At Master Marcello Monteiro's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu academy we have 10 different characteristics that sets us apart from all other gyms:

BJJ is our specialty

Marcello's Indianapolis Academy's sole focus is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. By specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, rather than MMA or other martial arts (like a lot of academies), we are able to correctly teach the mechanics and skills needed at a more technical level.

Proven step-by-step curriculum

Master Marcello Monteiro is well known for his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum and has refined it over the past 12 years. He has created a step-by-step BJJ curriculum with over 500 techniques; and has been helping students and instructors around the world to elevate their skills. Besides the curriculum, Marcello has also created over 15 instructional DVD's covering a variety of different BJJ "games" (guard positions, attacks, passes, submissions, escapes, and counters etc.).

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Improve your mind

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers several mental benefits and values which the student learns simply by attending regular classes. You will see an improvement in confidence, discipline, and respect within the first month.

Improve your body

One of the best parts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that it's benefits come naturally. Just by practicing a sport which you love, you will lose fat, build strength, and improve balance and coordination without running on a treadmill or lifting weights.

Proven self-defense

Brazilian Jiu Jistu is one of the most effective self-defense practices around. It utilizes strategy, intelligence, leverage and position to gain an advantage over someone larger and stronger than you.

Experienced instruction

Most academies around don't have any black belts onsite who teach classes. Here at Indianapolis BJJ Coach (besides having world class instruction from Marcello himself) we have multiple black belts and brown belts that assist Marcello during class time. Check out Marcello's credentials in the "Instructors" section of the website, click HERE.

Trained legends and champions

Marcello has trained some of the most well-known BJJ, UFC, Pride and WEC fighters in the world. Some of the more well known fighters Marcello has helped include former UFC and Pride Heavyweight champion "Big Nog" Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira (with his half-guard game), Miguel Torres (former WEC champion), and assisted Chris Lytle, Matt Mitrione among others.

Excellent Facility

Marcello's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Academy offers one of the top facilities in the area with nearly 1,000sq/ft of mat space, private changing rooms, a proshop and free WiFi.


Our schedule offers 38 classes a week making sure there is a class specifically tailored to your time and experience level. Our BJJ Classes are offered both day and night, 6 days a week.

Classes for everyone

Different age groups learn at different rates, while men and women typically have different goals. Marcello realizes this and has created several different and specific classes to make sure that we offer what you are looking for.

Learn more about the specifics benefits of BJJ:


For Men of any
Fitness Level or Age

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For Kids
Ages 3 to 15

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For Women of any
Fitness Level or Age

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