Originally located in Lyndonville, Vermont, the LaClair Academy has been a cutting-edge and leading school of martial arts training since 1995. Offering a diversity of styles and training methods, the school has seen success in everything from grappling and mixed martial arts competitions, to true life-and-death self-defense survival stories. Athletes, martial artists, fighters, law enforcement personnel, military personnel, bouncers, college security, and others have sought out the expertise offered at the LaClair Academy to improve their skills.
Now with locations in both Newport, Vermont and the Binghamton area of New York, LaClair’s NEK MMA & Jiu-Jitsu Academy is the primary source of contemporary and realistic self-defense and combat sports training, for both Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and for New York’s Southern Tier!
Whether you have years of previous experience or none at all, whether you are already in great shape or you would like to be, whether you’re looking for elite level instruction or just looking to try out something new and exciting, you HAVE come to the right place! We always invite you to come watch our classes, ask questions, and by all means come out on the mats and try something that looks exciting! We are here to help YOU grow.
Currently, the primary class offering at the LaClair Academy is that of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In the future, we will be offering more classes and more styles, as the school grows and students express interest in the other styles we can offer.