Relentless Martial Arts is located at 120 White Rose Dr. in Raceland La. Whether your goals are to be a jiu-jitsu competitor, MMA fighter, just want to get in shape, or just simply looking for a fun activity where you can meet new people and create long lasting friendships we want to help you achieve those goals. Rest assured that you are never too old or out of shape to try jiu-jitsu. We have students of all ages and fitness levels that train with us.
RMA was started in 2022 by professor Shaun Rook. He spent over 15 years learning and teaching at other jiu-jitsu schools and finally made the decision to bring a high quality program to his hometown of Raceland. His many years of training in various disciplines gives him a very unique approach to teaching grappling that you won't find at many jiu-jitsu schools. Over the years he had the opportunity to learn where he felt other schools made mistakes in their training and fine tune his program to help you learn in a manner that will help you to retain the knowledge you are given faster and more proficiently.
What is BJJ?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is centered around the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless.
To control and overcome greater size, strength, and aggression with lesser size and strength is the keynote of the sport. This is done by utilizing superior leverage, grip, and position upon your opponent. Students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body.
This knowledge can be used to subdue and control an opponent with whatever level of severity the student chooses. The path to this knowledge is physically and mentally demanding. Students benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, self-knowledge of their body and mind and the many social benefits of working within a large group of like-minded fellow students as you learn and have fun together.
What is Judo?
Judo is a tremendous and dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission.
Judo originated in Japan as a derivative of the various martial arts developed and used by the samurai and feudal warrior class over hundreds of years. Although many of the techniques of judo originated from arts that were designed to hurt, maim, or kill opponents in actual field battle, the techniques of judo were modified so that judo students can practice and apply these techniques safely and without hurting opponents.
Instead, judo simply involves two individuals who, by gripping the judo uniform or judogi, use the forces of balance, power, and movement to attempt to subdue each other. Thus, it is simple and basic. In its simplicity, however, lies its complexity, and mastery of even the most basic of judo techniques that often take considerable time, effort, and energy, involving rigorous physical and mental training.
What is Catch?
Catch wrestling is known for being a brutal and aggressive style based on physics, leverage, control, and athleticism and Jujitsu translates to the gentile art.
The BJJ practitioner is generally very methodical, working for the perfect position then going for the submission, whereas the Catch wrestler usually moves at a very fast and aggressive pace and is focused on controlling his opponent, making him react to certain movements and ultimately ending the match with a quick submission.
The chance of being pinned is one of the biggest differences between Catch and BJJ. The guard is pretty much obsolete in catch because if the bottom guys shoulders go flat the match is over.
Coming from a style where there are no points for positions and a pin could end the match, the catch wrestler prefers (but is not limited to) top control.
Catch wrestling also has a wide variety of positions, leg locks, neck cranks and throws not usually found in BJJ.
What is Sanshou?
Sanshou, also commonly called Sanda, is a Chinese self-defense system which later evolved in a full-contact combat sport. It is the competitive fighting form of Wushu. It is a form of martial arts developed by the Chinese military from a mix of aspects from traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting. The sport consists of moves like punches and kicks from a close range as in kickboxing and takedowns and throws as in wrestling. Strikes with elbows and knees are also used in sanshou.
Sanshou is practiced both at an amateur and professional level. Most professional competitions also have bouts for amateurs. In amateur matches, a raised platform is used and fighters wear protective gear like head-guard, body armor, and boxing gloves. A match lasts for a maximum of three two-rounds. Points are awarded based on the strikes and throw downs. A fighter to win two rounds first wins the fight.
Professional Sanda matches are conducted in boxing rings and fighters do not wear any protective gear. Scoring is based on strikes, but the points awarded for moves vary based on which organizing body conducts the tournament.
Sanshou is also extensively practiced as a part of Wushu. Many MMA fighters have also uses sanshou moves in fights and have been very successful.