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

Unlocking Potential: Why Kids Should Train BJJ at Elite MMA in Houston, TX

Empowering our youth with skills that extend far beyond the mats is our mission at Elite MMA in Houston. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just a martial art; it’s a transformative journey that builds confidence, discipline, and resilience in young minds. As Jocko Willink, a renowned figure in the world of discipline and self-mastery, emphasizes in the … 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

‘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

Family Training with the Brusatori Trio

This family trio began training at Elite MMA in 2017 with the oldest followed by the younger two after they watched their brother in classes.  All three are very energetic, and Elite MMA has provided a safe and constructive way to learn a life-long skill, exercise, and have fun.  In addition to  very well organized … Read more

Benefits of the Elite MMA Youth Program

Hey Elite Fam!! It’s Coach Rob here!! I would like to go over our youth programs and in particular some of the top benefits that have been seen in the program. There are a lot of reasons that parents get their children involved in our martial arts programs. They range from shyness or lack of … Read more

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

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