Arts Academy, LLC, located in Hammond, 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), Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu, and Combat Striking / Kickboxing for a real mixed martial arts program.
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 Hammond, Louisiana. 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.