Welcome to Gracie Barra The Woodlands in Spring, Texas. We are home to the very best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team in the world – Gracie Barra; Team Robo MMA; and the Patumwaden Muay Thai Team. We are formerly Elite MMA and we are currently the premier Martial Arts training academy in the North Houston region building athletes in The Woodlands, Spring, and Conroe.

We offer World Class Instruction in martial arts and fitness! If your interests are Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Self-Defense or just getting into shape we have a program to meet your goals. What you will find most unique about or Academy is our team atmosphere focusing on safe, fun, yet effective programs. Our facility is 5,000 sq. ft. with the very best fitness and training equipment to include an MMA training cage, boxing ring, private training room, pro-shop, lockers, showers, and 8’x10′ movie theater for social events.

Everything I have focused on in training has been geared to competition and self-defense. Currently, I am an Undefeated Pro MMA Fighter, 2008 NAGA Champion, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Traditional Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. In addition to me, we have a phenomenal staff of world class instructors ready to train you; to include Daniel Kim- MTIA Champion, Chad Kight-Self Defense Expert, Lewis Wood – 33-1 Pro Boxer / NABF Champion, and Carl Edwards-Fitness Trainer of Pro Athletes.

If Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of your interests we have the most credible lineage outside of Brazil. After a life of martial arts and practicing BJJ since 1996, I was promoted in Brazil to the rank of Black Belt under Professor David Vieira of Gracie Barra. Professor Vieira is a Multiple Time World BJJ Champion and BJJ Black Belt under the Legendary, Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

If Muay Thai is your interest we have the most incredible coach and team available. Daniel Kim, our head Muay Thai Coach is currently the MTIA Champion and 2008 Muay Thai World Cup Bronze Medalist. He leads the Patumwaden Competition Team, which started in Bangkok, Thailand in the ‘60s and was brought to Houston, TX in 1985 by Kru Pong. Whether for a fitness hobby or competition on our Muay Thai team, we can help you meet your individual goals.

Now, if you’re interested in going for it all, and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts is your dream… we have a slot on Team Robo MMA waiting for you to earn. Through sweet and grit you can earn a spot on the team and get in the cage.

Whether loosing 50lbs, building self confidence, or competing is your goal, you can see we have it all, and we are here to help you along the way. I truly love coaching, and keep instruction focused on practical and effective strategies. I believe each of us is put on earth by God to serve one another, as a servant to my fellow man I found a love in coaching. The positive impacts I have seen Jiu-Jitsu make in my own and my students lives are so rewarding I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I have and will always consider myself a student of martial arts and a teammate over a coach. I can say that each of the other coaches on our Team feel the exact same way.


  • Billy Woodard, Jr. says:

    Gym is awesome- it is the perfect combination of family atmosphere and serious MMA/jiujitsu training– most importantly, the instructors are great and humble – you will not have to contend with a bunch of overagressive types that you find at many other gyms.

  • Dalton Cox says:

    I’m 14 Years Old And Would Like To Know What I Would Be Paying For Muay Thai And Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • droc says:

    Visit their website, or contact them directly if you would like to find out about their pricing. Thanks, and good luck training.

  • jclark says:

    Clueless management, prideful instructors. You don’t want your kids going to this gym. Any issue you have will go ignored. Look elsewhere.

  • Amanda says:

    I love this place I stopped by while I was Visiting Houston and the instruction was awesome and they were very welcoming 🙂

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