All About Matt Elam
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
- Mixed Martial Arts - None
began training in American Freestyle at Purvis American Karate in 1983-1999 under Phil Purvis, John Chavers, Larry Shortt, and Mike Mccoy recieved black belt 1994, 2nd degree 1997
began training in full contact kickboxing and tae kwon do in 1989-1994 under Kerry and Barry Dye then Michael Payne in 1994-1998 with tae kwon do and muay thai, recieved honorary black belt
began training in Jiu-Jitsu with instructor Andrew Bryce believed to be from Carlson Gracie (unverified) 1992-1999. recieved black belt from Mr. Bryce 1998, however validity of instruction and therefore ranking of mr. bryce may be suspect. Training currently when and where and with whomever possible, not seeking nor claiming rank.
currently train and instruct off and on as a hobby