Aaron Woo - Elite-MMA Instructor
Why did you decide to start taking martial arts?
To motivate me to stay in shape after my soccer playing days were over. Running day in and day out for soccer really didn’t make marathons appealing for me. Going to the gym to watch guys with fake tans, spandex shorts and timberlands yell into the mirror while maxing out their squats got boring after awhile. So in addition to exercising consistently, I’ve also wanted to learn a martial art, outside of Billy Banks’ Tae Bo and Spencer Scriver’s Fit Jitsu.
In the past what had caused you not to take martial arts?
Other sports and professional commitments. Also, I wasn’t aware of any MMA/BJJ schools in Houston because there were very limited options when I started.
Is this your first time taking martial arts and what classes do you take?
I took some Karate and Tae Kwon Do as a kid and later Billy Banks Tae Bo and Spencer’s Fit Jitsu. I mainly focus on BJJ nowadays.
If you had any concerns about joining Elite MMA, what helped you with your decision?
John Alfeche. Our American legal system helped dispel those concerns.
Since you have been part of Elite, please share what you have been able to accomplish?
Once my sports days were finished, Elite has helped fill a void in athletics and motivation to keep fit. If you’re not eating right, resting well and exercising consistently, it will be hard to last in BJJ.
I enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded people who are intelligent, goal-oriented, and ambitious on and off the mats. It’s also super cool to train alongside military and law enforcement who need this training for their jobs. Outside the intense sessions and excellent instruction, you can’t beat the great sense of humor that everyone has at the gym (except Daniel Anderson).