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

Benefits of Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Training

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 and promotes excellent health.

Jiu Jitsu being primarily a grappling art is great for anaerobic exercise which involves constant work with short bursts of energy.  Muay Thai Kickboxing is great for promoting aerobic/cardio conditioning which is  great for long bouts and strengthens the heart and lungs.

2. Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai are both excellent forms of self defense!

Both Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai have been tested not only in the ring but the streets as well.  There are no other arts that as effective as these at preparing someone for self defense and equipping them with the tools to defend oneself.

3. Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai promotes a healthy lifestyle, including both overall fitness and diet.

As mentioned before both arts will greatly improves ones overall fitness.  But, in addition both promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle by way of proper dieting that helps with training.

4. Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai helps to develop strong character and confidence!

Both arts not only strengthen the body but the mind as well.  Through mastery of the art one will begin to develop confidence as each new lesson and technique are perfected.  The art of setting goals and accomplishing them are achieved with dedication and persistence.

5. Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai promotes  an excellent exercise of the mind and develops strong problem solving skills.

Mental toughness go hand and hand with training in martial arts.  While training in Jiu Jitsu you will find yourself in some tough situations that require the ability to analyze, adapt, and figure out a solution to live training you will encounter.

6. Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai training are great ways to make new friends and have FUN!

For many training in the martial arts is a way to forge friendships and have a blast while doing so.  The camaraderie that someone will experience often lead to friendships that lasts for years and years.

7. Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai training allows you to go through an amazing process of self-discovery.

Probably the greatest benefit gained from training is the process of self discovery and what you learn about yourself on your path to black belt. Many are surprised at what they can do that they never were able to before and what they can achieve that they didn’t think was possible.

8. Jiu Jitsu and Muay training, you never get bored because there’s always something new to learn; both arts are constantly evolving.

Although there are set moves and techniques in any martial arts both Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai are constantly evolving to adapt to real world times.


Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts

The Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts is the only facility in Wake Forest, NC that offers certified Black Belt instruction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and instruction of Muay Thai Kickboxing!  No other facility can provide the level of instruction and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mauy Thai Kickboxing that we can!!!

Contact us for more information about our adult BJJ and Muay Thai programs by calling 919-819-1908 or visiting us at

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