Arts Academy, LLC, located in Holden, Louisiana was founded in 2009 by chief instructor, Boyd Cochennic.
It is a black belt accredited school which offers classes in traditional Isshinryu Karate and Kobudo (weapons), Jiu-Jitsu,
and Combat Striking / Kickboxing for a real mixed martial arts program.
The style of karate
taught is Isshinryu - (one heart/one mind) introduced in 1954 by Tatsuo Shimabuku. Sensei
Shimabuku studied both the Shorin-Ryu and Goju-Ryu systems; studied Shorin-Ryu-Ryu under Master Chotoku Kyan
and later under Master Choki Motobu. His Goju-Ryu instructor was Master Chojun Myagi.
Isshinryu is a combination of the best of these styles and weapons techniques
and epitomizes the powerful, lightning-fast techniques that enabled the weaponless Okinawans to endure the rein of the Chinese
empire and to defeat the sword-wielding Samurai of Japan.
Arts Academy is an affiliate school of RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu
, teaching a world-class program and changing
Elite Martial Arts Academy,
LLC, is in Holden, Louisiana which is located between Hammond, LA and Baton Rouge, LA. Its location is convenient to New Orleans
and Covington and draws students from Albany, Independence, Tickfaw, Springfield and Amite, LA and other surrounding communities.
Look below for a link to a map for directions.