Our mission:

At New State Fitness, our goal is to build a community around the practice of martial arts, while helping our students to realize their physical, mental, and spiritual potential. Our New Orleans-area martial arts and fitness center provides a family-friendly atmosphere where everyone from beginners to experts, from kids to adults, can gather to fully develop their martial arts skills, and learn how to use the fundamentals we teach to enhance their lives.

For anyone in the Greater New Orleans area who is looking for a unique and comprehensive approach to improving their physical and mental well-being, we offer classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Kickboxing. We offer Kids BJJ, Adult BJJ, and Ladies-only BJJ in the morning afternoon and night.

New State Fitness was established by Charles Haymon, a veteran of the GNO martial arts scene and a highly decorated national competitor in Jiu Jitsu, Sambo, and Judo. Charles currently serves as the head trainer, working alongside other local martial arts experts, including Professor Jeremy Umphries, and Coach Ray Lopez.

Call now to schedule a free class: (504) 201-1513 or newstatefitness@gmail.com.  


We offer classes in:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Kids BJJ

Ladies-only BJJ



Benefits of martial arts training:

Physical fitness

Personal discipline

Building self-confidence


Enhancing flexibility

Greater spiritual awareness


We offer daily classes for various ages and skill levels. Please see our 'Schedule' page for a more detailed listing of what we offer.