So since school started this year we have had a lot of calls from frustrated parents. They are telling us that for some reason this year, Almost on day one, their child is having problems with bullying. They are also telling us that this has never been a problem before and now their child is scared to go to school. They asked for our help because now they know their child is not prepared. This has been what we have been doing for the children for 18 years now. Here is a Video from a few years ago where we did a report on the local news. If you need our help please hit the yellow tab and we will be at your service.read more →
We had a wonderful time in Jacksonville Florida at the 3rd Annual Luiz Palhares Jiu-Jitsu Network Training, If you didn’t make it this year, sorry you missed out, I hope next year we will have more of our students attend.read more →
Congratulations to all our children who got their stripes this week in class. At our academy, we have always been a family martial arts academy, even though be teach the best Jiu-Jitsu for Self-Defense and Mixed Martial Arts, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. At our academy, it isn’t unusual for a toddler like Penelope, a few years ago or Patrick Dustin today to be running across the mat in their GI. All the generations of the Speight Family trains or has trained in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at our academy. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, we always have an open door policy to training, come in and “find somewhere to roll!!”read more →
Ches Lamm, fighter from Team GAMMA, Greenville Academy Mixed Martial Arts, took on a 2-1 fighter in Raleigh NC at Next Level Fight Club promotions. Even though Chess Lamm has a record of 0-0 he went the distance against a more experienced fighter who trains at a legitimate team, Combat Club in Jacksonville NC. He won the fight. Watch him go against all odds to come out on top.read more →
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 →
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 →