Krav Maga has been touted as the most effective self defense system by several publications and authorities.

Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli defense forces. It is also the preferred system for the U.S. Military and law enforcement personnel. It is an integrated, high-speed, easy to learn and extremely effective system. Our unique and original training method was developed and refined during years of conflict. Because of this, Krav Maga is the preferred self-defense and 3rd party protection system of numerous military branches, law enforcement and VIP protection services.

At Acadiana Krav Maga, we are affiliated with Krav Maga Global who’s head is the highest ranked practitioner of Krav Maga and set the standards for training throughout the world.  We continue the tradition set by Imi Sde-Or to bring the most effective self defense training available.


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.

Most recently, Justin traveled to Israel.  For 8 days, he trained with the top instructors in the world including, Eyal Yanilov, Ze’ev Cohen, and the majority of the Global Instructor Team. Upon completion of this training (and a grueling 10 hour test), he was awarded the rank of Expert 1 (black belt),  one of a very few in Louisiana to have achieved that rank in any Krav Maga system.