Elite Combat Systems

Acquiring Knowledge and Awareness Through Elite Combat Training

The attacker on the street has no care for whether or not you know how to control a knife or a kick to the ribs. He won’t let you keep your feet because you don’t know how to free yourself when pinned down. He won’t back down because you’re smaller than him, or older, younger, tired or distracted.

A system of martial arts that prepares you for just one set of combat contingencies is incomplete.

At Elite Combat Systems, we understand that the complete martial artist is effective at all ranges of combat. If you’re attacked by a weapon, we’ll teach you how to stop it. If you’re taken to the ground, we’ll teach you how to attain control of that situation, even if the attacker is larger than you. We’ll teach you to end the fight with the first flurry of punches.

ECS has carefully selected a complementary set of combat arts: Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Kali/Eskrima, Muay Thai kickboxing, Integrated Submission Grappling, Boxing and MMA fighting. Alone, each system is effective. Together, they are devastating.

All ages and all skill levels of students are welcome in our academy. We are committed to providing an accessible program conducive to teaching practical self-defense. Our students acquire knowledge and personal awareness through elite combat training.

Elite Combat Systems began in 1979 when I started down a path that, unknown to me at the time, would turn into a lifetime of work and research. The journey began with Karate and continued through such systems as Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, Thai Boxing, Kali, Silat, Savate, Judo, Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu.

As an Instructor, I have tried to put myself in every possible situation, from self-defense scenarios to competitions in Boxing, Stick Fighting, Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu.

“To absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add specifically what is my own.” — Bruce Lee

Elite Combat Systems is an expression of myself and my understanding of the art of combat. ECS is a modern combat concept of training, fighting and learning the most effective systems in the world.

The goal of ECS is to produce Instructors, Fighters and Academies the world over who represent these core concepts.

“It is not daily increase but daily decrease. You must hack away the unessential.” — Bruce Lee

The Elite organization strives continually to find more effective ways to train, whether it’s conditioning through cardiovascular and strength training or increasing our knowledge of nutrition so our bodies can be at peak performance levels.

We never rest on what was, but always look to what will be through testing ourselves and our arts. We train in all ranges of combat from kicking to grappling and all weapon ranges (long, medium and short).

We would like to invite you to train with us and  become a part of this growing network of talented and dedicated martial artists.

LaDell Elliott

Owner and founder, Elite Combat Systems

Learn more about instructor LaDell Elliott

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Sifu Elliott’s Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach:
Fredson Paixão


Sifu Elliott’s JKD and Kali Instructor:
Dan Inosanto

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Other Links:

Sunrise Health Institute