Endurance BJJ

Zionsville’s Premier Training Center

We offer adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) as well as Kids’ BJJ.

Self-Defense / Fitness

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is easily the number one Martial Art for Self-Defense for Men, Women, and Children. Anyone who is serious about learning to defend themselves NEEDS to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Martial Arts training is also a fun way to get into shape.

World Class Instruction

Endurance Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is owned by 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt James Clingerman. James has over 23 years experience teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in central Indiana!

Free 30-Day Trial!

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Endurance Training Center Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the premier Zionsville center for Indianapolis Jiu-Jitsu for Kids and Adults.

Brazilian Jiu-jItsu for Everyone

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class in Indianapolis Indiana

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most popular sports today and Endurance BJJ Training Center is one of the most popular Academies to learn Jiu-Jitsu in Indianapolis.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or BJJ) as a martial art, has become extremely popular in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana. Based in Zionsville Indiana, Endurance Brazilian Jiu-jitsu’s instructors have a rich history of BJJ, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling, and Kickboxing. The Endurance coaching staff has been instructing students of all ages, from elementary age children to police, military, as well as Special Forces teams. Endurance has brought all of this experience together to provide the best training in Indiana. With Jiu-Jitsu classes for all ages, we offer a FREE 30 Day Trial for kids and adults. If you or your children are interested in Indianapolis Jiu-Jitsu training, then sign up for a 30 Day Free Trial today!

Endurance is owned by 4th Degree Black Belt James Clingerman, head of Team James Clingerman affiliation of schools. Learn more about the instructors on the Instructors Page.

Free 30-day Trial

Endurance BJJ Training Center makes it easy to get started for any age or fitness level! Fill out this form to receive your free introductory lesson and free 30-Day Trial!

Then, one of our staff members will reach out and set an appointment for your Introductory Lesson. Welcome to Endurance!


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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also known as BJJ, is the “go to” Martial Art for self-defense, fitness, and mental fortitude.

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Kids Classes

Endurance BJJ‘s kids program teaches kids about self-defense and sport competition, while providing a fun atmosphere in which they can learn.


Endurance Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has literally changed my life. From my first day, I’ve been welcomed with open arms. It’s more than just a place to learn Jiu Jitsu. It’s a place to make friends who become family, get into great shape, and learn real life self defense skills that work. James’ resume speaks for itself, as one of the most well known black belts in indiana, and in the country. Please join the family!

Michael Lester

The best part of Endurance BJJ is the community! I’m female, not particularly athletic, have two elementary-age kids, and I was super intimidated by the idea of grappling before I joined. Who would have known that I would make so many friends in so short of a time? As a beginner, the upper belts are super welcoming, fellow students are more than happy to help you get started, the instruction is top-notch, and best of all…my kids adore their coaches (shout out to both Darrell and AJ…we chose to come here over other gyms we looked at because the kids were so excited about having a cool coach to teach them!) Every day I learn something new, and when I leave practice, I am energized and motivated to come back for more, give it a try – you’ll love it!

Carmen Taylor

When I began BJJ 18 months ago I was nervous and unsure it was a great idea at my age. I was a former college swimmer at a ripe age of 43, having never trained a martial art. My fears quickly subsided due to the great learning environment at Endurance and IBJJA. The experienced practitioners (upper belts) are always quick to teach a move, give pointers, pick you up when you’re experiencing difficulty rolling, or learning a new move. Initially my goal was a new hobby, but what I found was a journey of self-betterment and a lifestyle that spoke to me. I’m eternally grateful for what I’ve learned, for the friends I’ve made, the benefits to my life like stress reduction and the feeling of being on ‘a path’. One of the great things about training at Endurance and IBJJA is I can’t always tell you the life story of any of the students, but I can tell you a lot about their character!

Zach Hinkle


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Core Values

Every school has its own set of core values or principles upon which it is founded. They are the core beliefs of the schools and are representative of the coaches and instructors, the system in which they train and the students and composition of the students which are drawn to that school.

An Indianapolis Jiu-Jitsu school based in Zionsville, Endurance was founded to provide key core values to those in the sport who seek to train for the same reasons we do. To that effort, we never stop learning. Each new student, young or old, provides refreshed opportunity to start the path anew.

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