Light city Martial arts

Our goal at Light City Martial Arts is to promote discipline, respect, self esteem, self defense, and athleticism, through BJJ and Kickboxing, in a safe and family friendly environment.

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

This is the example we aim to achieve. 



Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting, focusing on the skill of controlling one’s opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. It prides itself in being known as the “gentle art”, allowing a smaller, weaker person to use leverage and submissions (chokes, locks) to defend himself against a bigger opponent.


Muay Thai is a quite aggressive martial art with its entire focus being laid in dealing powerful blows using punches, elbows, knees, and kicks. It includes powerful leg kicks designed to damage the muscles in an opponent’s calves and thighs and to make it difficult for them to manoeuvre, elbows used to open up cuts in an opponent’s face, and using the clinch to control a fight, limit the damage you take, and land devastating knees and elbows from close quarters. 


Kickboxing teaches many of the same techniques and fundamentals as pure boxing does. A great kickboxer would likely feel quite comfortable inside a boxing ring fighting under regular boxing rules. That you can’t really say about Muay Thai fighters. Of course, kickboxing also incorporates kicks as well as punches like with Muay Thai, but Kickboxing also places a heavy emphasis on the footwork and movement in general.



Light City after school program is a practical and constructive alternative to daycare or baby sitting. By allowing the students to participate in a structured and comprehensive Martial Arts After School program, we are able to provide an environment that is conducive to all of the positive character elements that are needed for your child to develop into a world class citizen. 

Class Schedule

Kids BJJ ages 5-9

Mon, Tues, Thurs @ 5:45 PM

Teens BJJ ages10-14

Mon, Tues, Thurs @ 6:15 PM

Adult BJJ 

Mon, Tue, Thurs. @ 7 PM

Kids Kickboxing ages 5-14 

Wed. @ 5:30 PM

Adult Muay Thai

Wed. @ 6:30 PM

Sat. @ 9 AM


BJJ was originally developed to give people the ability to negate or at least overcome size and strength in physical altercations. On the other hand, we have competition, which allows practitioners to test the skills they've learned against people who have similar skills.


Eva Kingsley

"There's always counter for every counter," says coach. 

Last month was my first time ever started to learn MMA for self-defense purpose. I basically knew nothing about MMA and it felt awkward to spar/wrestle in the first few meetings, but coach has been very encouraging and patient. It's even better because other students are very kind and helpful. Being in the classes regularly also helps me to stay fit. I can feel progress and am excited to learn more every time (because of coach's quote above). Light City is my happy place!

Jason Campbell

Light City Martial Arts has been a blessing for my son. He looks forward to going to class and always has a huge smile on his face when he goes. Coach Craig is very patient and amazing with all of the kids. Even though my son goes here it is a legit MMA school and my son is already looking forward to the new classes once he gets older. I cannot recommend this place enough. 

Get in Touch

105 ISADORE DR, NATCHITOCHES, LA 71457  /  Tel. 318-452-7345

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