Team GAMMA, Greenville Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, White belts Competed in the In House White Belt Tournament Combat Club. Jacksonville NC…… Greenville Academy of Mixed Martial Arts is a Full-Service Martial Arts Academy Specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts… Team GAMMA has been training top level athletes for 20 years..read more →
This Friday at our open mat at 6pm will be the 3rd week of Friday Night with Jay Speight, and so far each Friday our numbers are getting bigger and bigger. This I a free event and everyone is invited to come and train with Jay Speight… it is a no-gi training but if you want to bring you Gi that is ok too…this I a event you don’t want to miss… bring a friend….
if you do not know who Jay Speight is, well he has been training in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was 6 years old, have competed extensively, has a Undefeated professional record in mixed martial arts….read more →
An interview with 8th Degree Coral Red-White Belt Master Luiz Palhares! Master Luiz details key points in his epic Jiu-Jitsu journey.read more →
US Grappling Submission Only July 29th, 2017read more →
Today I had the Opportunity To Give Four Hard Working White Belts Their First Stripe. Congratulations to these Students. Chase, JP, Trae and Cameron. Thanks for showing up and making our academy what it is.read more →
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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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 →
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 →