Hi Ryan and Erica,
Blaine Lyon's mom here. I've been meaning to write for several weeks now to tell you about our experience thus far but haven't had a moment.
My husband did BJJ in Austin when we lived there and enjoys MMA very much. We moved to CO two years ago and he hasn't been able to get back into it due to his job demands but when Scott started talking about your facility at church we thought that Blaine might benefit from BJJ, so we headed over for the free week of class. I'm so glad we did.
I have never been as impressed with a program as I am with yours. Blaine has played soccer, done gymnastics, rock climbing, basketball, etc... and he has done numerous camps but the attention and focus you give these kids is remarkable and I just wanted to commend you. I admit that I don't know the first thing about MMA or BJJ but what you're teaching Blaine goes beyond learning technical moves and I am grateful for that. Ryan, the way you speak to the kids and demand their respect is awesome and the class structure keeps them engaged and having fun. Not to mention they get a great workout. Erica, you are so patient and encouraging with all of the kids and I love that you team up to teach them together.
Blaine is our oldest and an amazing boy. He is a natural born athlete with a sensitive heart. He loves to read and is wicked smart. But, without going into too much detail, he also has struggles that many children won't face ever. He has diagnosed disabilities that have made life hard for him, but as a family we're working daily to encourage him and push him. Your encouragement, structure, and kindness have been so important to him and us and I hope that this is something he will find some personal success and satisfaction in so that he will stick with it.
In short, we have been blessed by your presence in Blaine's life.
We absolutely LOVE this place! Everyone is very respectful and team oriented. Instruction is top notch. I would recommend RFLX Training Center to anyone without reservation.
This is a wonderful dojo. Large and always clean space, most classes are taught by numerous black belts (even beginner and kids' ones), muay thai and boxing classes do not overlap with bjj ones (so that you can study both ground and standing defense), unlike many dojos in the area that run bjj and muay thai classes simultaneously, which not only forces you to pick one over the other, but also cuts mat space in half during the class, making it rather crowded. Very friendly ego-free atmosphere. Prices are VERY competitive. Great place to learn martial arts!
A great place to train that produces champions on & off the mat.
Great Jiu-Jitsu program! Great friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend!
This gym is amazing! They offer something for the whole family. My children love the little lions class for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I love the boxing and women's BJJ classes. My husband lives the MMA meta fit! They have the best coaches! Professor Mario and Professor Ryan are the best! Give this place a try. You'll love it!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has the ability build confidence, calmness, strength (both inner and outer), stamina, and character. In order to realize these benefits however, you must have the right coaches and teammates. And that is exactly what you’ll find at RFLX. This is a true family environment that starts at the top and is felt through all coaches and members. Every single coach at this gym cares about your personal development both on and off the mat, and everyone I have trained with shares the same values: A sense of building a better person, a better community and therefore having a positive impact on our world. Coach Ryan Walden has made such an impact in my life in all areas, whether it’s in business, with my family or even strangers. Not to mention the world class Jiu Jitsu instruction. Stop in and meet some of the staff and members and you will see why this gym is quickly making a mark in the Boulder/Denver area.
RFLX has something that many MMA gyms lack these days: Respect. RFLX offers a safe, respectful, relaxed and supportive environment for students and staff that encourages optimal personal growth. I can’t stress enough how important it is to train in a gym that focuses on the growth of their students in a safe environment. RFLX does a fantastic job. Rather than teaching a random “BJJ move of the day” that lacks in context and causes injury, the instructors spend a lot of time making sure their students are “getting it” and each class builds upon the last, allowing the student to understand their body and the motion. Not only are the BJJ and Muay Thai instructors top notch, but RFLX teaches the mindset of harmony, peace and prosperity to be used in everyday life. I’ve trained at many gyms, and I can honestly say this gym is one of my favorites. I’m very content with my decision to train here. I love the people here
I previously trained at another gym before going to RFLX Training Center. And honestly my opinion of other gyms was not that good. I have a passion for BJJ I may not be that advanced, but I do have that drive to always learn and improve. I started going to RFLX in late March. I have never felt so welcomed in my life. Each person in this gym truly matters. It may seem a little bit absurd, but the fact that Coach Ryan, Erica, John Davie, and Professor Mario Correa remember your name after the first time meeting you. Shows that you are a valued part of the team. No matter your skill level. When I started at RFLX I weighed 192lbs. After almost 3 months there I am now down too 178lbs. If you are looking to get into shape, or just staying active. This is the gym for you. It is also perfect for kids as they do have BJJ for them. I have seen first hand the wonders it can do for young children and their confidence. Please check out RFLX Training Center, you won’t regret it.
As a former professional lacrosse player who retired from my sport a few years ago, I was searching for a new athletic endeavor that could challenge me. Through a close friend, I was introduced to Ryan Walden at RFLX Training Center and I started going to my first month of jiu-jitsu classes. I immediately fell in love with the practice!
First off, Ryan is an awesome coach who creates a safe and instructive atmosphere. Everyone under Ryan is extremely respectful and encouraging to their instructor and their fellow classmates. It is a great community of people for these reasons.
Secondly, the practice of jiu-jitsu is incredibly inspiring. I wish that I had found it long ago as an athlete as I feel myself getting stronger, quicker, more flexible and in better overall shape than ever at the age of 33. It is also a mentally challenging practice that has increased my focus, motivation, discipline and connection with others.
If you are looking for a practice that will help you develop as a person on all levels, then jiu-jitsu is the way to go. On top of that, there is no better place to learn than RFLX Training Center.
By the end of 2011 I was feeling anxious about my health. I was 27 and weighed over three hundred pounds. I went through most of my days feeling tired and lazy. My blood pressure was through the roof and I was avoiding a visit to the doctor because I knew what he would tell me: “Shape up or go on blood pressure medication!” My twenties were supposed to be the prime of my life but I felt like I was middle aged. I always told myself that one day I would take my health seriously. I was sure that eventually I would muster the will needed to make a change, but as the years went by, the weight packed on and I became more and more unhealthy. The reality of making a change was seeming more and more like an unrealistic dream, more and more like a fantasy with each day that passed without any effort invested. I was depressed and looking for anything to get me on track. In December of 2011 I was turned on to plant based eating which was allowing me to start the process of losing weight increasing my energy levels so that I could start working out. I always had trouble sticking with a normal exercise routine. Weight lifting bored me and I could never seem to stick with a running regimen. I wanted to channel my energy and excitement into something new and interesting that I could stick with and enjoy long term, so I enrolled in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. The first month gave me quite a work out! I was sore and humbled but I was also addicted! This started me on a path that along with proper diet has made me healthier, happier and more confident. As I write this I have dropped 120 pounds and all of my vital stats have improved from my blood sugar to my blood pressure and most importantly I am happier than I have ever been. I feel fortunate to be exposed to BJJ. It has acted as a catalyst to self improvement and now I feel that anything is possible.
Great teachers! i feel the best bjj teachers in the state. Also, the environment is clean and welcoming. Bjj is most definitely a way of life and this school represents the art at it's best for sure. check it out and see for yourself.
Great martial arts school! The instructors are extremely skilled yet down-to-earth. Everyone is friendly and makes a new person feel welcome. Not only am I learning something, I'm having fun too!