Congrats to 8 New Blue Belts!

8 New Blue Belts!
                                                 New Blue Belts in Indianapolis

June of 2012 brought us to our 1 year anniversary.  We are proud to be here for our first year, bringing Indianapolis and Greenwood great Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction.  Year one ushered in a lot of great new students and friends and year two will be even better.  

We also had quite a few other Black Belts come through the doors to teach seminars and workshops.  Joe Moreira, Travis Haynes, Wally Holem, Rey Diogo, Todd Brown, and Carlson Gracie Jr.  We will continue to bring guys through in year two!

In addition to great overall success, year two also began with a lot of new color.  Last week 8 guys were promoted to Blue Belt.  In BJJ to be promoted to Blue Belt you have to show an overall competence of certain fundamental techniques through practice, repitition, and then through their use in sparring.  Here we have a Fundamentals Class that is made up of 40 classes, each one containing 3-4 fundamental techniques shown in sequence to aid in learning.  These are the fundamentals blocks to build your BJJ base from.  

Earning Blue Belts last week were:  Mike Augst, Michael Brandow, Ian Bravard, Rocky France, Mark Ianigro, Kyle Kemp, Mark McCleese, and Nathan Pittman.  Congrats to these guys for their hard work and dedication!

See you on the mats!

Working on technique in a Fundamentals Class
                            Working on a technique in a Fundamentals Class

Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Group Pic
                              Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Team



Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Intro

A video showing different aspects of the Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu School.