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Gladiators Academy of Youngsville

Learn self-defense, improve your fitness, lose weight, and boost your confidence - all in the first few weeks.

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Boosted Physical Fitness

Whether you're an elite athlete looking for a competitive edge or if you're a total beginner and think a burpee is a bodily function, we take pride in meeting all of our students where they are. Our passionate and caring instructors work with YOU to meet your fitness goals.

In a positive and motivating environment, you'll get a great workout, practice dynamic martial arts specific conditioning, and have a blast. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

Our Members Speak Out
Life-Changing Results

“We have seen a tremendous change in our son. His confidence has increased greatly.”
“Our son has been a gladiator for almost two years. We have seen a tremendous change in him. His confidence has increased greatly. My husband has been attending there for a couple of months as well and loves it. We have found community and friendship here. The coaches are amazing people who support these kids and teach them so many amazing things!!!”
Natalie H.
“The coaches are world class and are great with the kids.”
“My 9 year old daughter has really benefited From the training. I have watched her confidence grow as the year has progressed. The coaches are world class and are great with the kids. The gym is clean and has a friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend this gym.”
Jason D.
“To see my child’s growth in becoming confident and more self assured is amazing.”
“To see my child’s growth in becoming confident and more self assured is amazing. She now stands up for herself when there are issues with peers. Self discipline and respect aspects are continuously growing. Coaches Heath, Eric and Abe are amazing when it comes to teaching the kids.”
April C.
“I wish I had this place 10 years ago! Thank you gladiators for all the positive you've brought to my girls.”
“I have 2 daughters enrolled here for a year, they absolutely LOVE this place, look forward to going twice a week. These people are wonderful with the kids, the word of the month is great in teaching the kids how to be a better person. I wish I had this place 10 years ago! Thank you gladiators for all the positive you've brought to my girls.”
Sara M.
“Skilled, knowledgeable & lively instructors who engage newcomers from when you come in the doors.”
“Friendly, inviting environment. Skilled, knowledgeable & lively instructors who engage newcomers from when you come in the doors till you get out. As an MMA fan, I was already excited being in the gym, and even more excited after doing some drills that weren’t as hard as I thought it would of been. Can’t wait to start again the beginning of next year.”
Thomas J.
“Gladiators is unlike any "gym" I've ever been to! The coaches are highly skilled, attentive, and caring.”
“I started taking Jiu Jitsu classes at Gladiator's Academy in Youngsville 8 months ago as a challenge to myself to try something new and totally out of my comfort zone. Gladiators is unlike any "gym" I've ever been to! The coaches are highly skilled, attentive, and caring. It doesn't matter if you've been training in martial arts for years or are just getting started, everyone is there to learn and get better each time we step onto the mat. If you want to get in shape go to a gym, but if you want to get in shape while learning a skill that will change who you are inside and out join Gladiators today. You won't regret it!”
Maddie W.
“They do a fantastic job with the kids and adults alike.”
“I couldn't ask for a better place to train. The coaches know what they're doing on all levels. They do a fantastic job with the kids and adults alike.”
Tyler G.
“Coach Eric greeted me warmly and provided superb attention to detail in teaching the art of Jiu Jitsu”
“Coach Eric greeted me warmly and provided superb attention to detail in teaching the art of Jiu Jitsu. Highly recommended for passion and enthusiasm.”
Kevin L.
“What started out as a means to get back in shape, has turned into a new passion and lifestyle that has added so much richness to my life.”
“Started training at gladiators after a 12 year hiatus from BJJ. After 6 months I'm 30 lbs lighter my cardio and flexibility are light years better. What started out as a means to get back in shape, has turned into a new passion and lifestyle that has added so much richness to my life. It is a great place to train with people of all levels and everyone treats everyone respectfully. The coaches are very knowlegable and experienced and still compete regulary themselves. I can't say enough good things about this gym.”
Justin C.
“The atmosphere is very welcoming and the instructors will take their time to help you.”
“Gladiators is a very good gym for all levels from beginner to pro. There is nothing but practical training that you can use to defend yourself or compete. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the instructors will take their time to help you. I highly recommend them as I have been a student for over 2 years.”
Kotzu G.
“Coach Eric and his team are absolutely excellent with the kids.”
“My five year old son has been going here for about a year. Coach Eric and his team are absolutely excellent with the kids. They teach not only the fundamentals of jiu jitsu, but also focus on things like courage, self-reliance, respect, etc.”
Cody A.
“Great place to learn and get in shape.”
“Great place to learn and get in shape. The coaches are good teachers and the atmosphere is very welcoming for new people.”
Drew D.

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