Professor Robert G. Wunderlich, Jr.

Owner | Head Instructor

Professor Wunderlich began his BJJ career at Colorado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in October of 2004 under the tutelage of Professor Dave Ruiz. Professor Ruiz was one to the first Americans to be included in the instructors program at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California in the early 1990’s. The Gracie Family, the founders of BJJ, took professor Ruiz under their wing and passed on information vital to teaching BJJ properly.

Professor Wunderlich trained as much as he could for several years (up to 13 times per week) until he found out he was accepted to Graduate School at the University of Wyoming. He would begin Graduate School in the fall of 2006 in Laramie, Wyoming. Being that he had fallen in love with BJJ, he felt that he needed to continue his journey somehow, so he asked Professor Ruiz if he could teach BJJ in Wyoming. Professor Ruiz obliged and Professor Wunderlich was inducted into an intense and complete instructors programs focused on the teaching aspect of BJJ.

Professor Wunderlich began to teach BJJ through the Community Enrichment Program at the University of Wyoming in the fall of 2006. His modest beginnings included only 6 students the first semester, eventually growing to over 45 students by his fourth semester at the University of Wyoming. Professor Wunderlich returned to Denver after the completion of his course work and taught under the watchful eye of Professor Ruiz at Colorado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

BJJ Lineage:

  • Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Rigan Machado > Dave Ruiz > Robert Wunderlich

Notable Highlights:

  • Received Black Belt from Professor Dave Ruiz (2012)
  • Founder of the Wyoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (WBJJF)
  • Head referee for Fight to Win Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling Tournaments.