JFK Martial Arts offers a wide variety of martial arts programs for both teens and adults.

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About Our Business

Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy educates students on both the mental and physical aspects necessary to keep in shape and defend themselves in a trying society. Our martial art’s programs teaches not only physical self-defense techniques but important life skills such as discipline, respect and confidence to stand up to peer pressure and other mental challenges thrust upon one in today’s fast-paced society.

The past 17 years have seen the JFK Martial Arts Family grow to three schools serving the Mandeville Covington area of St. Tammany Parish.

Meet The JFK Martial Arts Instructors


Master Andrew Beaujeaux - Senior Partner, Co-Founder JFK Martial Arts

Master Beaujeaux began training in 1989. After serving in the US Navy, he returned home and earned his black belt in 1991 and began teaching in 1995. In 1997, co-founder, Mrs. Jennifer Hoover, bestowed operations of the Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy location to him so that she could continue her training in Orlando, FL. He subsequently rebranded the school as JFK Martial Arts and has since expanded the program with partnerships in Mandeville, Covington and Baton Rouge, LA. In his more than thirty years of training, Master Beaujeaux has competed in the ATA Top Ten Circuit and won dozens of titles at the state and district level. He holds various specialty certifications in weapon’s training, ground-fighting self-defense, combative sparring and educating future instructors. He also earned a Master's Degree in History from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2004. With a passion for helping the community stay safe while teaching the “art” of martial arts, Master Beaujeaux teaches the life skills that work both on and off the mat to ensure students can achieve their goals and life objectives.


Jennifer Hoover - Covington

Mrs. Jennifer Hoover began training in Covington Louisiana, She founded the Just For Kicks Marital Arts brand than eventually became JFK Martial Arts in 1997. During a career that spans more than 30 years, Mrs. Hoover has won three World Titles as well as numerous state and district titles. She has been a certified instructor for 27 years and is currently a JFK Partner in the Covington location.

Reina Dicks

Reina Dicks - Mandeville

Ms. Reina Dicks began her training in 2007with Billiot’s Taekwondo,and joined the JFK Martial Arts family in 2011. Highlights of her 15 year martial arts career include competing on the ATA World Tournament Circuit as a Top Ten Competitor, and as a member of Team ATA-USA Legends Combat & Sparring teams. She has won 6 individual World Titles, 2 Team World Titles with Team ATA-USA, and multiple District & State Titles. Ms. Dicks became a certified instructor in 2015, and is an Assistant RTTL that helps run our local tournaments.She is currently a 5thDegree Black Belt and a JFK Partner at the Mandeville location.

Why Choose JFK Martial Arts?


We have served southeast Louisiana for almost 20 years. Come experience the JFK Martial Arts difference.


Our program specializes in students 3 and up. Come learn in a safe environment about personal safety and self improvement.


Our program educates students on the importance of self-discipline, persistence and maintaining a positive attitude for a better quality of life at work or school.

Our Martial Arts Team Takes Great Pride In The Reviews We Receive