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

Mentorship, Opportunity, Family…Mr. Bulldog Has It All with Brenden Martinez

Hello! My name is Brenden Martinez. I am 12 years old. I have been with Elite MMA Baytown for 4 years. In my time at Elite, I have had the opportunity to learn so much about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I enjoy learning from all of the awesome coaches (Robert, Brittney, and Frost) here at Elite … Read more

Healthy Holidays with Tyler Weisinger

In the unprecedented year of 2020, maintaining our health is one of the most important things we can do. While there is no surefire way to keep your body in peak shape, eating a balanced, nutritious diet and working out regularly are ideal ways to maintain your health. Of course, a treat here or there … Read more

Doubting White Belt to Awesome Purple Belt with David Feinstein

One of my earliest Jiu Jitsu memories is of getting absolutely wrecked by a female blue belt. I remember being in awe of the power of Jiu Jitsu, while simultaneously doubting my own ability to ever get to that level. If someone had told me then that I would someday be a purple belt, I … Read more

Love in the Time of Pain Management: Triumph Over Adversity with Lance and Laura Rosser

My name is Lance Rosser. I started training Jiu Jitsu at Elite MMA in 2008 at 38 years old. I was pretty consistent with my training up until about 2011 when I had to have back surgery (L4-L5 fused and a laminectomy). It took me about a year to recover from back surgery. Retuning to BJJ … Read more

What do MMA classes consist of?

You may wonder, “What does an MMA class near me consist of?” If you’ve ever seen a UFC fight, you know mixed martial arts experts are powerful masters of multiple complex fighting styles. However, learning to fight isn’t the only thing you can learn — this modern mesh of martial arts has many pearls of … Read more

Why You Should Consider Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an Adult

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The world can sometimes feel like a dangerous and overwhelming place, especially when you consider the statistics. For example, did you know that there is a sexual assault every 98 seconds in America, or that one in every 1,000 adults will be assaulted this year? When reflecting on the statistics, it can be intimidating even … Read more

MMA Vs BJJ – What’s the Difference?

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There are many different forms of martial arts to learn and master. Two that are often mixed up in the fighting world are Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For the best training in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Baytown, you can enroll at Elite MMA. Since Elite MMA offers a wide range of martial … Read more

The Importance of Recovery in Jiu-Jitsu

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I’ve been around sports pretty consistently for 30+ years. I’ve played baseball, soccer, basketball, football, lifted weights, ran a half marathon, ran track at a Big 12 university, fought professionally in both MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and coached plenty of Elite-level athletes. The biggest area I see for improvement among most athletes (especially hyper-competitive athletes) … Read more