Congratulations Gus, our latest blue belt!

A HUGE congratulations goes out to Gus Seward, our latest belt promotion!

Gus actually received his belt after the Helena tourney (yep, I’m playing a bit of catch-up here), and he truly deserves it.

Gus has been a tremendous teammate and a super great guy to train with.

Congratulations again Gus, sorry for the delay, and keep on training!

Great job, Gus!

Great job, Gus!

Helena Tourney Results (From October)

Hey Everyone,

It occurs to me that I never actually posted the results from our Zoo BJJ team from last October’s Helena tournament. My bad!

We had 5 total competitors (2 kids, 3 adults) who all walked out with some hardware!

Ryder Seward: Gi - Bronze; No Gi - Bronze

Keilan Schertz: Gi -Silver

Tanner Schroeder: Gi - Gold; No Gi - 4th

Davis Diede: Gi - Bronze; No Gi - Bronze

Gus Seward: No Gi - Bronze

Congratulations everyone, you represented us well!

Thank you Steve!

Just a quick post to say a huge thank you to Steve Maxwell and everyone who came out to support him and us during his seminar on January 26th.

He taught us a ton during about proper mobility, breathing, Gracie basics, and just about everything important to the BJJ lifestyle. You can roll ‘til you’re 70 and Steve is (almost) proof of that! Train smart, listen to your body, and remember what he taught us!

Flavio Behring Seminar in Bozeman

Hey Guys,

I’m just posting this here in case anyone is interested. Grandmaster Flavio Behring will be putting on a tournament and seminar in Bozeman next week. I’ve posted the flyer below (ignore the Feb. 11th part, the actual no gi date is Feb. 10th). This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the legends should you be able to make the trip!

Sign up and get full details here:

Grandmaster Flavio Behring putting on a clinic and no-spectator tournament.

Grandmaster Flavio Behring putting on a clinic and no-spectator tournament.


Tourney in Helena, March 10th

Hey Everyone,

The same company that put on the tourney last October is coming back in March! Early registration is open now for anyone who would like to compete. $79 entry fee gets you into both the gi and no gi divisions. Check the flyer for all the details.

Sign up and get all the details by clicking here.

Grappling Industries Montana Tournament

Grappling Industries Montana Tournament


Thanksgiving Hours

Hi all!

Just a quick note to let you all know that we won’t be having class Wednesday and Thursday, November 21 and 22 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Stay home, hang out with family, and we’ll see you all again on Friday!

Tournament in Helena, Oct. 20th


Hey Guys,

A lot of you have already expressed interest in this already, but there is a BJJ tournament going on in Helena on October 20th. The cost is $79 and will get you in to both the gi and no-gi divisions.

There will be men’s, women’s, and kid’s brackets across all weight divisions, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division getting a sweet medal!

You don’t have to weigh in with the gi, but it would still be a good idea to keep your weight in check for the division that you want to sign up for.

This is a great opportunity to get a lot of competition matches in for a relatively cheap price. I highly encourage all of you that can make it to be there!

For more details and to sign up, VISIT THE SIGN-UP PAGE HERE.

Training No-Gi for the Summer

Hey Everyone,

We're in the dog days of summer now and it's getting HOT!  So we all don't just melt off the mats, we'll be training no-gi for the foreseeable future.

You are of course welcome to bring your gi if you would like, but it won't be required.

As always, you are welcome to email us at if you have any questions.

Thanks all and we'll see you on the mats!

Zoo BJJ Closed 4th of July Week

Hey Everyone,

This is just a quick post to remind/let you all know that Zoo BJJ will be closed from July 1st to July 7th as most people will be out of town celebrating the holiday.

Regular training times will still be open if you and a few others still want to get together and train.  Contact one of the blue belts to see if a group is planning on showing up.

Thank you everybody and we'll see you next week!

New Blue Belt Promotions!!


A HUGE congratulations goes out to our latest blue belts, Johan and Katie Erikkson!  Your dedication and commitment have been second to none and we are so proud of your accomplishments!

Have fun in Sweden, and we'll see you both in January!

Summer Open Mat Schedule Changes

Hey Everybody!

As summer is here and a lot of you will be off on various adventures, we will NOT be holding a formal open mat at the usual Tuesday time.

The time will still be available if there are some of you that would like to set up your own open mat.

If you are interested, please get ahold of any of the higher belts and tell them that you'd like to train, I'm sure you're not the only one!

We'll be planning on making the open mat official again after Labor Day.  Stay tuned for details!


Check out our Class Schedule to find out which times will work best for you.

Seminar With Sean

As we've been announcing over the past several classes, our own Rob Domenech's friend Sean will be in town to give a special jiu jitsu seminar.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday, May 29th and will start at 5pm.  We expect that it will last at least two hours.

Sean has not finalized an official "schedule of events", but rest assured that it will be a great night of jiu jitsu!

The seminar will cost $25 with all the proceeds going to a good cause to be named later.  If you have any ideas on where the money should go, please contact Bob at

See you there!

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!