why no wrestling gyms?

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  1. tekkenfan

    tekkenfan Purple Belt

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    seems like every gym today is bjj based as far as grappling goes many top camps dont even offer wrestling as a class why dont guys who are done competing with wrestling try to open a gym with few other top guys and teach it hire some bjj and strikers too there arnt any gyms like this besides edge hoboken in jersey
     
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    Im not sure if youre talking about bigger gyms with pro teams or smaller neighborhood gyms.
    -LAW MMA, Weidman and Longo's gym has a wrestling club and wrestling classes regularly.
    -AKA has a wrestling club ran by DC and Jamil Kelly.
    -Steve Mocco has been building his wrestling club at ATT Coconut Creek for many years now.
    -Before he passed, Kevin Randleman started Monster Wrestling Academy and its still going strong with many top coaches.
    -Isreal Martinez teaches out of Jackson-Wink and has a successful wrestling academy in Illinois.
    -Ben and Max Askren have several wrestling academies and offer top notch coaches.
    They teach at RoufusSport as well.
    -Long Island MMA offers a wrestling club as well, headed by NCAA DI All American Kyle Cerminara.
    -Jaffari Vanier heads a wrestling class at Cerrone's Gym.
    -Brandon Escobar, an Olympian and decent College wrestler heads a wrestling program in Sunnyvale CA at the UFC gym.
    -Antonio McKee's gym in California is highly wrestling based and has a ton of wrestlers. Ive heard Bodyshop MMA closed a while back but that might have just meant they moved.
    -Mark Munoz closed his MMA gym and opened a pure wrestling gym.
    -Nick Catone's MMA gym in Jersey offers wrestling classes with very good wrestling coaches.
    -Team Quest Gyms in Oregon offer wrestling for adults.
    -Kurt Pellegrino's MMA gym offers wrestling classes.
    -Henry Hooft's gym in Florida has both Greg Jones and Kami Barzini as wrestling coaches.
    -Olympian Heath Sims and NCAA DI wrestler Jake Butler head wrestling clubs at Evolve MMA in Singapore.

    A lot of MMA gyms employ wrestling coaches even if they don't offer a distinct separate wrestling class. Im not sure why this is.

    And there are a ton of extremely high level wrestlers out there that would do privates with an aspiring or established MMA fighter.
     
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  3. PointyShinyBurn

    PointyShinyBurn Purple Belt

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    Why no punctuation?
     
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    Welcome to the old man club. Gen Z don't need no punctuation....
     
  5. Ice 9 Cobra

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    Wrestling doesn't have many hobbyists, being how difficult and strenuous it is. Not enough market demand
     
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  6. tekkenfan

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    depends on your level its still fun to flow drill with guys going live is hell yeah

    most mma gyms that have wrestling clubs or teaches is for little kids or high schoolers and you look like a pervert trying to get into the class with them lol
     

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