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Welcome to Indianapolis Jiu-Jitsu

Welcome to Indianapolis Jiu-Jitsu.  We have over 25 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.


Caique Instructor Camp (posted 7/26/2016)

I just returned from a week long instructor camp hosted by Master Caique at his headquarters in southern California.  This was the first time Master Caique gathered all of his instructors across the U.S. to meet and discuss topics related from business operations to class curriculums.  It was a great experience not only being with the other instructors, but also it was great getting everyone on the same page with our class programs.  We did a lot of review of the techniques in Master Caiques program, and certainly we all got some good ideas how to better align our programs more closely.  The week finished off with a Legends seminar with some of the most respectable and notable names in the business.  It was such an honor to be able to participate in such a rare event as this which included, Renzo Gracie, Charles Gracie, Fabio Santos, Jean Jacques Machado, and Carlos Caique Elias.  We also had a surprise visit by Pedro Sauer and Ryron Gracie.  The week was all about jiu-jitsu and how we can improve ourselves and our academies which ultimately is a great benefit to our students.  It is great to be part of a team such as Master Caiques who has such great relationships with others and is able to bring us all together.  This week will definitely be a highlight of my jiu-jitsu career. Keep training – Greg Eldred  See photos

Team Indy Hoosier Open Results (posted 6/28/2016)

We would like to recognize our Team Indy BJJ competitors at this years Hoosier Open for a job well done. Preparing for competition is a great way to help sharpen your swords, to test yourself, and to help you acheive your training goals.  Whether you won or lost besides having fun in the spirt of competition strengthening your jiu jitsu knowledge should be your objective.  Congratulations to our Indy BJJ Hoosier Open competition team and those place winners:

Kate Womack - 1st Place 
John Blatt - 1st Place
Madison Peavler - 2nd Place
Jacob Hinds - 2nd Place
Jack McKinney - 2nd Place
Grahm Bertram - 2nd Place
Harley Bertram - 3rd Place
Stuart Drake
Esteban Perez
Nate Hopman
Ross Katz
Andrew Zaleski
Anthony Cruz

Nutrition for the BJJ athlete by Monte Denehie (posted 6/17/2016)

No one understands the need for patience, discipline, consistency and determination better than the jiu-jitsu practitioner.  Gains are measured in the smallest of increments; gains sometimes seem to be lost… The need for patience and perseverance are shown through the high wash-out rate of the blue and white belts and further exemplified by the exceptionally small percentage of people who actually achieve their Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.  Anyone who has trained for more than a few months recognizes there is no short cut to the top.  There is no way to speed along the process.  You can’t pick up a book, read through the moves and expect to compete two belts above your level.  It just doesn’t happen.  So I often equate the journey of better fitness and nutrition to the process of jiu-jitsu progression.  There are thousands of books available on Amazon that purport to offer you the “easiest”, “fastest” way to better health through nutrition, and/or better fitness through some new workout craze, etc.  The problem with most of these books, written by “experts”, is that A) they are often looking for the quick-fix, fast results, longevity be damned method so they can sell more books, and B) they can be completely overwhelming, especially to the novice reader who has spent their entire life living on the traditional American diet, killing themselves with long cardio, and otherwise f... Read More

13th Hoosier Open (posted 4/15/2016)

Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu is proud to host it's 13th tournament in the Indianapolis area on Saturday, June 4th.  Our first event was held back in 2004, and we have grown in size and popularity ever since.  Unlike many other jiu-jitsu tournaments the Hoosier Open is a double elimination format, guaranteeing each competitor at least 2 matches.  For that reason obviously it takes longer to run an event, and therefore we don't include absolute or no gi divisions.  With the double elimination format, and utilizing a tournament schedule starting divisions different times of the day the tournament experience is much more pleasurable for the competitors by not having to sit in a gym all day waiting to compete.  Our tournament partners are Master Caique and the Caique Jiu-Jitsu Academy who helps organize and put on the event, and our friends at Warrior Way, a Caique affiliate in Michigan, who also hosts the Michigan Open each year.  Visit our the tournament website at, and come check us out on June 4th.