Monthly Archives: May 2013

When Your Training is in a Slump! (Part 4) Win Only Mentality

Having a Win Only Mentality In our first 3  posts of the series “When Your Training is in a Slump” we discussed a variety of topics.  These included “Comparing Yourself to Others”, “Outside Influences”, and “Being Closed Minded”.  In our 4th and final installment of this series we’ll discuss how having a “Win Only Mentality”…

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Relay for Life Demonstration with Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts

Demonstration at Relay for Life event in Wake Forest, NC Pendergrass Academy head instructors Rob and Guy Pendergrass (Black Belts under Gustavo Machado) led a demonstration along with some of the Little and Junior Champion students at the Relay for Life event in Wake Forest, NC on May 18th 2013.  The group demonstrated Brazilian Jiu…

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When Your Training is in a Slump! (Part 3) Being Closed Minded

Closed Minded in Training In the first two parts of this series we looked at Comparing Yourself to Others and Outside Influences.  The most common pitfalls in these two areas were addressed and some practical ways to address them were covered.  Next we delve into a common trap for many, being Closed Minded. As the…

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Renato Charuto Verissimo at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts

Renato Charuto Verissimo BJJ Seminar at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts Renato Charuto Verissimo made his yearly visit to the Pendergrass Academy for another great Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar.  In the video below Charuto shares how he plays spider guard and transitions to a triangle/omoplata position.  Great for anyone who loves playing spider guard! Renato…

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When Your Training is in a Slump! (Part 2) Outside Influences

When Your Training is in a Slump: Outside Influences In our first part of this series we looked at how Comparing Yourself to Others can be detrimental to your progress and growth in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. For many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a place to get away from all the hassles of daily life.  A…

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Easy and Effective Way to Attack the Turtle – May 2013 Technique of the Month

May 2013 Technique of the Month Our May 2013 Technique of the Month is a easy and effective way to attack the turtle position.  Guy Pendergrass teaches how to unbalance your partner to begin the attack of either catching a choke or taking the back mount. Easy and Effective Way to Attack the Turtle  …

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When Your Training is in a Slump! (Part 1)

When You  Are In a Training Slump Anyone that has been training for any length of time in martial arts or any sport for that matter has experienced a slump in their training.  For some it feels like a plateau for others it feels like they are going backwards.  First thing you must understand is…

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