Questions for First-Timers with Coach Robert Yamashita

Hey Elite Fam, Coach Rob here!! There are some frequently asked and some times unasked questions when people start their martial arts journey. These are not all-encompassing but I will go over some basic spoken and unspoken rules for training!! #1- What do I wear for class?? This is a constant question. Depending on your … Read more

Recommended Equipment for Training with Coach Jose Aguilar

Hi everyone! Coach Jose here and I want to talk about training equipment. I remember as a beginner I was not sure what equipment to get or what to use for class. I’m here to help! This is what equipment you should have and use for classes. Kardio Kickboxing (KKB) 16oz gloves Handwraps Shin Guards … Read more

How to Get Ready for A Competition with Robert Yamashita

Hey Elite Fam! Coach Rob from Baytown here again going over some tips on what you should do if you are thinking of competing! I think doing tournaments is great for anyone’s Jiu Jitsu journey! Just make sure you are keeping the right mindset when you are competing. It is just another day on the … Read more

1st Day in Class and What to Expect with Ron Oran

I first stepped foot into Elite MMA about three years ago for an introductory lesson for my three kids. After watching the kids with Coach Jose and the adult class that was going on, I decided I wanted to try it for myself too. I really didn’t think that much about it at first.  But, … Read more

From Khaki Pants to a Brown Belt with Beau Schexnaydre

My name is Beau Schexnaydre and I am 40 years old.  I joined Elite MMA in 2007 starting at the Westheimer location.  I became a fan of martial arts in 2005 when we started having UFC parties. One night, while watching a UFC event at my house, a buddy of mine who just returned from … Read more

Benefits of MMA Training in Other Sports with Jon Stockwell

Mixed Martial Arts is no longer just for professional fighters and individuals looking to get in the best shape of their life. Many athletes in other sports such as football are using MMA to not only take the balance and eye coordination skills it has to offer, but also to keep their conditioning at a … Read more

Benefits of Virtual MMA Training with Dustin Lyday

For almost a year now, my 9-year-old son Benjamin and I have been attending virtual Jiu Jitsu with Elite MMA.  I still remember our last pre-pandemic class rolls which were not long after our first in-house tournament at Elite MMA in Baytown.  Luckily, I had already doubled the padding under our living room rug and … Read more

Healthy Eating for Training with Robert Yamashita

Hey Elite MMA Fam, It’s Coach Rob here from Baytown. This post is going to go over something that is one of the most talked about, but often overlooked, parts of training. Nutrition and eating for training. I will start off with saying I am not licensed or an expert in any capacity when it … Read more

Finding a Global Community with Robert Smith

Two years ago my close frat brother in Brooklyn, NY finally convinced me to give jiujitsu a try. During my visits to Brooklyn, I would tag along while he trained. It was crazy to me to see people on the mats trying to choke each other out. No thanks! So when I finally walked into … Read more

Self-Defense and Friendly Fun with Luke French

Hello I’m Luke, I’m 15 years old I’m currently training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I joined because I wanted to learn how to fight to defend myself. I soon learned that it was a ton of fun and very beneficial to train in BJJ. I started going to class very frequently and enjoyed learning the … Read more

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