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British Wrestling Training Schools in the UK, The Midlands


On my travels though the world of the British professional wrestling scene, first as a trainee, then as a wrestler, then a promoter and finally as a fan I have noticed one thing lacking: the availability of information on wrestling schools in the UK. Sure, there are lists, but most of them are 5 years old with out of date information and you are often given very little to go on apart from a promotion name and an expired URL.

In an effort to change that I have begun compiling a list of promotions offering training region by region: The Midlands, Southern England, Northern England, Scotland and finally Wales & Ireland(due to the lack of training in those regions Wales, Northern Ireland & Eire have been combined).

So, to begin:




Location: Unit 1, Queens Court Trading Estate, Greets Green Road, West Bromwich.
Facilities: Wrestling ring, crash mats.
Head Trainer/s: Brandon Thomas, Lee Hunter & James Hunter
Training Times: Wed; 7:30pm - 9pm. Sat/Sun; 1pm - 4pm.
Training Cost: £5 per session or £10 per week.
Website: http://aweentertainment.com
More Info: Email



Location: Budokan Martial Arts Centre 31-33 Sutton Street, Central Birmingham.
Facilities: Wrestling ring, large matted area.
Head Trainer/s: Dan Ryder & Danny D
Training Times: Wed; 7pm - 9pm. Sun; 2pm - 4pm
Training Cost: £5 per session
Website: http://www.alternativewrestling.tv
More Info: 07776 131326



Location: Fitness First, Ravenside Retail Park, Victoria Road, Fenton, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire.
Facilities: Wrestling ring, an additional training area consisting of jiu-jitsu/ judo mats, a gymnastic crash matt, free weights, male and female changing rooms fully equipped with lockers and showers.
Head Trainer/s: Chris Curtis
Training Times: Once per Month
Website: http://www.britishwrestling.vze.com/
More Info: Email or call: 07746 529363



Location: Dudley Leisure Centre, Wellington Road, Dudley.
Facilities: Large matted area, showers, changing area.
Head Trainer/s: Kevin O'Neil and Marc Hogan
Training Times: Thur; 7pm - 9pm
Training Cost: £5 per session
Website: http://www.futurewrestling.co.uk
More Info: Email



Location : Unit 5, 54, College Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham.
Facilities: Large matted area, training ring, weights room & tape viewing facilities.
Training Times: Sun; 2pm - 4pm.
Training Cost: £10 per session or £35 per month.
Website: http://www.kstarinsider.com (currently under reconstuction).
More Info: Email or call: 07833 555737



Location: The Creswell Social Centre, Creswell, Derbyshire.
Facilities: Wrestling ring, crash mats, matted area.
Head Trainer/s: Kris Travis
Training Times: Sun; 11:30am - 2:30pm
Training Cost: £10 per session (+ £8 optional insurance fee).
Website: http://www.nortonbritishwrestling.co.uk



Location: Holbrooks Community Centre, John Shelton Drive, Coventry.
Head Trainer/s: Psycho Steve
Training Times: Sun; 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Training Cost: (U16)£6 per session. (16+)£8 per session. First session free.
Website: http://www.phoenixwrestling.co.uk
More Info: Call: 07534 765550



Location: The Darlaston All Active Club, Willenhall Road, Darlaston, West Midlands.
Head Trainer: Mad Dog Maxx
Training Times: Tues; 6pm - 7:30pm (8yrs - 14yrs). Tues; 7:15pm - 8:30pm/9pm (15yrs+)
Training Cost: £5 per session.
More Info: Email or call: 07885 763966


Location: Unit B, Spring Lane, Northampton.
Facilities: Full matted area, weight machines and free weights, running and rowing machines, punching bags and 2 rings, one with a cage.
Head Trainer/s: Jem Brown
Training Times: Sun; 5pm - 7:30pm(wrestling). Tues; 5pm - 7:30pm(MMA)
Training Cost: £5 per session
Website: Facebook
More Info: Email or call: 07504 893466



Location: Corby Lodge Park Sports Centre, Corby, Northants.
Head Trainer/s: Headmaster
Training Times: Tues; 7pm - 9pm
Training Cost: £6 per session.
Website: http://slamwrestlinguk.com
More Info: Email



Location: Body FX gym, Unit 3, Jackson Rd, Coventry.
Head Trainer/s: Max Nero
Training Times: Sat; 1pm - 4pm
Training Cost: £10 per session.


SLAM WRESTLING (Northampton)

Location: Alliston Gardens Community Centre, Adelaide St, Semilong, Northampton.
Head Trainer/s: Damien "Dicey" Grosse
Training Times: Mon; 6pm - 9pm
Training Cost: £10 per session.


SLAM WRESTLING (Waltham on the Wolds)

Location: Waltham Village hall, Goadby Rd, Waltham on the Wolds.
Head Trainer/s: Spindoctor
Training Times: Tues; 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
Training Cost: £6 per session.


SLAM WRESTLING (Wellingborough)

Location: Weavers Sports Centre, Wellingborough, Northants.
Head Trainer/s: Damien "Dicey" Grosse
Training Times: Wed; 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Training Cost: £6 per session.



Location: Urban Martial Arts HQ, St John Street, Leicester.
Facilities: Large matted area, changing facilities, wrestling ring.
Head Trainer/s: Robbie Brookside
Training Times: Sun; 10am - 2pm.
Training Cost: £10 per session in advance, £15 per session on the day.
Website: http://www.wrestleicester.com
More Info: Email or call: 07843 001234



Location: Village Community Hall, Newbold Rd, Rugby.
Training Times: Sat; 11:30am - 2pm (except show weekends)
Website: http://www.waruk.co.uk/
More Info: Email or call: 01788 561735

Other Regions and More Info

Other Regions

The Midlands - Northern England - Scotland - Wales & Ireland

More Info: For more information on how you go about becoming a professional wrestler check out my hub: How do I become a Pro Wrestler? A Guide.


Mary clarke on March 27, 2014:

The professional wrestling live information is not up to date the number is unrecognised and email address does not exist

Ibrahim on August 27, 2012:

I live in London bridge and I am lookin for a wrestling school in london like Jamaica road or old Kent road so please can you tell me if there is 1 there thank you

Jordan on May 20, 2012:

Are there any wrestling schools near shrewsbury? Thanks

manzour on May 12, 2012:

is there any pro wretling schools near saltely or erdington

Adeel Hussain on March 21, 2012:

i am from stourbridge birmingham i am ready for a tag team championship match here is my number 07746623328

John on January 04, 2012:

I was training with psycho steve 2 years ago is he still teaching? I'm in Coventry 16 years of age is there any new places open in Coventry. Thanks

profetional wrestler on December 19, 2011:

can anyone tall me if thers a 12 year old wrestling school in birmingham please

sarah on August 16, 2011:

does any one no where they is a wresling school in leicester cause me and my mate are looking to join one

azfal 0301 on October 31, 2010:

It has been forever since I have watched wrestling. I wasn't aware Kerry's daughter was wrestling. Enjoyed this; great job

Ludo (author) on May 12, 2010:

News just in for Joe:


Facebook page for Rough & Ready Wrestling, not long opened in Northampton ;)

Ludo (author) on May 11, 2010:


Location: Village Community Hall, Newbold Rd, Rugby.

Training Times: Sat; 11:30am - 2pm (except show weekends)

Website: http://www.waruk.co.uk/

If you cant get hold of SLAM this may be your closest training promotion. After that its down to London (LDN) or up to Coventry (PhoenixWrestling)

Maybe try texting the mobile number with an 'I'm interested in training, is there a convenient time to call?' type message, if you get a message report at least you'll know they've got it and if they don't then get back in touch you know to try elsewhere.

Sorry I can't be of more help Joe :(

Joe Pendle on May 10, 2010:

I can't seem to find a wrestling school near to Milton Keynes Slam answered an enquiry giving a mobile number but it was never answered further frequent enquireis to Slam have not elicited a response. Can you help?

Ludo (author) on September 09, 2009:

Cheers! Now updated ;)

Oblong on September 08, 2009:

The Phoenix Wrestling website is now back up and running and includes full information about the training school.

Ludo (author) on August 15, 2009:

Cheers for the info Oblong, Phoenix Wrestling has now been added ;)

Oblong on August 15, 2009:

Phoenix Wrestling have a Coventry school that runs every Sunday from 1.30 to 4.30 at Holbrooks Community Centre, John Shelton Drive. The cost of each session is £8 (£6 under 16's), with the first session being free of charge.

The head trainer is former NWA UK Hammerlock Jnr Heavyweight Champion, Psycho Steve, with well over 10 years of experience.

Info at www.phoenixwrestling.co.uk (the website is down at the moment but should be back within the next week or so).

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