High Country
Jiu Jitsu

Train at a higher level!


High Country Jiu Jitsu

Welcome to High Country Jiu Jitsu, where you will be respected regardless of your goals and skills. Here, students and instructors come together from all walks of life in order to better ourselves and improve our jiu jitsu skills. Practicing martial arts and getting fit will provide you with a new perspective of the world and will equip you with the confidence to take it on. Take advantage of your first two free jiu jitsu classes here in Salida, Colorado now! High Country Jiu Jitsu is a gym for anyone who’s ready to train at a higher level.



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If you’re looking to change your life, look no further. At High Country Jiu Jitsu, we provide high-quality Jiu Jitsu education with passionate instructors, a beautiful location, and lessons that last a lifetime.

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About Us

At High Country Jiu Jitsu, we are passionate about Jiu Jitsu. Our staff cares about the personal development of each and every one of our students, and is here to guide you as you go through your martial arts journey.

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Special Offers

Here at High Country Jiu Jitsu, your success is our first priority. Whether it’s a trial class that will kick-start your passion for martial arts or an event that will help your child come out of their shell, we’ve got you covered!

Why It's Important

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Everyone is welcome in our community. Despite your skills or background, we believe in treating everyone with respect.

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Jiu jitsu is a self-defense martial art that increases your stamina by continuously exercising your strength and agility.

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At High Country Jiu Jitsu, we believe that the way that you carry yourself and treat others is a reflection of your training as well as your school.

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Jiu jitsu is more than martial arts, but also a method to de-stress and take a break from work or school.

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Jiu jitsu helps sharpen the ability to control yourself and others around you without resorting to violence, all for the greater good.

About Us

High Country Jiu Jitsu About Us

At High Country Jiu Jitsu we go beyond demonstration to ensure our students are well-equipped and well-educated. During our martial arts classes, we analyze technique and emphasize specific sections in the learning method. This approach ensures our students won’t get left behind in their training. We are so dedicated to helping our students that we also adapt our training style towards what each individual needs to achieve their goals, whether it’s general fitness or competition.

Jiu jitsu goes beyond physical health– it’s a lifestyle that positively changes how you view the world and yourself. High Country Jiu Jitsu embraces and celebrates the competition, friendship, and community that comes from martial arts. These benefits are enhanced thanks to our gym environment being a friendly and a safe place for everyone. We take pride in seeing our students improve all while educating them to value the importance of compassion and respect.

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Instructor Andrew Skaggs was raised in South Jersey where he was involved in competitive sports such as soccer and baseball. Jiu jitsu caught Andrew’s interest when a friend convinced him to try it out in 2008. This sparked Andrew’s passion and he now holds a black belt under 3rd degree black belt Steve Toyryla. Andrew has had the opportunity to train under some of the best international Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors. On his journey he gathered new styles and techniques from other countries and across the United States.

After college, Andrew pursued a career in software development. By day, Andrew’s strength is coding but at night he flexes his martial arts abilities through teaching classes at High Country Jiu Jitsu. Andrew seized the opportunity to open his school when he realized there wasn’t a space for jiu jitsu jitsu in Salida, Colorado and he wanted to bring the joy of martial arts to the community. He knew the challenges of opening and promoting a school in a smaller city but took the leap and established High Country Jiu Jitsu on August 5th, 2022. Today, he continues to work hard to teach his students respect and honor.


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High Country Jiu Jitsu has everything…except you! Join our community today and begin your martial arts journey!

High Country Jiu Jitsu

9985 US-50 Unit B, Salida, CO 81201

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