At the Academy our students learn about all aspects of wrestling, including;
Break falls and rope running – for safety
Tumbling – for body control and ring awareness
Basic techniques – lock ups, holds, throws and counters
Strength and Conditioning advice - weight training and body conditioning for pro wrestling
Character development and delivering promos
Match structure - how to tell the audience a story through your actions in the ring
Using social media to build a fan base and obtain bookings
Guest trainers, such as British wrestling legends Doug Williams and Marty Jones, NXTUK Sid Scala, plus WWE Superstar Chris Masters, have visited the academy to pass their wealth of knowledge on to our students.
Many of our students have gone on to make their debut on SEPW events and many more are working hard to make the grade.
The safety and well-being of our students is of the highest degree of importance, our training facility is fully insured and our staff and coaches hold a current DBS check and a First Aid trained person will be on site for all sessions.
If you are looking to get into the wrestling business as a referee, MC or manager/valet then we can help you with this as well. So, whether you want to be the next wrestling superstar or if you simply want to find an alternative way to keep fit whilst learning a new skill there is something for everyone.
Where: Unit 44, Basepoint Business Park, Shearway Road, Folkestone, CT19 4RH.
Age Range: 16 years old and above
The SEPW Academy opened it's doors in May 2016. Our students learn how to become professional wrestlers in a world class 16ft x 16ft wrestling ring through weekly sessions with Head Coach, Matt. Sessions are aimed at people who are 16 years and older and are suitable for both males and females.
Head Coach: Matthew Huntley has 15 years experience as a professional wrestler, is a qualified Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach and was shortlisted for the SST 'Coach of the Year' award 2019. In addition to this Matthew is a Sports First Aider, has a full DBS Check and in April 2018 completed a Safeguarding course.
Phone: 07720 647980
Sunday - 09:30 - 12:30 - Mixed Ability Session
Tuesday - 18:30 - 20:30 - Technical Wrestling
Thursday - 18:30 - 20:00 - WrestleFit (Wrestling specific Strength & Conditioning)
Private Induction Session:
All new starters are asked to attend a private 1:1 induction with the Head Coach to introduce the basics and enrol you as a SEPW Training Academy Member. This costs £40, please book online using the above link. Once payment has been received we will contact you to arrange a date for your induction.
All group classes £60 for 4 consecutive weeks.
Pay Per Session:
Weekend classes = £15
Monday - Friday classes = £10
Private Tuition with Head Coach:
£30 per person per hour or £20 per person per hour for two or more people. Sessions are tailored to suit your needs. With 1:1 attention members often find they make quicker progress and enjoy having the the flexibility to choose their own class time each week.
Please note: All sessions must be pre-booked. All group sessions are subject to change. We operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the booking will not be refunded.