Gracie United Baton Rouge
Gracie United Baton Rouge encourages people of all ages to try Jiu-Jitsu classes regardless of goals. Our culture embraces and encourages everyone to celebrate the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu training. If somebody wants to be healthier, lose weight, spend time with family, or practice self-defense, we will equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve success. We instill our students with confidence to forge accomplishments in and out the academy. Gracie United Baton Rouge celebrates individual journeys and achievements through Jiu-Jitsu training.Contact Us!
Gracie United Baton Rouge
About Our Instructors
Here Gracie United Baton Rouge, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in martial arts and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!
Owners and Head Instructors
Steven & Piper
Professor Steven started training BJJ in September of 2011 under Professor Robbie Gautreaux. He received his Black Belt from Professor Rafael Ellwanger in April of 2022. Piper is currently a Brown belt and has been training since 2013.
He and his wife opened their first location on Tiger Bend Road in Baton Rouge in 2017 and just recently opened their second location on Highland Road in June of 2022
Professor Matt has been training Jiu-Jitsu since 2009. He currently teaches the advanced class Thursday nights at the Tiger Bend Location. He is also the co-owner of Gracie United Walker.
Lunch Class Instructor
Coach Brady has been Training Jiu-Jitsu since 2015. He is currently a brown belt and head instructor for lunch classes at both locations.
Coach Sarah is currently a blue belt and has been training since 2019. She is the assistant instructor for kids’ classes at Tiger Bend Road location.
Coach James has been Training Jiu-Jitsu since 2019. He is currently a blue belt and assistant instructor for kids’ classes at Highland Road.
Coach Hayden is currently a brown belt and has been training since 2012. He is the assistant instructor at the Tiger Bend gym and lead instructor Wednesday night at Highland Road.
Coach Ellis has been Training Jiu-Jitsu since 2018. He is currently a purple belt and assistant instructor for kids’ classes at both locations.
Coach Cam is currently a purple belt and has been training since 2018. He is the assistant instructor at the Tiger Bend and Highland Road locations.
Coach Bella has been Training Jiu-Jitsu since 2012. She is currently a blue belt and assistant instructor for kids’ classes at Highland Road and Tiger Bend.
Don't Take Our Word For It:
Awesome owners and very family friendly! Coach Chef and Coach Piper advocate to their students and develop them in their own unique way! Would highly recommend it if you're looking for a Jiu-Jitsu gym for your child!
As a homeschool mom of an ASD boy with inattentive ADHD, it is hard to find physical activities that keep his attention and keep him active. After basketball, baseball, and flag football... And various other extracurriculars. He is excited and ASKS to go to classes with his coaches!! Sad truth of the matter is, there are bad people in the world that could easily take advantage of him. I am so glad I took the risk in signing him up for Jiu-Jitsu. I honestly didn't know if he would take to the physicality. Coaches are all patient with him... Even when his attention wanes.
My son loves going every week! They welcomed us to the Gracie United community with open arms. I am thankful for everything they have taught and the confidence they instilled into my kid.
Our son has been enrolled here for almost two years and he loves the class! The coaches are very patient with each kid. If you’re looking for a place for your child to learn to work through adversity in a safe environment this is where you want to be.
We have been a part of Gracie United for about 2 years now. I have been utterly impressed with the coaches, their techniques and their encouragement. My son absolutely loves coming and his progress has been so amazing. I have spoken so highly of Gracie United that we have played a part in 11 kiddos getting signed up between this location and the other. I cannot say enough greatness about this place. If you are considering it, DO IT!
I have two young boys in Jiu-Jitsu here. The staff are amazing with kids. My boys love it. They teach discipline, self-confidence, respect, and effort. I can’t recommend Chef and his school highly enough.
Gracie United Baton Rouge
Before founding Gracie United Baton Rouge, Steven Oubre began training Jiu-Jitsu twelve years ago to just spend time with his daughter. Within six years, he had received his black belt and his instructor requested him to open up a Gracie United location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On top of his full-time high school education career, Steven now owns two Jiu-Jitsu academies and strives for continued growth with the help of his community. Through his ongoing journey, he’s proudest of training Jiu-Jitsu with his family and watching his gym thrive.
Gracie United opened their first school in March 2017 and opened their most recent school in May 2022.
There are now thirty-two Gracie United locations across the country. The legacy of schools is established through faith and trust to promote a positive environment. Steven is honored to have the opportunity and relationship to open Gracie United Baton Rouge and continue sharing the values of Gracie United.