The style we teach at our school is Freestyle Wrestling which is considered to be one of the most complete and is one of the two styles featured in the Olympic Games – the other is Greco-Roman. Both are based on balance, explosive power and leverage. In Freestyle Wrestling the ultimate goal is to pin your opponent to the mat which results in an immediate win. This style also allows the use of your legs when attacking or defending against an opponent.
Wrestling is a key discipline to learn if you have an interest in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as well as purely in Wrestling itself as it’s a critical part of the transition from stand up fighting to grappling and groundwork. Techniques used here can be blended with moves from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Boxing to create an awesome arsenal of fight moves.
If you’ve never trained in wrestling or any grappling sports before then the best place for you to start is with our Wrestling Induction on Thursday evenings at 8pm. This session will enable you to understand the key techniques and principles of freestyle wrestling alongside other beginners before joining any group class with more experienced students.
Alongside this class we also have mixed wrestling lessons that a range of students, from those just starting out to experienced competitors, attend. As with all our lessons they start with a great conditioning work out and then move on to technique drills, partner work and, for experienced students, sparring.
A wrestling singlet and wrestling boots but, if you don’t have this, then shorts and a t-shirt (or rash guard) with no zips and/or buttons (and preferably no pockets) on any item of clothing is fine. And please ensure your finger nails and toe nails are short.
Potential students are welcome to try out one of our classes for free. Just click on the ‘Sign up for a trial class’ button and complete the form there. Please note, we ideally ask for at least 48 hours’ notice of when you’d like to join a class so we have plenty of time to respond to your request.