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Team Pedro Sauer

Linking self-defense to self development

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THE ONLY GRACIE JIU-JITSU / TEAM PEDRO SAUER CERTIFIED TRAINING CENTER IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA - Exclusively focused on teaching the art as intended by it’s founder Grandmaster Helio Gracie.


We are committed to the effective teaching of AUTHENTIC Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self defense as intended by it’s founder Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

People from all walks of life take our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts classes. At American Black Belt Academy we are  a family friendly training facility with the most professional Personal Success Training Program in Georgia with over twenty five years of experience in martial arts and real world unarmed combat using Self-Defense as a vehicle to attain individual achievement.


We are Athens’ only full-time professional, Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Global Federation Certified, and Official Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association training academy. Internationally recognized as a world class leader in Martial Arts Education, our positive professionally certified staff, continuously updated world-class Jiu Jitsu training supported by the unmatched real world experience of Academy founder and Director Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant (MSG-Ret) Randy McElwee. McElwee's realistic military background and our state of the art modern facility provides a high standard unparalleled program for a variety of goals: featuring exciting programs for adults, teens, and children, we offer the most modern and innovative martial arts and fitness training in the Northeast Georgia area. Our programs use encouraging positive reinforcement, respect, and discipline to motivate students to reach higher levels of self defense skill and overall fitness.

This training is guaranteed to enhance your confidence, improve your personal protective skills, and reduce your fear of physical encounters and real world threats. If you’d like your child to develop discipline and focus while having fun or maybe you’re a parent that would like to have more energy to spend with your family, or unshakable confidence to protect them in an increasingly chaotic world. College students wanting fitness and personal protection, or people looking for serious self defense training that has been tested and proven literally on the battlefield. No matter what your goal our training programs can help you be more successful.

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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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