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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a dynamic martial art that not only increases mental awareness and physical stamina, but also the confidence of self-defense. Jiu jitsu (also known as “the gentle art”) employs effective techniques that enable even a smaller, weaker individual to defeat a stronger opponent. Accomplish physical fitness, discipline, and teamwork in a motivated community of MMA practitioners. A few benefits of enrolling in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ are:

  • Proven to be the most effective martial art for self-defense
  • 60-minute workout for all fitness and skill levels
  • Increases self-confidence in fun welcoming, environment
  • Professional, world class coaches
  • A community committed to having people succeed

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Invest your time into something that will be rewarding and will stick with you forever. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers the best mix of fitness, self-defense, and fun. It isn’t just something used in professional fights. It can come in handy if you are ever in danger of being attacked. The hour-long intense classes are a great way to keep your mind and body fit and focused. It’s no wonder that in the last few decades, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has created a positive impact on people all over the world.

Working out doesn’t have to be boring. It can be exciting and rejuvenating. With BJJ, you will also get to learn with other people, making it even more interesting.

Join Elite MMA’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in the Houston area to rediscover yourself!


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has risen in popularity in the US since the 1990s. From being a core martial art form in the UFC, it has today become a popular choice for people who want to learn the art of self-defense. The biggest advantage of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is its inclusiveness. Whether you’re small or big is not going to decide your fate. Instead, your ability to effectively predict your opponent’s moves will ensure your success.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu works on two core principles — leverage along with grappling techniques. This ground sport involves techniques designed to force your opponent to submit, “Tap Out,” or give up!  Much of the fight will involve various grappling techniques driven by understanding your opponent’s weak points. The idea behind Jiu Jitsu, also known as “the Gentle Art,” is to take your opponent down and force him to submit in a gentle way without too much effort on your part or damage to your opponent

Unlike other sports, BJJ does not require kicks or punches, but it does teach you to defend yourself against them.  Size and strength are a factor in a fight. However, the leverage and techniques taught in Jiu Jitsu are more powerful than big muscles or a big belly!  Anyone who applies Jiu Jitsu techniques in a scuffle will have an enormous advantage over the non-Jiu Jitsu practitioner even if they are proficient in other styles of combative arts.

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When you’re coming back after a long and tiring day at work, the best way to relieve stress is it indulge yourself in a fun and active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu session. While we provide the right BJJ skills, our members can assure you that the unexpected benefit is that they leave the sessions energized and with more confidence.


BJJ is known to provide intense workout benefits. Even as you burn those calories, you can also expect to gain a sharper sense of clarity. Focus and alertness will be a part of you at all times. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is difficult and hard. The moment you ACCEPT that it is difficult and hard, then you can actually do BJJ.

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The benefit of BJJ is that it does not rely on one type of technique, as many other martial art forms do. With grappling as the core, it allows for new techniques to form. These are better suited to modern times and do not restrict Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to older methods. BJJ is a great martial art because you can troubleshoot any particular technique to refine it on a continuum. For example, a technique can work on one individual, but it may not work in the same manner on another. It is up to the practitioner to “figure out” how to solve the problem. At Elite MMA, they get the problem and have the coaches to help solve what problem the student has.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Elite MMA

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is one component of a mixed martial art sport that focuses on grappling, leverage, and balance. BJJ promotes the concept of defending yourself against bigger, heavier opponents using movements without force. It allows anyone to be able to train under this form of MMA and be successful at it.

The BJJ training program in Houston, Texas, uses a variety of technical moves such as escapes, sweeps, joint manipulations, throws, and guard passes to take the fight to the ground. Students learn how to exert their mental and physical capacities to win challenges against brute force.

"BJJ" gives confidence

Elite MMA offers classes at various skill levels that progress via a belt system. Gain confidence and strength as you move towards your goal.

"BJJ" does not depend on size or strength

With correct leverage, amplify your force to take down even the strongest of opponents. Instead of subduing your opponent head-on, Elite MMA teaches you to attack an opponent’s body one limb or joint at a time.

"BJJ" builds discipline

Our students in Houston undergo a journey of transformation where they learn the value of discipline and teamwork. Beginners are treated with a warm and healthy environment of competitiveness. Seasoned practitioners are there not only to sharpen their skills with their peers on a technical level. They are also there to help raise and elevate the less-experienced students. The room will contribute to one another regardless of skill level.

"BJJ" strong community support

BJJ classes are fun and challenging for both amateurs and accomplished fighters. We offer interactive, exciting, and world-class BJJ training at all levels. With a strong sense of community and positive support system, you help yourself grow beyond any limits Houston Strong.

"BJJ" is a way of life

With BJJ you can build strength and perseverance that enable you to continue to fight. It is not solely a martial art, but a method for promoting physical fitness and building character and, ultimately, a way of life.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a dynamic martial art that not only increases mental awareness and physical stamina, but also the confidence of self-defense. Jiu jitsu (also known as “the gentle art”) employs effective techniques that enable even a smaller, weaker individual to defeat a stronger opponent. Accomplish physical fitness, discipline, and teamwork in a motivated community of MMA practitioners. A few benefits of enrolling in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ are:

  • Proven to be the most effective martial art for self defense
  • 60minute workout for all fitness and skill levels
  • Increases self confidence in fun, welcoming environment
  • Professional, world class coaches
  • A community committed to having people succeed

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Elite MMA offers women’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, which will teach you how to handle a range of challenging situations. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, also called the “gentle art,” emphasizes leverage, balance, and technique. It allows a smaller individual to defend against a larger, stronger opponent. We break down each scenario into rudimentary techniques, teaching students how to connect these lessons. Our students are empowered to defend themselves through fluid movements. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, taking protective measures helped 60% of women in an attack situation. Our instructors and fellow students orchestrate a safe, friendly, and fun environment where women can learn to defend themselves. The dynamics of group learning are utilized so that the anxiety of not knowing what to do is replaced with “I am going to do that.”

BJJ is a great exercise and a fun way to burn fat. It boosts confidence in a team-oriented environment, can be used as a form of self-defense, and builds flexibility.

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Elite MMA kids’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes focus on developing children mentally and physically. Jiu-Jitsu means “gentle art” and emphasizes leverage, balance, and technique. Through our youth BJJ lessons, we teach kids and teens respect, integrity, self-confidence, discipline, and work ethic. BJJ is a great vehicle for children to have fun and adopt an attitude for success in BJJ, school, and with friends and family. Our caring instructors teach our young students the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a safe learning environment.

  • Discover a stronger self
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  • Build confidence
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FAQ'S ABOUT Adult Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a type of mixed martial arts (MMA). You can learn it as a sport, as a fitness regime, or for self-defense. Traditionally, across the world, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been popular for its effective self-defense techniques. It emphasizes grappling techniques and leveraging tactics. You do not need to be heavy or big to be victorious. Even small-sized people can use Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques to win over bigger or stronger opponents. This makes BJJ an inclusive sport that men as well as women and kids can learn.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has established itself mainly based on two things – grappling and ground fighting. The goal is to quickly get your opponent to the ground and into a position that will force him to submit or give up.

As a sport, it also has several physical and mental benefits. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s workouts are power-packed and intense. Jiu Jitsu lessons are demanding but will help you see positive results in your flexibility, endurance, strength, problem-solving ability, and awareness.

Based on its core premise, anyone can learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Since smaller opponents have a chance of fending off larger attackers, it can be considered as a “must know” form of martial arts, especially for children and women. However, anyone, regardless of age or sex, can gain incredible benefits from BJJ.

Not at all! You will see instant improvements in your strength, flexibility, and conditioning as soon as you begin Jiu Jitsu training. However, you need to ensure that you are medically fit to undertake Brazilian Jiu Jitsu workouts, since there will be en extreme impact on your physical fitness. Get yourself examined by a doctor to give you the approval for BJJ training.

You could be 3 years old or even 80 and be a master of BJJ. All you need is the willpower and determination to learn BJJ techniques.

The preferred attire for training and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a gi. The gi, or kimono as it is sometimes called, includes a cotton jacket, reinforced cotton pants, and a belt. It is similar to the other kinds of outfits used in other traditional martial arts, such as Karate, only a Jiu Jitsu gi is a little more durable than a traditional martial arts gi. 

Wearing a gi is a crucial part of learning Jiu Jitsu. The gi sort of acts like training wheels when you are first learning how to ride a bike. It gives you things to hold on to as you position your body and your training partner’s body into various positions for sweeps, submissions, and escapes.  

Rash-guard T-shirts, Board shorts, and spandex are also good things to wear under your gi. They prevent gi burn and allow for a fast transition if you decide to train in a “No Gi” class. You just shed your Gi and you will be ready to go!  

You don’t have to do anything. Just come in, learn, and have loads of fun! We can lend you a gi for the first class. If you have your own gi (kimono) please bring it.

It’s not necessary to compete if you train in BJJ. A lot of people join our classes for reasons other than entering competitions. Of course, if you are determined to compete or if you change your mind later, you are most welcome. No one will compel you to compete if you don’t want to.

For adults, the belt order is White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black, Red/Black, Red/White, and Red. There are also “stripes” at the levels of White, Blue, Purple, and Brown. Your rank is determined by assessments performed by your Elite MMA instructor and fellow students. Remember — the journey is more important than the rank.

Please note that promotion to a higher belt is not just dependent on participation but on various other selection criteria. Students who show the right combination of attitude, knowledge, and skill are promoted to higher levels. 

For children under 16 years of age, the ranking system consists of White Belts, Yellow Belts, Orange Belts, and Green Belts.

In a relatively short time, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has proved its efficacy in one-on-one combat fights such as challenge matches and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and it is even taught as part of military/law enforcement tactics.

When BJJ was developing in the US, one way to increase its popularity was to issue or accept challenges. BJJ wanted to prove its efficacy against other martial artists, fighters, or even those who considered themselves as tough. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu contenders won a majority of these challenges. The ones where they lost, they worked on adjusting and improving their weaknesses.

BJJ is an evolving sport and is flexible in incorporating new techniques. The UFC was an outcome of the challenge matches and the Jiu Jitsu videos that came out after that to demonstrate its effectiveness. Today, every mixed martial arts class has Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in its core training program.

The effectiveness of Jiu Jitsu comes from its grappling techniques. While other martial art forms focus on converting philosophies into techniques, BJJ develops its methods based on reality. This martial art is geared explicitly towards everyday situations. The strategies you learn in class can be replicated in the outside world.

The beautiful thing about Jiu Jitsu is that it covers what happens if you end up on the ground. The majority of fights or physical interactions end up with someone falling down because they trip, are tackled, or are knocked to the ground. Jiu Jitsu is the only martial art that deals with how to not only survive on the ground, but render your opponent into submission.

That’s the advantage Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has. It keeps adapting. The more you practice, the more changes you can make to your strategies. You learn what will work and what won’t work in different situations. This optimization is why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has high effectiveness. It can be used in any random encounter with a robber, a friendly fight with a friend, or on stage in exactly the same way. In short, BJJ trains you for real-life situations.

Earning a black belt in Jiu Jitsu is much more challenging than in other martial arts. People with black belts in BJJ have proven themselves to have mastery with intense training and competition. When you enter the white belt zone, you’d typically take a year to 18 months to get to blue belt.

After that, depending on each individual, every belt rise would take about two to five years. That would mean you would need somewhere around eight to 15 years to gain that coveted black belt. But if you are successful in reaching this height, you can be sure that you have definitely earned it and proved yourself as a successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter.

If you look at BJJ, it is traditionally trained with a partner 1-on-1. That means your opponent will  be in front of you — unless you they get behind you, which is something you don’t want to happen. This is unlike other sports such as football, soccer, or other team sports in which someone can slide or tackle you from your blind side, which can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, torn ligaments, and other major physical injuries. 

BJJ requires a high level of communication physically or verbally. At Elite MMA, we emphasize a high level of both to make sure the students and instructors are as safe as humanly possible.

If you compare BJJ to a normal workout session, it definitely has numerous benefits that you won’t get in your typical local gym. It involves your whole body and mind while also making it fun. Since your focus is on training and learning, you work out more without even realizing it.

A lot of the people who join Jiu Jitsu classes want to reduce their weight or increase their fitness. The training also gives you added benefits such as better coordination and reflexes.

Armed with all this information, you are now all set to adopt a new and improved form of life.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now for a FREE demo class of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Elite MMA.

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