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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a predominantly ground-based martial art, using the principals of leverage, angles, pressure and timing, as well as knowledge of the human anatomy, in order to achieve a non-violent submission of one’s opponent. Unlike other martial arts that focus on striking, Jiu Jitsu focuses on close-contact “grappling” holds and techniques, with the application of chokes and joint-manipulations.

Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is so much more than just a sport, it is a lifestyle. There are both physical and mental benefits that can me attain through BJJ. Here are a few:

- Great form of exercise
- Challenging
- A part of a new awesome community
- Teaches patience
- Enhances problem-solving skills
- Improves discipline
- Improves ability to perform under pressure
- Builds confidence


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Class Schedule

Spark BJJ ages 4-6

Mon, Tues. @ 5:30-6:00 PM

Flame BJJ ages 7-10

Mon, Tues, Thurs @ 6:05-6:35PM

Fire BJJ ages11-14

Mon, Tues, Thurs @ 6:40-7:10 PM

Adult BJJ 

Mon, Tue, Thurs. @ 7:15-8:15 PM

Kids Kickboxing ages 7-12 

Wed. @ 5:45-6:15 PM

Adult Muay Thai

Wed. @ 6:30-7:30 PM

Sat. @ 9:00-10:00 AM

  • Apr 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Natchitoches, 105 Isadore St, Natchitoches, LA 71457, USA
    Come join us for an opportunity to benefit from Christiopher's expertise in the sport of wrestling.
  • Jun 03, 2024, 7:30 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
    105 Isadore Dr, 105 Isadore Dr, Natchitoches, LA 71457, USA
    Your child is going to have a blast making new friends, experiencing a variety of fun martial art techniques, games, and so much more! June 3rd through June 28th, 2024 from 7:30am to 5:00pm.

Alexa Young, CA

Parents of Jolene and Tucker Seaman:
My children have enjoyed their time at Light City. As a parent, it has been very encouraging to see my children grow in self-confidence and expand their BJJ skill sets. They both enjoy the competitiveness of the art and continuing to improve their techniques. I love that they have committed to a healthy hobby that pushes them to be a better version of themselves.

Morgan James, NY

Parents of Gunner Rutledge:
Gunner has been a student of Professor Craig Sylvia at Light City Martial Arts for just shy of a year. Without a doubt & unequivocally, the changes that have taken place in my son physically, mentally, emotionally & socially have been and continue to be nothing short of incredible. Gunner and I both discovered very early on that BJJ is incredibly hard, but so has been his resolve. If strength of body & of character are forged by determination & perseverance in the face of difficulty and discomfort, then Light City has been an incubator for confidence & self esteem in my son to a degree that I’ve only ever seen in him now as he progresses on through his training.
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