La. Martial Arts Academy is the best place to train for people of all ages! Family and friends, beginner and advanced students alike find a home at La. Martial Arts Academy.

Headed by Frank Caracci (6th Dan), Chief Master HanMuDo/Hapkido Instructor, Rigan Machado JiuJitsu Black Belt (1st Dan) Instructor. La. Martial Arts Academy offers a number of programs for physical fitness and self defense instruction in martial arts.

LMAA Beginner Program:

People start training Martial arts for many different reasons: fitness, fun, self defense, confidence, competition, or maybe just for a hobby! No matter your reasons, La. Martial Arts is a great place to accomplish your goals. Men and women, children, families, and friends find a home at La. Martial Arts.

Rigan Machado Jiu-Jitsu: Our beginners curriculum is designed to accommodate people of all sizes and fitness levels. The curriculum immerses the students in the fundamental principles and techniques of Brazilian JiuJitsu, all while improving fitness and building confidence. Our detailed instructional methods allow our classes to be simple enough for the most inexperienced student to quickly grasp and perform the techniques taught, while providing enough detail for high level students to benefit greatly from the in depth technique reviews and drills. The main focus of the class is falling techniques, throws and takedowns, hold downs and escapes, as well as armbars and choking techniques. All classes conclude with live rolling, a form of sparring unique to grappling martial arts.

HanMuDo/Hapkido, is a complete reality based self defense martial art that also focuses more on technique and physics than size and strength. In HanMuDo, students, men, women, and children get in top notch physical shape while learning a variety of wristlocks, armbars, directional throws/sweeps, and choking techniques. Additionally, students learn a variety of realistic striking such as punches, kicks, elbows and knees. Get fit and be more confident, while gaining effective self defense skills! Students, both men and women, in this art get in top notch, incredible physical shape while learning to defend themselves.

LMAA Junior/Little Ninja HanMuDo Programs:

Would you liked to see your children be confident, healthy, and respectful with a lifelong love of learning? Then La. Martial Arts is the place for your kid to learn skills for life! Both the Junior and Little Ninja Programs take a two prong approach to developing skills for children: Martial Arts and Personal Development;

La. Martial Arts Junior Programs focus on technique rather than size, encouraging self defense without anger. Children build valuable motor skills and are confident in their ability. Our Junior/Little Ninja HanMuDoPrograms build balance, coordination, and good conditioning.

We also put an emphasis on the personal development of our Junior/ Little Ninja HanMuDo Programs-on the mat and off. We encourage the values of honesty, integrity, and good citizenship while focusing on self confidence, goal setting and achievement and using good judgement.

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How to Contact Us

We invite you to come and visit our facility located at 4941 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA. and consider enrolling in one of our outstanding programs such as HanMuDo/Hapkido, Rigan Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or Little Ninja's Kindergarten Karate(4,5&6 Year olds).

You can also reach us through Direct E-Mail or our Contact Form. You can also call us on the phone at: 504-467-4501. Please refer to our Hours of Operation to call us within our business hours.

Thank You for Visiting Us Online

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that we have provided you with enough information to help you in your search for a Martial Arts training facility. We hope to meet you in the near future. COME SEE WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT!


- The Management of La. Martial Arts Academy