Louisville Wrestling Program

Our Wrestling classes

Louisville’s Best Wrestling Gym

Why it’s awesome: Our wrestling class is always working hard. It is a tougher class for sure. We have a great mix of students. Beginner to advanced. Peoples first time on the mat along with high school and college wrestlers. This class is based on traditional wrestling more than wrestling for MMA.

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Wrestling Classes Louisville, KY

Our Wrestling Classes Are For Everyone

Have experience wrestling? Great…Don’t have wrestling experience? Awesome… our wrestling classes are for everyone no matter your skill level. You can attend this class if your just looking to learn wrestling or if your interested in competitions. This class also works great with our Jiu-Jitsu Classes.


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Based on 170 reviews
Harry Hunsucker
Harry Hunsucker
I've know coach Phil for years. I've watched him grow his 502 family into something really special. Something for everyone of all ages and top notch instructors to help you achieve your goals ????
Michelle Nguyen
Michelle Nguyen
My son takes boxing lessons here and he loves it! He’s always bummed when we have to miss class.
Jaxon Smith
Jaxon Smith
Dropped in for a thanksgiving open mat, super welcoming, got a bunch of great rounds, no awkward visitor treatment. Guys puttin in work!!
Wyatt L
Wyatt L
Place is great. Had no experience showed up one day just trying to learn. Every single person I talked to, member or coach, was awesome. There 3 days a week now. Learn new things everyday and have met a ton of great people. Definitely recommend to anyone interested.
Alisha Heady
Alisha Heady
This is such a WONDERFUL gym! There are many classes, and such a great group of coaches. My son and I have been going to this gym for about 5 years and it has been one of the best things I could have done for my son. They have a really huge training area, so it was really easy to go as a mom, and take my son with me. He would have kids class while I did my class on the other side of the gym, so I could see him the whole time and felt safe. Now he’s big enough to do adult class with me and how cool is that? Each class is different so I would recommend trying a few classes before making judgment, find what is right for you. I also like that their is a great weightlifting area in The Jungle Gym so you have everything you need in this one huge building. It’s clean, and there are a great group of people from all walks of life, of all ages that attend. There’s something for everyone.
Wrestling Classes Louisville, KY

What is Wrestling?

Wrestling is a combat sport that involves grappling techniques, including clinch fighting, throws, takedowns, joint locks, pins, and other grappling holds. The objective in wrestling is to gain and maintain a dominant position over an opponent, often with the goal of pinning their shoulders to the mat, which is a winning condition in many styles. Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of physical competition, with its origins tracing back to ancient civilizations. 

There are various styles of wrestling, each with its unique rules and techniques. The most recognized forms globally are Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling, both featured in the Olympic Games. Greco-Roman wrestling prohibits holds below the waist, emphasizing upper body strength and technique, while Freestyle wrestling allows the use of the legs in both offense and defense.

Wrestling is not only a competitive sport but also a method of physical training and a foundational skill for other martial arts and combat sports. It is highly valued for its ability to develop strength, endurance, agility, and discipline. Wrestlers learn to understand leverage, balance, and the mechanics of body movement, making it a comprehensive discipline for physical and mental development.

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Benefits of Wrestling

Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of combat and sport, involving grappling techniques such as clinch fighting, throws, takedowns, joint locks, pins, and other grappling holds. The aim is to gain and maintain a superior position over an opponent. It is a physically and mentally demanding discipline, requiring a high level of strength, endurance, and tactical skill. Wrestling is practiced in various styles globally, with Greco-Roman and freestyle being the most recognized forms, especially in the context of the Olympics.

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