Jiu-Jitsu Downtown Lafayette 

Guided Self Defense for Everyone

About Us

We focus on teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We help people to use Jiu-Jitsu to develop into the best version of themselves. Once you immerse yourself in BJJ, it becomes a lifestyle. For Jiu-Jitsu and for life itself, consistency is the key to success. Set your goals high, show up consistently, work hard, push yourself to new limits, and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish. Start your journey with Be Jiu-Jitsu today!


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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling/submission/self-defense martial art that primarily focuses on ground fighting.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. 

Will I get in shape and feel better learning Jiu Jitsu at Be Jiu Jitsu?

Yes. Be Jiu Jitsu is a full body workout and it is seriously addictive. With regular training, you will notice huge gains in your physical fitness level. And the great thing is… you’ll have fun doing it!

I’ve never practiced a martial art before, is BEJJ the right environment for me to learn?
Yes! Our downtown classes are packed with students from a wide array of martial arts backgrounds. Some hold high rank in other martial arts, while for others, BJJ is the first art they have studied. Be Jiu Jitsu offers a safe guided self defense course to make sure you are injury free. Regardless of your martial arts background, you are welcome to train, learn and grow with us.
Are there tests to be promoted?

Belts are given at our discretion and we allow people to go to advanced without a test. We do make suggestions but our classes are available to whoever.

What are your training facilities like?

Be Jiu Jitsu is located in the heart of Lafayette, LA. On the iconic Jefferson Street, we are neighbors with an amazing group of restaurants that lend themselves perfectly for you to enjoy more time with your friends after class.

We feature the guidance of a black belt master instructor with over 15 years experience and instructors with more than 14 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience. BEJJ offers a spacious mat area with plenty of extra room, access to changing rooms and an amazing retail space for all your gym needs. Everything needed to learn some great BJJ techniques and get in the best shape of your life is right here!

Am I too old?

No way! At our downtown location our instructors work with students ranging in age from 4 to 64; and we teach people with varying levels of physical fitness. All of our exercises, drills, and sparring can be tailored to fit your individual fitness goals and everyone in the Acadiana area can get in great shape while having fun and making new friends! 

If I ever need a break, can I freeze my account?

Absolutely! Just let our staff know and we can stop the billing cycle. Whenever you are ready we can get you started back

If I take a break and return are there any re-registration fees?


I've noticed the price has increased, will I have to pay more now?

Nope! As long as your account is unfrozen and remains active you will be locked in to your introductory rate.


The instructors are knowledgeable and professional, and I feel a little safer on my own every time I leave their gym. Great way to bond with friends while learning how to keep myself safe.

Hannah Bernard

From the moment that I walked through the doors at Be Jiu-Jitsu, I have a felt a connection. A connection not only to the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu, but also to the team and location of the gym. It’s amazing to train and learn from an amazing group of talented instructors in such a great location.

Zach Moreno

Be a happier, healthier and more confident you!

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