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

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

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

Finding a Global Community with Robert Smith

Two years ago my close frat brother in Brooklyn, NY finally convinced me to give jiujitsu a try. During my visits to Brooklyn, I would tag along while he trained. It was crazy to me to see people on the mats trying to choke each other out. No thanks! So when I finally walked into … Read more

TECHNIQUE: Collar Drag Takedown

Check out this video to hear Coach Robert walk you through what his team is doing and to see it in action! 1.  Secure cross collar grip and same side sleeve grip 2.  Start hanging your weight 3.  Snap your partner down 4.  Drop down and extend leg to trip partner 5.  As partner falls, … Read more

TECHNIQUE: Butterfly Elevation Entry into Ashi Garami Heelhook

Check out this video to hear Ryan walk you through what he is doing and to see it in action (and slow-mo!) 1.  Start in the butterfly guard with your hands C-gripped into your partner’s armpits 2.  Pull your partner over the top of you as you rock back to load them onto your butterfly … 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

Mentorship, Opportunity, Family…Mr. Bulldog Has It All with Brenden Martinez

Hello! My name is Brenden Martinez. I am 12 years old. I have been with Elite MMA Baytown for 4 years. In my time at Elite, I have had the opportunity to learn so much about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I enjoy learning from all of the awesome coaches (Robert, Brittney, and Frost) here at Elite … 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

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