Don Westman – Professor, IBJJF World Champion & MMA Champion, BJJ Black Belt, 1st Degree – Instructor CBJJS



Don Westman is an IBJJF World Champion (both Gi and No-Gi) as well as a Mixed Martial Arts Champion. Don began enjoying the benefits of Jiu Jitsu in 2009. Since then, Don has passionately trained Jiu Jitsu and MMA. Don started Jiu Jitsu, in order to lose weight to win a bet, shortly after Sean Stewart first opened the doors of Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Satori and has trained at CBJJS ever since. The impact of BJJ in his life was so dramatic that Don left his corporate job to become a full-time instructor at Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Satori. Don now competes, coaches and corners athletes at CBJJS.

Prior to teaching Jiu Jitsu full time, Don attended Black Hills University in South Dakota, where he was an accomplished football player earning an ROTC Athlete of the Year Award, Wall of Fame and graduated with honors with a double major and a double minor.

Don spent 15 years working in the education field as a teacher and manager at a successful software company where he developed online learning materials. In 2014, Don received his Master’s degree in Advanced Language ESL from Jones International University graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors.


2021 IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu No-Gi Champion (Black Belt – Super Heavy – Masters)

2021 IBJJF Austin International Jiu Jitsu No-Gi Champion (Double Gold – Black Belt – Super Heavy & Open Class – Masters)

2019 Fight To Win Pro 130 215lbs Black Belt No-Gi SuperFight Submission Victory

2018 IBJJF Masters World Champion (Open Class – Brown Belt – all wins via Submission)

2018 Fight To Win Pro 64 215lbs No-Gi SuperFight Submission Of The Night Victory vs. Way Of Jiu Jitsu Black Belt (Estima Lock)

2018 NAGA Colorado Champion (Expert Division No-Gi)

2017 IBJJF No-Gi World Champion (Open Class, Brown Belt, Masters Division – all wins via Submission)

2017 NAGA Albuquerque Champion (Expert Division Gi – Brown & Black Belt)

2017 Fight To Win Pro 34 200lbs No-Gi Brown Belt Victory (Split Decision)

2016 KickDown MMA 205lbs Light-Heavy Weight Champion (Submission)

2016 Fight To Win Pro 18 205lbs Brown Belt SuperFight Submission Victory (Armbar)

2016 Fight To Win Pro 4 190lbs No-Gi Brown Belt Superfight Submission Victory (Toe Hold)

2015 KickDown Super Middle Weight Champion

2015 Sparta Combat League Middle Weight Champion

2014 Prize Fighting Championship 7 “Rock & Rumble” Submission Of The Night Victory (29 Second Ankle Lock)

2013 Sparta Combat League Light-Heavy Weight Champion

2013 Prize Fighting Championship Light-Heavy Weight Champion (Submission Of The Night Victory – Knee Bar)

2013 Fight To Win Colorado State Championship Gold and Silver Medalist

2012 Relson Gracie Submission Only Tournament Champion

2012 KickDown MMA Light-Heavy Weight Champion

2012 KickDown MMA Debut Victory

2011 Fight To Win Nationals Double Gold Medalist (Gi & No-Gi Divisions)

2011 Fight To Win Tournament Of Champions Double Gold Medalist (Gi & No-Gi Divisions)

2011 Grapplers X Tournament Double Gold Medalist (Weight and Absolute Divisions)

2010 RMBJJF Double Gold Medalist

2010 Fight To Win Tournament of Champions Gold and Silver Medalist


Mitsuyo Maeda –> Carlos Gracie, Sr. –> Carlos Gracie, Jr. –> Rigan Machado –> David Ruiz –> Sean Stewart –> Don Westman 

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Don Westman - MMA Champion - BJJ Brown Belt - Instructor BJJ Stapleton - Cage

Purpose - Instructors

Don Westman - Professor Sean Stewart - What's a little blood between friends - 06-12-2015


Don - Steph - Matt

Training - Big Don & David Bacca - 03-30-2016








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