Am I Too Far or Too Close? – Ranges in Martial Arts and Self-Defense

How close should I get?  This is a common question in martial arts and self-defense that seems simple enough to answer but unfortunately, it is not.  Range is the distance between you and your opponent.  What range you are in determines what tools are available to you to utilize.  These can slightly differ from person-to-person … 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

Family Training with the Brusatori Trio

This family trio began training at Elite MMA in 2017 with the oldest followed by the younger two after they watched their brother in classes.  All three are very energetic, and Elite MMA has provided a safe and constructive way to learn a life-long skill, exercise, and have fun.  In addition to  very well organized … 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 MMA Training in Other Sports with Jon Stockwell

Mixed Martial Arts is no longer just for professional fighters and individuals looking to get in the best shape of their life. Many athletes in other sports such as football are using MMA to not only take the balance and eye coordination skills it has to offer, but also to keep their conditioning at a … Read more

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