Colorado Events


Girls in Gis Colorado Springs-Colorado Event

Get ready for a great training event, open to women and girls of all ages and skill levels. No experience is needed. All participants must register online.

Sunday
July 14, 2024
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Doors open 11:30 AM

Gracie Barra Colorado Springs
1360 North Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Guest Instructors: Vanessa Waltz & Hailey Pigford

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Tickets are non-refundable non-transferable. If you are not able to make a donation please contact us at and we will work with you so that you are able to participate. 

Instructor Bios

Vanessa Waltz has been a student of Jiujitsu since 2003. She is the Owner of Gracie Barra Colorado Springs since 2012. In addition to being a Mother, book lover, dancer, adventurer, and artist. She is a 3X NoGi World, Master World champion, 2X Pan American, 5X American National champion and F2W Pro Title.

Hailey Pigford is a Gracie Barra purple belt under Bryan & Vanessa Waltz. Her jiujitsu journey began in 2013. She enjoys competing and recently took home gold in her gi division at the Denver International Open IBJJF Championship 2024. She is passionate about all things health and wellness and earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Care Science in 2017.

She loves learning and helping others learn, especially kids and those who are new to jiujitsu. As a yoga instructor, she also loves offering yin postures for friends with bjj injuries. She loves smash passing, the mounted triangle, and relentlessly hunting the back. When she’s not on the mats, you might find her mountain biking, skiing, bouldering, backpacking, weightlifting, or helping people buy and sell real estate.