After his opponent pulled out Wednesday, and after 48 hours of 3 other replacement professional fighters, who initially said yes to the match, but later on changing their mind. We regret to advise everyone who was planning and or have already bought tickets to see Jay fight. It will not happen.read more →
Jay Speight will be fighting with Next Level Fight Club promotion at the Greenville Convention Center February 28th 2015. This will be his second professional match in Mixed Martial Arts. Having 15 fights and 5 titles under his MMA career he is one of the more seasoned fighters on the card.
If you would like to see the fights there will be tickets at the All-American Martial Arts Academy at 427 Evans Street, Greenville NC.
Jay;’s Opponent will be Joel Caudle, a really tough MMA fighter from Raleigh NC, this should be a really good fight.
You can Purchase tickets online, use code w0rd “JAY” to get the discount.
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We would like to thank Luiz Palhares for the seminar he did at our academy yesterday Friday the 13th. We had students and instructors there from four different schools. Friday the 13th may have been black cat day, but there wasn’t any bad luck for the people who attended this seminar. We all learned allot.
Hope to see everyone again really soon.
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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 →
Jay and Myself really enjoyed to time we spent with our friends and hope to see them again soon.read more →
James Speight and Son Jay Speight will be teaching two training sessions with our brother clubs. Monday at 630pm they will be in Williamston NC at Jim Phifer’s academy at Nu Life Fitness 811 East blvd, right next to Roses in Williamston. And Wednesday at 5pm they will be at Donnie Tinsley’s academy at 1249 HWY 17 S. Suite 1 Elizabeth City. Hope everyone can attend.
On these two days classes in Greenville will be handled by George, Jason, Jack, Terrance and Gabe.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 →
I am happy to announce that the new parking garage opened today, and it is Free to Park there, after 5pm. If you park there before 5pm there are some 2 hour free parking and there will be some leased parking on different levels. Sometime in the future there will be some metered parking for 75 cents an hour. But right now it is free and 2 hours free till 5pm.
For the last 20 months downtown Greenville has had some growing pains. I personally having a business downtown, and my family having businesses downtown for 50 years we have seen the downtown change from being open street, two ways, to a closed open mall, back to open streets, one way streets, I have seen all the changes over the years.
I hope this new parking garage will help the businesses downtown.read more →
Master Luiz Palhares Seminar will be at the All-American Martial Arts Academy Friday February the 13th to do a seminar for all his students, everyone is invited to attend. Luiz Palhares is a Coral Black Belt in BJJ under Rickson Gracie.
Luiz Palhares is a Brazilian-American martial artist born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He is a 7th degree Coral belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), 3 time winner of the Pan American Champion, and 1998 Brazilian National Champion in BJJ. Taught by the Gracie family, he is known for his own work training military and law-enforcement in BJJ techniques.
Palhares started his training in Rio De Janeiro under Rolls Gracie until Rolls died in 1982 in a hang-gliding accident. Palhares continued training under Rickson Gracie and it was Rickson Gracie together with Helio Gracie who gave Palhares his black belt in 1984.
In 1999 Palhares, then a 6th degree black belt, was brought from Brazil to teach at Rickson’s Academy in L.A. Since 2007, Palhares has operated his own Academy in Jacksonville FL, Jacksonville Gracie Jiu Jitsu, teaches seminars around the globe, and conducts private lessons. Palhares received his 7th degree black belt in 2010 by Grand Master Carlos Robson Gracie, Red Belt 9th Degree (President of the Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Rio de Janeiro).
He has won the Rio de Janeiro championships several times. He won the Pan American Champion super heavy weight senior division and open in 2000, 2003,and 2004. In 2002 he took 3rd place in Masters and Seniors International., 2003 In 1998 he was the Brazilian National Champion in heavy weight senior division and open.read more →
Would like to introduce one of our newest and youngest students to our academy.
Justin Woolard is 6 years old and have been training with us for several months now. He is from Washington. And such a joy to train with. When he arrives at our academy my daughter can’t wait to get her uniform on and start training with him.
He recently got his first stripe in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And for the people who have seen him at my academy there is only one thing to describe him.
He is “All Boy!!’
He reminds me of my son at this age. Hard to imagine it isn’t it?
I am looking forward to training him for many years to come.
Thank you Justin’s parents for choosing our academy for the development of your child.