HERCULEAN UNIVERSITY WRESTLING
olympic wrestling class is every wednesday at the sugden sports centre, manchester. This is a wrestling programme for students at both university of manchester and manchester metropolitan. The club is also open to non-students, both male and female.
We do not teach, or pretend to know how to teach mixed martial arts. We only teach pure freestyle wrestling and aim for our students to learn, challenge themselves, have fun, and for the right students to enter competitions and progress as an athlete. however for those who are training mma, we understand the importance wrestling can play in mma, for example many of the top ufc fighters started as wrestlers before going into mma.
We started our first class last week and had a great turn out. The coaching staff is made up of a north west sports coach of the year award winner and also a current British Wrestler who is aiming to compete in national and international competitions such as comonwealth games 2010 and olympic games 2012.
In manchester there are not many places to learn olympic wrestling. some mma clubs may advertise wrestling, however are they really qualified to show freestyle wrestling? and also because students may not understand the world of olympic wrestling when they start out, they can be easily miss-guided and fooled into thinking that they are in safe hands. We offer those interested in MMA a chance to learn proparly the art of wrestling, from the basics, lifestyle of an athlete and conditioning. We dont show you suplex or advanced moves straight away because you will need to start from scratch and build yourself up. If you want to just learn a takedown or leg attack then go to any mma club in manchester if u like, but if u want to learn the fundamentals of wrestling, and get a good foundation which may assit in your mixed martial arts, then we are the club for you!
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To watch british wrestling 2010 video visit: