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 →
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.
Come out and enjoy Terrance Whitmore’s instruction.read more →
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 →
Has been a long time since someone agreed and showed to meet Jay Speight in the Cage. Tomorrow night at the Greenville Convention Center he will have his 2nd Professional match in Mixed Martial Arts. If you want to see this dynamic fighter in person you can buy tickets online here.
make sure you put Jay Speight in the place they ask for it.
here is some of Jay’s previous matches you can watch.read more →
Alex Human went to the NAGA Charlotte North Carolina, event this past weekend and did very well. He won all his matches and placed first place in Gi and No GI in his weight class.read more →
One Month from today Jay Speight will be stepping in the cage again in Greenville NC. In preparation for his up coming fight, this week Jay has been in California training with Black House MMA with several top athletes like Lyoto Machida, Rener Gracie, Kevin Casey, Kenny Johnson, James Moontasri, among others. Everyone at the gym is looking forward to seeing what our instructor will be bringing back to Greenville North Carolina.read more →
We would really like to thank Andrew Smith for putting on a great seminar Saturday. We all learned so much and hope it isn’t another 10 years before he will be back. Here are some Pictures of the seminar.
10 years ago Andrew Smith did a seminar at our academy when he was a Purple Belt and James Speight was a Blue belt. Jay was 11 years old at that time. There are things Andrew shared with us back 10 years ago that we are still using on a daily basis. The information Andrew shared with us Saturday will be useful for decades to come. If you missed this you missed something good. Get with your partners at the gym and hope you can catch up.read more →
Yesterday Jay Speight got promoted to brown belt by Luiz Palhares, after 15 years of training in Gracie Jiu-jitsu. We had 16 students in attendance to witness this great accomplishment.read more →
We took a team of six to the US Grappling Submission Only in Greensboro NC on 1-31-2015. Everyone Place in their divisions. They brought home Four Golds Two Silvers and Five Bronzes. Every on the team stepped up., they are always challenging themselves. No Sandbagging here!!Watch The Videos Here.read more →