Grandmaster Eric O’Neal is back in New Orleans with the Blue Lion Karate Academy. Before Hurricane Katrina, O’Neal had 37 Blue Lion Karate Academy locations with over 30,000 students in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, he lost much of his membership. After 11 years of traveling, and continuing his mission to help youth, O’Neal has opened the first Blue Lion Academy since Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans East. To celebrate, O’Neal hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, music, food and live demonstration of the talents of his current students.