About

Be Jiu-Jitsu is located downtown Lafayette. This is the perfect place to sign-up alone or with the entire family. We focus on teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We help people to use BJJ to develop into the best version of themselves. Once you immerse yourself in BJJ it becomes a lifestyle. You learn to Be Jiu-Jitsu.

About

Be Jiu-Jitsu is located downtown Lafayette. This is the perfect place to sign-up alone or with the entire family. We focus on teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We help people to use BJJ to develop into the best version of themselves. Once you immerse yourself in BJJ it becomes a lifestyle. You learn to Be Jiu-Jitsu.

Our Story

 

After years of martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, John, Cutter, and Julian decided to open up a BJJ academy that could be utilized by people of all ages. Their vision was to create a BJJ Dojo that focused on the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while positively impacting Acadiana and the lives of all who become members. They also envisioned a family friendly dojo with a structured curriculum.

The name Be Jiu-Jitsu was intentionally chosen to represent what most people feel after they fall in love with BJJ. It starts with you walking through the doors and joining the gym and then it leads to major lifestyle changes, such as: diet, cardio, weightlifting, confidence, and more. It becomes a lifestyle in itself. You learn to BE Jiu-Jitsu.

The three owners each bring something special to Be Jiu-Jitsu.

John Jordan is noted by many as one of the best BJJ practitioners in the state of Louisiana and beyond. John is Be Jiu-Jitsu’s fearless leader and resident BJJ black belt. He is also the mastermind behind the curriculum.

Julian Smith is a fantastic teacher and all around great guy who does everything. He is a key instructor who will most likely be teaching you to become the best version of yourself.

Cutter Kates is a great businessman who has founded a few successful businesses. He also happens to love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the man behind the brand of Be Jiu-Jitsu who constantly helps to develop the brand and move the needle forward. He focuses on relationships with members and parents.

Our Team

John Jordan

Owner - Instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt in BJJ

  • Curriculum Mastermind
  • Fearless Leader and Resident Black Belt
  • One of the best BJJ practitioners in LA

          

Julian Smith

Owner - Instructor

Brown Belt in BJJ

  • Key Instructor
  • Mr. Do It All
  • 9+ Years of BJJ

          

Cutter Kates

Owner - Instructor

Purple Belt in BJJ

  • Brand Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Visionary and Creator

          

Our Classes

BE BULLY PROOF

Your children will be equipped to defend themselves against bullies without being one.

BE EMPOWERED

The official Be Jiu Jitsu self-defense program just for women and only taught by women.

BE PREPARED

In this program, you will learn the 46 core techniques of BJJ in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment.

BE JIU JITSU

This is our master cycle curriculum. This curriculum is specifically designed to simplify your journey to black belt.

BE YOGA (Coming Soon)

In this class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body.

Welcome a happier, healthier and more confident you!

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