

Lafayette, Colorado 80026

(303) 665-0173


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