Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy

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I am extremely honored as Episode 145 of The Gracie JiuJitsu Rocks Podcast just dropped and I'm featured as a guest in an interview with the host, my good friend Mr Marty Josey !!!
We had another great conversation, that's the incredible thing about Jiu Jitsu; the amazing people that you meet and get to know. Marty is definitely one of those. Give it listen, check out our discussion and let me know what you think, most of all like and share to show your appreciation for Marty putting up with me.

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I am extremely honored as Episode 145 of The Gracie JiuJitsu Rocks Podcast just dropped and I'm featured as a guest in an interview with the host, my good friend Mr Marty Josey !!!
We had another great conversation, that's the incredible thing about Jiu Jitsu; the amazing people that you meet and get to know. Marty is definitely one of those. Give it listen, check out our discussion and let me know what you think, most of all like and share to show your appreciation for Marty putting up with me.

https://lnkd.in/e9gdW8CY
Happy 🍀 St Patrick’s Day 🍀
But don’t think that means you can wear a Green Gi to class …..

WHITE GIs ONLY!!!!!!!
Always 🙄
Our Juniors' Jiu-Jitsu program is a progressive and reality-based style of self-defense that has been specifically designed to help children 7-12 years old learn realistic self-protection techniques. Jiu-Jitsu provides the focus, confidence, and determination to obtain ones' goals.

Think our program might be right for your child? Try us out! We offer a two-week trial program so that you can make sure our school is exactly what your family is looking for. Sign up here -> https://www.athensjiujitsu.com/product-page/kids-intro-to-jiu-jitsu
Don't forget! Tomorrow is the start of Daylight Savings, so adjust those clocks tonight ⏰
📣 Giveaway alert and event announcement! 📣 Write a Google review between now and our Founding Friday celebration to be entered to win. Our amazing prizes include a FREE private jiu-jitsu lesson, a float center giftcard, 50 free wings from Ho***rs, or several other amazing prizes. We’ll draw the winners on April 1 during the Founding Friday event, which will include a mini jiu-jitsu seminar, food, and friends – don’t miss out!

Leave a review here -> https://g.page/r/CRzwnjOGzuoUEAg/review

*All students who have already left a Google review will be automatically entered in the drawing.
We are always thankful for the kind words of our students!

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Come train with us! Our school is the only Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/Team Pedro Sauer-certified training center in Athens. With top-notch instructors, you'll learn the art as intended by its founder, Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

#jiujitsu #BJJ #martialarts
REAL self defense is the foundation of everything we do, and our training programs have an unparalleled focus on effective personal protection. Come see what we do by signing up for a two-week trial here -> https://www.athensjiujitsu.com/get-started-now 🥋

#martialarts #selfdefense #fitness
17 whole years since we opened our doors! We are incredibly grateful to our students. You make what we do possible. Here's to 17 more! 🥋
17 whole years since we opened our doors! We are incredibly grateful to our students. You make what we do possible. Here's to 17 more! 🥋
Gorgeous weather & Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - what more could you ask for?! 🥋☀️ Kick off your weekend right with a Friday midday class. Make sure you check out our full class schedule online at https://www.athensjiujitsu.com/schedule so you never miss out on the fun!

#jiujitsu #martialarts #dojolife

The MOST professional Personal Success Training Program in the southeast United States GRACIE JIU JITSU ATHENS / Team Pedro Sauer at the American Black Belt Academy (A.B.B.A.)

is the MOST professional Personal Success Training Program in the southeast United States using Self-Defense as a vehicle to attain individual achievement. Delivering training based on the unmatched REAL world experience of Academy founder and Director Retired Master Sergeant(MSG-Ret) Randy McElwee as an operational "Green Beret" serving in the US Army Special Forces for 20 plus years and employin

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Photos from Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy's post 03/18/2022

I am extremely honored as Episode 145 of The Gracie JiuJitsu Rocks Podcast just dropped and I'm featured as a guest in an interview with the host, my good friend Mr Marty Josey !!!
We had another great conversation, that's the incredible thing about Jiu Jitsu; the amazing people that you meet and get to know. Marty is definitely one of those. Give it listen, check out our discussion and let me know what you think, most of all like and share to show your appreciation for Marty putting up with me.

https://lnkd.in/e9gdW8CY

Photos from Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy's post 03/18/2022

I am extremely honored as Episode 145 of The Gracie JiuJitsu Rocks Podcast just dropped and I'm featured as a guest in an interview with the host, my good friend Mr Marty Josey !!!
We had another great conversation, that's the incredible thing about Jiu Jitsu; the amazing people that you meet and get to know. Marty is definitely one of those. Give it listen, check out our discussion and let me know what you think, most of all like and share to show your appreciation for Marty putting up with me.

https://lnkd.in/e9gdW8CY

03/17/2022

Happy 🍀 St Patrick’s Day 🍀
But don’t think that means you can wear a Green Gi to class …..

WHITE GIs ONLY!!!!!!!
Always 🙄

Timeline photos 03/15/2022

Our Juniors' Jiu-Jitsu program is a progressive and reality-based style of self-defense that has been specifically designed to help children 7-12 years old learn realistic self-protection techniques. Jiu-Jitsu provides the focus, confidence, and determination to obtain ones' goals.

Think our program might be right for your child? Try us out! We offer a two-week trial program so that you can make sure our school is exactly what your family is looking for. Sign up here -> https://www.athensjiujitsu.com/product-page/kids-intro-to-jiu-jitsu

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Don't forget! Tomorrow is the start of Daylight Savings, so adjust those clocks tonight ⏰

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📣 Giveaway alert and event announcement! 📣 Write a Google review between now and our Founding Friday celebration to be entered to win. Our amazing prizes include a FREE private jiu-jitsu lesson, a float center giftcard, 50 free wings from Hooters, or several other amazing prizes. We’ll draw the winners on April 1 during the Founding Friday event, which will include a mini jiu-jitsu seminar, food, and friends – don’t miss out!

Leave a review here -> https://g.page/r/CRzwnjOGzuoUEAg/review

*All students who have already left a Google review will be automatically entered in the drawing.

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We are always thankful for the kind words of our students!

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Come train with us! Our school is the only Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/Team Pedro Sauer-certified training center in Athens. With top-notch instructors, you'll learn the art as intended by its founder, Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

Timeline photos 03/03/2022

REAL self defense is the foundation of everything we do, and our training programs have an unparalleled focus on effective personal protection. Come see what we do by signing up for a two-week trial here -> https://www.athensjiujitsu.com/get-started-now 🥋

Photos from Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy's post 03/01/2022

17 whole years since we opened our doors! We are incredibly grateful to our students. You make what we do possible. Here's to 17 more! 🥋

Photos from Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy's post 03/01/2022

17 whole years since we opened our doors! We are incredibly grateful to our students. You make what we do possible. Here's to 17 more! 🥋

Timeline photos 02/25/2022

Gorgeous weather & Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - what more could you ask for?! 🥋☀️ Kick off your weekend right with a Friday midday class. Make sure you check out our full class schedule online at https://www.athensjiujitsu.com/schedule so you never miss out on the fun!

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Who else could we post about for other than the coolest member of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Athens team - the one and only Dojo Dog, Hershey! 🐶😎

02/19/2022

Part of Professor Keith Owen ‘s charm as a Jiu-Jitsu Instructor was the way he consistently honored Master Pedro Sauer as his teacher.
Here is a video of them sharing the answer to a question about dealing with a technique.

Photos from Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy's post 02/19/2022

Congratulations to everyone that earned and was awarded the next level at our SUPER Saturday Promotion Event today!!!

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Don't forget! No regular classes on Monday. Instead, we'll be heading over to Gracie Jiu Jitsu Commerce - Team Pedro Sauer for Jeff "Big Frog" Curran's seminar.

Still need your jiu-jitsu fix? Then join us! Register here -> https://square.link/u/SD1DuGqT

Photos from Gracie Jiu Jitsu Athens Team Pedro Sauer at American Black Belt Academy's post 02/16/2022

It is with heavy heart and great sadness that our Association acknowledges the passing of our dear friend and long-time student Professor Keith Owen.

Keith started training with us during the early 1990’s in Utah, and he has been an important part of our lives for almost 30 years. He personified all that is good in the martial arts, going to great lengths to teach others not only the technical aspects of the martial arts, but also the more important underlying philosophical and cultural aspects. He was such a dedicated student and Black Belt and whenever the name Pedro Sauer was mentioned, he protected the integrity of The Sauer name like a Rhino.

In addition to a large and prosperous school in Boise, Idaho, Keith frequently traveled and was much sought after for his popular and well attended seminars.

Keith was a 4th degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and he also held a 4th degree in TAI kung-fu and a black sash in Wu Wei Gung Fu under Bruce Lee Student Joseph Cowles. Keith had 11 Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts under him in the United States and Canada, and most recently served in a number of capacities on the PSBJJA’s Board of Directors.

In addition to his successful and impactful martial arts career, Keith was a loving and devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Shirlane, and his sons Alex (28), Carrigan (26), Chance (25) and his dogs Rodeo and Mac. .

The world was clearly a better place with Keith in it. He will be sorely missed.

02/15/2022

Happy Valentines Day!

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Happy 'sDay! We LOVE the dedication of our students and wish them the best of luck this test week!

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Share the love! We LOVE our students, and we hope you love us, too! This Valentine's Day spread the love and leave us a review: https://g.page/r/CRzwnjOGzuoUEAg/review 🥋

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Need the perfect Valentine's gift? Share the love and get a two-week trial for you and your significant other of jiu-jitsu or karate! Visit https://www.athensjiujitsu.com/get-started-now or email [email protected] to learn more!

02/03/2022

Because our Jiu-Jitsu Program focuses on realistic self defense we are always working to inoculate our students against the flood of adrenaline that occurs in real attacks or confrontational situations.
One of the the many drills we employ to develop these areas is our “Criminal Closet” Drill.
We use folding mats turned on their side to create concealment “closets”. Then we randomly place attackers (“criminals”) or not inside these closets that the students have to open.
By venturing forward to open the closet and not knowing if an attacker is hidden inside the student experiences a progressive dramatic rise in adrenaline just like when a discussion or situation progresses to violence. We add several other conditions to the drill to increase realism. Using this and many other similar drills and techniques we uniquely prepare our students for the reality of the modern world.

01/29/2022

We had a great evening kicking off our weekend by doing an interactive interview with the journalism team from Red & Black University of Georgia Campus Newspaper.
We discussed and demonstrated self defense concepts, tactics and techniques that make all of our training unique to effectively deal with real attacks. We answered questions about our unique specialized personal protection programs for women, Law Enforcement, and military personnel.
Thanks Caitlin & Jessica !!!

01/29/2022

We had a great evening kicking off our weekend by doing an interactive interview with the journalism team from Red & Black University of Georgia Campus Newspaper.
We discussed and demonstrated self defense concepts, tactics and techniques that make all of our training unique to effectively deal with real attacks. We answered questions about our unique specialized personal protection programs for women, Law Enforcement, and military personnel.
Thanks Caitlin & Jessica !!!

Timeline photos 01/25/2022

Do you think you're ready to start your martial arts journey but aren't quite sure which program is right for you? We've got you covered! We offer two-week trials so that you can get your feet wet and decide which program is your favorite. Check out the options here -> https://www.athensjiujitsu.com/get-started-now

01/20/2022

We are SUPER excited to announce the latest release to our internal student video library of our Master Text training series.
In order to help honor Master Pedro Sauer’s promise to GrandMaster Hélio Gracie to teach the stand up self defense as the foundational element of our Authentic GRACIE JiuJitsu program. As members of the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association we proud to honor Professor Sauer’s promise.
Check out the first 7 of the 75 techniques now available on your KickSite Student profile.
@ https://id.kicksite.net/americanblackbeltacademy

Enjoy the videos!!!!

01/20/2022

We are SUPER excited to announce the latest release to our internal student video library of our Master Text training series.
In order to help honor Master Pedro Sauer’s promise to GrandMaster Hélio Gracie to teach the stand up self defense as the foundational element of our Authentic GRACIE JiuJitsu program. As members of the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association we proud to honor Professor Sauer’s promise.
Check out the first 7 of the 75 techniques now available on your KickSite Student profile.
@ https://id.kicksite.net/americanblackbeltacademy

Enjoy the videos!!!!

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Are you thinking about starting your jiu-jitsu journey but can’t make it to an evening class? You’re not alone! Many of our students have unique schedules, which is why we also offer midday classes and frequently host Saturday seminars. See our full schedule at AthensJiuJitsu.com/schedule today 🥋

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Did you know we offer two types of kids’ programs? 🥋 Our Lil’ Dragons class (ages 5-8) is the perfect foundation for a beginner’s martial arts journey. Our students learn self-discipline, focus, listening, and the importance of a positive mental attitude – all while having fun!
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Our Juniors Jiu-Jitsu class (ages 7-12) has been specifically designed to help your children learn realistic self-protection and anti-bullying techniques. It also improves self-confidence and physical fitness in a fun environment.
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Many of our students stay with us for years, growing in ability and confidence the whole time! Learn what's so special about our programs and sign up for a two-week trial at AthensJiuJitsu.com

About Us ...

We are ATHENS' ONLY AUTHENTIC GRACIE Jiu Jitsu Academy featuring Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association Certified Instructors under the direction of ATHENS' ONLY AUTHENTIC GRACIE Jiu Jitsu BLACK BELT awarded by Master Pedro Sauer.

DON’T BUY THE LIE!!! .............Not all JiuJitsu is GRACIE JiuJitsu!!!

BJJ for competition and “Jitz” for MMA is not the same as AUTHENTIC GRACIE JIU-JITSU for Self Defense. AUTHENTIC GRACIE JiuJitsu for Self Defense is all about focusing on the details that make the techniques effective against much bigger and stronger opponents. It’s this approach that makes Gracie JiuJitsu work smaller individuals in real Self Defense situations and allows a property trained person to defeat a bigger stronger opponent using leverage and body mechanics. Don’t settle for less than the best!

JOIN US Athens’ ONLY AUTHENTIC GRACIE JiuJitsu Academy teaching AUTHENTIC GRACIE Jiu Jitsu as one of ONLY 2 certified Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Global Federation academies in the state of Georgia and featuring Official Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association Certified Instructors.

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Welcome to the American Black Belt Academy, consistently recognized as ATHENS' BEST MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL, we offer the most modern and innovative self-defense training in the Athens and North Georgia area. American Black Belt Academy is an exclusive program that provides the most effective personal defense training system available.

Personal Self Defense Training provides a great opportunity to become more physically fit, to develop both personal protective awareness; and self-defense skill; to maintain a healthy, positive outlook...... and to have a great time with other people who also enjoy these pursuits !

Our empowering programs focus on improving the student's physical health and mental power. Improve your lifestyle by increasing your physical stamina, strength, and flexibility while increasing your mental clarity, confidence and insight. Develop a "can do" and "see it thru" attitude while increasing your circle of friends with our professionally trained and highly qualified staff at American Black Belt Academy.


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Monday 11am - 8:30pm
Tuesday 11am - 8:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 8:30pm
Thursday 11am - 8:30pm
Friday 11am - 8:30pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

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