Family Training with the Brusatori Trio

This family trio began training at Elite MMA in 2017 with the oldest followed by the younger two after they watched their brother in classes.  All three are very energetic, and Elite MMA has provided a safe and constructive way to learn a life-long skill, exercise, and have fun.  In addition to  very well organized … 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

Teamwork Makes the Gold Medal Dream Work with Brittney Martin

Growing up I (Brittney Martin) have always played a lot of sports. I started team sports when I was probably 6 or 7 with softball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. I got pretty competitive in team sports in junior high when I got into soccer and played that all the way through to college. Jiu Jitsu … Read more

What Are You Waiting For with Kellye Hanson

My name is Kellye Hanson, and I feel like I am 21 years of age.  I joined Elite MMA Baytown on July 16, 2020 because I made a promise to myself that this year by July I would commit to a new plan of fitness. In the past, I have tried gyms around the area, … Read more

TECHNIQUE: Armbar Off Triangle Defense with Coach Robert Yamashita

Check out this video to see Coach Robert’s thoughts on the move and to see it in action! 1.  Start in closed guard with double sleeve grips 2.  Shove one arm towards the stomach to isolate an arm out for triangle setup 3.  Hop legs over shoved arm to catch head and arm position for … Read more

Tracing the Origin and History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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One of the several types of mixed martial arts (MMA) is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When undergoing MMA Jiu Jitsu training in Houston or enrolling yourself in a beginner’s course, you may wonder what is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With Jiu Jitsu art gaining popularity, let us explore the origins of the Brazilian form of this art. What … Read more

Top Things to Do in Baytown, TX

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Many city residents, visitors, and newcomers are asking: What is there to do in Baytown, TX? Are you looking for local hot spots, wanting to let loose for a night out on the town, or desire to learn MMA Baytown? Then, you’ve come to the right place! Kick-back and relax as we dive-deeper into Baytown’s … 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