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Old 08-12-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Will American wrestling curriculum in schools change due to MMA?

Here in Australia, wrestling is practised in a very small number of educational institutions. As a country, our martial arts interests have some arguably fickle inceptions.

Karate Kid anyone?

MMA is exploding in Australia at an amazing rate, but we don't have a steady flow of practice-hardened young wrestlers to jump in the gym after high school and chase an MMA dream.

Due to the professional career options for wrestlers being limited to either the Olympics or 'Professional wrestling' in the past, I'm interested to know if there is stirring in the American amateur wrestling community to train young school-based wrestlers using a more well-rounded curriculum to include BJJ techniques and other disciplines.

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Old 08-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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I would if I wrestled, it's a great base, arguably the best.

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Old 08-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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Here in Australia, wrestling is practised in a very small number of educational institutions. As a country, our martial arts interests have some arguably fickle inceptions.

Karate Kid anyone?

MMA is exploding in Australia at an amazing rate, but we don't have a steady flow of practice-hardened young wrestlers to jump in the gym after high school and chase an MMA dream.

Due to the professional career options for wrestlers being limited to either the Olympics or 'Professional wrestling' in the past, I'm interested to know if there is stirring in the American amateur wrestling community to train young school-based wrestlers using a more well-rounded curriculum to include BJJ techniques and other disciplines.
I doubt it. Wrestling coaches are training their kids for success in wrestling, not grappling competitions. However i could see an influx of kids starting to wrestle because they know it is such a good base for MMA.

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Old 08-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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I think there are differing schools of thought. The really old school guys hate that mma is taking guys from wrestling (that could be coaching wrestling or competing internationally) and using their "beautiful" sport in such a brutal way. I think the younger breed of coaches appreciate the extra attention wrestling is garnering from the potential for mma cross-over. So to answer your question, I think more and more coaches are using mma to get kids excited about wrestling. As for training submission holds in high school wrestling, I doubt they are doing that, but they're probably at least saying things like "If you study jiu-jitsu or are interested in mma, you could use this position to grab a kimura, etc." That's speculation though. Coaches love getting kids excited, but they also need to keep them focused on the task at hand, i.e. training techniques they can use in their upcoming matches.

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Old 08-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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I doubt it. Wrestling coaches are training their kids for success in wrestling, not grappling competitions. However i could see an influx of kids starting to wrestle because they know it is such a good base for MMA.
This.

Grade school and HS wrestling coaches are not going to be thinking about their students potential future MMA career. How does that help them.

Goodole is right that you will probably see more people joining wrestling teams, and eventually an increase in the popularity of the sport and it becoming available in more places.

You also will DEFINITELY see HS wrestlers broadening their horizons in BJJ classes etc. There have been 2 state finalists and one state champ in my BJJ class over the past 3 years.

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