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Indianapolis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association and Academy - Why Join?


Professor Marcello C. Monteiro lives in Indianapolis.
Marcello is the only Black Belt in the area that had the opportunity to train his entire life in Rio De Janeiro/Brazil; earning all his belts through daily training with some of the best masters in the world.  He is a certified and graduated technical teacher, registered at the "Federacao de Jiu Jitsu do estado do Rio de Janeiro/Brazil", and has already prepared, trained and turned regular students into state, National and world champions.

Members will have the opportunity to train, test and achieve rank directly under Professor Marcello C. Monteiro. Under his guidance and watchful eye, you can learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as it was meant to be taught, with precise technique and skill.

Supplement Your In-Class Training and Accelerate Your Jiu Jitsu

Every step of Marcello’s entire white to black belt curriculum has been professionally recorded and is available for you to study and progress your Jiu Jitsu game while off the mat. Studying the curriculum at home will significantly help increase your knowledge and speed up the time it takes to earn a Jiu Jitsu black belt.


Rank & Testing
In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranking advancement is the sign of growth and maturity in the art. At Team Marcello C. Monteiro, we take pride in producing the highest quality in all levels from White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black Belts.



Adults Program
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the world's premiere fighting arts specializing in ground fighting with emphasis on position control and submissions. It is considered both self-defense and a sport, making it ideal for men or women. Professor Monteiro will develop all aspects of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fight game to take each student to their highest level.


Kids Program

Our BJJ program is a progressive and reality-based style of self defense. This program has been specifically designed to help children learn realistic self protection techiniques.

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts spirit becomes a truly indomidable weapon in confronting the unwanted advancer of an attacker, and in addition the rigors of everyday life.  For a child it provides the focus, concentration, confidence and determination to obtain ones' goals.


If you are looking to learn knowledge at a faster pace then other students and dont have the time to take regular classes, if you are looking to polish your game, if you are looking closer attention from Prof.Marcello C. Monteiro, then take advantage of my one to one Private Sessions.

No matter what your needs or interest may be; self-defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Gi or No-Gi, no holds barred, conditition training, Marcello will work with you one-to-one to help you achieve your highest level of success. Schedule an One hour private session by just sending an e-mail or call for more info.



Jiu Jitsu History

Jiu-Jitsu,  which  means  gentle  art, is  the  oldest   form  of  martial  art.   It originated in India more than 2000 years before Christ. It was created by monks who could not use any type of  weapons  to  defend  their  lives  against  barbarian attacks. It spread through China, and eventually took root and was elaborated on in Japan becoming the first martial art style. The samurai clans in Japan adopted Jiu-Jitsu as their own traditional style to defeat an opponent regardless if the situation was  striking,  throwing  or  grappling.  With  the  passing  years,  they  split  the techniques and developed other martial arts styles, such as judo, aikido, karate, and most of the other martial arts that we have today.

Helio Gracie, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) legend began to adapt the traditional Japanese sport form of Jiu-Jitsu. Because he was a small man in stature (only 135 pounds), his intent was to adjust the techniques to be more reliant on leverage, timing, and technique instead of power and force. This would allow a smaller or weaker person to defend themselves against a larger or stronger attacker. With the knowledge that more than 95% of confrontations end in a clinch or on the ground, this art has become one of the most effective self defense systems in the world today

In the early 1990's, no hold barred competitions, such as the "Ultimate Fighting Championship," became very popular in the United States. These early competitions pitted style VS. style, or martial art VS. martial art against each other and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters consistently defeated other martial artists trained in other styles. Because of this, virtually every martial arts academy has added some form of BJJ to their curriculum.

It can easily be said that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective hand to hand combat art available today, and it is the fastest growing martial art worldwide.


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