Alan Stockman Receiving 1st Degree from Carlson Gracie Jr.
Alan Stockman - Head Instructor
Alan began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Luiz Filho in Fortaleza, Brazil in 1997. He lived, trained, and competed in Brazil for almost four years, traveling between Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, and Recife, to train and learn Portuguese. He earned two stripes on his blue belt before returning to the United States.
"I had briefly studied other martial arts growing up but never found anything in them that captured my interest," said Stockman. "Jiu-Jitsu's demand for strategy, memory, concentration, will, cardio, strength, flexibility and spirit was the type of challenge that I had been looking for. Later, as I continued my training, I began to see that the depth, strategy and patience required by Jiu-Jitsu was as stimulating and rewarding as one of my favorite games - chess! Then the physical aspect of diligent training methods, the calculated preparation of peaking for a competition, all of this required the same type of discipline and was consistent with what I had experienced before as a competitive cylcist. They both required similar characteristics to be successful."
Back in the United States, Stockman traveled to California, Hawaii, Florida, Missouri, Illinois and Ohio to continue learning and training, organized seminars for visiting black belts and actually helped relocate two Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts - Luiz Filho and Marcello C. Monteiro - to Indiana.
- Earened Blue Belt from Luiz Filho 1997 Fortaleza, Brazil.
- Earned Puple Belt from Marcello C. Monteiro 2000.
- Earned Brown Belt from Marcello C. Monteiro 2009.
- Earned Black Belt from Wally Holem and Carlson Gracie Jr. in 2011.
- Earned 1st Degree on Black Belt from Carlson Gracie Jr. in 2014
- Co-founded the Michiana Fight League and Bulldog Fight Team in 2006 and worked with UFC veterans Steve Lopez and Todd Brown.
- Spent almost 4 years in Brazil traveling, studying, competing, and training Jiu Jitsu.
- Studied at the Universidade Federal de Ceara 1997 to 1998.
- Fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.
- Graduated from IUPUI in 2002 with degree in Computer Engineering Technology and a minor in Electrical Engineering.
- Black Belt recognized by the USBJJF (United States Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) | Affiliation Number: 31927.
Andrew Holbrook - No Gi Instructor
Andrew Holbrook is our current nogi instructor and will soon fill an larger role. He has a wrestling background and is currently under contract by the UFC in the 155lbs division. He holds an MMA record of 11-1 and is 1-1 in the UFC. Andrew has been working out with us since 2011 and has a solid ground game. Andrew fits in well with
our train hard and have fun attitude!
Brandt Basaran - Kids Instructor
Brandt has been training with us for 4.5 years. He earned his Blue Belt when he was 16. He also has a wrestling background. Brandt is very good with the kids and always goes extra to make sure they are learning. While not on the mats, Brandt is a current full-time criminal justice student at the University of Indianapolis.
Craig Versteeg - Assistant Instructor
Craig started training Jiu Jitsu 8 years ago at the age of 39. He has been training with us since the 1st summer we opened in 2011 and holds the rank of Purple Belt. Craig is currently the White Belt instructor and fills in whenever needed for any other class. He also heads up the White Belt Workshops help every couple months. Craig is very patient, encouraging and loves to teach! He says "Having the chance to mentor beginners, provide them with a solid foundation in the sport and watch them grow is best." When Craig is not on the mats you will more than likely find him hunting, fishing or spending time with his family.
Marshall Leitz - Assistant Instructor
Marshall began training Jiu Jitsu in 2008 when he was 15. He has been training 6 years now and received his Purple Belt in April of 2016. He is committed to learning the art and one day being a Black Belt instructor.
Roseanna Loichinger - Kids Instructor
Rosie has been training Jiu Jitsu for over 8 years, 4 years of it at Stockman Jiu Jitsu where she earned her Purple Belt. She has over 4 years experience instructing Jiu Jitsu with children. You will find Rosie assisting the Kids 9-14 Class!
Jared McKinley - Wrestling Coach
His first season coaching Jared McKinely volunteered at Perry Meridian High School (2013-2014). 2015-2016 he worked his second season as assistant wrestling coach at Lawrence Central High School. Jared has many accolades at wrestler, he was a 3x Indiana High School state placer, 2x Indiana High School wrestling state champion, had a high school record of 207-9, 2x Fargo Junior Nationals All-American, and has over 15 years wrestling experience.
We are excited to bring Jared on to head our kids wrestling program and know that he will continue to demonstate his excellence coaching our kids.