TECHNIQUE: Body Lock Sweep from Butterfly Guard with Coach Jose

Check out this video to hear Coach Jose’s thoughts on the move and to see it in action! 1.  Start with butterfly guard and double under grips 2.  Load the weight back so you can launch them forward 3.  Once you launch forward come up off your rear (squeeze your core to help you stand … 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

Overcoming Fear with Aidan Wright

Jiu Jitsu has  been one of the most challenging and most rewarding things that I’ve ever done. One special moment for me was the first time I did a pro grappling match. I was competing against a much bigger and stronger opponent, and I was definitely a little nervous to go out there and compete … Read more

How To Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Self-Defense in Houston

When people first enroll in Houston jiu jitsu classes, they may feel overwhelmed by the focus on form and discipline. As their skills improve and they gain confidence, they begin to feel more empowered. This can help even children to navigate some of the most difficult circumstances they may face where they need to defend … Read more

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: How To Sound Like You Know Your Stuff

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu How To Sound Like You Know Your Stuff

When you first join a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class in Houston, Texas, you are likely to hear a lot of strange terms floating around. The instructor and other classmates will talk in what is seemingly their own language, using terms like pummel, roll, spider guard and gassed. While you may feel intimidated by the new … Read more

Why You Should Consider Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an Adult

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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