Garden City Open BJJ Tourney Starts May 19th


The 2nd Annual Garden City Classic BJJ Tournament will take place at the Schreiber Gym on the University of Montana campus on May 19th, 2018.  We have had a few students express interest in competing, so here is a link to the official website.

-- There will be Gi and No-Gi divisions separated by weight class and belt level.

-- Women's and kid's divisions will also be available.

-- The cost is $50 for entering one division (Gi or No-Gi), and an additional $20 if you want to enter both divisions for your weight class/belt level.

-- There is also an Absolute division that is open to everyone that signs up for at least one other division.  Cash prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

-- Details are subject to change, so check out the link above or the official Facebook Page for current info.

-- Interested in getting up to competition shape?  Check out our schedule, email us at, or give us a call at 406-647-0255 to get started today!

8-Week Women's Only Self-Defense Class Starts Feb. 13th


Our latest round of Women's only self-defense classes will start Feb. 13th at 5:00pm.  This 8-week course is a great chance for women of all experience levels to get a sound foundation in both standing and ground-based self-defense techniques.  If you are interested in signing up, drop us a line at


Congratulations to Our Latest Blue Belts!

A HUGE congratulations goes out to our newest blue belts, Wes Duncan and Ethan Sklasky (below, 5th and 4th from the left respectively)!  You have made us all proud with your poise and dedication.  Thank you both for all that you have done to further our school and sport, and here's to many more years of hard rolls and great technique!


Zoo BJJ - NorthwestOpen Tournament Results

Congratulations to our four representatives in last week's NorthwestOpen Tournament in Spokane!  Here are the final results:

Jen Schmill - Gi: 2nd place, No Gi: 3rd place

Gus Seward - Gi: 3rd place, No Gi: 1st place

Katie Eriksson - Gi: 1st place, No Gi: 1st place

Ella Fenton - Gi: 3rd place

Even though we only had four competitors, Zoo BJJ ranked in the top 10 of all schools that participated in the tournament this year!

As a special note, Ella, one of our 11-year-old Griz Jitsu students, competed one weight class above her own, and competed in the boys division!

Want to get in fighting shape to compete in the next tournament?  Contact us now and get a free week of classes!

2017 Holiday Schedule

We will be closed Monday, Dec. 25th - Monday, Jan. 1st in observance of the holidays, and so our floor can get a fresh resurfacing.

Normal class times will resume Tuesday, Jan. 2nd.

Thank you everyone for a fantastic 2017 and enjoy the holidays!

Bozeman Winter Classic - Zoo BJJ Results

A big congratulations goes out to our three Zoo BJJ participants in this year's Bozeman Winter Classic!  All three of you had tough brackets and did awesome!!!

Here are the final results:

Jacob Foster: Gi - 1st Place, No Gi - 2nd Place

Lauren Wolfe: Gi - 1st Place, No Gi - DNP

Katie Eriksson: Gi - 1st Place, No Gi - 1st Place

You represented us all well and we are super proud of all of you!


Want to train with us?  Check out the class schedule or contact us to get started!

Bozeman Winter Classic Tourney - Dec 9th


On top of the upcoming NorthwestOpen tournament in Spokane in January, there will also be a tourney in Bozeman.

The Bozeman Winter Classic will take place Dec 9th and includes men's & women's gi and no gi competitions.

The registration fee is $40 to enter both gi and no gi divisions.  Find out all the nitty-gritty details at

As always, you can check out our schedule here to find what time suits your training schedule best.  You can also see our different programs here.  We have something for everybody, so don't be shy and join a class!

BJJ Tourney in Spokane - Registration is Open

The BJJ NorthwestOpen Tournament in Spokane is currently accepting registrants.  There will be both Gi and No Gi divisions.  Registration is $50 for one division, or $60 for both.  These tournaments are a lot of fun and some of our students have definitely shown some interest in attending!

You can visit the NorthwestOpen homepage for all the details.


Check out our schedule and sign up for a free class.  Happy training!

Zoo BJJ Team Has Awesome Showing At Local Tournament

Inspiring performances by everyone that competed yesterday!! Win, lose, or draw you stepped on the mat and battled with tons of heart and had some fun too!! 

Jen Schmill: 1st Gi and 1st No-Gi
Wes Duncan: 3rd Gi
Katie Eriksson: 1st No-Gi and 3rd Gi
Ethan Skalsky: 3rd Gi
Robert Domenech: DNP No-Gi
Lauren Wolfe: DNP Gi and No-Gi
Craig Schmill: DNP Gi

Also, big thanks to the entire team that helped everyone train for the competition and those who came out yesterday to support, great team effort!!

Aaron Milam BJJ Seminar

We're excited to host Aaron Milam, owner and head instructor at Renzo Gracie Portland/Workshop Portland for a seminar Saturday, February 18th. $40 for a 2 hour seminar with Aaron is a steal!! We only have a few open spots left so let us know ASAP if you want to attend.


Introducing Cub-Jitsu

Introducing Cub-Jitsu

We're excited to announce our newest program for kids, Cub-Jitsu!! Classes start September 7, 2016 and will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-4:45pm. New member discounts will be available for the first few students. Call (406) 647-0255 or email for more information.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Just a reminder we'll be closed Thur-Sat and back on the mats Monday. Enjoy the good food and time with friends and family!!