Welcome to the West Louisiana Jujutsu training Academy. Training in the martial arts is a true education and a look into the world’s history of the fighting arts. In a time that has seen the breakdown of family values; we welcome you to a family that has retained strong values and high expectations. Juko-Ryu Jujutsu offers the finest in combat martial arts training and an on-going fellowship that will follow you for years to come. I was taught that to honor ones family was as important as ones training. Today we have a family of sensei with decades of active teaching in Jujutsu all across Louisiana, Texas and Florida.



Much of the strength and stability of the southern region of Juko-Ryu Jujutsu is due to our following an ancient oriental tradition of maintaining consistency in our instruction of techniques; we strive to teach the same in every dojo year in and year out.

  • When deciding which art is best for you, these things must be considered.
  • What reasons do you have for training?
  • Am I training to compete in a competition?
  • Do I train to fight one on one or multiple attackers?
  • Is the school that I am looking for tournament or combat or both?
  • Is the school I am looking for commercial or non-commercial?
  • Is the focus of the school about belt rank or level of learning?
  • What is the instructor’s motive and intent?

We can explain to you this. Our school is a non-commercial, self-defense, and combat oriented system. We do allow students to compete in tournaments that have attained a level of proficiency that they can distinguish between combat and sport. We train for one on one altercation or multiple attackers. There are no rules in combat; any technique that works is a GOOD technique. Belt rank is earned it is not given, and it is not just a paid part of the program. Rank simply means that you have successfully learned levels of our system. We train safely in our system with very few injuries. The reason here is; we train with control. In the fight schools of today, many fighters don’t last long in the sport because of injuries. Mainly because of lack of control and respect of the fighters toward each other. We train the old way, not flashy or fancy techniques, but techniques that are effective. This is the way that I teach today. From the old school ways of yesterday, but with the acquired knowledge of cross training of today. Jujutsu has always been the mixed martial arts of yesterday. The Samurai knew much about many weapons and the different styles of fighting. They were the ultimate martial artist; it was a life style for them.

My formal training began in 1985. For about two years I trained in Taekwondo, and Kempo/Karate. In 1987 I was introduced to Shihan John Hebert who I started my training with in Juko-Ryu Jujutsu. In 1994 I was promoted to the rank of Shodan (black belt). Throughout this time I had the opportunity to train with his instructors Shihan Pearson and Marler. From 1996 until present I have continued my training under Soke Rod Sacarnoski. I am currently at the rank of (sixth dan) sixth degree black belt.
-Shihan Joey Harvey

Our Black Belt Instructors:

  • Joey Harvey 9th Dan Kudan
  • Glenn Cooley 4th Dan Yondan
  • Scott Dixon 2nd Dan Nidan
  • Artie Lyons 2nd Dan Nidan
  • Adrian Richard 2nd Dan Nidan
  • Anita Harvey 1st Dan Shodan
  • Reese Martin 1st Dan Shodan
  • Hope Dixon 1st Dan Shodan

Assistant Instructors:

  • April Beck Nikyu
  • Isaiah Brown Sankyu