Wrestling will make you tough. Period.
Nothing compares to the feeling of taking another person down. Being able to put a bigger person on their back is immensely empowering and builds incredible confidence.
OpenMat’s wrestling program will take your fitness, confidence and ability to defend yourself to new heights. If you’re looking to compete, whether in Jiu-Jitsu, MMA or wrestling itself, these classes are a must. And if you just want to learn for fun and fitness, these classes are perfect, too!
Wrestling is a keystone of combat athletics. Every sport that involves grappling begins on the feet and without the tools to take the fight to the ground (or get up off of it!), you will be dominated. If you are an aspiring Jiu-Jitsu or Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, you HAVE to have Wrestling in your arsenal or you simply WILL NOT be able to keep up. These crucial skills are finally available in downtown Toronto!
Top 5 Reasons to Wrestle
1. UNEARTHLY CONDITIONING
In the Martial Arts World, wrestlers are known as some of the most fit. It is a challenge, but it will boost your fitness immensely. You will have trouble finding a more complete, intense and FUN workout. It’s addictive!
2. UNPARALLELED SELF DEFENCE ABILITY
If you’re thinking about self defence, wrestling is unparalleled. It is the surest way to stop someone from putting you on your back and getting up off of it if they have put you there. And being able to put someone down if need be is an invaluable asset in self defence.
3. BECOME CONFIDENT AND STRONGER WILLED
Wrestling is a contest of skill, but it is as much a contest of will. It will make you a stronger person. Determining that you WILL put someone down on the ground, or DETERMINING that they WILL NOT take you down. It’s an art that builds will power. You gain a determination and strength that stays with you when you leave the mats.
4. SUPERCHARGE CURRENT MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING
Jiu-Jitsu: At OpenMat Wrestling, you’ll be able to develop an amazing takedown game and a crushing top game, you get FAR morecontrol over whether you fight from the top or the bottom! Finish your sweeps, catch more chokes, and much, much more!
Muay Thai: Greco-Roman Wrestling prohibits grabbing the legs and so has become a highly refined art of upper body control – it will improve your clinch by leaps and bounds!
Traditional Martial Art such as Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do or any art with a limited grappling curriculum: Wrestling allows you to dive headlong into the grappling world with the one art that can completely prevent a grappler from employing their skills – if you want to stop a wrestler, you have to be a wrestler!
5. UNQUESTIONABLE NECESSITY FOR MMA
If you are serous about learning or competing in MMA, you must Wrestle. Wrestling is the art that determines where the fight takes place.
As wrestling is intense, we recommend developing a foundation in Jiu-Jitsu, first.
Call us at 647 269-8466 or enter your information below to get started today!
No one wants to get taken down. The best way to defend yourself against a wrestler is to become a wrestler. And when you do, you’ll discover that there is little as empowering or rewarding as taking a person off of their feet. Learn the fundamentals of stance, movement, distance, timing, defence, strategy and position. Feel yourself become tougher through hard work.
*Note: This training is reserved for those in our Combat Athlete Program.