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WRESTLING

OUR WRESTLING / TAKEDOWN CLASSES

ENVIRONMENT

While you might think of wrestling/ takedown classes as a room full of meat-heads, our classes are really focused on three things: Learning, Comfort and Application. We aren't a wrestling gym for those looking to do Profession Wrestling (WWE/WWF) and we don't want anyone going too intense with people that are new. Instead, we teach wrestling and takedowns for two applications:

TOURNAMENTS AND JIU-JITSU

As we are primarily a jiu-jitsu school, a majority of our class is focused on showing people how to apply wrestling and takedowns to jiu-jitsu. This could mean using a gi or no gi. As mentioned previously, if you are preparing for a tournament or looking to add more to your takedown arsenal, then this class is for you. You'll go over how to defend and execute the right takedown strategy for you as not all takedowns are the right fit for everyone. Come and find which takedown is best for your body.

REFINEMENT OF EXISTING WRESTLING SKILLS

Really good wrestlers are good at one or two takedowns. They understand almost every takedown, but really focus on honing their one or two takedowns. Similarly, if you have experience and want to continue sharpening your wrestling, this class is great because you can practice on beginners and advanced people to get rounds in and work on your arsenal. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?


Definitely not. If you have experience, that is great and we welcome it as long as you know when to go hard and when not to. If you have none at all, this is a great class to help you feel comfortable on your feet.




WHAT ARE CLASSES LIKE?


This is our normal structure for class:
| 15 minutes of warm-ups
| 15 minutes of drilling technique 1
| 15 minutes of drilling technique 2
| 15 minutes of "line drills" where you practice a position against each other.
​| 20 minutes of 3-5 minute sparring rounds




WHAT DO I WEAR?


The best rule of thumb is to wear clothes that are easy to move around while wearing. Additionally, you are welcome to wear these articles, but none of them are mandatory:

| Jiu Jitsu Gi

| Rash guard
| ​Wrestling shoes Not Gym shoes! They can't be street shoes because we don't want dirt on the mats.




HOW DO I GET STARTED?


All you need to do is sign an online waiver. No need to schedule any classes or contact us. Just come in and sign your name on the iPad after signing our online waiver from your phone or personal computer.





MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

DERRICK GELLANGARIN

BJJ BLUE BELT

Derick is a fantastic instructor! He started martial arts at a young age and has a gift for working with kids. He is very patient and great at explaining each step in the process.

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