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

Training and Mental Health Benefits with Jon Stockwell

Many of us already know that exercise is good for your physical health when it comes to losing weight, lowering blood pressure and getting into an active lifestyle. What you might not know is how exercise is also extremely good for your mental health, and has been found to fight anxiety, moderate depression, dementia and … Read more

The Art of Eight Limbs for Unlimited Results: Muay Thai Kickboxing at Elite MMA

Kickboxing.  For some, when they hear that word they are excited by the idea of getting in shape learning to punch and kick.  For others, the idea of someone being able to punch and kick at them is a scary thought…or one they want to try out.  The kickboxing program at Elite MMA is designed … 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

First Muay Thai Kickboxing Test for 2021 at Elite MMA Westheimer!

March 27th, 2021 marked our first muay thai kickboxing belt test in over a year since COVID.  We had a great time with over 30 adults participating in the 3 kickboxing groups.  If you have not participated in or attended of our kickboxing tests, it is an awesome event.  We have 3 groups going simultaneously … Read more

First BJJ Test for 2021 at Elite MMA Westheimer!

February 27th, 2021 marked our very first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt test in almost a year.  Belt testing is an exciting and important part of the BJJ journey as it the time where we get to test ourselves and be with our community to acknowledge our hard work and progress.  We had a 2-hour youth … 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

Stretching for Martial Arts with Mitchell Norton

Stretching.  One of those aspects of health and fitness that we all know we should be doing and can never seem to find the time, the right stretches, or see the benefits enough to do it on a regular basis.  I was the same way for a long time.  Starting MMA in my early 20’s … 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