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

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

My Two Cents with Dianna Shaw

I started training with Elite MMA Atascocita 3 months ago and was instantly hooked! The classes have added structure to my work out, enabling me to set goals and work towards achieving them. It has challenged me, cultivated my discipline, encouraged me to form additional good habits, and overall improved my physical and emotional fitness. … Read more

New Normal, Same Attitude with Coach Jose Aguilar

When March came around for the lockdown, I was not sure what to expect, just like everyone else. So many emotions and thoughts running through my mind that I didn’t even know what to think anymore. It felt overwhelming, like rolling with seasoned black belts and you just learned how to hip escape on your … Read more

The Family That Trains Together Stays Together By Eric Gebhardt

It has been an incredible experience training with my sons, Jacob and Parker, who are both in college. We started our journey about three and a half years ago. My younger son, Parker, who was about 16 at the time, wanted to get into combat sports and we were looking for wrestling gym and ran … Read more

7 Reasons Why Women Should Practice Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Women

Have you ever typed, “MMA class near me,” in a search bar? Why did you search for a class? Was it for self-defense or confidence? For decades, society has oppressed women, making them feel like their voices don’t matter. Recently in the US, there has been a shifting mindset as numerous women have come forward … 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