Sneaky Tricks with Jon Stockwell

Hi everyone,  I am Coach Jon, I teach at the Atascocita location and I wanted to share with you a little bit about me. I have been doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the last 7 years and I absolutely love every day I train.  However, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I … Read more

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

Living for Greatness with Hai Nguyen

Hello, everyone. I hope you all are enjoying the holidays, celebrating the end of 2020 and envisioning a bright future for 2021. This year has been trying and odd for everyone. With the year coming to an end, I asked my wife, Ashley, what she would like me to write for the newsletter. Without hesitation, … 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

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

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