Memorial Day Hours for 2024

This Memorial Day, as we honor and remember those who have bravely served our country, we want to remind our Elite MMA community to take a moment to appreciate the sacrifices made by our military personnel. Please note, all Elite MMA locations will be closed on Saturday, May 25th, and Monday, May 27th. We encourage … Read more

The Power of Diversity in Training: Lessons from Elite MMA’s Muay Thai Belt Test

This past weekend, Elite MMA hosted a Muay Thai belt test that not only showcased the skills of our students but also the dynamic learning environment fostered by having diverse levels within the same training room. The unique structure of our classes—incorporating students who are more experienced, those at the same level, and those just … Read more

Embracing the Journey: Wisdom from Joey Diaz for Older Grapplers in Houston, TX

In the vibrant tapestry of Houston’s martial arts community, wisdom flows from unexpected corners. Joey Diaz, a seasoned grappler and revered figure in the BJJ world, recently shared invaluable advice for older grapplers during his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience in Houston. Drawing from his own journey on the mats, Diaz understands the unique … Read more

Embracing Teddy Roosevelt’s Wisdom: Elevating Houston Through Jiu-Jitsu

“The art of Jiu-Jitsu is worth more in every way than all of our athletics combined,” once said the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt. In the heart of Houston, this sentiment rings truer than ever at Elite MMA. Roosevelt’s words encapsulate the profound impact that Jiu-Jitsu can have on individuals and communities alike. Beyond mere physical prowess, … Read more

Am I Too Far or Too Close? – Ranges in Martial Arts and Self-Defense

How close should I get?  This is a common question in martial arts and self-defense that seems simple enough to answer but unfortunately, it is not.  Range is the distance between you and your opponent.  What range you are in determines what tools are available to you to utilize.  These can slightly differ from person-to-person … Read more

Coach Jon’s Tips When You Are Struggling to Hit Your Goals

As a new student, reaching the goals you set out to accomplish can be difficult when it come to getting the results you want. When you are not getting the results you want, you need to ask your self some questions because it’s not always easy to pinpoint the exact reason. Here are a few … Read more

Training Tips: Warm Yourself Up for Striking

Hi everyone, Coach Jose here. I want to take a minute and talk about one of my favorite things to when it comes to striking…warm-ups! Yes, you heard me right. It’s very important to warm up before training, everyone knows that.  When it comes to striking there are some drills I like to do that … Read more

‘Gi vs. No-Gi: Which Should You Train?’ with Coach Robert Yamashita

Hey guys, Coach Rob from Baytown here!! We’ve got a good question that comes up repeatedly. What’s better, Gi or No-Gi? Should I do one or the other or both? With our sport becoming more and more popular, there are more choices as far wanting to train one or the other. In here, I’m going … Read more

‘From Isolation to Accomplishment’ with Candice Scott

How has Elite MMA impacted your life? Working from home has its advantages, but it can also be incredibly isolating. Initially, I signed up for classes as a way to get out of the house, but found it to be much more. Elite MMA is more than a gym, it’s a community of like-minded athletes … Read more

Training Recovery: Tips on Keeping the Body and Mind Ready

Hey Elite MMA team, I am here to give you a few quick tips on how to help the recovery process after getting a hard workout. We all know working out is important to living a healthy active lifestyle and so is proper recovery. When talking about recovery, there are a few things you can … Read more

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