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BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

LEARN THE ART OF

ROLL WITH US.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

is a ground-based martial arts discipline that relies on technique and leverage rather than size and strength to defeat an opponent.  BJJ emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground to achieve submission using methods such as chokes and joint locks. As a competitive sport, BJJ is an excellent way to build and test your grappling skills.  As a form of self-defense, BJJ is extremely effective in a struggle or a fight.  Overall, BJJ is a great way for anyone to learn, have fun and get in shape!

POLLAROS MARTIAL ARTS

offers classes for everyone, regardless of experience level. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT BJJ CLASSES AT POLLARO'S

Nick Pollaro
FOUNDER & OWNER

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Professor Nick Pollaro is the only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in Plainfield, Indiana that is certified by both IBJJF and USJJF.  

Martial Arts is a passion for Pollaro’s Martial Arts founder, Nick Pollaro.  Years of training and dedication have shaped his life, both personally and professionally.  Nick is certified as an instructor in both Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts.  He holds the rank of Third Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Within the world of Martial Arts, Nick found his calling.  In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he found a sense of home.

 

Excellence in Martial Arts demands not only physical strength and skill, but also strength of character.  Along with dedication to service, these values served to guide Nick in his career as a police officer.  The same values continue to guide him in his current position as Defensive Tactics Instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

 

With the support of family and friends, Nick opened Pollaro’s Martial Arts in 2009. Pollaro’s has become a place where students can learn, grow and challenge themselves in a supportive environment dedicated to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students are taught both self-perfection and self-preservation regardless of experience, age or physical ability. Pollaro’s Martial Arts is more than a school; it’s a place for positive change.

Education & Professional Background

Graduate of St. Joseph’s College

COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR, PSYCHOLOGY MINOR

Valparaiso Police Department

POLICE OFFICER, retired after 20 years

LEAD PHYSICAL TACTICS INSTRUCTOR, 15+ years

 

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

DIRECTOR OF DEFENSIVE TACTICS, 2009-Present 

Martial Arts Background

3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

PROFESSOR PATRICK ROBINSON, 4TH DEGREE BLACK BELT / OCTAVIO COUTO, 6TH DEGREE BLACK BELT

 

Certifications

International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)

United States Jiu-Jitsu Federation (USJJF)

2014
BLACK BELT

2014
BLACK BELT

2014
BLACK BELT

2012
BROWN BELT

2011
BROWN BELT

2011
PURPLE BELT

2010
PURPLE BELT

Five Grappling:  Masters Division

Gold (Gi) / No Gi – Bronze

IBJJF Chicago Open:  Master Division

Silver in Weight Division (Gi) / Gold in Open Division

North American Grappling Association (NAGA), Cincinnati, Ohio

No Gi Directors Division – Gold

IBJJF Chicago Open:  Master Division

Silver in Open Division

 

NAGA (Midwest Grappling Championship), East Chicago, Indiana

No Gi Directors Division – Gold / Directors Division (Gi) – Gold

IBJJF Pan Championships

Bronze

 

IBJJF Chicago Open:  Master Division

Bronze in Weight Division / Silver in Open

PASSION + PURPOSE

READ THE STORY OF

THE BLACK BELT & THE DOBERMAN

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