Champagne's Martial Arts Reviews

  • So proud of my son!!! 6 years ago he was a little boy suffering with depression. I took a chance and enrolled him in karate instead of bringing him to a doctor and putting him on medication. Now he is a confident young man who loves life and is ready for his next step into the Adult martial art classes. Thank you Champagne's Martial Arts Academy for helping save Joshua and giving him purpose in life.

    Alicia James
  • Kids Martial Arts  near Lafayette

    As a former bodybuilder for over 25 years, I always thought of myself as a tough and confident man. Two and a half years ago, at the age of 42, I decided to sign up at Champagne’a Martial Arts and join their adult jiu jitsu class, and it was then that I realized I wasn’t as tough as I thought I was. Doesn’t matter how strong you are, jiu jitsu will always win. So today, I don’t acknowledge myself as a body builder anymore. I am a student of Gracie Jiu Jitsu and I’ve learned so much in 2.5 years. With that being said, not only will the excellent staff here at Champagne’s Martial Arts educate you in learning the jiu jitsu art, the students here will also help you learn as well. We’re all one team helping each other to improve each other’s skills. Today, I’m more confident in self-defense skills and I feel I’m much prepared to protect myself or anyone who can’t defend themselves. Furthermore, the comradery we have here will allow you to learn jiu jitsu, make new friends and get a great workout. The same applies to kids classes as well. My son has been a student here for over five years. So give us a call and/or stop by to see exactly what we do. You will truly enjoy it!

    Tommy Cho
  • Kids Martial Arts  near Lafayette

    Best decision we've ever made was to put our son in karate. They gain so much knowledge in defense, it boosts their confidence and it really does teach them great discipline. Its a friendly environment and the teachers are so great with the kids. My son loves his class and looks forward to it every week. Thank you Champagnes!!

    Dayna Babineaux
  • Kids Martial Arts  near Lafayette

    Blessed and thankful to be with this company. We are about to finish up our first year and look forward to many more as my son makes his way through the program. Staff is always willing to help and answer any questions we have

    Allison Romero
  • One of the best decisions in my life was to start training here. Training partners are like family. Everyone is willing to help and encourage you to get better. Very happy to have started on this journey with this Academy.

    Tommy Dauphin
  • Last night was my first time rolling in Jiu Jitsu, and I did so with 2 training partners. I learned several things, I need to do more cardio and practice controlling my breathing, and I also learned that I'm not completely helpless against someone much larger than me. I haven't been training long, but I am really enjoying learning from great leaders and training partners. It's not just about combative martial arts, it's self accountability, respect of others, discipline, comradery, team work; and much more. I appreciate everyone that I train with, and blessed by the opportunity at Champagne’s Martial Arts Academy.

    Michael Rowlan
  • Parrish was in Karate at Champagne’s Martial Arts 2009-2011. John and Monica Champagne laid a good foundation of self discipline at a critical time for Parrish. Children with early childhood trauma often struggle with the new family unit. That struggle usually involves a lack of trust and the need to control every situation which leads to willful disobedience and displays of temper. As the karate students are learning the correct moves and kicks to advance to the next belt they must also be held accountable in their homes and at school. We received a sheet with certain behaviors that we as parents had to sign off on for our child’s behavior and discipline. Parrish was going through a rough time and I had to document the negative behaviors on his paper instead of positive. After several weeks and a warning, John took Parrish in his office, quietly and calmly he asked for his belt. Demoted. He had to change his behavior at home to earn his belt back. He had to learn. It truly takes a village with our children. I’m so glad that Champagne’s Martial Arts was part of our village. 

    Bonnie Anderson
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Great place to bring the kids! Professional attitudes and great staff!

    Mike Collins
  • Great environment. Lots of friendly people and great instruction. Highly recommended!

    Jude Meche
  • If you have ever been interested in seeing what Jiu Jitsu is all about, and are in or near the Lafayette area, come on down to 1527 Westgate Road in Lafayette. We are one big happy family and that's how we conduct ourselves on a daily basis. If you're looking for fitness, weight loss, or self defense training to make you the most CONFIDENT and FIT "You" that you've ever thought possible for the most affordable price around here, then it's definitely worth coming to check out to see for yourself. Coach John and his wife Monica are some of the most approachable people I've ever met and they love teaching so much that they'll let you try it out to see for yourself if it's for you (which trust me it definitely is!!) They'll make you feel welcome and a part of the family right away. They won't turn you away for any reason. I have finally found a gym I can call home and look forward to the many years I'll be dedicating to my Jiu Jitsu family. All that see this that go to team Hopkins Gracie jiu jitsu in Lafayette thanks for all that you do, and thanks for consistently being there for me if and when I have any questions. Today's open mat No-Gi was incredible! I always leave the gym counting down the time until I get to train again. If I feel this way, then I know any who wants to try it for themselves will feel the exact same way. See yall on the mat! Have a blessed day!


    °Pain and soreness are temporary, fitness is forever!
    - Jeff Kirkland

    Jeff Kirkland
  • Thank you, this program has saved my life! I was so deep in depression when I started that I didn't think I'd ever get better, but I have. So I thank you guys so much for this opportunity to be part of this amazing program. 

    Sammy Jo
  • I lost 16 pounds in 1 month and a total of 41 pounds overall doing this fitness class combined with eating healthier. YAY! Thanks everyone! Huge thanks to my instructors Monica and Christian. 

    Meka Lewis
  • Started training with these guys in BJJ a few weeks ago and I'm hooked. They offer a fun, positive training atmosphere where the instructors put an emphasis on technique and position over brute strength and athleticism (which is great when the athlete can't move like he used to). The class environment is easy going, but non-stop and the students work to help each other improve. I highly recommend these guys if you want to learn BJJ and get in better shape while having fun doing it.

    Beau Meche
  • I've been training here for over three years and this is my second family now. The Champagne's have created a culture of respect and teamwork that you can feel the minute you walk through those doors. The Jiu-jitsu training is very structured and I think anyone can do it. I started at 44 in horrible shape at the advice of doctors to get active and lose weight, and this has been the answer for me. I highly recommend this place to anyone with the same goals.

    Randy Dailey
  • I recommend this place to anyone who's interested in having team workouts to come on out and join us!

    Gabriel Jones
  • 3 mo in for the kickstart fitness program and have had so much success. All the coaches are kind and helpful. The workouts are intense but have adaptations for all levels. Cant wait to continue on this journey.

    Danielle Galer
  • Great experience! Very professional and Motivating!

    Che Rene
  • Very impressed on what they learn from their classes. My son Draven loves it and says he wants to stay in it forever. Very happy to let him experience something he found to really enjoy and take pride in. 
    Thank you Champagnes!

    Dayna Babineaux
  • I wanted to take a minute to provide you with some feedback in regards to your fitness program and your business. I did not have any idea what I was getting myself into when I joined.  My friend from work invited me and then a week later told me I needed to join. I truly thought I would never be able to do the workouts ever, but your instructors have been there supporting all of us every step of the way, from demonstrating modifications, repeating instructions, encouraging and verbalizing accomplishments, to challenging us to reach our goals and do more. They are all an inspiration and truly should be recognized for the maximum effort they give each day in leading our group. The benefits I have been able to identify are tremendous. I have better posture, my joints hurt less, My clothing fits better (until I have to size down occasionally), and I have much better endurance which all increase my confidence and my general state of being. I’m definitely not complaining about weight and inches lost either! The weigh ins help me to see the progress each month, and I really am grateful for the encouraging, non judgmental, private consultation during weigh ins. The Champagnes have really provided a much needed and beneficial service to our community in this fitness program, and I am appreciative.  Thank you for all that you do.  

    Tracey Myer
  • My daughter has been taking karate here for almost three years and has learned so much!! I highly recommend Champagne’s to everyone!!

    Nicole Simon
  • Me minus 40 pounds, got me feeling good..... More to come....... Those Goals ain't nothing nice. Making changes to HER💖 for HER💖..... Just know SHE ain't done.... 
    Thank you all so much for pushing me beyond the limits and supporting me through this journey. Team work makes the dream work..

    Keddra DeRouen
  • Great learning environment with a family atmosphere that is second to none!
    Fun for the whole family!!!

    Mark Boudreaux
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    John's attention to detail and his relentless effort to perfecting technique is an inspiration to everyone around him. His humbled nature and no ego makes it easy to learn from him. He is always there to help someone who is struggling whether it's on the mat or in life. Then you add the Team Hopkins Jiu Jitsu Association that he is apart of, which includes people like Steve Miller, Professor Allen Hopkins and many more amazing instructors and practicioners across the United States. Now you've got a school and an atmosphere that can not be beat

    Casey Breaux
  • I'll be the first to tell you I hate working out and sweating but I show up. Even after thinking Trainer Wayne was trying to kill us this evening. I was able to go home and dance nonstop with my toddler for 20 minutes straight. That's everything! That's why I show up. Thanks to all trainers and fellow butt-kicking ladies for giving me strength in more ways than one.

    Tara Tantin
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    My kids have been going here for years and I myself train there. Best instructors you could ask for and great atmosphere. Very family oriented and you have to earn your rank it's not just give to you, so you know that you have learned your art and not just paid for a belt.

    Wayne Venable
  • Simply put...you think your in shape until you try it. I'm proud to be apart of this team. Great group of people and awesome instructors!

    Jason J. Lewis
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    My first class was this past Monday, and I always complained about not being able to sweat at the gym. That changed in 30mins of just doing this class! I will definitely return!

    Tiffany Landry-Nora
  • Love the fitness classes! It’s only 30 mins but you will be glad it is lol. I’ve never sweat that much in 30 mins in my life. And the muscles are definitely sore. Everywhere, not just my legs. Definitely recommend this class!!!!

    Toree Eldridge
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    My friends and I had a wonderful time at your Womens self defense class. I really appreciate you taking the time to show the proper techniques to defend my self. The way you showed the moves first then had me practice really made the teaching stick. It was very easy for me to catch on. I now know how to defend my self and have a new found love for Jiu Jitsu! Thank you!! If you are thinking of taking a self defense class I would highly recommend taking a class here!!

    Karla Prater Thibodeaux
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    I would recommend all my lady friends to take this course. I walked in there to shy to ever look anyone in the eyes and left knowing that is the wrong thing to do. They showed me that yes I can look someone in the eye and let them know hey I see you. What I have learned in this class is so much more then I ever thought possible to do. The instructors are top notch they know what they are doing and can show you step by step. I want to say thank you to Monica for all what you have thought us to do and of course a big shout out to my girl Tina thank you for all the time you took to help us learn these steps. Thanks to Wayne and Wendy cause if not for you I would have never stepped in there to learn all this.

    Kathy Venable Broussard
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    I took this class a year ago and just finished it for the second time. Amazing class!! I took it again in case I forgot what I learned, but realized I hadn't forgot what was taught. It was a great refresher and I recommend this class to every female I know. I feel safer with the knowledge they have given me and they have made me stronger mentally and physically. Amazing owners and amazing staff!!

    Jackie Broussard Hiatt
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    I didn't realize how unprepared I was until I took this awesome self-defense class. Monica will make you so empowered and capable of defending yourself that you will wonder how you felt safe doing anything before. I absolutely recommend everybody to take this self-defense class.

    Stephanie Brasseur
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Dropped in to this school today for an open mat and had a great time rolling with John, Monica, and all of their students. I highly recommend this school to anyone in the Lafayette area that is interested in learning BJJ!

    Ben Duplechin
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    I was extremely hesitant to take the self defense class. I was very nervous about being put in uncomfortable situations. This class turned out to be really great!! The class was totally hands on and not just sit and listen. All of the moves were broken down and explained step by step. Monica and all of her ladies and guys were great to work with. I would recommend that all ladies of all ages take this class!!

    Wendy Venable
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    I highly recommend all my lady friends to take the self defense course! Its easy, fun, and simple step training that can help if ever a bad situation arises. The instructors are top of the line and really know their stuff. Monica, Tina, and all the helpers have the ability to break down the moves into simple steps that allow technique to outshine the strength of men!

    Kourtney Stonicher
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Team Hopkins Lafayette is an awesome place to train. It has a very welcoming atmosphere with great students and amazing instructors.

    Brittney Jesse Simoneaux
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    I had joined the women's self defense class not knowing what to expect. & what I found is I LOVE IT! I love it Soo much I am signing up for the women's jiu-jitsu class! I recommend every woman should take the self defense class.

    Vanessa Pellerin
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Self defense class is great! I learned so much and had a lot of fun doing it! I will definitely take this class again.

    Tricia Bergeron
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Wonderful Instructors. Safe. Clean. Friendly atmosphere. We are always smiling having fun and learning. So happy I found this school.

    Aren Chaisson
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Great school with awesome instructors and a wonderful family of students.

    Jason Dinger
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Great environment and instructors. If your thinking about BJJ go here!

    Shane M Gaspard
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Great classes at champagnes martial arts academy. Check it out :)

    Laurie Beth Martarona
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    I signed up for a 6-week women's self-defense class at Champagne's Martial Arts and here I am 3 years later still taking classes there. I was extremely nervous to set foot in the co-ed jiu-jitsu class, but as soon as I did, I felt right at home. I had no prior martial arts experience (I am almost 35), yet John and Monica teach in such a way that make it easy to catch on to and they always go above and beyond for their students. If you want to learn self-defense and meet some really cool people (that are more like family), then I highly recommend this school!

    Kara Fry
  • Kids Martial Arts Lafayette

    Great experience! Not too expensive either. I have been to several different martial arts classes in Lafayette but Champagne's martial arts academy was the best. Thanks for everything!

    Tate Hancock

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