Today’s Open Mat We Had Full Group. There was so many today, It seemed as if it was just another class. Coach Terrance Whitmore was Running Drills with everyone at 11AM and then later on there was a lot of sparring. Everyone left really tired and covered with sweat. If you were not here this morning you missed out on a lot.
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Just wanted to let everyone know there will be a free boot Friday tonight in the downtown area. Music Food Drinks. As we have said before come down for a good training session, and stay awhile and enjoy the entertainment. Park in the parking garage as normal after 5PM all the leased spots are available for free parking.read more →
Cathy has been training with us, on and off for about 8 years, she has been a dedicated student to us. When she was able to train, through injuries and such. And always have had a great compassionate disposition with her training and with her training partners.read more →
Timothy Leavy was one of our first students to train with us 15 years ago. Timothy Leavy started his training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu when he was 8 years old. He has competed in many events all across the country and had numerous national titles in AAU, NAGA, Grapplers Quest, among others. When he was 13 years old he was not able to continue his training, though Timothy kept in contact with Coach Speight, last year he started his journey again with dedication and determination.
We are proud of what Timothy has done and look forward to what he has in the future.read more →
You asked for it, you got it. This Friday will be the first class of our new classes. With the over whelming response, and our boom in class attendance in our other classes on Monday and Wednesdays. We have listened to our students and have extended our classes to Friday nights. On Fridays at 6pm we will be having No-Gi Grappling MMA. Bring your small MMA gloves. And at 7pm we will be having our Thai Kickboxing Classes. Normally during the summer months when the college students go home, for the summer, our attendance will takes a hit. But Not this year as seen in the Pictures from yesterday.
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I have had the privilege to train a student who have never quit. John Perry walked in my academy and told me, he he signed up for a Mixed Martial Arts Match. And could I prepare him for this match. He says I had a Little laugh under my breath, when I said “I can do the best I can” He didn’t realized that I have had at least 20 guys came through my doors that said the same thing that with in a few hours realized that they really didn’t have what it takes to get in the cage and represent Team GAMMA.
Lucky the event his was suppose to fight in was canceled, at that point I informed him he needed to get a GI and start preparing for the next event. He really didn’t realized what was in store for him. His toes was crusty from the mat burn and he told me later that he felt like a kid that thought he could swim but never could get any air.
John recalls me telling him that “it maybe a broken rake…. but at least it was a rake and can still get the job done!” people always worry about making it perfect but if you take action you will always do better then the people who take “no action!!”
Later after John Perry Won his first match in MMA. He told me, even though there was 5000 spectators in Dorton Arena in Raleigh NC screaming. He could hear my voice, telling him what to and what not to do. I have been honored to have trained him.read more →
Today is Father’s Day and just a note from our academy you make a difference in your child’s life. Keep up the good work dads. Here is a video clip at the end of our instructor’s fight in Greenville last night, take a look.read more →