Metairie Martial Arts
IKMF Krav Maga, Israeli Karate, Metairie Body Combat

"I Couldn't Believe it when this Little Guy, Out Weighed By 100lbs, Beat this Huge Powerful Wall of a Man. I Was 100% Sure this Monster was going to Slaughter Him… But I was Wrong!"


From: Instructor Louis Charron, IKMF Louisiana State Director

Re: Metairie Krav Maga serving New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and surrounding areas.


Hello my friend,


Let me tell you a little story. Many years ago, I was at a demo for a martial arts academy I was teaching at, and the strangest thing happened. A black belt was fooling around with a friend (who had NO fight training at all) and squared off to do a little friendly sparring. Some playful words were exchanged and it was ON. What happened next floored me: With one simple straight punch, the guy rushed in and popped the black belt in the nose! That was a wake up call. I realized most martial arts don’t really don’t prepare you for a random, unorthodox attack.


After telling this story to a law enforcement friend, he told me to watch this demo video he had. He said the guy was using a style called Krav Maga against opponents much bigger than him.


I had never seen anything like it!


…and I never heard of this style called Krav Maga? I watched him finish fight after fight with ease. Punches, kicks, sticks, knives, bats or guns it didn’t matter. It was ridiculous!


I was like, who is this guy and what did he DO???  And why am I not learning this stuff?


This changed my life forever… You see I'm a little guy and have always been. My students don't know this but…


Back Then I Couldn't Fight My Way Out Of A Street Encounter If I Had To… 

But a LOT Has Changed Since Then!
Don't wait! Sign up for a FREE WEEK of Classes NOW! Login to our Exclusive Member Website!

 Warning: Being Ignorant About How To Fight Back Is Simply Not An Option When It Comes To Learning Self-defense!

I'm still a little guy - I'm 5 foot 7 on a good day! …but I've been actively training in martial arts since 1996 taking Kung Fu and hold a 2nd Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, but became a Certified Krav Maga Instructor 6 years ago. Currently, I continue my training under Avi Moyal and the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) and they’ve been training and refining Krav Maga for over 30 years!


My name is Louis Charron and about 5 years ago I opened Close Combat and Fitness, LLC and here we teach authentic IKMF Krav Maga. Our Krav Maga program is not a generic self defense system that many schools are offering to get you to join their program.


Like I said earlier I've been training Krav Maga with some of the worlds most gifted practitioners. So expect nothing but quality, knowledgeable instruction at our school.


We have a great program serving Metairie, New Orleans, Kenner, Harahan and the surrounding area in Louisiana… I will as I've done for many others, help you to reshape misconceptions on your potential and abilities. You can benefit from our program, because it has been designed for people like you.


If you've heard of Krav Maga and you already know that it is the most effective method of self-defense out there. You may have seen it in action on television's "Fight Quest", “Human Weapon”, “Fight Science” or “Nikita”, also in major motion picture events such as Taken, Enough, The Debt or The Bourne Ultimatum.


But What Most People Don't Know About This Style Is That… 

Krav Maga is Very Safe and Easy for Beginners To Learn!


My method of instruction and training for my beginning students is completely different from other martial art programs in the area. My unique approach makes learning safe, fun and easy. And it's no wonder why my students in a short amount of time become pretty darn good!


We teach high-percentage proven techniques that anyone can easily learn and apply in a real situation against a resisting opponent.  The most fundamental techniques of Krav Maga are simple and direct, yet highly effective.


In today's somewhat "civilized society", the number of threats and dangers you'll face will be few… if your lucky. But you'll have the confidence and peace of mind knowing you possess the skills necessary to protect yourself and your family when you train Krav Maga.


In our programs, your safety and satisfaction are our greatest concerns. When you participate in our classes, you’ll feel right at home from the start. As a professional martial arts instructor, I take my job very seriously. From the time you take your first class to earning your first level ranking and beyond, I will be right there beside you, helping you all the way.


When you visit our school, you’ll find we hold ourselves to the highest standards of safety and excellence. Does this sound like what's on track for you?

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing"
- Albert Einstein

 Just fill out the form above and click Submit for more information on how to get started. You can also Call me at (504) 456-3553 or Email or stop by our Training Facility at
3304 West Esplanade Ave. N. in Metairie (at the foot of the Causeway Bridge). See our Schedule HERE. Sign Into Class HERE!


Breakthroughs Happen as The Result of Sustained Effort!

Imagine How Good You'll Feel When You Use Our
Krav Maga Program To Cultivate And Improve Your Life. And You'll Discover:


  • The "secret" to smashing self-imposed barriers – and unlocking your full potential…
  • How to Consistently Control Weight…
  • Ways to Feel More Energetic and Productive…
  • How To Become more, Flexible, Coordinated, and Disciplined
  • How to lose weight while having fun and making new friends – Within no time, your enthusiasm and your energy will skyrocket!
  • Learn the exact same techniques that top law enforcement, anti-terrorist and military organizations are using to keep their people SAFE!
  • Entry-Level Program 100% geared towards the new student – that even if you're out of shape – You'll notice a big difference in your abilities in just 2 weeks time!
  • Why experts believe that Krav Maga is not only the easiest to learn but the most effective amongst the various martial arts and self defense disciplines.
  • What to do if suddenly grabbed from behind; how to react when faced with a weapon; and important skills that empower you to remain calm when facing danger.
  • And So Much More!

Don't Take My Word For It… 

Come And Try It For Yourself!


Call 504-456-3553 or e-mail to set your first of Two FREE trial Classes. See our Schedule Here!

I get it!
I totally understand it's not important that you enroll in our program today, what's important is that you are sure it is the perfect program for you, right?


That's why I've created an opportunity for you to try us out. I'm so confident in how effective my program is that I'll let you take a 'test drive' at absolutely no risk to you.

I've Heard It All!

Let Me Share With You The Top 3 Excuses Most People Use for Giving Up The FREE WEEK of Classes…


"I want to get in shape first." Well guess what a year later they will say the same thing. Start now, Krav Maga is a great form of exercise.


"I may feel awkward trying it out." Honestly we have the friendliest students and staff you're ever gonna meet. They will make your transition confortable and enjoyable.


"I'm just too busy right now." Listen, make a committment to become more active in a positive activity, if you can find time for a few hours of television or video games you can find time for Krav Maga. Start now!


Thank you for your time and I hope you grab this opportunity so we can meet.



Louis Charron


Instructor Louis Charron



P.S. Unfortunately, you don't have much time – so think fast and act quickly. First come, first served. If you delay you're registration you might just miss out on a great chance to enrich your life and grow as a person

Close Combat and Fitness is based in Metairie, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans. We provide instruction in Krav Maga (Self Defense Martial Arts), Metairie Les Mills Body Combat (Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Kickboxing Program), plus Israeli Karate for Kids our unique Kids Krav Maga Program an updated self defense martial arts tactics for children.
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