Author Archives: Guy Pendergrass

Bounce Back Armbar Drill – Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tip

Check a really great drill to incorporate into your training that we call the Bounce Back Arm Bar drill. The Bounce Back drill will allow you to stay on top and continue to attack the arm.         Be sure to leave a comment  below about the Bounce Back Arm Bar video. Head…

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Halloween Safety Tips from the Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts in Wake Forest

Halloween Safety tips for Wake Forest NC Here we offer Tips and Suggestions for parents and kids that will be heading out for some trick or treating this year.  Safety is paramount and we want all kids to be safe and enjoy all their candy.  Be sure to look this list over and share with…

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Muay Thai Tip of the Week Wake Forest NC

Push Kick / Teep Kick Defense and Counter In our latest Tip of the Week featuring Kru Holmes, head Pendergrass Academy Muay Thai Instructor. Here Kru Holmes shows a Push / Teep Kick defense and counter.  We hope you enjoy the latest tip.     Be sure to Head over to our Youtube Channel and…

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5 Strategies to Better Guard Passing

How do I Get Better at Guard Passing? If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question!  Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”.  If you haven’t already noticed, the guard is where you’ll be spending most of your time on the mat.   Whether you are…

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Safety Tips at School…Don’t be a Victim!

Safety Tips at School When we think of school we think of an environment where our children are safe and able to learn and grow.  Even in such a “safe” environment anything can happen.  The majority of abductions typically occur before or after school.  Here we explore some safety tips that anyone can follow at…

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September Technique of the Month

Wanna learn how to pass the De La Riva Guard? In our newest Technique of the Month see Professor Guy and Rob demonstrate an effective De La Riva guard pass using a knee slice. We know we know…sorta late for a technique of the month.  We promise you won’t be disappointed in this new video.…

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10 Stretches for Flexibility and Longevity

In the martial arts stretching is essential not only to mastering technique but also preventing injury and ensuring longevity.   Stretching every day for flexibility and longevity will keep you around longer and help you climb the rank to black belt that much faster. At our martial arts academy in Wake Forest we stress the importance…

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How Martial Arts Changed My Life

Every day we hear from a lot of people who want to start training in Martial Arts.  Usually they tell us why they can’t start or some obstacle that prevents them from accomplishing their goals. Some times we need a reminder from those who have set out on that journey and have benefited from their…

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing – Social Benefits

In our first two posts on the Benefits of Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing we looked at two of the greatest benefits that most people think of when it comes to training in the martial arts.  First was the Physical Fitness Benefits.  We looked at and explored all the ares of…

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing – Mental Benefits

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing – Mental Benefits In the first part of our new series on why to train in the martial arts we discussed the Physical Benefits of participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing.  Next, we dive into what many equate to being the second greatest byproduct of…

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