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

Training Tips: Warm Yourself Up for Striking

Hi everyone, Coach Jose here. I want to take a minute and talk about one of my favorite things to when it comes to striking…warm-ups! Yes, you heard me right. It’s very important to warm up before training, everyone knows that.  When it comes to striking there are some drills I like to do that … 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 on your … 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

The Art of Eight Limbs for Unlimited Results: Muay Thai Kickboxing at Elite MMA

Kickboxing.  For some, when they hear that word they are excited by the idea of getting in shape learning to punch and kick.  For others, the idea of someone being able to punch and kick at them is a scary thought…or one they want to try out.  The kickboxing program at Elite MMA is designed … Read more

First Muay Thai Kickboxing Test for 2021 at Elite MMA Westheimer!

March 27th, 2021 marked our first muay thai kickboxing belt test in over a year since COVID.  We had a great time with over 30 adults participating in the 3 kickboxing groups.  If you have not participated in or attended of our kickboxing tests, it is an awesome event.  We have 3 groups going simultaneously … 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

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

Healthy Holidays with Tyler Weisinger

In the unprecedented year of 2020, maintaining our health is one of the most important things we can do. While there is no surefire way to keep your body in peak shape, eating a balanced, nutritious diet and working out regularly are ideal ways to maintain your health. Of course, a treat here or there … Read more

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