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

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

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

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

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

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

The Journey to Black Belt with Coach Robert Yamashita

There are a ton of memories and experiences that I’ve got while being with Elite. One that I like sharing is what it took for me to get my black belt in BJJ. Everyone is held to different expectations and no one’s black belt experience will most likely be the same. I am no different. … Read more

5 Things Every Parent In Kingwood Should Know Before Enrolling Their Child in Jiu-Jitsu

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As a parent, you want to be confident your child is safe and protected at all times, and jiu-jitsu can provide that security. However, mastery of martial arts doesn’t happen overnight. Your child must commit to weekly lessons and jiu-jitsu gym rules. As their parent, you will need to be supportive and present as well. … Read more

Six Good Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

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Bullying is an epidemic. It is rampant, widespread and a daily fact of life. It occurs in our communities, in our schools, streets – and sadly – even in our own homes. Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes can be an effective way to stop this. The Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education acknowledges … Read more