Thread: Ronin Dojo - Lafayette LA
2/06/2007 1:49pm, #1
Ronin Dojo - Lafayette LA
Ronin Dojo is an MMA training club. Students train on full contact fighting methods for competing in the ring or cage. The base of instruction comes from Judo and Boxing. Ronin Dojo is building itself up to be the top fighting club in the region.
Currently classes are designed for MMA fighting but plans in the future are to open a No-gi and gi grappling classes for competition in Judo, Jujutsu, and no-gi grappling tournaments. Students can earn a ranking in Judo.
Ronin Dojo is located in the Comeaux Recreation Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The facilities offer a running track and basketball court as well as a small weight room with free weights.
The club originally started in 2005 as private training for one of the club members, Jason Segal. Jason asked Josh to help him develop a ground game for an upcoming MMA event in town. Josh told Jason to bring a partner or two to help him and be sparring partners. The two partners grew to three then to four. After awhile Josh began instructing MMA utilizing his background in Judo as a base for instruction. The club remains together today with a small group of dedicated people training to fight MMA.
The instructors are Josh Artigue, nidan in Judo and a nationally certified coach with USA Judo Inc., and Gil Guillory, former professional boxer.
Josh's greatest coaching success was coaching Andre Taylor to the top 10 in the United States in men's lightweight Judo. Josh has competed in Judo for over 10 years and also trained and fought MMA.
Gil is a long time boxer and extreme athlete who enjoys training and getting in the ring. Gil is in the process of training for MMA fights also.
Last edited by Coach Josh; 3/29/2007 9:14am at .
9/01/2008 1:23pm, #2
Ronin Dojo is closing its doors as of October 1st. The team has had a great year this year with a bunch of good fights and having one of the team members make it onto TUF season 8. Jules Bruchez (I will talk about him more when the show airs). The best thing about it that we are consolidating our gym with TUF alumni and now UFC fighter "Crazy" Tim Creduer. The new place will be Gladiators Academy Lafayette, LA. We will post a gym review here and have the website up and running in the next week or so.Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.