Frequently Asked Questions
The best way to learn Jiu Jitsu is to get into the gym as much as possible and train directly with Marcello and the other students. In class Marcello will show you all the tips and techniques it takes to become a champion, however, you can greatly increase your Jiu Jitsu knowledge and speed up your journey to black belt by studying Marcello's step-by-step curriculum at home where you can view all the major techniques of each belt and help refine your game.
What is MMA? MMA stands for mixed martial arts or a mix of some of the best martial arts. You must first become an expert in a single martial art to establish a base then branch off and train with other experts to become a truly effective mixed martial artist. That is why we only offer and concentrate on BJJ as you must first become a BJJ expert before becoming an effective mixed martial artist.
You can get started training at our Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu gym today! To get started with your training, just give us a call at (317) 538-5593. We look forward to seeing you on the mats.
This is a common question, but one that has no exact answer. The journey to black belt depends on each individual's abilities, perseverance, and dedication. Students must train hard and be prepared overcome many obstacles on their journey to black belt
Additionally, when you're not training in the gym with Marcello, you can speed up your progress to black belt by supplementing your in-class training with Marcello's professional, step-by-step white-black belt curriculum which you can use to review techniques and expand your learning at home.
Yes, we currently offer classes for little dragons (4-5 years old), kids (6-10 years old) and teens classes. Students for BJJ can enroll as young as four years old!
Start thinking about the benefits, the pricing will depend on each individual's needs. We can then make a recommendation for frequency of training and what classes would be best suited for each individual.
Yes. Please speak with staff regarding the discounts available to family members.
At Indianapolis Marcello's BJJ Academy, each Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class begins with a warm-up routine designed to prepare your body for the actual class and help reduce injuries. After the warm-up, technical instruction begins. The techniques taught vary according to the instructor's goals for that particular class. After the technical instruction, students engage in live sparring or rolling. An essential part of every class, live sparring allows students to practice the techniques they have learned against a resisting partner, break a sweat, and reap the rewards of a very good workout.
Absolutely. Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes offer a fantastic workout that you cannot achieve through your typical gym routines. These classes involve your entire body and will develop and challenge your physical abilities. We have had many students who have combined healthy eating with our jiu jitsu programs to lose great amounts of weight. All the classes taught at our Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu gym will help you lose weight.
Yes. We have beginner level classes that are designed for students with no experience through up to one year of experience. These classes, with a specific, detailed curriculum, stress the basics necessary to build a solid base and grow in a healthy and productive manner.
No. You do not need to have practiced in any form of martial art to train at our academy.
Those who wish to do so can, but it is NOT a requirement.
In our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes are enjoyed by younger and older students alike. Our classes and programs are designed to meet the training goals and provide results for students of any age.
We are proud to cater to all fitness levels here at the academy and have many students whose exercise routines were limited or non-existent prior to joining the academy. Our team will ensure a progressive and gradual plan to help you acclimate to our programs while achieving your fitness goals.
BJJ is a highly effective form of self-defense that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Adding BJJ to your life will help you get in shape, gain self confidence and self discipline, and relieve stress while forming a network of like-minded people sure to motivate and inspire you. Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Indianapolis offers a safe, friendly, and family-style atmosphere that many of our students consider their second home.