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12339 Wake Union Church Rd Ste 104 , Wake Forest, NC 27587
Rob and Guy Pendergrass

About Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts in Wake Forest, NC

Meet Rob and Guy Pendergrass

Owner and Chief Instructors at
Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts in Wake Forest
Black Belt

Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts - Enjoy the Journey!

Welcome to the Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts (PAMA). PAMA provides instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Self Defense for children and adults.

We offer friendly training, in a supportive environment, for you and your family. We'd love for you to learn an extremely effective system of self-defense, gain confidence, improve overall physical health, have fun, and make great friends with us!

Are you a total beginner? Great! We love working with beginner students and pros alike. No matter what your starting level is you will improve your overall health and athletic performance. Lean, toned, and powerful.

PAMA strives to provide a clean and safe training environment where every student feels welcomed and at home. Pristine, clean equipment and high standards of hygiene keep you safe while training so you can focus on all of the fun new techniques you'll be learning. Well lit parking and the overall safety of our community is important to us too.

Where tradition and sport meets real-world self defense. Steeped in tradition and legitimate life-saving skills you'll learn how to use what you're given to defend yourself.

The Kids & Adult BJJ program starts all beginners with an emphasis on self defense and progresses to a more sport program at upper levels/belts. You'll focus on using leverage - this means no matter how big or small you are, you will be able to wrestle, grapple, and control your opponent when things go to the ground.

The Adult Muay Thai Kickboxing program has a strong fitness component and teaches traditional Muay Thai technique. You'll learn to strike, defend, and attack with cheetah like speed and agility!

Our passionate instructors, dedicated to meeting you where you're at, want to see you succeed. Some of our most popular class offerings and subjects include:

  • Men, Women, and Children Self Defense and Sport Techniques
  • Anti-Bullying Techniques
  • Beginner to Advance for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No-Gi BJJ training
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Kid Jitsu

A huge boost in confidence, better stamina, and new adventures are right around the corner. You're friends and family won't believe your amazing transformation and will quickly ask for your all of your "secrets".

For more details on our unique ways to squash fears, have the most fun you've EVER had working out, and getting you in to that "can do" mind-set just visit our classes page. The "Classes" link in the menu above is where we break down what it is we do in each class and where you can find our amazing web-special going on too! Wouldn't want you to miss out.

Instructor bios are below so you can get a feel for the leadership at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts. Looking forward to training with you soon!

Guy and Rob Pendergrass have been actively involved in the martial arts since 1988 and are each ranked as Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Gustavo Machado.

Both Guy and Rob began their training in Shotokan Karate and Tae Kwon Do, eventually earning black belts in each of those respective styles as well - having competed at the local and state level winning numerous tournaments in both kata and kumite.

Eventually they moved on to college where they began studying the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu in Greenville, NC, learning the finer points of trap fighting. In 1996 they learned of a revolutionary style called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after watching Ultimate Fighting Championships and decided to train in that style as well. They have had the honor of training with many great instructors such as Gustavo Machado, Renzo Gracie, Matt Serra, Rickson Gracie, Rolles Gracie Jr., and Ricardo Almeida to name a few.

Guy and Rob also lived and trained in New York City at the Renzo Gracie Academy from 1999 to 2000. After returning home Guy and Rob began training with Gustavo Machado, under Renzo's recommendation, and have competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the local, state, and national level. Each have also competition experience in Mixed Martial Arts at the amateur level, winning on numerous occasions.

How To Get Started

Come join our Wake Forest, NC Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Birthday Parties. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 919-819-1908 if you have any further questions. Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts hopes to speak with you soon!

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