Welcome to IBJJA!

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!


Vote for Coach Joel!

Our very own Coach Joel Blanton is competing to win a 2-page feature spread in Muscle & Fitness magazine along with a $20k cash prize, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

If you know Coach Joel, you know he is one of the most kind and generous coaches you'll ever meet—and he absolutely deserves this recognition. This would not only be a big win for him, but this would be a unique contribution to the Strength and Fitness culture, and a GREAT opportunity to put Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - IBJJA and Team James Clingerman in the national spotlight. This would also be a HUGE win for BJJ as a whole!

You can help us in one of two ways: 1) VOTE DAILY! Just click the link and vote. If it's your first time, you will be required to verify your identity to ensure a legitimate contest. It's super easy.

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2) Donate to this great cause for $1 per vote. All donations support Homes for Wounded Warriors in their mission to build and remodel homes for critically injured United States military veterans. So if you can donate, that's a win/win/win! ($10 minimum donation)

Please excuse the repetition of this ad over the next coming weeks, we just want to give our followers the daily reminder. Let's go Team!!!

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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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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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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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Our Wrestling class is designed to supplement our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum, and give our students an opportunity to learn more about stand-up grappling and takedowns.

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Community Self-Defense

For Men, Women, and Kids (8+), this class will always be free to the public! Here, beginner students learn basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Striking techniques for Self-Defense situations.

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

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  • Free Introductory 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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