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Wrestling Classes

Freestyle Wrestling

Welcome to Roar MMA's Freestyle Wrestling class, where athletes of all levels can hone their stand up grappling skills and elevate their takedown game to new heights.

*Roar MMA provides a discount for FIFO & Emergency Service workers

Dominate the stand up position and score the takedown!

Wrestling is a high-energy, grappling sport focusing on taking your opponent to the ground. Quickly gaining popularity in Australia, wrestling is a fantastic standalone sport with the opportunity to learn skills that can easily be utilised in MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Wrestling Classes at Roar MMA

Freestyle wrestling encompasses a wide range of techniques, including takedowns, throws, and grappling manoeuvres

Freestyle Wrestling is an Olympic Sport and a cornerstone discipline for MMA. It involves bringing opponents to the ground through throws, locks, leg trips, and clinching techniques, followed by pins and other ground techniques to control your opponent. Utilising strength, agility, and a deep understanding of leverage and balance, this discipline is as tough as they come.

Our Freestyle Wrestling classes start with a warm-up, incorporating basic movements, pummelling, strength and conditioning exercises, gymnastic drills, and neck workouts. From there, we dive into drilling techniques, situational sparring, and live rounds, focusing on offensive and defensive skill development.

Whether you’re pursuing Freestyle Wrestling as s sport, or are aiming to enhance your takedown game in BJJ/MMA, our experienced Wrestling coach has got you covered.

Freestyle Wrestling Benefits

By training in Freestyle Wrestling, individuals can enjoy these benefits, transforming themselves into well-rounded athletes with formidable grappling skills.

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  1. Superior Physical Conditioning

    A rigorous full-body workout, improving strength, endurance, agility, and cardiovascular health, ensuring athletes are in peak physical condition.

  2. Explosive Power and Speed

    Freestyle Wrestling drills develop explosive power, agility, and speed, crucial for executing lightning-fast takedowns, escapes, and transitions.

  3. Enhanced Balance and Coordination

    Constantly engaging in grappling movements and maintaining positions in Freestyle Wrestling enhances balance, coordination, and body awareness, leading to improved overall athleticism.

  4. Mental Toughness and Discipline

    Wrestling demands mental toughness, resilience, and discipline. It teaches athletes to overcome adversity, push their limits, and maintain focus under intense pressure.

  5. Practical Self-Defence Skills

    Freestyle Wrestling equips practitioners with effective self-defence techniques, allowing them to control opponents, neutralise threats, and create distance in real-world situations.

  6. Transferrable Skills to Other Martial Arts

    The skills developed in Freestyle Wrestling, such as takedowns, control, and ground work, are highly applicable in other martial arts disciplines such as MMA, BJJ, and submission grappling.

  7. Competitive Edge

    Freestyle Wrestling provides opportunities for athletes to compete at various levels, fostering a competitive spirit, building character, and honing skills in a controlled and regulated environment.

  8. Community and Social

    Engaging in Wrestling classes creates a sense of camaraderie and belonging among fellow athletes. The supportive community encourages teamwork, friendship, and personal growth both on and off the mat.

Your Wrestling Coach

Also a BJJ Black Belt, our Wrestling coach will fine tune your take downs for both Wrestling and BJJ

Kyle Skiba

Kyle Skiba
BJJ Head Coach (Bibra Lake) | Wrestling Coach

Roar MMA Reviews

"Diverse classes , great atmosphere! Everyone there is so passionate about why they are there, it's infectious"

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Home of the the best grapplers and fighters i’ve ever met. My home. The lessons you’ll learn are second to none - fight skills and life skills.

Ernest Quetulio

A fantastic mixture of styles taught here with the best instructors! A great gym to train at!

Steven Cole

Diverse classes , great atmosphere! Everyone there is so passionate about why they are there, it's infectious

Maria Harris

I've been doing BJJ at Roar for around 3.5 years now and the place has become a second home. There is no ego or intimidation, just a great bunch of people you could almost call family, all training hard and enjoying rounds.

Sean Golding

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Wrestling Class FAQ's

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions about our Wrestling Classes. For anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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No prior experience is necessary; our classes cater to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced wrestlers. Our coaches will provide guidance tailored to your individual needs.

Wear comfortable athletic attire, such as a t-shirt or rash guard and shorts or compression leggings, along with wrestling shoes if you have some (bare foot is fine for trials). Please remove any jewellery and trim your nails to ensure safety during training.

Yes, Wrestling complements BJJ and MMA training exceptionally well. The takedown techniques, ground control, and conditioning acquired in Wrestling can significantly enhance your skills in other martial arts disciplines.

Our classes are open to teens (14+) and adults. We offer tailor the training accordingly to provide a safe and effective learning experience for each age/size category.

The main difference between Freestyle Wrestling and Greco-Roman Wrestling lies in the rules governing permissible techniques and target areas.

In Freestyle Wrestling, competitors can use both their arms and legs to execute takedowns, throws, and holds, with points awarded for controlling an opponent’s back or exposing their shoulders to the mat. Additionally, Freestyle Wrestling permits attacking an opponent’s legs, facilitating a broader range of techniques and transitions during bouts.

On the other hand, Greco-Roman Wrestling strictly forbids using the legs for offensive actions and focuses solely on upper body moves. Athletes can only attack their opponents from the waist up, emphasizing throws and trips that require exceptional upper body strength and explosive techniques. While both styles share a rich history and require intense physical conditioning, these distinctive rule sets in Freestyle Wrestling and Greco-Roman Wrestling create unique dynamics and strategies, appealing to athletes with different wrestling preferences and skill sets.