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Copyright© 2019 American Black Belt Academy   |   165 Ben Burton Road STE D  |   Bogart, GA 30622   |   (706) 549 - 1671

Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts, Self Defense, and Bully Prevention in Athens, Georgia.

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STAFF

"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.
RYAN McELWEE

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

KIDS MARTIAL ARTS, 

JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR, PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR ADULT MARTIAL ARTS, & ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR KEYSI FIGHTING METHOD 

 

Ryan teaches the Little Dragons class, the Juniors Martial Arts, and Adult and Teen Beginner Martial Arts as well as assistant Jiu Jitsu Instructor and an Assistant Keysi Instructor under Justo Diguez. He 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 a Purple Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, and is also an Official Certified Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association Instructor. He has attended the Dave Kovar Instructor College and is Level 3 American Black Belt Academy Instructor Certified. He has been studying martial arts since age 4 and is currently studying Jinsendo Karate under world famous Sensei Toru Shimoji . His goals in life include a Black Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, running a chain of successful martial arts schools and graduating from UGA with a Masters of Business Administration. 

ANDY BRYANT

GRACIE JIU JITSU

BLACK BELT INSTRUCTOR

 

Andy teaches Beginner and Intermediate Jiu Jitsu. He has been studying martial arts since 2006. He holds a Black Belt in Maeda Kozen Japanese Jiu Jitsu,  a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer and is also an Official Certified Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association Instructor. He is Level 3 American Black Belt Academy Instructor Certified and holds a Blue Belt in Okawa Te Karate, and a Purple Belt in Tae Kwon Do. His goal is to share Jiu Jitsu training as a GRACIE Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and supplement his training with Judo. He has fought Mixed Martial Arts since 2010, including 3 amateur fights with a 2-1 record, 2 wins by submission, 1 loss by decision. He promoted MMA fights in Athens and surrounding areas from 2012 - 2013 and is still sought after by many of Georgia fighters for ground training and fight preparation. When not doing martial arts, he enjoys scuba diving, wakeboarding, boating, motorcycles, and Georgia football.

Andy’s full time job is Owner and Electrical Contractor of Arnold Electric of Athens Inc.

ADAM BOWEN

GRACIE JIU JITSU

BLACK BELT INSTRUCTOR

 

Adam Bowen teaches the Beginners and Intermediate Jiu Jitsu. He has been studying martial arts since 2006. Adam holds a Black Belt in Maeda Kozen Japanese Jiu Jitsu and a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Master Pedro Sauer. He is Level 3 American Black Belt Academy Instructor Certified. and has 2nd Degree Gold Belt in Okawa-Te Karate. His goal is to round out his martial arts skills with striking and weapons. When not on the mats, he enjoys scuba diving, trail running, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and two sons. Adam’s full time responsibilities include Owner and General Contractor at Resource Construction.

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