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

TECHNIQUE: Wizard Choke from Closed Guard with Jon Stockwell

Check out this video to hear Coach Jon’s thoughts on the move!  1.  Start in the closed guard 2.  Go over the top of one arm and reach for the far side collar 3.  Shrimp out towards the arm you are controlling while keeping your grip high 4.  Reach across and take your free arm … 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

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