Considered by many to be the most important aspect of MMA, we have brought on some of the best-credentialed wrestlers in the area, including former WEC and UFC fighter Kamal Shalorus. The importance of wrestling in MMA or jiu-jitsu is to control where the fight takes place. In MMA it is used to block your opponent’s takedowns if you want to keep the fight a striking match, or to take your opponent down if you your opponent is getting the better if you with strikes. In BJJ it is also useful to control the location of the fight: you can block takedowns if you don’t want to fight off of your back, or can take your opponent down to assume a dominant top-position.
Our wrestling program is focused on takedowns for both BJJ and for MMA. While we do sometimes practice pure wrestling, we do not train for pure wrestling tournaments.