Am I Too Far or Too Close? – Ranges in Martial Arts and Self-Defense

How close should I get?  This is a common question in martial arts and self-defense that seems simple enough to answer but unfortunately, it is not.  Range is the distance between you and your opponent.  What range you are in determines what tools are available to you to utilize.  These can slightly differ from person-to-person … Read more

Coach Jon’s Tips If You Are Struggling to Hit Your Goals

As a new student, reaching the goals you set out to accomplish can be difficult when it come to getting the results you want. When you are not getting the results you want, you need to ask your self some questions because it’s not always easy to pinpoint the exact reason. Here are a few … Read more

Training Tips: Warm Yourself Up for Striking

Hi everyone, Coach Jose here. I want to take a minute and talk about one of my favorite things to when it comes to striking…warm-ups! Yes, you heard me right. It’s very important to warm up before training, everyone knows that.  When it comes to striking there are some drills I like to do that … Read more

Gi vs. No-Gi: Which Should You Train? with Coach Robert Yamashita

Hey guys,   Coach Rob from Baytown here!! We’ve got a good question that comes up repeatedly. What’s better, Gi or No-Gi? Should I do one or the other or both? With our sport becoming more and more popular, there are more choices as far wanting to train one or the other. In here, I’m going … Read more

From Isolation to Accomplishment with Candice Scott

How has Elite MMA impacted your life? Working from home has its advantages, but it can also be incredibly isolating. Initially, I signed up for classes as a way to get out of the house, but found it to be much more. Elite MMA is more than a gym, it’s a community of like-minded athletes … Read more

Training Recovery: Tips on Keeping the Body and Mind Ready

Hey Elite MMA team, I am here to give you a few quick tips on how to help the recovery process after getting a hard workout. We all know working out is important to living a healthy active lifestyle and so is proper recovery. When talking about recovery, there are a few things you can … Read more

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

Benefits of Elite MMA Youth Program

Hey Elite Fam!! It’s Coach Rob here!! I would like to go over our youth programs and in particular some of the top benefits that have been seen in the program. There are a lot of reasons that parents get their children involved in our martial arts programs. They range from shyness or lack of … Read more

Coach’s Corner: Headgear in Striking Training

Are you looking at headgear and not sure what style you should get or if you even need it at all?  You are in luck! See the video below for the Coach’s Corner of Coach Josh and Coach Mitch on headgear in your boxing and kickboxing classes.

Questions for First Timers with Coach Robert Yamashita

Hey Elite Fam, Coach Rob here!! There are some frequently asked and some times unasked questions when people start their martial arts journey. These are not all-encompassing but I will go over some basic spoken and unspoken rules for training!! #1- What do I wear for class?? This is a constant question. Depending on your … Read more

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