Empire MMA and Fitness


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I’m going to put Beaux to sleep!

Lets get loud!

Biggest adult class we have had in a long time. Had 21 on the mats tonight and even had a few missing. Our empire is continuing to grow. With a bigger building with twice the space coming in October I have a feeling this is going to be a small class soon.


Your excuses are invalid!

An awesome video from Brad Vinyard.

Sons of Italy Historical Society

Rocco Francis Marchegiano
(Sep 1, 1923 - Aug 31, 1969)
49 Wins 0 Losses 43 KOs
The Only Heavyweight Champion
to Retire Undefeated

[07/12/19]   I took a straw poll and according to the majority it would be best to cancel classes tonight. Be safe during the storm everyone. See you in class Monday.

Starting in October this will be the new home of EMPIRE MMA/Fitness. Located on Bellview Road just down the street from Rouses Market. With twice the space we have now it will allow us to offer more classes, including an after school program for kids to get homework done before classes, cardio kickboxing, extended strength and conditioning classes, yoga, and as always Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well as the best family friendly atmosphere that has come to be expected from the only locally owned and operated martial arts gym on the west side.

[07/08/19]   Huge announcement tonight guys! Big news for the gym!

Jamie finished the art for our new ranked team shirts! These look awesome! Don’t forget to get on the list in the gym so get yours. Don’t worry, if you’re not ranked you can still get the white belt T-shirt.


The Most "Dangerous" People On The Mat Are Often The Safest To Train With

jiujitsutimes.com If you walk into a jiu-jitsu gym, who are the most dangerous people in the room? The upper belts, of course. The higher you get on the food chain, the more dangerous you become, but I’ve noticed as time has progressed that, if anything, the better someone is at jiu-jitsu the SAFER they are to …

This is what our new ranked team shirts will look like guys. May make one or two slight changes. Sign the order sheet in the gym this week if you are interested.

Because Jitsu

Pretty Straight forward really...

#BJJ #Grappling #Competition #Training

Happy Rolling BJJ

I can’t wait to hit this Saturday!

22ft Laguna Wave Single Lane Slide🌊
Dimensions: WET/DRY- H22ft W18ft L36ft

Took double gold in my first IBJJF tournament. My first opponent had to bow out because of a separated rib. Had to fight four times that included a final against a world and pan American champion who is ranked #1 in the world.

Jr. warriors class was full up today!

Rachel Beach

Happy Father's Day to all the great fathers!

Because Jitsu

I Hope My Cape Is Regulation...

#BJJ #Grappling #Competition #Training


Why Parents Must Stop Coaching From The Sidelines


basketballforcoaches.com Most parents sincerely believe they're helping their child when they're shouting out instructions from the sidelines. But they're not. Here are 4 reasons why parents sideline coaching is hurting youth basketball.



Water Is A Performance Enhancing Substance.

#BJJ #Grappling #Competition #Training

No argument here.

SBG Montana

[05/31/19]   Parents it’s been a while since we’ve made a trip to Alabama for a tournament. NAGA is doing their 2019 U.S. National Grappling championship July 20th just one week after AGF in New Orleans at the Alerio center. The question is, which would you prefer to compete in. I’d rather have a large group of fighters at one tournament than have to split our team into two tournaments. I’ll let you decide on which event we will push our participation towards.

Coach Lisle

Bruce Lee said you don’t truly know someone until you fight them. This is what true sportsmanship is all about. You don’t have to hate your opponent to fight them. It shows real respect to give them all you have.

This HS pitcher struck out his childhood friend to advance to the state championship.

Instead of celebrating with his teammates, he did something else:


Bailee Becnel Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information

Tomorrow I will be accepting donations to get a nice floral arrangement for Bailee’s visitation and funeral. I’m going to go ahead and purchase it but it will be from all of us in her Empire family. Any extra money will go directly to Bailee’s family.

treasurefunerals.com Share Memories of Bailee & Support the Becnel Family


Tomorrow in cardio class!

This is an INTENSE workout, they don't call him the 'Russian Tank' for nothing! 💪🏃‍♂️

It’s with a heavy heart and tearful eyes that I have to say our Empire Family now has an angel looking over us from now on. Our beautiful Bailee took her final step to a better place this afternoon. She fought as hard as anyone ever could. I hope we can all fight as hard as she did and show all the talents our Lord has given us the same way she did. Her bravery will never be forgotten. God bless you Bailee! We love you!

Photos from Empire MMA and Fitness's post

[05/25/19]   Don’t forget everyone that open mat will be at the farmers market in front of Plaquemine city hall today at 10:00am.


Cherie Hebert Leonard is this how it is with Steven J Leonard?

Dreams of spaz

#brojitsu #bjj #jiujitsu


5 Reasons Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu (That Aren’t For Self Defense)

jiujitsutimes.com The number-one reason women are usually given for why they should train jiu jitsu is “because it teaches you how to protect yourself.” There’s a good reason for it: jiu jitsu is designed for weaker, smaller opponents to dominate larger ones using technique rather than strength. Being as a woma...

[05/21/19]   Parents and students, in honor of Memorial Day and those who died to protect our rights, I’m going to let you vote on whether or not we have class Monday.

[05/21/19]   Summer commitment special for kids and ladies running through the end of July.

50% off Gi and your first month free with a one year commitment.

Because Jitsu


#BJJ #Grappling #Competition #Training

[05/21/19]   Code for $30 off registration for the tournament in Lake Charles June first.


BJJ Problems


Daver K Show #19 Roman David Pizzolato

Dave, Datha and Roman talk about personal safety and the martial arts.

Mr Jiu-Jitsu

As soon as a big bullying or sexual assault incident happens these one day seminars pop up like hot cakes!


I'm Not Ready For My Blue Belt

Really good commentary about promotions.

In this video I talk about feelings of inadequacy about belt rank. This is a common occurrence in our sport and one that is often discounted by instructors u...


The Dave K Show

Doing a live YouTube podcast on martial arts and women’s self defense at 2:00. Don’t miss it!


MMA Leech

The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood

What is jiu-jitsu like?

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23408 Railroad Ave
Plaquemine, LA

Opening Hours

Monday 17:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 17:00 - 20:30
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Saturday 10:00 - 11:00
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