Author Archives: Guy Pendergrass

Drilling…Have a Good Partner!

A few weeks ago we received a Facebook message about training. Now, every academy is different in how they run classes and structure training sessions.  While we don’t actively assign training partners during each adult class, it does bring up a good point about what each student should be doing to maximize their training and…

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Featured MMA Fighter: Chad Tyler – BJJ and Muay Thai Training

BJJ and Muay Thai Training Here at the Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts we have students that range from young to old and hobbyists to competition enthusiasts. Those that choose to compete can do so in several formats including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (gi and no gi) competitions, Muay Thai Kickboxing matches, and Mixed Martial Arts…

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News and Update: Pendergrass Academy Expanding Event

Pendergrass Academy Expanding Event! The Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts is expanding it’s facility to over 3,000 square feet, doubling in size!  We’re are excited about the growth of our academy and the new programs and classes that we’ll be able to offer, with the additional space.  This will offer us the opportunity to provide 2…

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Morality and Martial Arts

Martial Arts Experience My brother and I have been actively training in martial arts since 1988.  Since then, we’ve studied in depth a variety of styles including Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, wrestling, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Having started off in traditional marts arts (TMA) and then transitioning…

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense vs Sport: Why Did You Start?

With the emerging popularity of combat sports like the UFC, more and more people are seeking out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Gracie Jiu Jitsu) to learn it’s highly effective techniques. Other popular non-striking combat sports such as the famous ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, IBJJF’s Mundial and Pan Ams have organized and promoted the sport aspect…

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Fitness, and Weight Loss

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Fitness, and Weight Loss How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training has helped many adults lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I’ts not secret that active people tend to be more healthy and maintain more ideal body weight com pared to inactive individuals. In the following article we will with you how Brazilian…

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Childrens Martial Arts Classes in Wake Forest, NC

Martial Arts Classes for Children in Wake Forest, NC Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts offers martial arts currently offers classes for children in WakeForest, NC and surrounding areas.  Classes focus on character development (confidence, Bullyproof, setting and achieving goals, and many others), physical fitness, and self defense.  Each class is designed to offer high energy…

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NC State Championships presented by US Grappling (2013)

2013 NC State Championships presented by US Grappling (Wake Forest, NC) The 2013 NC State Championships presetned by US Grappling will be held at the Franklin Academy on Saturday, March 2, 2013.  This will be a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling tournament with divisions for men, men over thirty, women, and juveniles. Click the…

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Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts Reviews: 5 Students Share Their Opinion

Reviews of the Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts programs The video below features several students sharing their experiences at the Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts.  Meet Manny, Jeff, Boo, Jay, and Norm and hear what they have to say about their time in as students.  Also, Jeff and Norm share their thoughts on our Kids…

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort at Pendergrass Academy

Hurricane Sandy and Pendergrass Academy! Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts will be doing it’s part to raise much needed money to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy!  Many people are still suffering from the aftermath of this devasting storm in the upper North East.  Here at Pendergass Academy we plan to accomplish this task of raising…

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