Inspire Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


At Inspire Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we proudly teach one of the most effective martial arts on the planet. Our mission is clear: to provide unparalleled traditional instruction within a contemporary setting. We are committed to cultivating and promoting a healthy Jiu Jitsu lifestyle among our members.

At the heart of our ethos is the dedication to creating an environment that embodies safety, cleanliness, enjoyment, and wholesomeness for everyone involved. We take immense pride in curating a space that fosters personal growth, skill development, and a sense of community among our members.

Through our commitment to traditional values merged with modern teaching methodologies, we aspire to not just teach Jiu Jitsu, but to inspire a passion for the art and a dedication to its principles. Our goal is to empower individuals with not only effective self-defense skills but also with the mental resilience and physical well-being that embody the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle.

Join us at Inspire Jiu-Jitsu Academy and become part of a community where learning, growth, and camaraderie thrive in a safe, clean, and fun environment.


What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) stands as a martial art and combat sport system that places emphasis on self-defense, grappling, and specialized ground fighting techniques. Its core principle revolves around the belief that even a smaller, less powerful individual can effectively defend themselves or others against larger, stronger assailants by utilizing proper technique, leverage, and specifically, by taking the fight to the ground. Once on the ground, BJJ employs joint locks and chokeholds to neutralize opponents.

The effectiveness of BJJ in self-defense scenarios is remarkable. It grants practitioners the ability to assert control and crucially, to conclude altercations without causing significant harm to the other party. Its techniques are so potent that opponents often either submit or become incapacitated, rendering further conflict unnecessary.

By honing the art of leverage and technique, practitioners of BJJ gain a profound understanding of body mechanics and control. This mastery allows them to navigate confrontations with precision, ultimately defusing situations with minimal force and achieving resolution through technique rather than aggression.

The focus on control, precision, and incapacitation rather than brute force makes BJJ an exceptionally potent and ethical means of self-defense, promoting not just physical prowess but also a mindset of conflict resolution and restraint.




We provide the highest level Jiu Jitsu instruction and training possible to every student. We are committed to offering innovative Jiu Jitsu programs tailored to the needs, goals and experience level of each student. With classes for both kids and adults, beginners and seasoned competitors, we offer something for everyone. Inspire Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has created an environment where everyone can feel comfortable and have fun. A community of coaches and students that promotes self confidence, discipline, attention to detail and accountability. As Students advance they will become pillars in the community as coaches and mentors.

Better BJJ, Better You!

At the core of our mission lies the commitment to guide individuals on a journey toward self-improvement through the transformative power of the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle. Our BJJ classes serve as a catalyst for personal growth, nurturing qualities such as confidence, coordination, mobility, endurance, and technical prowess among our members. We believe in fostering an environment where learning thrives amid camaraderie and support. Each class is designed not just to impart technical skills but to instill a sense of accomplishment and self-assurance in every participant. Through the dynamic practice of Jiu Jitsu, individuals experience an elevation in their physical abilities, mental resilience, and overall well-being.



Jiu Jitsu truly welcomes everyone! Whether you seek self-defense techniques, a fitness regimen, a close-knit community, the acquisition of new skills, competitive endeavors, or simply a fun activity to share with friends. The versatility of Jiu Jitsu transcends boundaries, making it an ideal pursuit for a diverse range of interests and goals. Participants experience enhanced mobility, a boost in core strength, and increased power. Many individuals also notice significant improvements in flexibility, stability, and coordination through consistent practice. Additionally, engaging in Jiu Jitsu acts as a stress-reliever, and promoting mental well-being.

We are an official Lovato Jiu Jitsu Affiliate!



The Inspire Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brand was established by Head Instructor Thomas Barr in 2017. Thomas’s journey began with years of teaching at Dark Horse Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where his dedication and expertise were evident as he started offering private lessons to his students. The demand for his classes and private sessions soared, signaling a strong connection between Thomas’s teaching style and the students’ learning experience.

In 2018, Thomas made the pivotal decision to establish his own academy, driven by the evident resonance his methods had with practitioners. Throughout his career, he devoted time to deconstructing and learning from some of the most accomplished and successful competitors worldwide. This dedication culminated in the development of an advanced teaching system, meticulously crafted to impart high-level techniques and conceptual understanding to all of his students.

Thomas’s commitment to refining his teaching methodologies has resulted in an approach that is not only effective but also resonates profoundly with his students. The academy stands as a testament to his passion for Jiu Jitsu and his unwavering dedication to imparting the art in an engaging, comprehensive, and highly effective manner.




4103 S Mason Street 

Fort Collins Colorado


Phone: 720.231.4992