Author Archives: Guy Pendergrass

Martial Arts Training – A Female Perspective – BJJ, Muay Thai, & Self Defense

Martial Arts Training – A Female Perspective – BJJ, Muay Thai & Self Defense The video below features several students sharing their experiences at the Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts.  The first however is one female student sharing her experiences in both our BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and Muay Thai Boxing program.   We think that many adults can relate…

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“Leave Me Alone” Standing Up for YOURSELF against Bullies in Wake Forest

“Leave Me Alone”. Three Words to Stand Up to any Bully! As simple as this sounds there is nothing more powerful than standing up to a bully and letting them know what you think. The #1 thing I believe we can teach any child is to be confident.  But, becoming confident takes work.  There is…

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Fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Week 14 Wake Forest NC

Check it out.  Hope you enjoy. Below is a sample of our ground technique taught in Week 14 of our Fundamentals program. If you live in or near Wake Forest, NC and have ever thought about training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu please check us out.  www.PendergrassAcademy.com 919-819-1908 #pamabjj

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Core Kettlebell Fitness Training in Wake Forest NC

In this video Professor Guy shows some great core Kettlebell Fitness Training. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing are great workouts. But, sometimes we want specific targeted training for exercise and fitness. Guy shows a few kettlebell exercises you can do when you don’t have a gym near you to work your core.  …

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Kimura Sweep from Half Guard – Pendergrass Academy – Wake Forest, NC

Kimura Sweep Half Guard – Pendergrass Academy – Wake Forest NC The kimura is a very versatile attack and can be applied form many different positions.  Here coach Sean (assistant instructor at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts) shows a very nice kimura attack that leads to a sweep from half guard.  Be sure make note…

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Training through an Injury, is it Possible?

Injuries and Training Just like with any physical activities, BJJ and Muay Thai carry the potential of being injured when you train.   Inevitably most students of the martial arts suffer from an injury on some level.  Whether it’s small or severe in nature injuries can impede our progress or worse cause many to quit all…

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Sakuraba Style Armlock

Being a fan of Pride (Japanese version of the UFC) I use to love watching Kazushi Sakuraba fight.  He was great at attacking the arm when someone was on his back. In this technique Professor Guy shows a great way to reverse the turtle and immediately attack with an inverted Armlock or transition to the Americana, akin to Sakuraba style Armlocks.     Adult &…

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Top 8 Reasons to Train Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts – Wake Forest, NC

 Top 8 Reasons toTrain Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai at Pendergrass Academy There are many great reasons to train in jiu-jitsu and mauy thai kickboxing.   Here are the top 8 reasons you should train at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts in Wake Forest, NC! 1. Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai are a great source of cardiovascular exercise…

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“Don’t Expect Results from Excuses” 5 Reasons (Excuses) Why You’ll Never Train!

5 Reasons Why You’ll Never Train! There are literally thousands of people that think about stepping on the mats to begin their training in the martial arts!  But for the majority of folks it will only be a thought. Below are our top 5 Reasons (Excuses) why most people will never begin their journey and…

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Gustavo Machado BJJ Seminar at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts – Wake Forest, NC

Gustavo Machado BJJ Seminar at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts in Wake Forest, NC On Saturday November 16th Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts will be hosting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) seminar with professor Gustavo “Guga” Machado.  Pendergrass Academy is the first official affiliate academy of Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (established in 2000) and…

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