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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - No-Gi seminar at Team Hopkins HQ

    No-Gi seminar at Team Hopkins HQ

    Team Hopkins Jiujitsu association hosted a No Gi seminar this past Labor Day weekend at our Headquarters in Hattiesburg Mississippi on Saturday September 1, 2018. Our guest instructor was one of Unified Academy's black belts Mr. Damon Morgan. It gave us a chance to work on advanced Jiu-jitsu techniques and catch up with old friends. ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Our members help donate shoes

    Our members help donate shoes

    So far this month, we have donated 13,061 pairs of shoes to people in need through Soles4Souls! Thank you to all our members who have helped this cause by checking into our Academy every-time they visit. Keep up the awesome work! It's not too late, just check in at our location and hashtag: # GiveShoes and # teamhopkins that's it. Every 10 check-ins will provide a pair of shoes! ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Yield to Win

    Yield to Win

    Last night we had another fun informative seminar taught by my BJJ instructor Mr. Steve Miller from Morgan City. At the end of the seminar he reminded us of a statement that I've heard many times "yield to win". Sometimes you have to yield to win. Don't fight - "flow with the go", as Rickson would say . Ju-Jitsu translated from japanese means ‘yielding technique’. The word Jujutsu can be broken down into two parts. "Ju" is a concept. The idea behind this meaning of Ju is "to be gentle", "to give way", "to yield", "to blend", "to move out of harm's way". "Jutsu" is the principle or "the action" part of Ju-Jutsu. In Japanese this wordcan be translated to mean ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Prof. Hopkins visits our Academy

    Prof. Hopkins visits our Academy

    Our adult jiujitsu class had the fortunate opportunity to train with Prof. Allen Hopkins tonight at our academy. He taught a great informative seminar and helped explain some details to escaping the triangle choke. Congrats to everyone that earned rank tonight. ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Our students provide safe Drinking Water

    Our students provide safe Drinking Water

    So far this month, your check-ins have already helped provide 5,953,439 gallons of safe drinking water for people in need. Keep checking in for H2OpenDoors by tagging #givewater #teamhopkins ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - End of Summer BASH

    End of Summer BASH

    End of SUMMER BASH was a blast. Our karate kid students had fun playing karate games, eating pizza and watching a movie. School is just around the corner. ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Our Students help provide safe drinking water to people in need.

    Our Students help provide safe drinking water to people in need.

    We are so excited to partner with H2OpenDoors this July! We are helping provide safe drinking water to people in need. So don't forget to check-in to our Academy using the hashtags #givewater and #teamhopkins. Every check-in will provide 50 gallons of water! # givewater # teamhopkins H2OpenDoors has projects ready to go in Puerto Rico, India, Nicaragua, India and more! ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Halle Berry trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    Halle Berry trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    The 51 year old female action star Halle Berry, recently took her first Brazilian jiu-jitsu class to prepare her stunts for John Wick 3, just like her leading man Keanu Reeves. Keanu started training BJJ for the first John Wick movie. He trained with the Machado brothers (Gracie family cousins). If the fight scenes in part 3 are anything like the first 2, then we are in for a ton of Jiu-jitsu action. ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - Self Defense at Lafayette Library

    Self Defense at Lafayette Library

    Our very own Head Female Instructor of Team Hopkins Lafayette (Monica Champagne) was invited by the Lafayette Public Library to teach 2 seperate Women's Self Defense Seminar at 2 different branches. So we started the seminar at 10:00 a.m. at the South Regional Library on Johnston St. Six of our female Jiu-jitsu students came to help teach techniques. We had a really good turn out from Lafayette women looking for practical self defense. They learned to defend the most common attacks from standing and on the ground, by using leverage, strategy, technique and timing against a bigger opponent. The seminar focused on the importance of distance management in threatening situations. ....

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  •  in Lafayette - Champagne's Martial Arts - You Helped provide food for Guide Dogs!

    You Helped provide food for Guide Dogs!

    Great Job! For the month of May, your check-ins helped provide 96,509 bowls of food to guide dogs in training for Guiding Eyes for the Blind ! Thank you to everyone who checked in to our Academy this month # guidingeyes #teamhopkins ....

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