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.
Fedor's will, Louis' boxing, Ali's aura, Rizzo's kicks, Gracie's Jiu jitsu, Jones' Reach, Hughes' wrestling, Randy's clinch, Frankie's heart, Diaz's middle finger.