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Marc Salmons reviewed Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts
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Great place to be! Highest quality of Jiu Jitsu you will find in the area.***Highly Addictive*** Once you start you can't stop.

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My 7yo son has always been active in sports(tball, flag football, soccer) but he absolutely LOVES It here at PAMA. He looks forward to class every week.

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Our son has recently started training here. My husband has recently started back training. They offer classes at all times which is great for our busy schedules. This is a great program we wouldn't be anywhere else!!

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Our twin girls have been coming to PAMA for a little over 2 years and still look forward to coming to class. Family friendly, locally-owned and operated. Instructor/owners are personable, knowledgeable and committed to providing quality instruction. Assistant instructors are dedicated and provide excellent support. I would highly recommend PAMA to parents who wish to pursue martial arts training for their children.

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Pendergrass Academy is by far one of the best things that has happened to my children and I am now a student of PAMA you need to come give it a try it's a decision I promise you won't regret. The Academy is not just a place to study but a family. The staff is the best in the Business.

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Just started training here. Great instructors always willing to help out. Everyone is extremely helpful and always looking to help out the newbies. Highly recommended

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This is a great school. My oldest son has gained so much confidence in the 5 years he been coming here. My youngest has been enrolled for a few months and is having as much fun as his older brother. I became tired of watching them have all the fun so I joined too. Great kids program, great adult program and awesome instructors.

Meg Chester reviewed Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts
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My husband and I both train here. My husband has trained here for years. I started with Muay Thai this past year and have just started jiu jitsu. All the teachers and staff here are great and the students are very welcoming. I could not say enough nice things about Pendergrass! Highly recommend!!!

Lance Hendrix reviewed Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts
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Rob hosted a Beginning Jiu Jitsu class for me and 11 of my friends. He gave a great overview of jiu jitsu and we all had a blast on the mat. He was very nice, humble, and well paced though out the training. He even stayed later since we started a little late because of late arrivals. The facility is nice and it is great that they offer Muay Thai also. I think I am going to sign up and also sign up my kids. Thank you Rob for an awesome birthday. It was exactly what I wanted.

Marcy Schreiner Cascio reviewed Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts
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This is a wonderful program. All three of our sons have been a part of Pendergrass Academy for many years. It has taught them so much more than martial arts. We are grateful to be a part of this fantastic family business.

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Do you have a shy kid?

Shy Kid illustrationDo you have a shy kid?

We at the Pendergrass Academy feel that Martial Arts is a good combination of an individual sport and a team sport. When you’re on the mat training you’re working with other people. However when you actually apply what you’ve learned it becomes an individual sport. It’s a good combination of both worlds.

We see kids all the time that come in and we go to give them a high five or ask them what their name is and they will hide behind mom or dad. That’s when we know that they are shy.

There’s a couple tips we like to give parents to help their kids when they’re shy.

Tip #1: Let the child know that it’s ok to be shy. Especially when they’re coming into a new environment. Martial Arts is already a bit intimidating.

Tip #2: Set goals. Taking baby steps such as trying to make eye contact, then maintaining that eye contact for a couple of seconds. Or a fist bump with someone. Little steps like these will help them work their way up to becoming less shy.

Another question that we get that accompanies being shy is…what age is a good age to start Martial Arts? Here at the Pendergrass Academy we start kids off at the age of 4. We feel like that is a great age for kids to be able to be in a classroom environment and understand the rules of the class. In this environment they will be able to learn the social skills they need as well as learning what’s expected of them in a class environment.

When you’re looking for a Martial Art or an activity, make sure that it’s geared toward their age group. You don’t want your 5 year old in with the 12 year olds. They most likely won’t flourish or be outgoing. For example, at our Academy we keep kids within their age groups. We have a three year increment. So, we have 4-6 year olds grouped together. We have 7-9 year olds grouped together and our 10-12 year olds are grouped together. Then of course we have teenagers as a group and our adults. We put them in with a group of similar age. This way they’ll flourish and come out of their shell a little easier and maybe even a little quicker.

So, if you feel like your child is a little on the shy side, and you’re interested in them trying Martial Arts we’d love to have you come in and check us out and let’s see if Martial Arts can help. 

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Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts
2921 Wakefield Crossing Drive suite 100
Raleigh NC 27614
919-819-1908