Elite Martial Arts, located in Bellevue, Tennesee, is on a mission to bring MODERN martial arts training to Nashville! We offer four separate kids programs and a teens/adults program insure age appropriate and focused instruction, with Mixed Martial Arts and Krav Maga training in a safe and friendly environment.
5-7 Years: Age appropriate martial arts and self defense basics with a focus on self-control, respect and responsibility.
8-12 Years: Three Separate programs take these kids from martial arts and self defense basics to full Krav Maga and Mixed Martial Arts training in a fun and safe environment.
Adults: Reality Based Mixed Martial Arts. MMA and Krav Maga training with a real world self defense focus. Our students train in a safe and friendly environment, not a “fighting gym atmosphere.”
Our Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program teaches the skills used in MMA cage fighting but with a street defense mentality and without the “fighting gym” atmosphere. 95% of people who train in MMA gyms never enter the ring and don’t possess a street fighting skill set. We’ll teach you how to defend yourself inside and outside the gym using Submission Grappling, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Krav Maga.
To defend yourself while standing, we use Muay Thai Kickboxing and Israeli Military hand to hand. Muay Thai is a combination of western boxing with the use of knees, elbows, low kicks, clinches, and take-down defenses. The hand to hand techniques from the Israeli military effectively defend from all types of hand-to-hand such as bear hugs, headlocks, chokes and stick/knife attacks.
“Stand Up” martial arts is only half of the self defense game. We use Submission Grappling to control our opponent on the ground. Grappling skills are used to take an opponent down and submit them with myriad armbars, leglocks, armlocks, and chokes.
Head Instructor Jason Jeannette is a third degree black belt and has trained in multiple martial arts for over 15 years. He was a Krav Maga instructor and has trained in Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, and Filipino stick and knife fighting for nearly a decade.