Posts Tagged "East Carolina University"

Jay Speight Black Belt Gracie Jiu-jitsu Under Luiz Palhares

Jay Speight Black Belt Gracie Jiu-jitsu Under Luiz Palhares

We would like to congratulate our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Instructor for his well deserved promotion to Black Belt Under Luiz Palhares at our Seminar yesterday. This is 18 year journey for Jay Speight, and we hope that Jay will enjoy many years promoting the truly effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

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Jay Speight Black Belt Jay Speight Black Belt

We would like to congratulate our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Instructor for his well deserved promotion to Black Belt Under Luiz Palhares at our Seminar yesterday. This is 18 year journey for Jay Speight, and we hope that Jay will enjoy many years promoting the truly effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Jay Speight has been a student himself of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was 6 years old. He is a seasoned National and International champion in Jiu-Jujitsu and have too many titles to mention.

In Mixed Martial Arts he has an undefeated professional record of 3-0 and as an amateur fighter, he had a 12-2 record. His only two losses were by judges decision, his wins were by submission or knockout. He has been fighting in MMA since he was 16 years old.

He is always ready to help his students to attain their goals.

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Our Close Relationship With ECU

Our Close Relationship With ECU

The All-American Martial Arts Academy has always had a close relationship with ECU. We are located blocks from the East Carolina University campus, right in the heart of Up-Town Greenville NC. A lot of our students who live on campus walk to our classes. And others who drive find our location very convenient. The fighting Pirates are in our blood and always will be.

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ECU Pirate Mascot ARRGGHH!!

ECU Pirate Mascot ARRGGHH!!

When East Carolina University was originally formed it was a “Teacher College” and was known as “The Teachers” so originally the pirate mascot was imaged after Edward Teach the infamous Black Beard Pirate from North Carolina. The tie in to Edward Teach and “The Teachers” didn’t catch on, so they changed it later to the “The Pirates”. Over the years the Pirate mascot was changed, from his image and his name, to be more children friendly.

Kind of interesting that the Pirate Nation started out from a unsavory outlaw with a dark image as the one I shared.

How ever the Pirates Mascot was Started, I know when I a traveling around the nation and sometimes around the world, if someone asks me where I am from, I will tell them Greenville North Carolina, if they look puzzled I say Eastern North Carolina, and then maybe I will say ECU Pirates. Then they know.

ARRGGHH!!

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