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.
1) It is one of the most potent, real-life fighting systems on the planet.
2) It will be your second line of defense.
3) Anyone can practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
4) It is a martial art that sharpens the mind.
5) It is a great workout.
6) It is one of the best bases for Mixed Martial Arts.
7) It builds character.
8) It promotes continuous self-improvement.
9) The lessons you learn on the mat can be applied to your daily life.
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. While Muay Thai certainly teaches plenty of defensive tactics, the real name of the game in Muay Thai is the offence, and the Muay Thai fighters rely on setting up powerful, fight-finishing blows to quickly dispatch an opponent. Though it will differ depending on the gym, training in Muay Thai is often intense and may feature near full-contact sparring, leading to both physical and mental toughness.
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. You will often see kickboxers circling and advancing in and out with fluid ease. The head movement is also a fundamental of kickboxing, and kickboxing tends to incorporate a very wide range of strikes, sometimes verging into blows that are almost exotic in nature, such as axe kicks and spin kicks, to only name a few.
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.
"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!
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.
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105 ISADORE DR, NATCHITOCHES, LA 71457
facebook.com/lightcitymma / Tel. 318-452-7345