Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on skill, leverage and mental awareness which allows a person to overcome a larger and stronger opponent. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a highly effective self-defense, a competitive sport and a core skill for Mixed Martial Arts (as in the UFC).
Our BJJ Step-by-Step beginner courses are carefully structured and taught in a manner so that someone who is new to the art and/ or is totally out of shape can easily understand with out feeling overwhelmed or confused. The class will be with other beginners so the student will not feel out of place. The grappling and sparing is conducted under the utmost supervision to insure safety.
Marcello's home academy in Indianapolis where he teaches Jiu Jitsu classes offers several different classes based on age and skill level so you can learn the art of BJJ and the right pace for you.
Improve your overall health and fitness, learn self-defense, relieve some stress and train like your favorite fighter. Marcello's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu schedule offers two different BJJ classes to adults based on skill level.
Levels 1, 2 and 3
These are your fundamental classes. Here you will begin to learn self-defense and the positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and then will move onto learning sweeps, reversals, attacks and submissions. Every black belt needs a strong base and here is where you will find yours. This class is for White Belts with 3 stripes or less.
Level 4 and Advanced
This class is for the 4 stripe white belts and above. After finding their base, the students will begin to learn more advanced techniques to leverage on their opponents. The concept of base and control is never lost through Marcello's renowned step-by-step Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Curriculum.
Speed Up Your Learning While Training at Marcello's Academy
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.
Many benefits come from martial arts in the earlier stages of a person's life. They learn lifelong skills and traits which will help them get through any situation. Some of these skills and traits include self-defense, self-discipline, confidence, respect and the values of meeting goals with hard work. Dependent on your child's age, he will be in one of the following classes:
Little Dragons BJJ (ages 3-5)
This class focuses on a soft introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Children in this class learn to develop the balance, coordination and motor functions needed in the following classes. The class instructor is specifically trained to work with little children while there are other teaching assistants on hand to help out for the class. Little Dragons classes consist of several games which are designed to teach them BJJ fundamentals without them even realizing it!
Kids BJJ (ages 5-10)
The intention of the kids class is to prepare them to protect themselves against bullies or in harmful situations. Like any other martial art, BJJ has a focus on self-defense. The kids at Indianapolis BJJ learn lifelong skills which they will carry on.
Junior Adults BJJ (ages 11-15)
This class transitions the children into the adult class. Here they will begin to learn to implement submissions, but only under close instructor supervision. As the children grow, so do the instructors expectations.The instructors will begin to make sure that every portion of a technique is done perfect, turned into a movement the child can be proud of.
In the Gold Members class Marcello and his instructors train alongside with students. Students who have shown dedication & commitment will be invited to this exlucsive extra class.
Marcello also offers private lessons to his students. They can be either taken alone or with up to 4 people. Doing small group lessons allows you to split the cost amongst the group while still learning specific techniques which apply to yourself to improve your game.
If you are interested in attending one of our classes please fill out our easy form to get more information on how Marcello's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu classes can help you!