Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy has a history of delivering the highest level of realistic martial arts instruction anywhere. Founded in 2000, IBJJA is the longest running Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Academy in the greater Indianapolis area. We were the first, and we are still the best!

The goal of the IBJJA is to promote athleticism, health, self-control, and discipline, while providing the most advanced training for self-defense and sport competition. We have the most qualified and experienced instructors to teach practical and effective martial arts to men and women of all ages and experience levels. Our academy offers only the best in martial arts instruction!


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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art with an emphasis on ground fighting. It is the most effective self-defense system and is now a popular international competitive sport.

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Our kickboxing class blends the techniques of traditional Muay Thai with Western Boxing and some methods of American Kickboxing and Dutch Kickboxing. This class incorporates all aspects of stand-up striking.

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Women's only Jiu-Jitsu

We have the largest women’s only team in the city! Headed by, Purple Belt World Champion AJ Clingerman, here women can learn the best self-defense system in the world with a strong, supportive community of women who actively work to build each other up.

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Women's only Bootcamp

Women’s Only Fitness Bootcamp is a station-based circuit training program that changes every class. This fitness class includes elements of cardio kickboxing, weight training, band work, kettlebells, body weight exercises, and calisthenics.

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Kids' Programs

We teach our kids the same foundational curriculum we teach the adults in a way that’s encouraging, engaging, and fun! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent way for kids to get exercise and build confidence, strength, discipline, and endurance, all while learning vital self defense techniques.

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Combat Conditioning

Our Combat Conditioning class is a utilitarian functional strength program which uses kettlebells, gada maces, calisthenics, and roadwork exercises to enhance mobility, endurance, and explosive strength.

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Wrestling is a grappling based combat sport which focuses on takedowns and advancing to dominant positions. Wrestling is essential for dictating where a fight takes place and is a necessity for anyone who wants to compete in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or Submission Grappling Tournaments.

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Mixed Martial Arts

Our Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) class is an invite-only program geared toward the hardcore student interested in competitive MMA fighting.

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Central Indiana's longest running Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Mixed Martial Arts Academy!

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  • Free Instructional DVD
  • Free Private Lesson
  • Free 30 Day Trial

Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy makes it easy to give our programs a try with our no-obligation 30-day free trial.

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  • No drop-in fees for guests!
  • No restrictions on Gis!
  • All affiliations welcome!

Come on in, join a class, and have fun. We’d love to have you!

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