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

Coach Jon’s Tips If You Are Struggling to Hit Your Goals

As a new student, reaching the goals you set out to accomplish can be difficult when it come to getting the results you want. When you are not getting the results you want, you need to ask your self some questions because it’s not always easy to pinpoint the exact reason. Here are a few … 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

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 on your … 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

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