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

Training Recovery: Tips on Keeping the Body and Mind Ready

Hey Elite MMA team, I am here to give you a few quick tips on how to help the recovery process after getting a hard workout. We all know working out is important to living a healthy active lifestyle and so is proper recovery. When talking about recovery, there are a few things you can … 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

Training and Mental Health Benefits with Jon Stockwell

Many of us already know that exercise is good for your physical health when it comes to losing weight, lowering blood pressure and getting into an active lifestyle. What you might not know is how exercise is also extremely good for your mental health, and has been found to fight anxiety, moderate depression, dementia and … 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

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