Jiu Jitsu

Training at Fishers and Indianapolis

Jiu jitsu is an ancient Martial Art originating from Japan. Practiced by the elite Samurai warrior, Jiu Jitsu incorporates Joint Locks, Throws, Takedowns, Immobilizations, Chokeholds, Grappling and Akemi (strikes).

The samurai practiced TantoJitsu (knife), Kenjitsu (the way of the sword) along with the unarmed tactics of Jiu Jitsu.

Each Instructor kept their methods and techniques secret within their own Ryu’s (school) and were fiercely protective of their approach.

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Jiu Jitsu Instructor and practitioner Jigaro Kano took all he had learned from Jiu Jitsu and combining Sumo wrestling he formed the Art of Judo. Judo means “The Gentle Way”

Originally the Art was separated by two distinct approaches. One focused on Throwing and Takedowns and the other on Grappling: Pins, Joint Locks and Chokes. When both approaches were combined, Kodokan Judo was formed.

The sport grew rapidly. In 1964 it became an Olympic sport and is now practiced by over 184 countries.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu began when Japanese Judo Instructor, Mitsuyo Maeda traveled to Brazil to teach and spread the Art of Judo in the early 1900’s. He was known for specializing in the ‘grappling’ aspect of Judo and was also skilled in traditional Jiu jitsu.

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BJJ Training

Soon after arriving he began teaching Carlos Gracie who eventually began to teach his brothers and family. Over time these Brazilians formed a unique Art of their own which took the grappling aspect to a whole new level. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is now practiced around the world. 

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Sport vs. Art

Now that Jiu Jitsu has become widespread, distinctive style differences and ideologies have emerged.  Some are ‘sport’ orientated and others focus on more ‘Self-Defense’ aspects.  

Each has their merits.  The pioneers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the Gracie’s,  after focusing on the ‘sport’ aspect for many years, have reportedly returned to teaching the ‘Self-Defense’ style which made their Art so popular.

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Kid’s Jiu Jitsu

Parents, it’s important to understand what techniques and approaches should not be taught/used for children……read more here.


Jiu Jitsu in Indianapolis & fishers

We proudly teach the Self-Defense aspects of Jiu Jitsu in our schools.  We stress control, safety and teamwork. We are a community…not a competition.  

If you want more information about our training for ADULTS click here. If you want information for KIDS click here.  Additional topics below.

Our Schools are located: Indianapolis – 8647 W. Washington st, also serving Avon and Plainfield. Our Northside location serves Fishers, Carmel, Geist and Indianapolis’ Northside residents. It’s address is 10990 Allisonville rd. Fishers 46038

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