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Eric Scallan

About Gladiators Academy of Youngsville in Youngsville, LA

Meet Eric Scallan

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Gladiators Academy of Youngsville in Youngsville
Purple Belt

Who We Are

Gladiators Academy of Lafayette is one of the most accomplished martial arts training centers in the south today. We take pride in the success of our students through the improvement of their lives.

Our students are dedicated to getting in better shape, improving themselves mentally, and having fun in our classes while learning and improving in their chosen art!

We have classes for all fitness levels, ages, and skill levels.

You will be pushed to achieve the goals you desire. We want to change and improve your life, period. The academy also caters to professional athletes and competitors, and we have produced athletes that have competed in the UFC, WEC, The Ultimate Fighter Reality Show on Spike TV, and Bellator: Fight Master on Spike TV.

But if your goal isn't to go pro - no worries. ​That's certainly not required.

In addition, we have athletes who have competed in the highest possible levels in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Submission Wrestling. We pride ourselves in having a core of instructors that have been involved in teaching martial arts to beginners and to professionals for over a decade.

Our goal is to use martial arts training to build people into better people, come join us!!

About Eric Scallan

Eric Scallan is a former professional Mixed Martial Artist with over 20 professional fights.

He is a 3x Bellator MMA veteran, cast member of Season 1 of Spike TV’s Bellator: Fightmaster, Welterweight Champion of Atlas Fights in 2011, 2008 ISCF World Classic Amateur MMA Champion, USAMMA Amateur Champion, College Wrestler and member of Wartburg College 2005 NCAA Div.3 National Championship team, and LHSAA wrestling state runner up in 2004.

Eric has been a student under “Crazy” Tim Credeur and Josh Artigue since 2007 and is currently a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Despite his many accomplishments, his main focus is to be a loving husband and father. He is also a proud supporter of the Louisiana Oil Field and Lafayette Recovery Community. Eric received his B.S. In Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

His passion in life it to help individuals overcome adversity and improve themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Heath Henry - Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Heath Henry is an avid Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor, currently ranked as a Purple Belt, and instructor with almost a decade of experience. Mr. Henry has studied under Tim Credeur and Josh Artigue since 2008 and has been instructing under the BJJ Revolution Team banner since 2012.

In addition, he is the head coach for the Acadiana High School wrestling team (2009-present) and has produced the first Division I state champion for the program in 21 years, along with several other podium finishers.

Although most of his accomplishments are based in wrestling and grappling, he has developed many accolades in more traditional martial arts systems at Gladiators Academy of Lafayette as well.

Mr. Henry’s overall goal is to share a positive, productive, life improving environment for others the way martial arts has provided for him. Martial arts has truly improved his life in amazing ways and he hopes to provide similar changes to all he teaches.

How To Get Started

Come join our Youngsville, LA Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gladiator Fight Fitness, Mixed Martial Arts, and Muay Thai. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 337-857-5995 if you have any further questions. Gladiators Academy of Youngsville hopes to speak with you soon!

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