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Congratulations to John Perry for his promotion to Brown Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

Congratulations to John Perry for his promotion to Brown Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

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.

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Training At Black House MMA with Machida, Gracie, Moontasi

Training At Black House MMA with Machida, Gracie, Moontasi

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.

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Thank You Andrew “Goat Fury” Smith

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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.

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All About That Bass or Base

Dropping is Base is an Important Move In Jiu-Jitsu. There are many techniques and moves in Jiu-Jitsu for self-defense. But with everything in this world you have to start somewhere. In Jiu-Jitsu it starts with your base. Base is a stance where you lower your center of gravity and make it harder for someone to take you down, pull you and it even can make your head or your core vital part of your body harder to hit if you are attacked.

Whether you are standing up in Base, of dropping in Base. It should be the first move you should perfect. My daughter is showing how the base is used, with a play on words with the popular song It’s All About The Bass.

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Andrew Smith Seminar May 9th Greenville NC

Andrew Smith Seminar May 9th Greenville NC

Second Degree Black Belt Andrew Smith will be conducting a seminar at the All-American Martial Arts Academy. Focus of the seminar will be using the “Kimura for Competition” cost is $70.
Time 12PM-3PM

Andrew Smith is a second degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a judo black belt, and co-owner of Revolution BJJ. Andrew is sought after for his instruction, and frequently travels to teach jiu jitsu seminars.

After wrestling in high school, Andrew started training Judo at VCU Judo in January of 1997. Nine years later, Andrew received his Black Belt in Judo. In November of 2008, Andrew was awarded the rank of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt by the legendary Julio “Foca” Fernandez after training with his instructor and friend Eric Burdo at Richmond Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and in November of 2011, Andrew was awarded his first degree on his black belt.  Three years later, in December 0f 2014, Andrew was awarded his second degree.  Andrew has learned through “trials by fire” what works and what doesn’t in competition, with over 300 grappling competition wins including: three 2008 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gold medals at brown belt, masters (along with silver in 2003 and bronze in 2004) and 5 Virginia State Judo Championship gold medals, as well as several super fight titles. Andrew is also a 20X US Grappling champion.

Andrew has traveled to Brazil twice to train jiu-jitsu and has trained with dozens of instructors all over the country. His main focus nowadays is to ensure a high quality of training for all students at Revolution BJJ.

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James and Jay Speight will be in Williamston and Elizabeth City NC this week Sharing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

James and Jay Speight will be in Williamston and Elizabeth City NC this week Sharing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

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.

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