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BJJ for Beginners: 5 things you should know

BJJ for Beginners: 5 things you should know

You will get tired FAST. For beginners, you will use a lot of muscle. Everybody does at first because it is your natural reaction. Grab, hold, squeeze, and smash. It is very common but try to stay relaxed. The more flexible and relaxed you are, the more mobility...

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BJJ Tips: How to be a Great Jiu-Jitsu Teammate

BJJ Tips: How to be a Great Jiu-Jitsu Teammate

How to be a Great Jiu-Jitsu Teammate. I have trained at various Jiu-Jitsu academies around the world, Australia, North America, and Asia. There was always one constant factor between all of them. There were a few students or coaches that were great teammates. This was...

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Zionsville BJJ Coach earns Silver at Miami Open

Zionsville BJJ Coach earns Silver at Miami Open

Monica Nakatsuka, the Women's BJJ Coach for Endurance Training Center in Zionsville, traveled to Miami this past week to compete in a new BJJ division on an international level. Following up her stellar performance and 3rd Place finish at last year's Master...

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BJJ Coach catches bad guy

BJJ Coach catches bad guy

Dan Camarillo's downtown Bakersfield BJJ studio was where the action happened a little after 8:30 pm on Wednesday evening. The BJJ and Judo black-belt heard a crash and went outside, there witnesses told him the suspect was running away. "I decided...

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Indianapolis BJJ 2015 Worlds Championships

Indianapolis BJJ 2015 Worlds Championships

Your fellow Hoosiers and Indianapolis natives competed in the 2015 IBJJF World Championships in Las Vegas. We had competitors from all our affiliates in Indianapolis and surrounding areas; Endurance BJJ in Zionsville, IBJJA in Greenwood, Fisher's BJJ,...

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Indianapolis BJJ

Indianapolis BJJ

With the recent popularity of UFC, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Indianapolis is lucky enough to have a large selection of training facilities from which local Hoosiers can choose. Indianapolis has a strong connection to UFC and the MMA community due to the...

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5 Ways to help you choose a BJJ Academy

5 Ways to help you choose a BJJ Academy

You should feel comfortable Joining a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team is a lot like finding a new set of friends or support system. The atmosphere should match your personal goals so you can get the most from your training. You will be challenging yourself in ways you...

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BJJ Master Visits Indianapolis

BJJ Master Visits Indianapolis

One of the highest-ranking BJJ professors in the world was in Indianapolis today, Sunday July 12th. The Indiana Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy and Team James Clingerman hosted a seminar with Master Anibal Braga. Professor Braga holds the rank of “coral belt” (red...

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Best Jiu Jitsu Action Camera Comparison

Best Jiu Jitsu Action Camera Comparison

Whether you are a parent, coach or student, the question I am always asked is: "What is Best Jiu Jitsu Action Camera for filming students and competition?". That is a great question. The answer can depend on the circumstance. Today I will share with you the best...

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BJJ Training: 8 Tips to Keep You Improving

BJJ Training: 8 Tips to Keep You Improving

For all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, there are times when we feel our skill is a solid reflection of our effort and time spent on the proving grounds with our coaches and peers. Other times we may feel as though we are the lowest man or woman on the totem pole....

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Safe BJJ Training Protocol

Safe BJJ Training Protocol

Here at Endurance Training Center, our main priority is the continued success of our students and coaching staff. As a part of the tight knit BJJ community in Indianapolis and a member of Team James Clingerman, we do everything we can to promote the growth of the...

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MMA Pettis Kick Fail

MMA Pettis Kick Fail

Before you try to replicate something you saw on TV, make sure you have the proper training - or you may fall prey to the dreaded MMA Pettis Kick Fail. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis is a professional athlete. He has been training MMA, BJJ, and other martial arts...

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BJJ Home Defense

BJJ Home Defense

BJJ Home Defense: Surveillance captures an Airborne Vet, Andrew Myers, using BJJ to subdue and control a would-be home invasion and burglar, played by the perpetrator with poor life choices. Here is how the BJJ Home Defense went down as reported by InsiderFoxNews.com:...

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Indiana Native – 4 x BJJ World Champion

Indiana Native – 4 x BJJ World Champion

A long time ambassador for MMA in Indiana, Joel "Baby Silverback" Blanton, has been involved in the game for the better part of 2 decades. Beginning, like most, in local Indiana amateur events and working his way up to larger professional venues, Joel has...

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Indianapolis BJJ Team – Gold at BJJ Championships

Indianapolis BJJ Team – Gold at BJJ Championships

Pan No-GI IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship - September 27th, 2014 12 Medals at No GI Pans - 7 members of Team JC and 1 Nikki Sullivan Joel Blanton – 1st Division and OpenJustin Curtis – 2nd DivisionAngelo Robles – 3rd Division, 2nd OpenAJ Clingerman – 1st Division,...

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Core Values – Endurance BJJ – Zionsville

Core Values – Endurance BJJ – Zionsville

Endurance Training Center exists as a result of our core values. They have helped our team grow into what it is today and continue to inspire those who make our team strong. We have been able to touch so many lives and encourage others, because of those who helped lay...

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Kids and BJJ: Part 2

Kids and BJJ: Part 2

“Hey Coach, when is it okay for me to fight?” As a Coach, my answer would be “EVERY DAY”. Every day of your life should be a fight, in one form or another. Learning how to deal with personal struggles, fighting back, fighting for something you believe in,...

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EGO v Pride: Assets and Liabilities in BJJ

EGO v Pride: Assets and Liabilities in BJJ

Flashback to the fall of 2000: Prior to BJJ I was 5’10” and 195 lbs. All I did was lift heavy weight. I’m not saying I was a meathead, but… I was a meathead. I heard about a guy teaching BJJ about 30 minutes away from my hometown. So I went. I remember...

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Youth Self-Defense

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Youth Self-Defense

Grappling or Striking? When considering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Youth Self-Defense, parents can determine the 'grappling or striking" question by asking themselves this: “What is the main goal you have in mind for your child?” Self-Defense application: This is the...

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Boxing / Kickboxing sessions starting soon!

Boxing / Kickboxing sessions starting soon!

Big news from Endurance Training Center, the premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self-defense academy serving the greater Indianapolis area, Zionsville, and Lebanon. We are excited to announce the start of our 'Adult Striking' program at Endurance Training Center....

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BJJ Training, Learning from newbies

BJJ Training, Learning from newbies

Black eyes, bloody noses, scratches on the face or neck, tweaks of the neck, overly aggressive headlocks, etc. We all know these are occupational hazards of training the ‘gentle art’, but they seem to be more frequent when we roll with the “Squids”. To...

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Female BJJ Black Belt to visit Indianapolis

Female BJJ Black Belt to visit Indianapolis

Zionsville's premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self-defense academy, Endurance BJJ, is proud to announce a seminar with Heejin Lee, Korea's first female BJJ black belt. Heejin Lee is a proud representative of Team John Frankl and has taught seminars for American...

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Coach Stratta

Coach Stratta

Mat Stratta is the owner and head instructor at Endurance Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has over 22 years of martial arts experience and over 17 years of coaching experience. He began training martial arts as a young boy. Like most in his generation, his training began in...

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