From bullies to keeping your family safe in today's world, let us help you develop the confidence and skills necessary to effectively deal with daily challenges!

Couldn’t have asked for a better place to learn and train Jiu Jitsu. I love that I have found an environment for my sons (8yr & 5yr) and I to train and grow in this art together. Top class instruction.

Andrew LeBouef

When i began training around 2016, I was your typical teenager who couldn't control my own emotions and didn't have much confidence. I had played just about every sport the area has to offer but none of them have come close to training Jiu jitsu at this academy. Scotty, along with many other people who train here, have given me the tools to excel in life by not only teaching me legitimate self-defense but also instilling in me core values that have allowed me to pursue many great things such as a Doctorate of Chiropractic program, reaching my fitness goals, and striving to be the best man i can be for my family and the community. If you are looking for a Jiu jitsu gym where you can learn legitimate Jiu jistu, get in better shape, sharpen your mind, and forge bonds that will last a lifetime, take the next step and come train.The lessons i have learned here transcend far beyond the mats and i couldn't be more thankful to my Next Generation family.

Logan Authement

Hands down THE gym to train at. Chill, laid back training environment suitable for all levels. Prof Scotty is easy going and relatable with a wealth of knowledge, and his training style reflects that. Great training partners and a place where everyone is part of a big, welcoming family.

Michael Kennedy

Great place to train. If you've been thinking of trying out jiu jitsu I highly recommend giving it a shot. Lots of fun and a great workout. But regardless, get your kids over here ASAP! Scotty is fantastic with them. Wrestling is a great base for any sport if you're into other stuff. Even if you're not, jiu jitsu gives your kids the confidence to stand up for themselves and not be bullied. Can't recommend enough.

Beau Bourgeois

I searched far and wide for a legit martial arts academy. Always came up short. Then I found this place! I joined for self-defense. But what I got was that plus so much more. Confidence. Problem-solving skills. Critical thinking. And most of all, a groups of friends who became a family. If you’re like I was— wondering where to start your martial arts journey, you won’t be disappointed here. Soon after joining, you’ll call this place your “home.”

Aaron Daigle


About Next Generation Martial Arts

We pride ourselves on being the first martial arts academy offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the city of Thibodaux, Louisiana. As a Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu Affiliate, we offer a hybrid grappling style built around techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo,

American Wrestling and a tactical influence from military combatives.

You will find no better place to train self defense in Thibodaux!

Our Kids BJJ Classes

We believe developing a child’s character to be the most important role martial arts can offer a child. Starting at age 5, our kids’ jiu jitsu program is designed around building positive character traits such as Self Discipline, Self Confidence, Self Control and Leadership skills. Watch your child’s self image grow as they face and overcome adversity during their training.

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Our Adult BJJ Classes

As adults we often look for new ways to challenge ourselves to stay in shape and learn new skills while building camaraderie. Our adult jiu jitsu classes accomplish all three at once. Here you will find a collective group of individuals that will help build you into the capable individual WE ALL need to be.