Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) is the grappling / ground-fighting program of the Texas Defense Academy. The program was founded by Sensei Erik Paulson, a former professional MMA competitor and world Shooto champion. CSW is a blend of techniques and concepts from a number of grappling arts, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Catch Wrestling, Judo, Sambo and Greco-Roman Wrestling. CSW combines superior takedowns with highly effective submissions to produce a system that is “Battle Tested – Combat Ready”
Sensei Erik Paulson’s martial arts journey began in 1974, in Judo. He went on to train in the disciplines of Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling, Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts (Kali/Eskrima/Arnis), Shoot Wrestling, and Brazilian JiuJitsu. His instructors have included Dan Inosanto, the Gracies, the Machados, Yorinaga Nakamura, Greg Nelson, Rob Kaman, and Nicolas Saignac. He is world renowned for his grappling, and is considered a leading authority in MMA.
Sensei Erik Paulson is the founder of CSW (Combat Submission Wrestling) and STX Kickboxing (Savate-Thai Cross-training). Besides heading the CSW Training Center in Fullerton Ca., Erik has also written a book entitled Rough and Tumble – The History of American Submission Wrestling, and was a coach for Team Lesnar on The Ultimate Fighter, Season 13.
DO YOU HAVE TOURNAMENTS?
No, we do not hold tournaments at the Texas Defense Academy. Our focus at the TDA is on street self-defense, and CSW is taught in that context. That being said, we do have CSW class members who participate in local tournaments on their own, as CSW is effective for competition.
CAN I COME IN AND WATCH A CLASS?
Absolutely, just email or call us and let us know when you would like to come in. We prefer you participate in a class prior to starting. We believe in providing our students all the information possible for them to make an informed decision about their training.
WHAT’S A TYPICAL STUDENT LIKE, WILL I FIT IN?
We attract a wide variety of men and women who share the desire to increase their self-confidence and ability to realistically defend themselves and their loved ones. Participants include Military and Law Enforcement personnel, homemakers, high school/college students, athletes, artists, professionals, etc.
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