Brittney Martin - Elite-MMA Instructor
Profession: Martial Arts Instructor
What classes do you teach I teach Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing at Elite MMA Baytown
What martial art(s) have trained in: I did Tae Kwon Do when I was younger for about two years and now I do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing.
What classes do you teach: BJJ Adults: men’s and women’s, Kids BJJ, No-Gi BJJ, , Thai Boxing for MMA, Adult MMA, Teen MMA, Personal Fitness, Conditioning, and Personal Self-Defense
Number of years of training martial arts:
I trained maybe two years or so in Tae Kwon Do when I was a teen. I have been in Kickboxing since 2014 and in Jiu Jitsu for a little over a year starting in 2015.
When did you start teaching at Elite MMA?
I’ve helped with kids jiu jitsu class since I was a white belt and I actually started teaching Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing in May of 2016.
What is a memorable moment for you at Elite MMA?
In July I got a 4 year old student that wanted to do one on one sessions while he was in town with his Grandparents. He did two sessions a week for almost two months. Throughout his one on one lessons with me, he always wanted a trophy or medal that he would see in our school. So on his last day here at the end of his session, me and his family awarded him a medal for all his hard work in Jiu Jitsu. I have never seen a young kid so happy in my life and it made the time with him worth so much more to me.
In your own words why do you enjoy Elite MMA
I enjoy Elite MMA because everyone inside of Elite becomes an extended family. I’ve never met so many people geared towards helping others live better lives. Elite MMA is a great environment with awesome instructors and great programs!
Do you have any martial arts accomplishments that you are proud of and why?
I recently competed for the first time as a blue belt at an IBJJF tournament, it meant alot to me to get out on the mats and see where my Jiu Jitsu was . I enjoyed being able to compete for myself and my school and coaches. I was also very proud when i got my blue belt in July.
Are there any professional accomplishments that you are proud of and why?
I’m proud of my accomplishments inside of being an instructor and helping people grow everyday. It makes me happy to be able to help people learn and better themselves inside of martial arts.
What hobbies do you enjoy and why?
Jiu Jitsu is my number one hobby. I love training and learning new things inside of Jiu Jitsu. I love watching scary movies. I’ve seen them all and wait for new ones to come out! And, another big hobby of mine is going to the races with my family. All of my family races dirt cars and I get to spend more time with them doing something we all love.
Any memorable family moments that you would like to share?
I couldn’t be more proud of the day my mom started doing Kickboxing at Elite MMA Baytown. I wanted her to get started in class with me back in 2014 when I was just doing Kickboxing but she wasn’t ready for class yet. Now, she has better her health and jumped in class full force. She comes almost everyday and trains as much as she can. Her strength and determination makes me a very proud daughter!
I graduated a year early from high school because I took advanced classes throughout junior high and high school. I went to San Jacinto College to get my associates degree and graduated from there one the Dean’s List for academic standing with a 4.0 GPA. I transferred to University of Houston after that where I study Math with a minor in Geology and Physics.
If you could walk us through a day or week in your life what would it consist of?
I get up in the mornings excited to go to the school. I get to the school and get to watch all the great classes and talk to all the students. If I’m teaching Kickboxing that day I plan out my curriculum so it’s something new and exciting for the students.
If I’m teaching Kids Jiu Jitsu I work with all the little 4, 5 and 6 year olds having them learn the art of Jiu Jitsu.
After that it’s time for me to train where I focus on learning something new every training session. I try to push myself and do extra after every training. I either drill or roll extra rounds to improve my Jiu Jistu.
At the end of the day I go home, shower, eat and get ready to get back to the school!