Cody began his martial arts training in 2004. He received his Blue Belt (Faixa Azul) in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in 2007 from BJJ Master Mario Roberto. In 2012, he received his Purple Belt (Faixa Roxa) in BJJ from Carlson Gracie Team Black Belt Alan Stockman. And in 2015, Cody achieved the rank of Brown Belt (Faixa Marrom) under both Nick Pollaro (an Octavio Couto Black Belt) and Alan Stockman (Carlson Gracie). As of 2016, he is afflitated under Guybson Sa (SAS Team).
Cody frequently competes in Gi and No-Gi tournaments, in both his weight division and in the absolute division. He has competed and placed at the local and national level. He won a silver medal at the 2015 IBJJF Chicago Spring Open in the Men’s Ultra Heavy Adult Purple Belt class. He has also placed and won gold at the Bluegrass Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open (BBJJO) and Extreme Grappling Open (EGO) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Cody competed at the No-Gi Pan American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in New York City in 2015.
Cody holds a 1-0 record in Mixed Martial Arts competition, with his win coming via Kimura submission in the first round. Cody has trained in the art of standup fighting as well for many years. He trained Muay Thai under the tutelage of Top Level Gym’s head instructor Ian Ransburg. He also trained boxing extensively under Wes Ramey Jr., who has trained multiple world champions in boxing. Coach Wes Ramey Jr. is also the son of Boxing Hall of Famer Wes Ramey Sr.
Cody is a Potawatomi Tribal Descendant of the Hannahville Indian Community in Upper Michigan. He has taught BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) to men, women, teens, and children at his home tribe’s martial arts club and at Top Level Gym’s old location in 2009. Cody is a certified EMT and a finance major at IUPUI’s Kelley School of Business.
Recent Accomplishments: 2015 IBJJF Chicago Open Gi Adult Purple: Silver, Competed at 2015 IBJJF No-Gi Pan Ams, 2016 IBJJF Atlanta Open Masters 1 Gi Brown Belt: Silver, 2016 IBJJF Atlanta Open Masters 1 Gi Absolute Brown Belt: Silver, 2016 IBJJF Atlanta Open 1 Gi Absolute Brown Belt: Silver, 2017 IBJJF NY Open Spring Gi Adult Brown Belt: Bronze, 2017 IVJJF NY Open Spring No-Gi Adult Brown Belt: Bronze, 2017 IBJJF Atlanta Open Gi Adult Brown Belt: Silver
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Octavio Couto > Nick Pollaro > Cody Miller
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Osiris Maia > Wally Holem > Alan Stockman > Cody Miller
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Location: Gorilla BJJ is based out of Top Level Gym on the Indianapolis south side, on the corner of Madison Ave. and Thompson. Address: 5002 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis IN, 46227