Metairie Schedule

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Triumph Metairie Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Marsha Oliver, the winner of our Metairie Pre-Opening Raffle! She will receive a free year of all-inclusive training at our new facility!

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Five Reasons You Should Know About Onnit

  1. Fighters and Athletes: Onnit has gained a huge following of athletes and MMA fighters in the last few years, because the brand’s philosophy resonates with people trying to push the limits of their minds and bodies. Onnit supporters include Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, ‘The Iceman’ Wim Hof, Olympic decathlete Trey Hardee, MMA 105lb World Champion Michelle Waterson, comedian Joe Rogan and Glory Women’s Super Bantamweight Champion Tiffany Van Soest.

  1. The Onnit Academy: Onnit’s website includes articles, tips, recipes and interviews to help anyone reach their full potential, no matter where they start. As a bonus, Onnit has an entire podcast dedicated to total human optimization, so you can listen on-the-go.

  1. The Onnit Team: Not only has CEO Aubrey Marcus created a highly successful brand centered around “total human optimization,” but the experts he’s brought on are highly skilled at what they do – check out Steel Mace Master Coach Erik Melland!

  1. Nootropics: Nootropics improve cognitive function, specifically memory, focus, creativity and even motivation. Onnit started as a brand that focused on developing natural nootropics, and that’s why Alpha BRAIN is still one of its leading products.
  2.  Triumph Support: And last (but not least), TKM’s owner and Lead Instructor Vin Chary believes in Onnit. Triumph is one of the only places in New Orleans to stock Onnit supplements, and that’s because of our unwavering loyalty to the products themselves. Everything we do at Triumph is for our health. Everything we do is to make ourselves the best human beings we can possibly be. And we believe that Onnit is part of that journey.

If you have questions about our Onnit products, please call (504)324-5705 or email

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Triumph Metairie Update

Great news, Metairie!

We will be opening in May! 

You’ll be amazed by the new, state-of-the-art facility. Our top quality instructors from the Algiers location will be teaching self defense and fitness classes here!

For those of you that haven’t signed up for our Pre-Opening Special, call (504)324-5705 or email to get yours today.

We will be giving mini-tours on Wednesday and Friday afternoons for the coming weeks. To schedule yours, give us a call!

Get in shape. Go home safe.

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Kids Adventure Camp 2017

June 12 – 16
Ages 6 to 12
Monday through Thursday from 8AM to 4PM & Friday from 8AM to 12PM

Fun activities include:

Krav Maga training
Rock Wall Climbing
Stealth Movement


Please contact Mary Freeney at to sign up.

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Business Spotlight: Sarah Shoots

Triumph’s Level 1 & Monkey Bar Gym instructor, Sarah Smith, is the photographer of Sarah Shoots. Her company specializes in people & lifestyle photography. Her services are geared toward personal (portraits, head shots, professional profile photos, personal websites, etc.), corporate (website portraits, etc.), and events (live music, weddings).

Moving into photography was a natural progression for Sarah, who received her first digital camera as a Christmas gift in 2005. She went to film school, which had a lot of elements that met with photography and helped her refine her self-taught skills. She then co-founded an independent film company in 2013 and parted ways in 2016 to focus on still photography.

Sarah is Triumph’s resident photographer. We use her photographs on our website, in our campaigns and as our profile pictures.

Let Sarah Shoots capture you next picture-perfect moment!



Facebook: @sarahshootsphotography


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Student of the Month: Tony Donno

Congratulations to our April Student of the Month, Tony Donno!

One of our resident stuntmen, Tony has been training at Triumph for over three years now. Within that time, he’s gained a stronger core, more endurance, lost thirty pounds, and more recently, passed his Level 1 (Yellow Belt) test! Tony’s favorite classes are Cardio Bag and Weapons Defense, but he’s a fan of the Krav Maga program in general. He’s excited to see what his abs are going to look like in the future.

Keep up the great work, Tony!

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Instructor Spotlight: Mary Adinolfi


  1.  How did you get introduced to Krav Maga and what about it interested you?

I have been interested in martial arts since I was 15. I was introduced to Taekwondo and trained for a few years to achieve a black belt and instructor trainee level. I left for college for four years, and returned to New Orleans seeking a more realistic style of fighting; one that would make me feel comfortable and confident walking on the street alone. I found Krav Maga through my research and never looked back. I loved the idea of being able to disarm attackers, and the aggressive drills and skills taught were exactly what I was searching for.


  1. How does knowing Krav Maga aid you in your day-to-day life?

One of the greatest and most paramount aspects of Krav Maga is the ability to be more self aware of your environment; to avoid becoming a victim in the first place. Attackers select their prey very strategically. They sense and notice a lack of confidence, notice when people walk looking at their cell phones, shoulders shrugged, head down, etc. Krav Maga begins with a basic understanding of how to compose yourself, exude confidence, and never to be a victim in the first place. This can help with many aspects of your life including career and social skills. Krav Maga can build a person’s confidence in no time, by simply teaching posture while walking, looking people directly in the eye, being proactive, etc.


  1.  Tell me a little about your experience at Expert I.

I had the greatest time at Expert I. Once you move up in the system as an instructor, you have to wait longer in order to obtain your next level certification. It had been two years since I went to LA for instructor certification courses, due to the police academy and new job I had to take on. Needless to say, I had been looking forward to Expert I for a long time. I love going to LA because I get to learn from the best of the best. I had the opportunity to learn from a long time law enforcement officer, David Bluestein, who had the privilege to work under Imi. Each and every instructor out there has something different to offer, much like Triumph Krav Maga. I learn so much when I take courses out there, and the only thing I want to do is return home to share the knowledge. Like I said in my earlier answer, learning to disarm attackers with weapons was the highlight of reasoning behind signing up to learn Krav Maga, which was a primary focus in Expert I.


  1. As a police officer, express your view on how important it is for people (specifically women) to know self defense.

As a police officer, I see situations where people (men and women) could have used self defense training. I believe the world observed that a little self defense can go a long way, with the recent attacker in the women’s restroom in a Seattle park. We can teach technique every class in krav maga; however, one of the most important aspects to being an instructor is to teach that the fight will never stop until the attacker is no longer a threat. We push our students to limits they never dreamed that they had so that in situations, like the seattle one, they hear our voices telling them to keep fighting and that quitting simply is NOT an option.

Unfortunately as a police officer, I see plenty of domestic violence scenarios where women feel helpless and continue to return to an abusive partner. Self defense training would help build their confidence, and inform them that it is NEVER ok for their partners to put their hands on them. We have worked with many sexual assault victims, including victims of domestic abuse, who have stated that Krav Maga has saved their lives. I wish I could provide this service to every woman out there, and share the experience I have had both as a student and instructor, having dealt with these type of victims.


5. What are your future goals regarding Krav Maga?

I sometimes can’t believe that my journey started five years ago. When I began Krav Maga, a huge goal of mine was to become law enforcement certified, which I was so gratefully able to achieve just last year. The more recent goal was to reach an expert level in Krav Maga, specifically to complete Expert I. Despite my ever changing work schedule, I was luckily able to achieve that this past January 2017. A special thank you to Vin Chary, who worked with my crazy schedule in order to help me prepare for that. I assist in training new instructors wherever I am needed and look forward to continuing that aspect of my job. I intend to continue my training, teaching, and setting new goals for myself, despite my weekly alternating schedule! I currently look forward to and cherish the days that I am able to teach my students. It is truly a blessing.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Women’s Empowerment Seminars

In recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Krav Maga Worldwide® and  Krav Maga Association of America have partnered to host Women’s Empowerment Seminars at various affiliate centers across the United States.

KMAA is committed to facilitating women develop the mental and physical skills to defend themselves. Seminars develop the right mindset, confident body language, verbal self-defense skills, and physical preparedness to maintain personal safety. Bring friends and daughters, and train together.

Click here to find a participating center near you.

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Local self-defense instructor teaches to fight for your life in active shooter situations

If the Orlando nightclub shooting and other mass shootings have shown us anything, it’s that violent situations can happen anytime and anywhere.

Self-defense instructor Vinay Chary said the steps to remember in any active shooter situation are to run, hide and when all else fails, fight.

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