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About Kalamazoo BJJ

Ben Lindhout, with help of many of his students, established Kalamazoo BJJ in May 2016. His mission was to offer Carlson Gracie style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Kalamazoo area.  Kzoo BJJ is located inside Valor Martial Arts & Fitness, and is equipped with world class Zebra mats to provide an elite training experience.

Professor Lindhout is a black belt under Carlson Gracie black belt Professor Clint Crabtree of Grand Rapids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Professor Crabtree’s philosophy “Nothing Given; Only Earned” is also the standard of excellence for Kalamazoo BJJ, where students earn their promotions through their hard work and dedication.

All are welcome to join our community, whether it is to compete, improve fitness levels, get in shape, make friends, or simply to learn effective self-defense. Kalamazoo BJJ and its students have something to offer everyone. Check out our Testimonials Page and see how Kalamazoo BJJ has improved its students’ lives!

Memberships and Other Programs Offered

Kalamazoo BJJ is located inside Valor Martial Arts & Fitness, which gives our students access to multiple other martial arts and fitness classes at packaged prices.

Valor offers programs in:

  • Traditional Shotokan Karate (instructed by multi-time World Champion black belt Nick Intgroen)
  • Boxing/Kickboxing (taught by undefeated boxer Tim Bachman)
  • Beachbody and Fitness Classes (taught by certified Beachbody instructors, Nicole D England and Kelly Marie Duncheskie)


  • Membership grants access to affiliate academies for free or reduced prices
  • Stackable discounts available: Military, Police, Fire, Family, Prepay and referral program

Check out more about Valor at

Please contact us at to get the latest information on pricing for available cross-training membership packages and to sign up. Hope to see you on the mats!