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Nova Mente Jiu Jitsu Academy
Englewood, Colorado

Welcome to our dynamic jiu-jitsu gym in the south Denver-metro area!

At Nova Mente Academy, we don't just offer jiu jitsu – we're a powerhouse of possibilities. From kickboxing and striking to the finesse of MMA training, we've got it all. Elevate your skills with our self-defense programs or embark on a personalized fitness journey with our expert personal training. Join us in a space where discipline meets delight, and where every move is a step towards empowerment.

Adult
Martial Arts

Adult Martial Arts

Start your Black Belt journey at Nova Mente Academy, where you'll experience the power of Jiu-Jitsu from the moment you tie your White Belt. Our Nova Mente Fundamentals & Advanced classes will equip you with essential skills for competition or real-life self-defense, ensuring a strong foundation in this transformative martial art.

Structure
1-Hour Class
Led by Qualified Instructor
Both stand up and ground techniques will be covered

Benefits
Knowledge of Self-Defense Techniques
Situational Awareness
Physical Conditioning
Weight Loss    

Kids
Martial Arts

Kids Martial Arts

Nurture your child's confidence and self-esteem through our engaging martial arts programs. Designed for ages 3-12, our Tiny Squeakers and Kids classes not only teach essential skills in Jiu-Jitsu and striking but also instill a sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Watch as your child grows in both physical prowess and personal confidence, gaining valuable life skills that extend beyond the mats.

Structure
1-Hour Class
Led by Qualified Instructor
Both stand up and ground techniques will be covered

Benefits
Knowledge of Self-Defense Techniques
Situational Awareness
Confidence building
Anti-bullying

Fitness
& Training

Fitness & Training

Engaging in jiu-jitsu and martial arts fitness training not only enhances physical well-being but also fosters remarkable confidence building. The dynamic nature of jiu-jitsu and other martial arts require practitioners to develop strength, agility, and cardiovascular endurance, contributing to a comprehensive fitness regimen.

Our state-of-the-art fitness facility offers top-of-the-line equipment specifically tailored for jiu-jitsu and martial arts enthusiasts, ensuring a holistic training experience.

With a focus on both skill development and overall fitness, our weight-lifting equipment complements the martial arts training, promoting a robust body and a confident mindset for individuals seeking optimal health and personal empowerment.

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Our Team

Meet Nova Mente Academy

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Professor Troy Everett

Professor Troy
"The Night Pigeon"
Everett

TAC TEAM Black belt

  • 14+ Years of Jiu Jitsu Experience
  • Owner of Nova Mente since 2020
  • Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor
  • Received Black Belt from Jared Weiner on Nov. 13th 2021
  • Top 5 most wins in F2W Pro history
  • Former F2W Pro Coordinator and Member of #TeamNoSleep
  • Jiu Jitsu medalist in 8 different states (AGF, F2W, GI, RMN)
Favorite Submissions:
Guillotine & D’arce
Coach Cam Watley

Coach Cam Watley

Night Pigeon Purple Belt

  • Striking Instructor
  • Assistant Jiu Jitsu Coach
  • 10+ Years of Boxing & Kickboxing Experience
  • 7+ Years of Jiu Jitsu Experience
Favorite Submissions:
Outside Heel Hook & Guillotine
Coach Ryan Wingard

Coach Ryan Wingard

Night Pigeon Brown Belt

  • Assistant Jiu Jitsu Instructor
  • 10+ Years of Jiu Jitsu Experience
  • Medalist at F2W, Grappling Industries, NAGA, Subcon
Favorite Submissions:
Omoplata & Paper Cutter Choke
Coach Chris Sandoval

Coach Chris Sandoval

Night Pigeon Purple Belt

  • Assistant Kids Jiu Jitsu Coach
  • 4+ Years of Jiu Jitsu Experience
  • 10+ Years of Wrestling Experience
  • Best Uke in town
Favorite Submissions:
Loop Choke & Bow and Arrow Choke
Coach Aryk Moore

Coach Aryk Moore

Night Pigeon Blue Belt

  • Assistant Kids Striking Coach
  • 4+ Years of  Jiu Jitsu Experience
  • 15+ Years of various striking styles
  • Medalist at F2W and CJJC tournaments
  • Bowling for Kids Champion
Favorite Submissions:
Americana from Scarf & Wristlock
Coach Rob Bones

Coach Rob Bones

Night Pigeon Blue Belt

  • Assistant Kids Jiu Jitsu Coach
  • 2.5+ Years of  Jiu Jitsu Experience
  • Medalist at F2W, NAGA, Pikes Peak Grappling, Neon Belly & Fuji
  • Owner of Super Gutter Bros. Construction Company
Favorite Submissions:
D’arce & Triangle Choke
Coach Bri Adair

Coach Bri Adair

Night Pigeon Blue Belt

  • Assistant Kids Jiu Jitsu Coach
  • 7+ Years of Jiu Jitsu Experience
  • Girls in Gi's Ambassador
  • Co-Founder of Mile High Women’s BJJ Club
Favorite Submissions:
Kimura & Baratoplata

Competition Team

Team Nova Mente

Our competition team involves both kids and adults and spans many different rule-sets and styles.

We have competed in Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Kickboxing, Catch Wrestling and others. We strive to prepare for anything at anytime. We focus on what works at the highest levels of all martial arts and want to insure everyone is ready to go.

Nova Mente Academy — Competition Team
Nova Mente Academy — Competition Team
Nova Mente Academy — Competition Team
Nova Mente Academy — Competition Team
Nova Mente Academy — Competition Team
Nova Mente Academy — Competition Team
Nova Mente Academy — Competition Team

Tournament Gallery

Coming Soon...

F2W: May 42, 2091
NAGA: Apr 71, 2091
GI: Mar 68, 2091
FUJI: Feb 30, 2091
NEON: Jan 57, 2091
AGF: Dec 83, 2090
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Class Schedule

Find your next class or open mat

Monday classes at Nova Mente Academy are Gi classes.
If you do not own one, loaner Gi's are available at the gym and are included with your membership.

  • 6:00am to 7:00am — Early Bird Class (Gi)
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm — All Levels Class (Gi)
  • 4:15pm to 4:45pm — Tiny Squeakers: Ages 3-5 (Gi)
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm — Kids BJJ Class: Ages 5 to 12 (Gi)
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm — Intermediate / Advanced Class (Gi)
  • 7:15pm to 8:15pm — Fundamentals Class (Gi)

Tuesday classes at Nova Mente Academy are No Gi classes.

  • 11:00am to 12:00pm — All Levels Class (No Gi)
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm — Kids BJJ Class: Ages 5 to 12 (No Gi)
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm — All Levels Class (No Gi)
  • 7:15pm to 8:15pm — Striking / Kickboxing

Wednesday classes at Nova Mente Academy are No Gi classes.

  • 6:00am to 7:00am — Early Bird Class (No Gi)
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm — All Levels Class (No Gi)
  • 4:15pm to 4:45pm — Tiny Squeakers: Ages 3-5 (No Gi)
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm — Kids BJJ Class: Ages 5 to 12 (No Gi)
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm — All Levels Class (No Gi)
  • 7:15pm to 8:15pm — MMA Class

Thursday classes at Nova Mente Academy are Gi classes.
If you do not own one, loaner Gi's are available at the gym and are included with your membership.

  • 11:00am to 12:00pm — All Levels Class (Gi)
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm — Kids BJJ Class: Ages 5 to 12 (Gi)
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm — Intermediate / Advanced Class (Gi)
  • 7:15pm to 8:15pm — Fundamentals Class (Gi)

Friday classes at Nova Mente Academy are mixed.
If you do not own one, loaner Gi's are available at the gym and are included with your membership.

  • 6:00am to 7:00am — Early Bird Class (No Gi)
  • 5:00pm to 6:00pm — Kids Striking Class: Ages 5 to 12
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm — Competition Class

Saturday classes at Nova Mente Academy are mixed
If you do not own one, loaner Gi's are available at the gym and are included with your membership.

  • 10:05am to 11:00am — Fundamentals Class (No Gi)
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm — Open Mat (Open to ALL Gyms)
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm — Striking Class

Nova Mente Academy does no have classes on Sundays but is open for Private Lessons or Private Events/Seminars.

Interested in a private session or seminar?
📞 Reach out to us!

Seminars

Past & Future Seminars at Nova

Upcoming

Jiu Jitsu Gypsiez @ Nova — All Women's Open Mat

Jiu Jitsu Gypsiez @ Nova — All Women's Open Mat

May 26, 2024 — 12pm to 2pm

Join us at Nova Mente Academy for an ALL WOMEN'S EVENT.
Free, ladies-only, all ages event, all affiliations. Community, scholarship, sisterhood.

To check availability, purchase, and/or reserve your place,
call Coach Troy303-209-1830

Past

4/13/2024: Richie & Geo Martinez — Nova Mente Academy Seminar
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10/21/2023: Brianna Ste-Marie — Nova Mente Academy Seminar
5/14/2023: Jay Regalbuto — Nova Mente Academy Seminar
2/11/2023: Richie Martinez — Nova Mente Academy Seminar
5/15/2022: Danielle Kelly & Jay Regalbuto — Nova Mente Academy Seminar
11/18/2021: Kristian Woodmansee — Nova Mente Academy Seminar
6/19/2021: Richie Martinez — Nova Mente Academy Seminar

Nova Mente Academy has been a host to many world-class jiu jitsu practitioners over the past few years.

Interested in holding a seminar or a private event at Nova Mente Academy?

Call Coach Troy303-209-1830

Nova Strength

Nova Strength | Training & Fitness at Nova Mente Academy

Exercise, Physical Fitness, and Weight training

We offer full equipment access to all students because we believe in everyone being as healthy as possible. Weight training and martial arts go hand-in-hand and can create the most well rounded version of ourselves.

Our facility has over $30,000 in the highest tech equipment to get the best workouts imaginable. Todd spent hundreds of hours making sure everything flowed and could get you as strong as possible.

Equipment

Nova Strength: Equipment

Todd set our team up with everything from dumbbells to belt squat machines. Everything you need to get big and strong.

Fitness

Nova Strength: Fitness

Trained professionals doing what trained professionals do: helping you get fit and prepped to meet your personal or martial arts goals.

Training

Nova Strength: Training

With Nova Strength, training means choosing the path that best fits your journey, and resting assured that we have what you need to get you on that path.

In Memory of Coach Todd TePoel
In Memory Of

Coach Todd TePoel

Night Pigeon Brown Belt

1983—2021

I met Todd in 2018 when I started teaching at Nova the first time. Obviously the first thing I thought when I saw him was God damn that man is big, and then the first time I rolled with him, I realized how he was not only strong as shit but also athletic and fast as shit, too. He tested me in ways on the mat that I've never seen before. He was truly something special on the mats. He was growing and evolving so fast and I wanted to see him succeed so bad.

He made me realize the importance of strength training, and also really put his time and effort into helping me with my wrestling, I scored my only takedown points at brown belt because of him. He trained me 3 days a week to get me strong and help me be a better coach and athlete.

Outside of jiu jitsu Todd was amazing, hearing his stories about him as a bouncer, or his wrestling days, or just hanging out and just joking around was amazing. He was one of the 3 pillars of the gym and we had incredible plans that I still plan on seeing through.  Todd is the reason I met Cam and I'll forever be grateful for that. The amount of passion that Todd brought to his own personal fitness or making sure the gym had the best equipment possible or making sure that he was always learning and evolving in some way had a big effect on me and lots of other people too. Thank you for everything Todd, We miss you.

—Troy

“Get your tootsies on the mat.” —Todd

Location

Nova Mente Academy
2761 W Oxford Ave, Unit 7, Englewood, CO 80110

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