Ben Lowry’s BIO
Rank: Black Lineage:
Helio Gracie->Carlos Gracie Jr->Rigan Machado->Dave Ruiz- >Ben Lowry
Ben began studying and competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2001 under Dave Ruiz at Colorado Brazilian JiuJitsu Academy. He began his career competing in mixed martial arts and fought five times as an amateur fighter ending with a record of 3-2. Ben has competed at an international level in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, competing at the IBJJF PanAms and IBJJF Worlds for approximately four years. He has also won many smaller tournaments on the local level. Ben has trained at various academies in the United States including Ralph Gracie’s in San Francisco and Pedro Sauer in Utah. After many years of hard work and hard training Ben received his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in July of 2011. Ben has also trained in Muay Thai with Oscar Martinez and Tom Yoshida for six years.
Ben has been doing Judo for 7 years, with 2004 Judo Olympian Charlee Minkin and at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Ben is currently Head Brazilian Jiujitsu instructor at The Sanctuary Brazilian Jiujitsu and Fitness. Ben has been instructing for approximately 8 years and many of his students have gone on to win at international and local tournaments. Ben is extremely passionate about martial arts and teaching. He dedicates all of his time and energy to being the best coach Colorado has to offer.
Ben is available for private and semi private lessons, to improve your game at a faster pace.