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, and The Ultimate Fighter Reality Show on Spike TV.
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 the ARMY!!!
About Tim Credeur
Owner / Founder / Head Instructor
“Crazy” Tim Credeur is an American Mixed Martial Artist and 3rd Degree Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He also has the distinction of being the first BJJ Black Belt in Louisiana and is currently the highest ranked Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner in the state. He is a 5X UFC veteran, Season 7 of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” Participant, UFC Fight of the Night Winner, and Judo Black Belt.
Despite his many accomplishments his passion remains teaching martial arts, and above all, being a husband and father.
Whether he is instructing kids, women or men he remains vigilant to make people into better people through mixed martial arts training. His tireless efforts have changed many people’s lives in and outside of his school, and with over 350 loyal students, Tim Credeur’s Gladiators Academy of Lafayette has become the premier Martial Arts School in South Louisiana.
Come join our Lafayette, LA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Birthday Parties. 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) 504-2730 if you have any further questions. Gladiators Academy of Lafayette hopes to speak with you soon!