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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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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