Belt Promotions at IndyPAL

Last week at the Indy PAL club in Indianapolis saw 3 guys get promoted in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Each have worked hard and have earned these ranks with hard work and tons of hours on the mat.  Rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu doesn’t come easy or often.  There are only 3 belts between white and black belt and the journey can span between 6 and 10 years… sometimes even more.  Therefore, recognition is deserved each step of the way.

Pat McPherson is one of the head coaches at IndyPAL.  He was a long time instructor and one of the first Integrated Fighting coaches in Indianapolis.  He has coached a who’s who list of UFC vets and other notable MMA fighters.  Pat has been training in boxing, wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for years.  He is also an Indianapolis Police Officer.  Pat was promoted to Brown Belt, a very high achievement.

Andrew Holbrook has a strong wrestling back ground.  He wrestled on the collegiate level in Michigan and made his way down to Indianapolis a few years ago.  He is an aspiring MMA fighter that is currently working on all disciplines.  Recently he won a Golden Gloves competition.  Andrew also puts on the gi and trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to balance out his ground game.  Last month he won his division in the gi at the EGO Grappling Tournament in Greenwood, Indiana.  Andrew was promoted to Blue Belt.

Garrett Whiteley has also been training with this ground for many years.  He is very well rounded and knows how to win.  He has competed in boxing, MMA, and grappling tournaments for 3-4 years.  2 years ago he won his gi division at the C3 Jiu Jitsu Tournament in Hammond, Indiana.  Garrett was promoted to Blue Belt.

All 3 were promoted by Carlson Gracie Team Black Belt Alan Stockman.  Alan owns and run Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu.  For more information on training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the Indianapolis area, contact us!


Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu

916 E. Main St.

Suite 111

Greenwood, IN. 46143


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