Randy training with Three time Ultimate Fighting Champion Royce Gracie.
Training photos from the Special Operations Advanced Combatives Course.
Randy training with U.F.C. Creator, Jiu-Jitsu Legend, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master Rorion Gracie.
Randy training with Master Instructor,
Gracie Jiu-jitsu Blackbelt
Sifu Eddie Camden.
Randy with the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders.
Featured Author Ultimate Training Strategy, pg 87
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Randy with Martial Arts Legend
Bill "Superfoot" Wallace.
"The Greatest Karate Fighter of All Time"
10th Degree Black Belt, Grandmaster Joe Lewis.
Randy with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grandmaster Helio Gracie.
Featured Author Special Forces Fighting Secrets
Black Belt Magazine FEB 2003.
Randy with Country Music Superstar Toby Keith.
Randy with Kickboxing and martial arts film star Don "The Dragon" Wilson.
Randy with Next Generation Gracie Jiu Jitsu Legend Rener Gracie
Randy with Next Generation Gracie Jiu Jitsu Champion Ryron Gracie
Randy with Gracie Miami, Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Pedro Valante'
Randy meeting fellow Former Special Operator Frank Cucci.
Randy with Gracie Jiu Jitsu "Best of the Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor" Pedro Sauer.
Randy training with Kajukenbo Master Instructor, Editor of Karate/Kung Fu Illustrated (1990-92), and Author Bill Beaver.
Randy training with Jiu-Jitsu living Legend, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Undefeated Champion Rickson Gracie.
Randy was awarded his Gracie jiu jitsu Blue Belt under Three time Ultimate Fighting Champion Royce Gracie.
Randy visiting with friend and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu mentor Grand Master Rorion Gracie at the Gracie Academy.
Randy recognized as an EFC
Inspiring Instructor of the Year
Randy McElwee is the Athens / North Georgia, Eastern Alabama, and Western South Carolina Regional Representative, Director, founding member for the Special Operations Combative Arts Association and former Instructor for the University of Georgia Military Science Dept. As the S.O.C.A.A. director he has trained and advised Special Operations & other Military and Law Enforcement units to include;
5TH Special Forces Group3rd Special Forces Group
3rd Ranger Bn, Ft Benning, Ga Pakistani Special Service Grp
Afghan Mujihadeen Jordanian Special Forces
Egyptian Rangers Kuwaiti Special Forces
U.S. Customs U.S. Border Patrol
716TH Military Police Bn 163rd Military Police (SRT)
Federal Probation Officers
Department of State Embassy Security (CENTCOM AOR)
Department of Defense Special Projects (CENTCOM AOR)
Tennesse State Police Special Operations Division
Presidential Protection Detail (George Bush Sr.)
Randy is a retired Master Sergeant and decorated Special Forces combat veteran with 18 years Special Operations experience. Awarded the Legion of Merit for service that included action as the senior NCO of a Joint Chief of Staff directed special category classified project. He has been training and teaching Combative Arts for 15 years. He has a a 5th Degree Blackbelt in Kama Bushi Kai Karate', 1st Degree Blackbelt in Shotokan Karate', a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Goshin Ryu Ju Jitsu, and a Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Royce Gracie, and a Purple Belt under Sifu Eddie Camden. He is certified as an Armed Forces Combatives Instructor, a Goshin Ryu Ju Jitsu Instructor, a Kama Bushi Kai Karate' Instuctor, a Gracie Resisting Attack Procedures for Law Enforcement (G.R.A.P.L.E.) Instructor, a Georgia Peace Officers Training Council Defensive Tactics Guest Instructor, and a certified American Council on Martial Arts Instuctor