Edward Liem

Edward Liem - Elite-MMA Instructor

Houston MMA Instructor

Birth place: Irian Jaya, West Papua, Indonesia

Profession: Engineer

What martial art(s) have trained in: 
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1996-present 
Grappling 1993-present 
Muay Thai/Kickboxing 1993-present 
Boxing 1997-present 
Judo 1988-1998
Kendo 1993-1997 (6 years)

What classes do you teach: BJJ Adults: men’s and women’s, Kids BJJ, No-Gi BJJ, , Thai KickBoxing for MMA,  Adult MMA, Teen MMA, Personal Fitness, Conditioning, and Personal Self-Defense

When did you start teaching at Elite MMA? I started teaching in 2000. Hai trapped me by asking me to cover some of his classes because he couldn’t come. The rest is history.

What is a memorable moment for you at Elite MMA? Got choked out by a little French guy name Emanuel Manu – Duvivier.

Do you have any martial arts accomplishments that you are proud of and why? Boxing. Because I don’t try to put too much pressure to be good. Just enjoy training and slowly improving.

Are there any professional accomplishments that you are proud of and why? Graduating from college.

Any sports/activities that you participated in that you are proud of? I learned how to swim by myself.

What hobbies do you enjoy and why? Trying different martial arts, taking the benefits of each style.

Academic accomplishments: BS Mechanical Engineering 1996 MS Civil/Structure Engineer 2003

If you could walk us through a day or week in your life what would it consist of? Work, train, sleep, eat out.