"Training is an investment in your success, My Team is here to help you succeed."
Kyoshi Randy McElwee, Owner / Director of GRACIE® Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer.
ACADEMY CHIEF INSTRUCTOR,
Ryan McElwee is the co-owner / General Manager and Chief Instructor of GRACIE® Jiu Jitsu Athens - Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy. Ryan teaches the Children, Teens, Adult Beginner and Intermediate Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts classes, as well. He is also Chief Instructor for the Keysi Reality Self Defense program under Justo Diguez. He is a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt endorsed by Master Pedro Sauer, holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Okawa Te Bujutsu Kai Martial Arts, a 2nd Degree Brown Belt in Jinsendo Karate' under Sensei Toru Shimoji and is also an Official Certified Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association Level 2 Instructor. He has attended the Dave Kovar Instructor College and is Level 3 Martial Arts Success Institute Instructor Certified. He has been studying martial arts since age 4 and is currently studying Jinsendo Karate under world famous Sensei Toru Shimoji . Shimoji Sensei is the Founder and Owner / Operator of Jinsendo Martial Arts and the home of our Affiliate Jiu Jitsu Program in Smyrna Georgia. Smyrna Jiu Jitsu instructs the same great authentic GRACIE Jiu-Jitsu curriculum as our main academy.
GRACIE JIU JITSU ATHENS
EXECUTIVE SERVICES MANAGER
Destiny Cornelison is the Academy Executive Services Manager. She provides
Front Desk Reception, ProShop Retail
coordination and student assistance
services while additionally serving as
the Office Manager / Marketing Coordinator.
Destiny is uniquely qualified to wear all these hats as a dynamic member of our elite unit.
Previously the Advertising and Public Relations Coordinator, Marketing & Foundation Assistant at The Classic Center, She comes to us with immense experience and talent. Having graduated from Georgia College & State University with a Masters of
Arts in English Literature in 2019 she is a great new addition to our phenomenal organization.
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