Martial Arts Club

The Brother Martin Martial Arts Club practices from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Shogun Martial Arts Dojo on 5021 Fairfield Drive, Metairie, near the intersection of West Esplanade and Transcontinental.

Having practiced and instructed Martial Arts for over two decades, Sensei Heller has earned a Black Belt in Kenjutsu and kickboxing, as well as a brown belt in Shotokan karate. He has won the United States Karate Alliance World Championship twice as well as several other honors including running the Combat Weapons division at the 2013 International Martial Arts Festival at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Whether you are an experienced practitioner of the Martial Arts or would just like to learn, all are welcome. We primarily focus on Kenjutsu which is full contact combat with foam-covered swords and a helmet. This is our most popular activity. Anyone who has ever thought about what it would be like to be a Knight, Pirate, Ninja or Jedi really like this fighting style. In addition, we do some controlled sparring, first teaching the basic blocks, punches, and kicks until the student is proficient enough to spar. Lastly, we practice self -defense techniques design to defend the student and his family again unwanted aggressors. We will have practice at my dojo in Metairie on Tuesdays from 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Students are responsible for their own transportation. There will be a meager $20 per month fee to cover the costs of the facility. The student can practice any style and train with us and still compete on the team in the competition.

Mr. Thomas Heller
Mr. Don Guidry