Rowan Wrestling Academy

Adult Striking Training

Most people aren’t looking for trouble, accidents happen all the time and someone may be out to hurt you or your family. Having peace of mind knowing you can protect yourself and your family based on your self-defense abilities is very rewarding. Learning striking techniques makes this possible and also has great health benefits aside from self-defense. For example, people may take striking and grappling for things like weight loss and improved muscle tone. Practicing martial arts on a regular basis can lead to a variety of outcomes—for people of all skill levels!

Self-Defense Tactics

Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance

Better Overall Health & Physical FItness

Striking & Grappling

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Striking Training Program

Our adult striking program is for any adult in Rowan County and surrounding areas. Participants can attend day class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00AM to 12:00PM, and evening classes Monday from 6:30AM to 8:00PM. The program focuses on fundamentals, advanced moves, health benefits, and combat strategy.

Day Class Monday and Wednesday 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Evening Classes on Monday & Wednesday - 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Bring Shorts (No Pockets) and a T-Shirt

Striking & Grappling

Why Rowan Wrestling Academy

Rowan Wrestling Academy is an organization committed to developing the middle school and high school wrestling programs in Rowan County. Although we offer wrestling and MMA classes for adults, our primary focus is the youth in our community. We have a close relationship with many of the schools and coaches in the county and are working with them to develop young wrestlers and increase interest in the sport locally.

Additionally, we are the only organization with a recreational league in the region. We have a competitive AAU team and we are members of the USA Wrestling organization, the governing body for the sport of Wrestling in the US. Our instructors have a proven track record of success in the sport including all-state honors and professional experience. If you are interested in developing your skills in wrestling or MMA, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our programs or how they can help you.


Adult Striking
$ 75 Monthly
  • Adult Day Class - Mon & Wed from 11:00 to 12:00PM
  • Adult - Mon & Wed from 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Open Mat on Sun from
    2:00PM - 4:00PM

Grappling +
Striking Training

Adult Unlimited Membership
$ 135 Monthly
  • Access to all Grappling & Striking Classes
  • Open Mat on Sun from 2:00PM - 4:00PM

LEO Grappling +
Striking Training

Law Enforcement Unlimited Membership
$ 50 Monthly
  • Access to all Grappling & Striking Classes
  • Open Mat on Sun from 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Although we work closely with Rowan County schools and coaches, Our K-12 league and training programs are available to youth and adults inside or outside of the county.

Yes. Both men and women can absolutely participate in our wrestling and grappling programs. 

You will need to wear shorts with no pockets and a t-shirt for all programs. For wrestling training you should also bring your wrestling shoes.

K-5 kids will be in the Beginner Wrestling and Youth Jiu-Jitsu programs. 6-12 grade kids and adults will be in the advanced wrestling and adult Jiu-Jitsu programs. There may be some younger kids that need to be in the advanced programs and some older kids that need to be in the beginner programs. We will make adjustments accordingly to ensure everyone is in the right place.

Participants should wear shorts and t-shirts to practice. Gi’s are not worn during any of our grappling programs.

Grappling is an extremely effective form of self defense because it teaches how to control someone much larger than you. Grappling allows you to use leverage to overcome opponents. Since most fights end up on the ground, being proficient at defending yourself from various positions on the ground is crucial for self-defense.

Rowan Wrestling Academy 

105 N Main St, China Grove, NC 28023

(704) 929-5220

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