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Adults Program


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

For all those interested in Martial Arts focusing on ground combat than Brazilian Jiu Jistu is just one of the many phenomenal programs PAMA has to offer! BJJ primarily focuses on grappling and ground fighting. All students in this program will learn the basic fundamentals of Gi (uniform) and No Gi Jiu Jitsu. Knowledge of positioning, controls, escapes, reversals, and submissions will all be reviewed in this action-packed course.

Gi Jiu Jitsu (Uniform) - Jiu Jitsu that incorporates the uniform to perform chokes and submissions.

No Gi Jiu Jitsu- No uniform is needed for class, just rash guard and MMA training shorts.
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This course is phenomenal for anyone who is looking to increase their strength and flexibility. The BJJ practitioner is one that must have total mental and bodily focus. It is not always the stronger person who has the advantage, but the cool, calm, and collective fighter who wins the fight. Using strategy and methodical movements are essential to being a successful Jiu Jitsu practitioner.
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If you would like to train and compete as well, no problem. PAMA travels too many grappling tournaments such as US Grappling, where our academy typically places in the top 3 overall team points. All of our classes are safe and informative, and all of our students are courteous and helpful. Not only will our students be given in-depth knowledge of BJJ, but they will be thoroughly conditioned and learn how to use leverage and positioning to their advantage.

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai or "Thai Boxing" is a martial art that has a long history in Thailand. Modern Muay Thai uses kicks and punches with gloves similar to those used in western boxing.  Muay Thai is referred to as "The Science of Eight Limbs", as the hands, feet, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art of fighting.  There are two versions of Muay Thai: the Thai style and the Dutch style.  Muay Thai at PAMA is taught using both the Dutch style and the traditional Thai methods. The basic offensive techniques in Muay Thai use fists, elbows, shins, feet, and knees to strike the opponent. To bind the opponent for both offensive and defensive purposes, small amounts of stand-up grappling are used by clinching. The clinch is applied by holding the opponent either around the neck or around the body. The Muay Thai class at PAMA promotes conditioning through physical calisthenics that increase health, flexibility and general cardiovascular strength.  The exercise one gets from martial arts training improves balance, flexibility, stamina, posture and self confidence.
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"The instructors are amazing, not only in skill level but also with teaching skills. They will take the time to break a move down over and over until you can get it. They have a great personality and are fun to talk with, along with the office staff they are just as much fun. I love it here and keep trying to find more ways to be involved."

Student -Christopher A.

"My daughter wanted a martial arts class to join & someone told me about Pendergrass. We''ve been here five weeks and she has learned a lot!! She enjoys each class and the instructors work very well with every age. She has more confident in her abilities. The staff is very personable and are involved. They also give the children parents and adult learners the opportunity to try out different classes. My ten year old enjoys the MMA-Muay Thai Jr. Champion & Jiu Jitsu classes. Try it & stay!"

Mom - Dee B.

"Pendergrass Academy was recommended by a friend for my 15 year old son who is just getting started. We visited other establishments and even participated in some classes but my son felt they did not teach the techniques in detail like Rob and Guy. As a parent I did not feel comfortable in other studios watching the classes, they did not appear to be designed for observation. Pendergrass has an area specifically set-up for parents and others to observe the classes. We have spent the last 30 days “checking out” Pendergrass and not felt pressured by any salesperson or instructors. In fact, my son already feels like one of the group and is comfortable with the diversity of the ages in the adult classes. We signed up this week and in spite of the drive from Raleigh to Wake Forest we feel it is well worth it"

Mom - Sandy

Adults Martial Arts

Our Adult martial arts program is geared to take our students from their current level of fitness and flexibility to a level that will empower them to accomplish their goals. They learn how to defend themselves while at the same time, get in great shape. These classes are an ideal way to build self confidence and self worth and give you the tools you need to overcome any obstacles that get in your way.

Youth Martial Arts

The Youth martial arts program has classes and curriculum that are designed specifically to instill leadership skills in our students and provide them a roadmap to success not only in martial arts, but in their lives. These classes are an ideal way to build self confidence and self worth and give them the tools they need to overcome any obstacles that get in their way.

Children's Martial Arts

The kids martial arts program focuses on the developmental growth of these students to better prepare them for their road ahead in school, at home, and in life. In addition to learning martial arts and how to defend themselves, the students will learn to interact with others and gain valuable social skills via drills and games. A large portion of this program is dedicated to teaching the students self control, focus, and confidence.