"Since starting at the Pendergrass Academy I've gotten stronger and my flexibility has improved drastically. BJJ has also taught me a good bit about body control and balance. I have found everyone at PAMA that has stuck around for any period of time to be a good person and it makes for a great training environment. I like that we not only train together, but I have made friends that I invite over to my house to watch UFC fights, cook out, or go to other events with me. The trainers have great hands on experience and can answer any questions that may come up in a class. I personally enjoy learning from both Rob and Guy because they have a similar stature to mine and can make recommendations with what has worked for them and what may work for me." , Sean Zorio - Adult Student
"I have 2 boys in the Jiu-Jitsu class and I have particularly noticed an increase in confidence in both boys. I home school them so it is important for them to be around other children their age. The classes are very closely monitored while they are grappling and and all grappling ends with a slap on the hand and a good positive attitude. We all have been very well pleased.", Bettie Lloyd - Mom
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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.