Justin is an Acadiana native and a 20+ year martial artist having studied several disciplines such as Shotokan karate, ninjitsu, and Kiechudo Karate, along with training in kick boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, police defensive tactics, SWAT training, and working as a police officer for 5 years.
Through his time in law enforcement, He gained an intimate knowledge of the dangers of the streets and quickly realized that traditional martial arts training, while helpful, did not prepare him for the dangers he had to deal with.. After discovering Krav Maga and training, took the giant leap to into becoming an instructor to bring it to the Lafayette area, completing the highly-intensive, most in-depth , and longest Krav Maga course available outside of Israel through Krav Maga Global and the recognized successor to the founder – Eyal yanilov..
Now as the Owner and Chief Instructor of Acadiana Krav Maga, Justin continues to give personal instruction and guidance to his students while cultivating the next generation of Krav Maga practitioners. Justin continues to teach, travel, and train to bring the best and latest Krav Maga techniques, drills and methodologies to our students.
Justin is also Level 1 Crossfit instructor and frequently incorporates Crossfit style strength and conditioning into his Krav Maga training.