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 →
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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Timothy Leavy July 25th US Grappling Event. Second Match.
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Timothy Leavy July 25th US Grappling Event. First Match.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 →
Today is Father’s Day and just a note from our academy you make a difference in your child’s life. Keep up the good work dads. Here is a video clip at the end of our instructor’s fight in Greenville last night, take a look.read more →