Gladiators Academy of Lafayette is one of the most accomplished martial arts training centers in the south today. We take pride in the success of our students through the improvement of their lives. Our students are dedicated to getting in better shape, improving themselves mentally, and having fun in our classes while learning and improving in their chosen art!


We have classes for all fitness levels, ages, and skill levels. You will be pushed to achieve the goals you desire. We want to change and improve your life, period. The academy also caters to professional athletes and competitors, and we have produced athletes that have competed in the UFC, WEC, and The Ultimate Fighter Reality Show on Spike TV.


In addition we have athletes who have competed in the highest possible levels in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Submission Wrestling. We pride ourselves in having a core of instructors that have been involved in teaching martial arts to beginners and to professionals for over a decade. Our goal is to use martial arts training to build people into better people, come join the ARMY!!!


We have a few simple goals here; however, we put 110% of our effort into achieving them. In short, these goals have but one purpose:


To give you the best possible martial arts training experience we possibly can. Everything we do works toward this goal. Here's the breakdown:


Expertise.

We strive to achieve the greatest levels of expertise in martial arts that we can. That way, we'll have answers to every one of your questions. We'll have experience and knowledge to help you with every one of your challenges. And wisdom to teach you each technique in the most efficient, effective, and enjoyable way.

Safety.

From our professional equipment, to the design of our facility - everything is geared toward keeping you safe and injury-free. That way your martial arts experience will be as fun and enjoyable as possible. From stretching every limb of your body, to promoting support and friendship amongst all of our students, we promise to keep you safe and sound.

Confidence. Discipline. Focus.

We strive to not just teach you the raw techniques of martial arts - but to help you uncover its ancient wisdom to better your life. From greatly increasing your self-confidence, to learning how to use your time more efficiently, to developing laser-like focus to go after all of your goals (both in martial arts, and in life)... we aim to guide you through the ancient teachings of martial arts to help you in all areas of your life.

Cleanliness.

Our facility is cleaned daily to create a productive, enjoyable atmosphere. We take no shortcuts in cleaning to insure that you, and all of our students, stay healthy.

Support.

We're here for you in every way we can be. If you need extra guidance in learning techniques... or any struggles with your martial arts training... we're here to consult, console and help you. This emphasis on support creates a bond between student and teacher. It also creates an atmosphere of support among fellow students - who will be glad to help you in any way that they can, too.

Fun.

And lastly, we strive to make our martial arts training as fun as possible. After all, all work and no play is simply boring. Each class is infused with light-hearted moments to break up the intense focus and concentration. That way you get the perfect balance of serious focus, and light fun. From lion cubs to children - fun play has been used for thousands of years as a powerful teacher. Now, as you embark in the new challenge of martial arts, it'll help you learn and absorb in a way that makes it easy to keep coming back.

Meet Tim Credeur
Owner at Gladiators Academy of Lafayette in Lafayette, LA
3rd Degree Gracie BJJ Black Belt

“Crazy” Tim Credeur is an American Mixed Martial Artist and 3rd Degree Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He also has the distinction of being the first BJJ Black Belt in Louisiana and is currently the highest ranked Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner in the state. He is a 5X UFC veteran, Season 7 of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” Participant, UFC Fight of the Night Winner, and Judo Black Belt.

Despite his many accomplishments his passion remains teaching martial arts, and above all, being a husband and father.

Whether he is instructing kids, women or men he remains vigilant to make people into better people through mixed martial arts training. His tireless efforts have changed many people’s lives in and outside of his school, and with over 350 loyal students, Tim Credeur’s Gladiators Academy of Lafayette has become the premier Martial Arts School in South Louisiana.

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How to Get Started

Come join our Lafayette, LA facility! We offer programs in Tiny Ninjas, Kids & Teen Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (337) 504-2730 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!