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Our Vision

Our goal is to EMPOWER our students and unleash their inner warrior to face all challenges in life with skill and confidence.  Our blend of realistic self defense training, fitness, and character development will embolden our students to become the best version of themselves!

Programs

Elite Martial Arts of Brentwood is Williamson county's only street-smart mixed martial arts system. We teach practical self defense for real-life situations, training you in Krav Maga, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Level I Kids 

Starting at 5 years old. Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense class thirty minutes in length. Covers realistic defense for this age group, bully-proofing, and character education. Kids learn kickboxing, karate, krav maga, and grappling through fun, ninja-esque games and drills.

Level II & III

Forty-five minute Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense class. Covers higher level Jiu Jitsu ground techniques, Muay Thai kickboxing, Krav Maga, and character education in an exciting, kid-friendly format.

Teens and Adults

A one hour self defense and fitness class that includes training in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Curriculum

 

Muay Thai Kickboxing: Western boxing strikes and defenses combined with the use of knees, elbows, kicks and clinch fighting.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Submission grappling (ground fighting) that includes takedowns, takedown defense, positioning, sweeps, escapes, arm/leg locks and chokes.

Krav Maga: Official fighting system of the Israeli Military. This  is a tactical street-fighting system that includes defense from multiple opponents, blunt objects and edged weapons.

 
 

Class Schedule

All classes include training in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Description of classes can be found here.

 

Instructional Videos

How to Tie a Martial Arts Belt
Headlock Escape
Escaping the Mount
Haymaker or Stick Attack
More videos at...

About Us

Daniel Klapheke is the owner and head instructor of Elite Martial Arts of Brentwood. He has over 34 years of Martial Arts experience and has been teaching professionally for over 23 years. Mr. Klapheke is a 5th degree Black Belt in Shalolin Kenpo Karate, a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Black Belt in American Kenpo, has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 19 years and holds a Blue Belt. He is also a certified Krav Maga instructor, has extensive training in Muay Thai Kickboxing and Modern Arnis (Filipino stick and knife fighting).

Always learning and bringing it back to his students, he has trained in Thailand and has traveled the country to learn the latest fighting techniques from legends like Bas Rutten, TJ Dillashaw, Duane Ludwig, Mark Dellagrotte, and more. He is also the author of the book, The Character Coach and The Voice of Love Company: A Marine Wireman's Odyssey in the Pacific.

Alisha Klapheke has been training in martial arts for over 15 years holds a third degree Black Belt in Elite Mixed Martial Arts and a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.  She is skilled in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Krav Maga. She also has a master's degree in education.  After teaching elementary school for 5 years, she has made the commitment to teaching martial arts full time.

Braden Elmlinger has been training in martial arts for over 12 years and holds a third degree black belt.

Michael Zeller has been training in martial arts for 8 years.and holds the rank of black belt.

Anna Alms has been training in martial arts for 3 years.

Angelina De Luca has trained in martial arts for over 14 years and holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt in Elite Martial Arts system of self defense and fighting, making her well versed in Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga.

Patrick Spoletini has been training in martial arts for over 10 years. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Elite Martial Arts system of self defense and fighting making him well versed in Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga

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Elite Martial Arts of Brentwood