Our Programs & Classes

Students and enthusiasts of martial arts have many reasons for their interest in the martial arts. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, La. Martial Arts Academy offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.

HanMuDo: Juniors & Adults
What is HanMuDo? HanMuDo translates to the way of Korean Martial Arts; Hapkido translates into the way of coordinated strength and harmony. Sometimes it is referred to as the way of coordinated power.

HanMuDo/Hapkido is a comprehensive martial arts system comprised of the study of empty hand techniques, the study of weapons, the study of Ki, and the study of martial arts philosophy.

HanMuDo is a self defense system designed for worst case scenarios, when escaping from the situation may not be a viable option. All tactics in HanMuDo/Hapkido are combat proven as they are taught to the S. Korean military special forces.

HanMuDo is taught to civilians, law enforcement and many other professionals across the country. Individuals from doctors to chiefs of police and defensive tactics instructors train in Korean HanMuDo.

Just about anyone can do it, regardless of strength, size, or physical fitness. You'll get in great shape, have an absolute blast and get the kind of confidence that that comes from knowing you can handle whatever situation you might encounter. It's confidence that comes out not only in physically threatening situations (which will hopefully never occur) but also in your daily life.

Visit us for a free class or two and experience what true confidence and security are.

HanMuDo is all meat - no fat. By limiting the variety of combat strategies, your learning time is accelerated and your depth of understanding and skill level are increased. You become adept at quickly reacting to attacks and, if necessary, improvising to achieve your desired result.

The HanMuDo system at our school is divided into four major divisions for balance.

Yuh Kwon Sul- Study of Empty Hand Techniques; these techniques encompass basic kicking and striking, joint manipulation, sweeps and throws, and defense against multiple attackers.

Mu Ki Sul- Study of Weapon Techniques; Students are exposed to a number of martial arts weaponry through the course of their training. Students begin training with offensive weapons such as staff and sword. As well, defensive weapons are learned such as the rope, cane, and the fan. Finally, defense against modern street weapons such as clubs, knives, and handgun are taught to all students regardless of rank

Son Do Sul- Study of Ki; Students learn eternal energy such as breathing exercises that stimulate the flow of Ki through the body. Later students learn to accumulate and circulate Ki through the body.

Han Chul Hak- Study of Philosophy; Hapkido philosophy is divided into three fundamental concepts: Harmony Theory, Water Theory, and Circle Theory

We stress traditional training with modern day applications in our men, women, teen and childrens' training programs so as to fit 21st century needs such as fitness and standing self defense techniques. Our classes are separated into adult, teen, and children only classes to ensure hard training for each martial artists cognitive and physical skill level. There's nothing stronger than a family of BLACK BELTS with FAMILY values!

Class Schedule:

Beg.Children:(7-11 Yrs) Mon/Wed. 5:10PM-6:00PM

Intermediate Children:(7-11 Yrs) Mon/Wed. 6:10PM-7:00PM

Teens:(12-16 Yrs) Mon/Wed. 7:10PM-8:10PM

Advanced Children:(7-11 Yrs) Tues/Thurs 5:10-6:00PM

Adults:(17Yrs&Up) Tuesday/Thursday 6:20PM-7:30PM

Black Belt Class:(All Ages) Friday 5:10PM-610PM.

Rigan Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Junior and Adults
Team Rigan Machado is the premier destination for anyone interested in learning the art of Brazilian JiuJitsu. Our students range from professional fighters to businessmen, but on the mat everyone quickly becomes part of the same jiu-jitsu family. Our program stresses training for fitness, self defense, and body/mind conditioning.

Team Rigan Machado is headed by Professor Frank Caracci, a first generation black belt under the Machado Brothers. Our classes are taught by professionals who have a great deal of love and passion for Brazilian JiuJitsu.

Understand that Machado Jiu-Jitsu isn't just about self defense, competition, or even physical fitness. You'll quickly learn in Master Rigan's words:

....it's about personal empowerment, discipline, confidence, and respect. JiuJitsu has the potential to change a person's life.....

Every student is improtant and we are fully committed to providing extraordinary instruction, with an emphasis on safety, technical proficiency and a focus on developing a constructive and positive attitude.

All classes are taught by Professor Frank Caracci, Machado JiuJitsu 1st Degree Black Belt, who has over 25 years of Brazilian JiuJitsu experience. Members receive quality instruction in Machado JiuJitsu and belt testing according to the rigorous standards of Rigan Machado JiuJitsu

Class Schedule:

Adults: Mon.& Wed: GI(13Yrs&Up) 7:10-8:30PM

Adults: Tues. & Thurs: GI(13Yrs&Up) 7:30PM-8:45PM

Juniors:Tues.& Thurs:GI(6-12Yrs)4:30PM-5:10PM.

Little Ninja's Kindergarten HanMuDo/ Karate:4, 5 and 6 Yrs Old
Our specialized Little Ninja's HanMuDo Program is an age specific curriculum that is professionally designed to teach children important life skills in a fun, exciting, and enriching manner. Our secret to teaching your child coordination, concentration, and self control is a unique method we like to call "edu-tainment." This uses the excitement and fun of the Little Ninja's martial arts skills to teach key life lessons you would want your child to know.

It's true that Little Ninja's activities will keep your child physically fit and that many of the group activities show children the benefits of good behavior. But, best of all, your child's class curriculum will also help them see the value of teamwork, good manners, and trying their best outside of the classroom. The main life skills that are taught in the Little Ninja's program are focus, memory, teamwork, discipline, self-control, fitness, balance, and coordination.

Many of the same concepts you are teaching your child at home will be consistently reinforced through classromm discussions in your child's programs. Topics such as: good manners(which include keeping hands and feet to themselves), respect for one's self and others, and following directions the first time and more!

Valuable personal development lessons have been built into the Little Ninja's curriculum. Your child will participate in discussions on "Stranger Danger", "When to call 911' "Fire Safety", "Street Safety", and more.

Little Ninja's will improve your child's basic motor skills through basic martial skills such as falling safely, kicking, punching, and self-defense techniques. These skills will help your child enter society with a confident and enthusiastic outlook. Your child will become a better student in school, a better listener at home, and feel more ambitious towards his/hers future goals.

We believe the time between ages three thru five are the most important years of a child's development. Let us enhance your child's mental and physical development in a fun, positive, and motivating way. Enroll your child today and help prepare them for life! Classes sizes are limited, call now to reserve your child's space. Parents, remember the Ninjas may train one or two days per week, so pick the most convenient day per week that fits your schedule.

Class Schedule:

Monday/Wednesday:(4,5&6Yrs) 4:30PM-5:00PM

Tuesday/Thursday:(4,5&6Yrs) 4:30PM-5:00PM.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs or would like to know about other programs that may not be listed here.