|À propos de nous||"Bayou Jiu Jitsu & Self Defense" in Baton Rouge, La, is owned and operated by Professor Kevin Bellard who is a Black Belt under Master Ralph Gracie.|
Bayou Jiu Jitsu Academy’s mission is to provide each individual with the instruction, guidance, and support needed to allow each person to achieve their goals. Bayou Jiu Jitsu & Self-Defense is led by a certified black belt with expert instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self-Defense, Judo, Wrestling, and Bully Prevention.
Professor Kevin Bellard is currently a Black Belt Under Master Carlos Sapao.
Professor Kevin Bellard holds a Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu under 3rd degree Black Belt Carlos ‘Sapao’ Ban. Professor Sapao, who started training Jiu Jitsu at the age of 6 years old, is thought to be Ralph Gracie’s most technical Black Belt. Professor Ralph was taught Jiu Jitsu by his father Carlos Gracie, Jr, who learned Jiu Jitsu and its lifestyle from his father, Grandmaster Carlos Gracie, Sr. Not many Jiu Jitsu practitioners can say that they have such a pure Jiu Jitsu lineage, of which Kevin is very proud.
In 2001, Professor Kevin moved from Louisiana to San Francisco, where he lived for 11 years, it was in San Francisco that he discovered BJJ from a friend and soon started training under Professor Sapao at Ocean Beach Barra Brothers Jiu Jitsu. Kevin trained 5-7 days a week for many years under Professor Sapao. He has competed and medaled in IBJJF tournaments all over the United States and Brazil. He is very accomplished as a competitor and instructor who has a passion for teaching and helping others discover this life- changing martial art. Jiu Jitsu Para Vida! Don’t waste one more minute, join today!