Welcome to IBJJA!

At Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (IBJJA), we've been pioneers in delivering top-tier, real-world martial arts training since our establishment in 2000. As the longest-running Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Academy in the greater Indianapolis area, we take pride in being trailblazers and continually raising the bar.

Our mission has always been clear: to promote athleticism, health, self-control, and discipline while offering cutting-edge self-defense and sport competition training. Our seasoned instructors are experts in teaching practical, effective martial arts to individuals of all ages and skill levels.

Welcome to IBJJA, where excellence is not just our standard; it's our way of life.

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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' BJJ

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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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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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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No experience? No problem! As Central Indiana's longest running BJJ/MMA Academy, we always make it easy to get started. We believe that anyone can learn martial arts and experience the life-changing benefits:

  • Weight Loss/Physical Fitness
  • Confidence
  • Stress Reduction
  • Mental Health Improvement
  • Enhanced Motivation and Discipline
  • Life-Saving Self-Defense Skills
  • Mental Toughness
  • Community of Growth-Minded Individuals

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Whether you're looking for self defense, competition training, or just a good workout, this is the place to be. It's not just a gym- it's a family. If you're in the Indy area, I highly recommend checking out Indiana Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy!
Nikki Sullivan (Andre Galvao Black Belt)
If you want a safe, fun, and challenging way to get in shape and challenge your mind then you should try out BJJ for a few weeks. The people and environment at IBJJA is very safe, fun, family friendly, and yet still serious about teaching and training top notch Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My 9 year old son and I started going a little less than a year ago and both love the school and all the coaches.
Justin Clements
IBJJA is the BEST gym in Greenwood, IN. James Clingerman and the people who train at IBJJA are great people with excellent, competition tested Jiu-Jitsu. James is an extremely knowledgeable instructor.
Samantha Valkenhaus


647 U.S. 31 N, Greenwood, IN 46142
Next to Indiana Lighting Center and Buca Di Beppo

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

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