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, The Ultimate Fighter Reality Show on Spike TV, and Bellator: Fight Master on Spike TV.

But if your goal isn't to go pro - no worries. That's certainly not required!

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 us!!

Meet Eric Scallan
Owner at Gladiators Academy of Youngsville in Youngsville, LA
Purple Belt

About Eric Scallan

"My Goal is to help adults and children build discipline, self esteem, and courage to face all obstacles in life. Nothing gives me more fulfillment than watching a broken man or women improve their lives or watching the kid who struggles in school and lacks social skills flourish.

Eric is a loving husband and father of 2 kids Ty and Elle Scallan. He is also a proud supporter of the Louisiana Oil Field. Eric received his B.S. In Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

His passion in life is to help individuals overcome adversity and improve themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Eric Scallan is a professional Mixed Martial Artist with over 20 professional fights. He has been a student under “Crazy” Tim Credeur and Josh Artigue since 2007 and is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

He is a 3x Bellator MMA veteran, cast member of Season 1 of Spike TV’s Bellator: Fightmaster, Welterweight Champion of Atlas Fights in 2011, 2008 ISCF World Classic Amateur MMA Champion, USAMMA Amateur Champion, College Wrestler and member of Wartburg College 2005 NCAA Div.3 National Championship team, and LHSAA wrestling state runner up in 2004.

Meet Heath Henry
Instructor at Gladiators Academy of Youngsville in Youngsville, LA

Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

About Heath Henry

Coach Heath’s overall goal is to share a positive, productive, life-improving environment for others the way martial arts has provided for him. Martial arts have truly improved his life in amazing ways and he hopes to provide similar changes to all he teaches.

Although competition is a very important aspect of his life, his true passion is teaching. Passing on the skills and methodologies to others the way he was taught to preserve the integrity of the Gladiators Academy banner. His passion for “Building people into better people” is a display of this every time you step on the mat with him.

Heath is an avid Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor, currently ranked as a BJJ Revolution Team Brown Belt, and has over a decade of experience. He has studied under Tim Credeur and Josh Artigue since 2008 and has been instructing under the BJJ Revolution Team banner since 2012. In addition to teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he was also the head coach for the Acadiana High School Wrestling Program (2009-2016) and has produced the first Division I state champion for the program in 21 years, along with several other podium finishers.

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How to Get Started

Come join our Youngsville LA, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take 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) 857-5995 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!