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Kids Martial Arts in Rockaway - Pure Mixed Martial Arts

Pure Mixed Martial Arts is excited to announce that we will become a certified USA Wrestling facility and our youth and adult wrestling programs will be lead by current coaching member of USA Wrestling, Shawn Noppert. Shawn is currently a 4th degree Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Andy and Mike Main and already a staple at the academy. We are exciting to welcome him to the coaching team and to offer a USA program Wrestling at our facility. We are running great intro specials for this new program for both kids and high school / college level wrestlers. Classes start June 1st! Contact us for more information!

Coach Shawn:
• USA Wrestling Bronze Certified Coach 
o Completing Silver Certification
• Current coaching member of USA Wrestling 
• Director of Wrestling and Head Wrestling Coach Pure Mixed Martial Art
• Founder and Director of Dominion Wrestling 
• President of Tri-County Youth Wrestling League
• Coach for USAW-NJ National Team
• Former Director/Coach of Pequannock Wrestling
• 30+ years of Wrestling experience 
o Former Freestyle state champion and national team alternate
o Freestyle 2X Great Lakes champ 
o Former Folkstyle state qualifier 
o 2X Tri-state takedown tournament champ 
o Former Greco-Roman state qualifier 
• 4+ years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience 
o Grapplers Quest US Nationals - Executive Double Gold @ 160-179.9
o IBJJF-Pro - Masters Gold @ 154.5 / Silver in Absolute 
• 2+ years of Judo 
o Summer Slam – Masters Gold & Silver @ 145-198 
• Member of USA Judo / USJF (US Judo Federation)
• Experienced with all levels of wrestlers from 4 year beginners to elite athlete striving for Olympic Gold; including martial artists looking to improve their stand-up skill sets
• Specializing in balance, angles “hips” and stand-up, and the ability to teach and explain these keys to the next generation of wrestlers
• Able to develop and execute a strategy and practice schedule to maximize the potential of every wrestler, while keeping an environment of enjoyment and fulfillment for the sport/art of wrestling

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