Testimonial Star Rating - 7359277
by Brandon Zimmerman - 8/2/2020
Great place, great instruction, and even great people!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7359276
by Samantha Harris - 8/1/2020
Great people, we learn so much from James and AJ. Been a member for 4 years. No regrets.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7338610
by jve153 - 7/14/2020
Great coaches. Awesome gym culture. Everyone, students and coaches alike, wants to help you grow. I wish i would have joined years ago.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7329642
by Justin Clements - 7/8/2020
If you want a safe, fun, and challenging way to get in shape and challenge your mind then you should try out BJJ for a few weeks.  The environment at IBJJA is very safe, fun, family friendly, and yet still serious about teaching and training top notch Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  My 9 year old son and I started going a little less than a year ago and both love the school and all the coaches.  The zoom classes and flexible class schedules have helped me be able to get in classes and workouts without sacrificing family, or work commitments.  I really enjoy learning BJJ alongside my son; he gets really excited to show me what his favorite coach, coach Manning, is teaching in classes.  I highly recommend anyone of ANY age trying it out for a month.  I think they might have a promo to try out a month for free.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7329641
by Justin Clements - 7/8/2020
If you want a safe, fun, and challenging way to get in shape and challenge your mind then you should try out BJJ for a few weeks.  The people and environment at IBJJA is very safe, fun, family friendly, and yet still serious about teaching and training top notch Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  My 9 year old son and I started going a little less than a year ago and both love the school and all the coaches.  The zoom classes and flexible class schedules have helped me be able to get in classes and workouts without sacrificing family, or work commitments.  I really enjoy learning BJJ alongside my son; he gets really excited to show me what his favorite coach, coach Manning, is teaching in classes.  I highly recommend anyone of ANY age trying it out for a month.  I think they might have a promo to try out a month for free.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7319997
by Trent Griswold - 6/30/2020
Love this place! I have been training as a part of this team for over 6 years now and don’t intend on stopping anytime soon. The facilities are great, the coaches and teammates are top notch and I can’t recommend this academy enough. Getting started in any martial art is intimidating but this team is superb at reducing the feel of pressure and fear of starting a combat sport. Give them a chance, I promise you won’t regret it!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7319996
by Travis Linneweber - 6/29/2020
I have trained in many gyms across the United States, and this one is my favorite. The Clingerman team is friendly, professional, and experienced. It is the best place to learn BJJ for fun, self-defense, or competition. I highly recommend you try this place out.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7319791
by Amit Chandrasekhar - 6/29/2020
I’ve been train at IBJJA for over seven years now and it’s the best decision that I’ve made since moving to Indiana. The coaching staff is amazing at breaking down techniques and the environment makes everyone feel like part of a big family.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7319792
by Jason Smither - 6/29/2020
IBJJA features excellent instruction, a variety of upper belts that are always available to assist, a number of classes available during the week, and a clean and safe environment. But what really sets it apart is how owner James Clingerman and his wife AJ make you feel like part of the family. You can find whatever you want here; self defense, exercise, challenging yourself, or all of the above. Classes are fun and as tough as you want them to be. I highly recommend all gender, shape, size, and age of people to try IBJJA's free month to see what you think. I've been training here for several years now and am so convinced I will always want jiu-jitsu in my life that I opted for the lifetime membership!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7295442
by Jack Meoff - 6/17/2020
This team is a great organization with James and AJ working tirelessly to bring BJJ to all people looking to join. They have several affiliate gyms that allow for open cross training regardless of your home gym. This organization has really inspired me to make BJJ a lifelong journey.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7295443
by Carlos Cabrera - 6/17/2020
This place is by far one of the best Jiujitsu schools in Indiana, there approach to the techniques and way of teaching just makes you understand and retain the knowledge they are passing along no matter how difficult the technique is the coaches will ensure you understand. It's not just a gym / or dojo, everyone here is like family and it shows the minute you walk through the door. Give it a try you dont have anything to loose and I promise you, you won't regret it.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 7285946
by marcus fannin - 6/10/2020
A very nicely ran Academy. I travel for my job so if I want to train I cross train with other gyms. The team was welcoming and friendly. I will return.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 5791633
by jaylen storms - 2/15/2020
IBJJA is the absolute best place you can train. Every coach treats you with respect and makes you feel like part of a family. Everybody that trains there are great people and I love training there under coach James. If you are looking for a place to start learning how to defend yourself or just looking to get in shape with kickboxing or jujitsu male or female I highly recommend attending. Everything about IBJJA is amazing and I’m proud and honored to say I train at IBJJA.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 6653883
by Daniel Horn - 2/4/2020
(Translated by Google) Excellent professionals and a great team of athletes! (Original) Excelentes profissionais e um grande time de atletas!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 2835695
by Ryan S. - 1/29/2020
I started training Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at IBJJA 10 years ago. I was looking for a fun way to get in shape and to learn self defense. The thought of joining a martial arts gym was a bit intimidating because I struggle with social anxiety. But the students and coaches at IBJJA were welcoming, encouraging, and very understanding of my lack of experience. The 30 day free trial helped me get started, and I was hooked by the first introductory class. All of the coaches are very friendly, professional, and highly knowledgeable about all things martial arts, fighting, exercise, health, and conditioning. The teaching style here is technical, detail oriented, and thorough, which works really well for me as a student. IBJJA has always had the highest standard for cleanliness. The mats, equipment, bathroom, locker room, and lobby are always cleaned and very well maintained. I can't say enough nice things about the academy, the instructors, or my fellow students. Training here changed my life for the better. I'm more confident, disciplined, and I'm constantly motivated to make healthy decisions. I'm in the best shape of my life, mentally and physically, and I'm always improving. I recommend IBJJA or any of the Team James Clingerman affiliates for anyone who wants to get in shape, learn effective self defense, or compete in BJJ or MMA.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 1120552
by Luke Freeman - 8/2/2019
Amazing place. Everyone is welcoming and it just feels like a home away from home.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767475
by Zach Vanwhy - 7/3/2018
Been training here for a little bit and its definitely the best gym ive ever been at. Everyone's respectful and its a great environment. Plus you won'...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767480
by Ryan Furno - 7/3/2018
Hello, I’ve only been training here for 6 months but I really enjoy the sport of Jiu Jitsu and coming here. Coach James and other black, brown,...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 699745
by Nick Hyde - 7/2/2018
Me and my daughters love this place!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767482
by Samantha Yaeger-Harris - 7/2/2018
My son has attended IBJJA for 2 years and he attended another academy in another state for 2 years. I drive from Martinsville to this gym because...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767488
by Bryce Howard Fulmer - 7/2/2018
I’ve been training at the academy for two and half years . It’s a great place to train , the coaching staff is excellent . James and AJ are great...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767483
by Nicole Portwood - 6/30/2018
Such an amazing group of people! It's like one large family. James and Aj have such a wonderful academy! Something for everyone. They are courteous...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767473
by Brittanny Seybold - 6/30/2018
We love IBJJA! Both of my boys (age 5 & 12) have been going here for as long as they can remember and the summer kids camp is one of their favorite...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 696818
by Melissa Arvin Summitt - 6/29/2018
About a year ago, my son wanted to get involved in martial arts. After researching various schools, we decided on IBJJA. We could not have made a better decision. My son has learned responsibility, respect and accountability. He looks forward to going and wants to be involved in any way he can. Today ended their week-long summer camp and this was the first year my kids participated. I wish it could happen more than once a year! My kids loved it (win for them) and they were exhausted each evening (win for me!). We are thrilled to be a part of the IBJJA family!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767470
by Desirae Hyde - 6/29/2018
Our daughter just finished her fourth year of Jiu Jitsu camp and it was once again best week of her summer. Coach James and Coach AJ are 100%...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767472
by David Lock Malicote - 6/29/2018
My daughter and I have been coming to IBJJA in greenwood for about 5 months. This is one of the best workouts and most intelligent sports I've ever...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767481
by Tina Wong - 6/29/2018
I can not tell you enough amazing things about this school and the people who run it. It’s more than a school it’s an extended family for ALL who...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767471
by Tamla Dorsey - 6/29/2018
I took a self defense class with Coach AJ last summer and loved it. I chatted with her after class and explained my son was on the autism spectrum and...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 688385
by Andrew Ridner - 6/20/2018
Top notch grapples and mma fighters and coaches .
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767486
by Justin Monteiro - 5/28/2018
What a great training experience! The gym is top notch, the instructors and atmosphere are amazing! I travel for work and have trained in a few gyms...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767476
by Orrin Lancaster - 5/28/2018
Ive been training for 15 years and this place is the real deal. You can not find a better place to train. Not only is the Gym top notch but the...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 657668
by Eric Brazeal - 5/27/2018
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Testimonial Star Rating - 657612
by Orrin Lancaster - 5/27/2018
Ive been training for 15 years and this place is the real deal. You can not find a better place to train. Not only is the Gym top notch but the professor knows what he is doing. you will be missing out by not going.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 947173
by Harold GalBiv - 5/7/2018
All that can say is great instructor, and great academy
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Testimonial Star Rating - 623520
by Trey Houghtaling - 4/17/2018
I was in town for a work trip and I was welcomed like family. Great instruction, great team! Thank you so much for helping me grow a little more.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767484
by Michelle Luttrell May - 4/12/2018
My children have been training here for 3 years and they still love going every week. I'm amazed at what they've learned and how confident they've...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 888832
by Adam Jansen - 4/5/2018
Incdeadible Place! Everyone loves learning, and helping teach the new guys! Very clean facility, and great atmosphere.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 615517
by Dominic C. - 4/5/2018
Just awesome. My wife and I attended our first classes here tonight and we were treated respectfully and learned a lot! 5/5
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767489
by Joe Malone - 4/5/2018
I've been training with James since 2011 and couldn't imagine being anywhere else. They are always professional and very welcoming. I love how they...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767485
by Dan James - 4/4/2018
Just started training but already love going. Being new and inexperienced I was nervous starting something new but James, AJ and everyone in the class...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767487
by Lauren Tomey - 4/4/2018
My son just started training and loves it. The passion they show each child with the sport is amazing. Not only teaching but showing discipline as...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 616288
by nick brown - 4/4/2018
Very clean gym. Awesome people. I have been coming to kettle bells and jujitsu classes. I love it.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767490
by Andrea Taylor - 3/26/2018
Great place to train. Great coaches. Been doing jiu jitsu for several years and started here a year ago. I have gained so much in the last...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767477
by Shane Bui - 3/23/2018
I've been training here since twelve, now 17 years later, still going hard. James, AJ, the coaches, and everyone I've had a pleaure to train with have...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767474
by Jason Denny - 3/22/2018
I'm a bit late in my review. I've been training here since July of 2016 and I've loved it ever since. I was looking for a formal Jiu Jitsu School...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767478
by Liz McMahan - 3/22/2018
I began IBJJA a year ago beginning with kickboxing. I was deathly afraid of being trapped under someone so Jiu-Jitsu wasn't on the top of my list....
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Testimonial Star Rating - 521288
by Mac Harris - 2/14/2018
This place feels like family, and the training is unmatched!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767492
by Vince Bradbury - 1/9/2018
1st time in and I can tell I'm already gonna love it. Come get training by some awesome people. Very knowledgeable, highly respectful and will show...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767499
by Nathaniel Nolan - 12/3/2017
Very accommodating. Nice, friendly atmosphere. After every rolling session I saw people critiquing each others' form and providing helpful feedback....
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Testimonial Star Rating - 459734
by Scott M Sullivan - 11/13/2017
James is a world class instructor and great guy as well. The training here is top notch and it is a warm and friendly enviornment. They will make you feel welcome and part of the family from the time you walk in! Great for anyone looking for fitness, self defense, competition, or just fun.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767491
by Nicole Kent - 10/26/2017
this was my 15yr old son's 1st class. he fell nluv! not only r the coaches extremely helpful but everyone in the class was super helpful and super...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 403780
by James Katris - 9/5/2017
Best and largest team in Indiana!! Professor James Clingerman is both an excellent instructor and highly technical.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767496
by Clinton Cj Johnson III - 7/10/2017
Best Jiu-Jitsu/MMA school in central Indiana. James and AJ are great people, just stop in and see. No matter if you're just starting out, or have been...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 315908
by Mathias H Heim - 5/7/2017
Very humble! Very polite! Everything you would want!!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767505
by Mark Perry - 4/24/2017
The top place in Indiana to learn Jiu Jitsu and train with quality partners in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Many started here, earned their...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767503
by Patrick Cummings - 4/19/2017
Outstanding School, I came back in town from Philadelphia and took a class and a private lesson with James. Couldn't have been a better experience. ...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 303779
by Brad Hubbard - 4/12/2017
Great place to train and all staff and students make you feel welcome.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 299593
by Jonathan Snell - 4/4/2017
Team James Clingerman is fantastic. Great coaches, clean and kid friendly environment. Not only do you get to train with awesome in-house coaches but they bring in people for seminars. Wilson Reis and Josh Hinger are two that come to mind.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767504
by Christinia Jackson-Scott - 2/13/2017
This is a nice and clean facility. The academy has a shower, which is extremely important. The jiu-jitsu that is taught is top notch. AJ and James,...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 266469
by Brad Woods - 1/21/2017
Great training, knowledgeable staff, and all great atmosphere.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 257895
by Brandon Zimmerman - 1/7/2017
Great instruction, great team, and a great way to get in shape!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767497
by Jason Smither - 1/2/2017
IBJJA features excellent instruction, a variety of upper belts that are always available to assist, a number of classes available during the week, and...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767506
by Nick Hinton - 12/14/2016
As far as local BJJ academies go, this is the best I've visited in central Indiana. The owners, coaches, and teammates that train here are all...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767502
by Ru Ben - 12/7/2016
So thankful to have met Professor James, his wife and everyone at IBJJA. They welcomed me in as family from day one, even though I showed up a few...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 240056
by Melinda Raines - 11/29/2016
They are amazing people and truly love and care about what they do. I couldn't imagine my daughter going anywhere else!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 252984
by Shubes Ali - 11/24/2016
Coach James, Aaron and Darrell are really great and show great commitment to help students achieve their goals. Sparring is intense but always a friendly rewarding experience.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 222364
by Lucy Turner - 10/26/2016
Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is the best Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Greenwood. James is really friendly and also a great trainer. I highly recommend their services to anyone who wants to try martial arts, do boxing or just strengthen his body.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 221070
by Travis Lee - 10/23/2016
Diverse amount of knowledge all in one place, you'll find guys here from all different martial arts and combat sports.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767494
by Francisco Olmos - 10/21/2016
Best place I have ever trained at. Coach James and AJ are the best. I wouldn’t want to train any where else now. They treat you like family. Excited...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 380643
by bil3fra34ada... - 10/14/2016
If you need a martial artist for kids or grown ups - this is the right place. Recommend to all of my family and friends.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767493
by Chris Hubartt - 10/10/2016
Its always a great time and workout when i make the 2 hour trip to see these folks! James, AJ, and his entire team always welcome us and share like we...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767509
by Eric Sahs - 9/29/2016
I just got done training here and I had a great experience. Friendly people, solid technique, and a great place to train! If I'm in the area again I'd...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 204078
by Travis Linneweber - 9/17/2016
Best place to train in Indiana. You won't regret trying IBJJA
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Testimonial Star Rating - 203691
by James Gibson - 9/15/2016
Great place to train. Tons of experience and zero ego.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767510
by Terry Bailey - 9/8/2016
I did my first class there yesterday and i enjoyed myself..the coaches there are very knowledgeable and very helpful..i definitely recommend indiana...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 199949
by Brat Tat - 9/8/2016
If you want a place where you are family and guaranteed a great training session ... this is the place to be.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767500
by Darrel Gibson - 8/24/2016
I loved it! Trying to get back on that horse and ride. Very friendly place. The way they train and combine the arts. Really helped me understand how...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767507
by Eric Strohacker - 7/12/2016
The atmosphere and instructors made it a great learning experience. I went in a bit intimidated but everyone in their put my nerves to ease and made...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767498
by Jay Thomas - 3/16/2016
What an incredible place! Whether you're looking for self defense, an awesome workout, martial arts training, or just want to work hard with some...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 803453
by Freddie Sergent - 3/16/2016
This is a great academy. Clean, professional, and very educational. James Clingerman is a true professional, Highly educated and confident in his jiu...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767501
by Nikki Sullivan - 3/3/2016
Whether you're looking for self defense, competition training, or just a good workout, this is the place to be. It's not just a gym- it's a family. If...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 288541
by Jonathan Snell - 2/20/2016
IBJJA is a house of knowledge. There are a lot of people who bring a lot of different aspects to the classroom. Not only do they bring skills and insight, but they're allowed to and willing to share it. James and AJ have clearly built a lot of lasting relationships over the years and everyone who trains here gets to benefit from that at some point in time. Excellent place to add skills to your self defense repertoire or train to compete.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767495
by Tonette Atkins Ramion - 2/10/2016
This is the place you want your daughter to train! Our daughter started here when she was 14. As a parent, it was a little intimidating at first to...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168457
by Brian Littlefield - 1/20/2016
The premier spot for BJJ in Indianapolis! James is a wizard!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168459
by Mac Harris - 12/29/2015
Very welcoming studio for a guy out of town with his son!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 767508
by Michelle R. Gimbel-Carr - 12/11/2015
This is an awesome place! I was looking for a self defense class. I wasn't sure if this was a good ideal for someone my age (46). They were patient...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168379
by Sean Rodey - 11/3/2015
I've trained at other gyms and the detail of instruction is the best I've seen by a long shot. Not only is the instruction great but it's very clean facility and has a family environment.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168465
by Jeanette Hong - 10/18/2015
I travel a lot for work and always try to pack a gi while on the road. Landed at IND at 6pm, Googled bjj and read a couple reviews on various options to pick a place to get i. Some training. FB messaged ibjja after reading all the positive reviews. Got in contact with prof. James, who is an awesome dude. He invited me to train at 7pm. Made it in time for class straight from the airport. Arrived to a great facility, 2 rooms with large mat space, lots of training equipment for conditioning. Classes are a good size with skill levels ranging from students of all belt ranks, so a beginner can come in and feel comfortable. Prof. James taught the class which was great because he'll teach a technique, while also making sure students are cautioned about typical mistakes people will make in competition. He also taught how not to get countered trying to execute that technique, and/or how to counter the attack, which I think is a very comprehensive approach to developing skills and learning a new technique. He's very detail oriented so he'll "show and tell" a lot, making sure we practiced the technique with our partners properly. Everyone likes to roll live at the end, and knowing that he spent that particular's class time teaching a lot, he opened up the mat even after class rolled overtime so students could roll afterwards. It was was a great environment, competitive yet respectful towards one another. Welcoming for sure, AJ at the front is awesome as well. They have some dope gear to pick up also. Prof. James let me train for free as I was just in town for a few hours. I picked up a couple ladies shirts for myself because I wanted to support his school but he wouldn't charge a mat fee ( which is rare to come by in all the different bjj training facilities in various states/countries I've stopped in to train). Awesome people, awesome place. I would recommend any day, and will stop in again for sure any time I am in Ind.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168466
by Jason Robinson - 9/17/2015
Thanks for the hospitality and the chokes James! Great gym, tough guys, fun training!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168392
by Jared Loper - 7/1/2015
Seriously, the most awesome place to train in Indiana.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168388
by Justin Curtis - 7/1/2015
The staff and coaches here are fantastic. A very welcoming environment with top notch coaching/training. If you are not training here, you are not training.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168385
by Christopher Mckarski - 7/1/2015
I have been around the world twice, and trained with everyone at least once! Well maybe not everyone, but I have had the fortune to train at a lot of great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies, and the Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, located in central Indiana, is no exception! It, or rather all who train there benefit from it being one of the longest running and most successful BJJ/MMA academies in Indiana. Not to give you a uphill in the snow story, but back when I started training Jiu-Jitsu, there I could count the number of brown and black belts in the state of Indiana on one hand. IBJJA has 3 to 4 brown belts and 5 to 6 purple belts on the mat at one given time. IBJJA offers a great and clean environment to train in. It is family friendly, pride is left at the door, and everyone there, from it's staff to it's students just wants to train and help each other progress and spread the gentle art!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168386
by Brian Cowell - 7/1/2015
The Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is the place to train! I have been to several other gyms/martial arts academies and this is the best. The instructors take their time to instruct you and make sure that you are doing kickboxing, BJJ, Wrestling, MMA, etc. the right way. I enjoy training there and I don't expect to ever leave.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168390
by Thomas Eads - 7/1/2015
James is the best. Known him now for years. Great instructors. Great facility. Highly recommend. Oh,and extremely clean I might add
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168381
by Jeffrey Jennings - 7/1/2015
First, and best place I trained in BJJ and Muay Thai. James and the other instructors are awesome. Honestly the other places I have tried since I moved away are not on the same level even. No ego or BS at IBJJA. Keep up the awesome work and miss you all.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168384
by Ryan Sellick - 7/1/2015
I found IBJJA years ago after getting bored with my traditional gym membership. I joined up for the kickboxing and conditioning, and I have since fallen in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. My entire life has been positively affected by training martial arts here. The academy has a high standard for cleanliness. The coaching staff is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, humble, and just all around great people. I highly recommend this academy to anyone interested in practical martial arts, self defense, or an engaging fitness program. Since I've been training at IBJJA, my confidence has improved drastically (with it comes conflict resolution skills, and the assurance of how to handle myself in a self-defense situation), my physical fitness is better than ever, and I am more motivated than ever to live an active healthy lifestyle. IBJJA is also a great place for kids to train martial arts. It is a family friendly environment, and there are numerous invaluable benefits of engaging kids in martial arts. With a 30 day free trial, there is really no reason not to try it.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168380
by nathan stearns - 7/1/2015
This school is by far the best in class. The owners are two of the best people I have ever met, and the coaches are all amazing at what they do. The school is ran with hospital cleanliness and military attention to detail. Their one month free trial is a little bit over the top, because you only really need a week to realize this is THE place to train in Indiana. If you aren't training here, you aren't training.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168382
by Willow Wisp - 7/1/2015
“If you’re not training here, you’re not training,” is often said at IBJAA, because it’s true. You will be pushed to do more and go farther than you thought you could. It’s the perfect place if you wish to make an active lifestyle choice. No matter what body build or skill level, you will be supported in exceeding your goals. Various competitions, races, and charity events are scheduled so that members can prepare and train harder for ongoing challenges. It is a place where you will see elite champion coaches train beginners and skilled athletes at their ability level with the same amount of respect and encouragement. It also is a place where there is a spirit of community and camaraderie. Staff are always present at competitions supporting and coaching along the sidelines. Social events are family oriented and filled with light-hearted fun. IBJAA truly is the place if you want life-changing training.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168383
by Daniel New - 7/1/2015
James runs the top BJJ school in Central Indiana. His instruction is detail oriented and ever evolving. He has such a welcoming atmosphere and brings a no-ego approach to teaching and learning. This is the place to improve your game!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168387
by Jay Martin - 7/1/2015
IBJJA is the best Jujitsu school in the Midwest, hands down. James Clingerman is truly a master at teaching. James was instrumental in my first place finishes, two years in a row at the Hoosier Open. I have paid for many classes and seminars with other instructors over the past ten years and I can tell you my time and money was best spent at IBJJA. Thank you James!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168389
by desirae tharpe - 7/1/2015
The Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is an excellent school for those at all skill level. My husband, my children, as well as myself, all participate in various classes and we all love it. The school provides a solid foundation for those of us just beginning, and continued skill and challenges for those much more experienced. Children even have an opportunity to participate and compete if they choose. More importantly, valuable lessons of dedication, determination, self-empowerment, teamwork, and reasoning are obtained just by being involved!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168474
by Armah Mitchem - 3/23/2015
Professional staff, engaging training programs, and great people helping development more than just in the gym. Thanks, AJ!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168478
by John Turner - 3/3/2015
I travel to a lot of gyms, and this is one of my favorites!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168479
by Rocky Golden - 2/15/2015
I miss it there!! The guys are great, and James is a great instructor!!!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168480
by Christopher Hall - 2/11/2015
This place is AMAZING ! The coaches and team has changed my life in a way that words can't explain . They have ways of working with each person individually to not only make you good at martial arts, but they make you a better person all around ...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168481
by Craig Edmondson - 1/31/2015
My home away from home, I can completely understand why this is the longest running academy in indiana. The training is world class. The people are amazing. A friendly environment without any egos. Their is a reason we travel to big tournaments and leave with pockets full of gold! #TeamJC
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Testimonial Star Rating - 809120
by Matt Clark - 1/5/2015
This place has been amazing, from the competitors to the coaches! Everyone makes you feel like part of the family, and I couldn't ask for a better...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168391
by Hunter Lile - 7/1/2014
I've been training at this Academy for close to 2 years. All the coaches here are top notch and experts at what they do. The Academy is always very clean and well maintained. If your looking for a place to train and awesome team in Indianapolis and surrounding areas be sure to check this place out!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 814244
by Leonardo Reis da Silva - 6/21/2014
Professor James Clingerman is an amazing instructor, fighter and an incredible person. AJ is an amazing person as well and the entire really made me...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168490
by Brian W Cowell - 6/6/2014
IBJJA is the place to train!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168491
by Bruce Lee Service - 5/30/2014
Best place/people to roll & learn from if you want to be your best!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168492
by Jamie Helm - 4/29/2014
Justin is amazing as a personal trainer but i promise he great in everyday life too i love u
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168494
by Justin Curtis - 4/2/2014
My home away from home. James and AJ do a fantastic job fostering an environment where everyone is welcome. The training is second to none and the friendships last a lifetime.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168497
by Joseph Kielur - 3/4/2014
Amazing .
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168498
by John Glover - 3/4/2014
Thank you to everyone for your hospitality. . Great people great rolls..
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Testimonial Star Rating - 940252
by Austin Kanzler - 12/31/2013
I went out in search of a martial art gym to learn self defense, and I found so much more. They feature a complete curriculum featuring training in...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 183319
by Domiccio Barros Jr. - 12/30/2013
Osu!!!
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168521
by Heather Bline - 12/10/2013
Nice, clean building with Great Coaches that promote a fun atmosphere for training! Very nice job IBJJA
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168528
by Jared Loper - 11/26/2013
An amazing place filled with amazing people. Best training around.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 1227679
by Cody Elder - 10/30/2013
Started training here in 2011. 7 years later and I can honestly say that thus place is my second home, filled with people I would consider great...
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168540
by Enrique Nunez - 10/4/2013
I am "just saying". Every so called MMA gym or school that says they are the best open and close every other year it seems. IBJJA has been open for over a decade and has had to expand multiple times. Simple math really.
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ibjja is great
Testimonial Star Rating - 616539
by reddog21
Ibjja has great coaches, very clean enviroment, also structured classes. Coach James Clingermen is very good at making sure everybody understands the moves they are performing, also very open too questions. They also offer privates with coaches for one on one if the person training is I nterested. The kids program offers a lot for children wanting to learn and participate. All the coaches here are awesome becomes more of a family than just another gym.
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168560
by Jahknee Mikhail Szabo - 6/26/2013
James and Aj run an outstanding and clean facility. They are both completely invested in the art taught and the team they've built. They welcomed me in with open arms and forever changed my life. I don't know that I have the linguistic ability to express what they've done for me or what they mean to me. They stand behind the product that they offer 100% and they offer a risk free trial, so there's no reason not to give the facility a shot. Sadly, I know longer live in Indy.. but, my coach out here knows them as well and speaks very highly about them. You'd be hard pressed to find a facility that offers the same quality level of technique, instructors, facility, and atmosphere. :) 5/5 etc.. etc..
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Testimonial Star Rating - 168564
by James Clingerman - 12/26/2012
Central Indiana's Longest running and most successful team! IBJJA puts their money where their mouth is by offering a FREE Introductory Class, FREE T-Shirt, FREE DVD and a FREE 30 Day Trial! If you're not training here, you're not training!
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