Author Archives: Guy Pendergrass

Benefits of Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing – Physical Fitness

Benefits of Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing Many people begin their journey in the martial arts for different reasons.  Some for fitness, some for self discipline, and others for self defense.  In this four part series we will look at the top four benefits from training in the martial arts.   The…

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Martial Arts Summer Camp Benefit #4 – Wake Forest, NC

Martial Arts Summer Camp in Wake Forest, NC – Benefit #4 : Feeling of Belonging There are many benefits for kids to attend a martial arts summer camp!  In our next post we’ll be looking at our fourth benefit of martial arts summer camps which includes … “Feeling of Belonging”. Feeling of Belonging:  Martial Arts…

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Martial Arts Summer Camp Benefit #3 – Wake Forest, NC

Martial Arts Summer Camp in Wake Forest, NC – Benefit #3 : Healthy Lifestyle There are many benefits for kids to attend a martial arts summer camp!  In our next post we’ll be looking at our third benefit of martial arts summer camps which includes … “Healthy Lifestyle”. Healthy Lifestyle:  A Martial Arts Summer Camp…

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Martial Arts Summer Camp Benefit #2 – Wake Forest, NC

Martial Arts Summer Camp in Wake Forest, NC – Benefit #2 : Feeling Competent There are many benefits for kids to attend a martial arts summer camp!  In our next post we’ll be looking at our second benefit of martial arts summer camps which includes … “Feeling Competent”. Feeling Competent:  A Summer Camp Experience! Kids…

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Martial Arts Summer Camp Benefit #1 – Wake Forest, NC

Martial Arts Summer Camp in Wake Forest, NC – Benefit #1 : New Relationships There are many benefits for kids to attend a martial arts summer camp!  In the next several posts we’ll be looking at some of the most important benefits of children participating in martial arts summer camps.  We’ll begin by covering the…

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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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