Welcome to Indianapolis Jiu-Jitsu
Welcome to Indianapolis Jiu-Jitsu. We have over 28 years experience in Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Here you will learn the most effective techniques to defend yourself. I invite you to schedule an appointment and come check out what we have to offer. I Hope to see you soon. Professor Greg Eldred.
INDY BJJ NEWS
Year End Promotions (posted 12/19/2018)
We had over 40 students who were eligible for the December belt promotion ceremonies held this week. Their promotions highlight the hard work and dedication that everyone is putting into their practice and training. We had 3 new Blue Belts ( Jacob Clark, Jeff Ramkaransingh, and Will Courtney) who successfully completed a rigorous belt testing process and we are very proud of their accomplishments. We also celebrated these events with a pizza party and Holiday pitch in where we enjoyed sharing everyones favorite eats. We also enjoyed music from our student the one and only DJIllBehavior. Everyone had a great time and we look forward to getting back on the mats and keep doing what we do.
We have 2 new Black Belts (posted 9/16/2018)
We are very proud to have promoted two students to Black Belt this past weekend at the Master Caique Seminar. Congratulations to Lucas Yeazel and Ryan Marques on your accomplishments. Master Caique has the highest standards for those achieving the rank of black belt and Lucas and Ryan have done an awesome job meeting all qualifications. Lucas and Ryan both have been associate instructors at the academy while participating in our instructor training program. They are great instructors and we look forward to their future at the academy.
New Kids Advanced Class at Indy BJJ (posted 8/24/2018)
A new Kids Advanced class is being added to the schedule beginning on Wednesday, Sept 19th. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 5:45 pm. Participation in this class is allowed after the student gains enough proficiency in the Kids basics program and per instructor recommendation. Eligible students would be encouraged to attend the advanced class on Wednesdays, and continue to attend the Monday Kids basics class. The Kids basics class on Monday and Wednesdays will be from 6:00 - 6:45pm.
It's important to continue to practice and perfect the basics on a regular basis. Our kids basics program consists of 21 classes with over 60 techniques. Those techniques establish a solid foundation and are at the core of what Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about. Repetition of those critical skills is what will over time make those techniques come together quickly and instinctively if ever needed in a real life situation.
The new Kids advanced program will continue to reinforce the basic principles and introduce new techniques to further increase the students ability to handle adverse situations. This Kids advanced class is a stepping stone for students who are not yet old enough or big enough to attend and safely participate in the Adult Basics program. The decision to move a student into the Adult Basics program is decided on an individual basis.
Stop Bullying (posted 5/4/2018)
Bullying is becoming a serious problem in today’s society. Whether it’s mental, verbal, physical, or even cyber bullying, it needs to be stopped. Bullying is more common than we realize. Studies show that between 15 – 25% of all kids up through high school age are bullied, while many bullying incidents go unreported. That’s almost 1 out every 4 kids are bullied. It is estimated that each day 160,000 kids will miss school for fear of being bullied.
Many adults don’t even know that their child is being bullied because many kids are afraid to report it. It’s important to talk to your children and get to know how things are going at school, social events, in the neighborhood, or even sporting activities. Specifically ask your child how are they being treated by other kids. That will help open the dialog, and could expose potential problems your child may be having with others. Even if your child is not encountering bullying problems it’s good to educate them about the topic, and prepare them with the means to deal with it if it happens to them. There are many good resources online for parents and kids to learn about bullying and more importantly to learn about prevention and intervention strategies.
In many cases if our kids simply stand up to the bullying they can stop it. But many don’t stand up for themselves because they don’t know what to do, especially when the bullying gets physical. That’s wher... Read More