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

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 … Read more

Recommended Equipment for Training with Coach Jose Aguilar

Hi everyone! Coach Jose here and I want to talk about training equipment. I remember as a beginner I was not sure what equipment to get or what to use for class. I’m here to help! This is what equipment you should have and use for classes. Kardio Kickboxing (KKB) 16oz gloves Handwraps Shin Guards … Read more

How to Get Ready for A Competition with Robert Yamashita

Hey Elite Fam! Coach Rob from Baytown here again going over some tips on what you should do if you are thinking of competing! I think doing tournaments is great for anyone’s Jiu Jitsu journey! Just make sure you are keeping the right mindset when you are competing. It is just another day on the … Read more

1st Day in Class and What to Expect with Ron Oran

I first stepped foot into Elite MMA about three years ago for an introductory lesson for my three kids. After watching the kids with Coach Jose and the adult class that was going on, I decided I wanted to try it for myself too. I really didn’t think that much about it at first.  But, … Read more

First BJJ Test for 2021 at Elite MMA Westheimer!

February 27th, 2021 marked our very first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu belt test in almost a year.  Belt testing is an exciting and important part of the BJJ journey as it the time where we get to test ourselves and be with our community to acknowledge our hard work and progress.  We had a 2-hour youth … 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

Stretching for Martial Arts with Mitchell Norton

Stretching.  One of those aspects of health and fitness that we all know we should be doing and can never seem to find the time, the right stretches, or see the benefits enough to do it on a regular basis.  I was the same way for a long time.  Starting MMA in my early 20’s … Read more

Benefits of Virtual MMA Training with Dustin Lyday

For almost a year now, my 9-year-old son Benjamin and I have been attending virtual Jiu Jitsu with Elite MMA.  I still remember our last pre-pandemic class rolls which were not long after our first in-house tournament at Elite MMA in Baytown.  Luckily, I had already doubled the padding under our living room rug and … Read more