Testimonials


“Elite Combat Systems is the finest martial arts academy I have ever trained at. The atmosphere is all about the philosophy of martial arts training and the excitement of learning about what you can accomplish and who you can become. The instruction I have received over the past year and a half has transformed both my confidence and my spirit. Sifu LaDell Elliot is by far the best instructor I have ever come across and he represents the “real deal”. Hardened and forged by years of experience, he can teach anyone how to protect themselves, and his patience with students of all ages and experience is indeed exceptional. I especially appreciate his continual observation and correction of my technique during class; he makes everyone feel like they are important to him. Sifu Elliot has also molded exceptional junior instructors who work under him and are there to help all of his students succeed. My son Theodore also participates in the class and I am amazed by how far Sifu Elliot has taken him, I know for certain that my son is becoming a better gentleman because of the experience the academy has provided him. My son and I have a wonderful time training together, and thanks to the overall academy atmosphere and students, we always feel welcomed. The academy is very family friendly and safety is always stressed, so if you sign up, I suggest you bring a loved one on board as well! As long as I can, I will always proudly train at Elite Combat Systems! Did I mention that I feel that I have become “one heck” of a better fighter?”

Professor and Department Head John E. Gustafson (age 49)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Oklahoma State University (GO POKES!)

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Why did you come to ELITE?

“I’d just moved here when I had gone around seeking another dojo to attend and found ECS. It’s a very large gym with many students and they teach multiple arts. Usually, dojos only teach a single art and focus solely upon it, but here at ECS, you can try any art and style you choose whenever you want.”

What do you like about ELITE:
“ECS always has a wonderful air about it and a great environment for learning. The teachers and other students are extremely respectful towards one another and won’t hesitate to help someone if they need assistance. There isn’t any pressure to hurry and keep up with the rest of the class and students, and you’re free to simply learn at your own pace. The instructors are extremely patient and encouraging. No one brings anyone down here, and you have the freedom to learn what you please.

It’s practically impossible to put how much respect and appreciation I feel towards Ladell as not only an instructor, but also a person. He’s kind, patient, and extremely understanding. You can easily tell that he loves what he does and he’s an awesome teacher. He’s encouraging, amazing, calm, and just altogether a person you can easily trust.”

Has anything changed for the better while you have been at ELITE?
“Definitely. I’ve been a martial artist for my entire life and have attended several dojos across the country, but never before have I truly learned material like I have while attending ECS. Here, I’ve actually learned how to defend myself. When I was attending other martial art schools, I didn’t learn through experience. I’ve learned how to be a more practical fighter, that you don’t have to be a master of kung-fu like several movie stars in order to truly hold your own in a fight. I’ve also learned respect and discipline, that you can really do anything once you put your mind to it. ECS has just made me an altogether more joyful person, and I’m always eager to learn more things and attend every class.

I basically tell other people about it because I find the place fun and fantastic. You can enjoy what you’re doing while learning, and it’s usually really hard to find things like that. I also would tell people who have an obvious love for martial arts or who need some self-confidence. Learning how to defend yourself and being around such kind, encouraging people can really give you a boost of confidence, and you can definitely find that at ECS.”

– Jessica Patterson

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Elite Combat Systems Rocks!

“I have been desiring to take some type of martial arts class for a long time.  I took Taekwondo for a few months when I was a kid and really enjoyed it. So I’ve wanted to do something like it again, but I was just lacking the motivation.  When LaDell came and taught a self defense class at our church a few months ago, I then received the needed encouragement and incentive to finally get started.

For over a month now, I have been taking classes three days a week at Elite Combat Systems, and I absolutely love it!

What impressed me the most at Elite Combat Systems was the overall atmosphere of the place.  It is very casual and laid back, and it’s not as intimidating as I thought it would be; which makes it easier for me to learn and ask questions when I have them.  And it’s not so embarrassing when I can’t do the kick, punch, or block properly. It’s a very fun, but challenging, environment.

LaDell does an excellent job of explaining things, and he is very gracious and patient when answering a question. And his gracious “attitude” has noticeably spilled over onto a lot of the students who have been training there for awhile, because they too are very helpful, humble, and fun to be around.  This tells me A LOT about the instructor!

I highly recommend LaDell and Elite Combat Systems to anyone who wants to get in shape, learn self defense, meet great people, and have fun all at the same time!!”

– CJ Ellis

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“As a law enforcement officer, I initially came to elite combat systems for the sole purpose of being more effective on the street and ensuring that I had the skills necessary to defend against any attacker I may face.  All of the arts taught at Elite Combat Systems are very complimentary to one another and provide a well-rounded, multi-disciplinary approach to the dynamics of a real life attack.  Skillsets learned are reinforced with graduated levels of realistic scenario type training.

As a student of many types and ranges of combat, I can say through experience that Sifu Elliot has a very effective teaching style.  He has the ability to break things down and teach in a way that anyone of any age or skill level can process and perform.  One of the things that make him a great instructor is that he never feels as though he is at a level that is acceptable to him.  Even though he has an unbelievably impressive resume, he is constantly training to become better in all of the arts he practices.  This keeps his methodologies and techniques current and sharp.  Sifu Elliot also takes a personal interest in his students and their success.  It seems to be a personal victory for him when one of the students meets a goal they have set.  He celebrates their achievement and encourages them to move forward to reach higher ones. At Elite Combat Systems, we are not just students together in the martial arts; we are more like a family.

Since coming to Elite Combat Systems, I have significantly more confidence in my ability to successfully defend against an attack on the street.  Everything taught at Elite Combat Systems is viable and useful in a real life self-defense situation and I would say it is the most complete system available.  I would recommend Elite Combat Systems to anyone, regardless of age or skill level.  You will jump right into the arts with both feet and will be amazed at how fast your skills develop.  Whether you’re looking for physical conditioning or self-defense, there is no better place or better group of people than Elite Combat Systems.”

– Chance

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“I started coming to Elite Combat Systems for the mental and physical challenge and to push my ability to become the best I can be. The family friendly feeling you get makes for a relaxing training environment, allowing you to learn without feeling dumb. My level of self-esteem has gone up. I feel comfortable in my ability to take care of myself. I recommend people to join just for fun and to build their confidence in themselves.”

– Ammid

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“My name is Chase Lee Mobus. I am 18 years old. I have been doing martial arts for 2 1/2 years. I am an apprentice instructor under Sifu Ladell Elliot in Jeet Kune Do, Kali Escrima, and Muay Thai. Practicing martial arts has taught me many life lessons, but it all depends on the instructor. Sifu Elliot has influenced my life in more ways then one. He has helped shape me into the man I am today. He has taught me self-respect, discipline, loyalty, and honor. He is the type of instructor that will never give up on you as long as you don’t give up on him. Without Elite Combat Systems and Sifu Ladell, I would not be the person I am today. He continues to create a family like environment where you can train hard and have a good time. My future goals include becoming a full instructor, getting my bachelor’s degree in nutrition, and owning my own martial arts gym with the ECS name. Elite Combat Systems is truly the place to go for elite martial arts instruction.”

– Chase

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