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FIRST EVER BWC 5 DAY TRAINING CAMP

On August 8th to the 12th the BWC will host it’s first 5-day training camp at the House of Pain Academy in Nottingham. The BWC prides itself on being the premiere wrestling system not just in the UK but Europe as well and has pulled out all the stops for its first training camp.

Each day, students will receive no less than 6 hours training, which makes a total 30 hours across the 5 days where students will be trained by some of the top stars in the UK today. However what makes this camp so special is that the BWC have made it the most cost effective camp of its kind EVER in British Wrestling history.

During this 5-day experience students will receive training from a pool of talent considered to be in amongst the top trainers and performers in the country.

Stixx – “The Heavyweight House of Pain” is undoubtedly not just one of the best looking talents in the UK, but one of the top wrestlers. He is a master of ring psychology and arguably one of the most respected trainers in Europe having trained many young stars such as “Textbook” Dave Breaks and “The Dare Devil Dragon” Shane Oldham who have come from his “House of Pain” Wrestling Academy.

RJ Singh – A wrestler who is thought by many insiders to be one of the premiere flyweights in Britain today. As a full time member of the FWA roster Singh has proved his talent both as a wrestler, character and
total professional behind the scenes nearly ten years experience under his belt making him one of the sought after performers in the UK.

Justin Richards – Considered to be one of the top Pro Wrestling trainers in all of Europe, Justin has a reputation for pushing his trainees to the limit in the pursuit of Excellence. As well as being Head training Advisor for the BWC Richard is also known for being a
former FWA British Heavyweight Champion and a 2 time British National Amateur Champion.

Dave Rayne – As Head Trainer for both the Futureshock and XWA schools in the North West of England, It can be said that Dave Rayne is held in regard and esteem in the BWC chain as one of the best young trainers in country.

Xander Cooper – Throughout 2011, Xander has made huge leaps on his way to forefront of British Wrestling. At “BritWres Fest” Xander won the prestigious Scarlo Scholarship and has since risen to be one of the stars of FWA’s new Adrenaline Division. As the new Head Apprentice of Alex Shane, Xander is viewed be many as the real “one to watch” this year on the UK circuit.

Alex Shane - For years now Alex has travelled the country, visiting BWC schools providing them with high-class seminars that have been extremely popular and carrying out many gradings for the comprehensive syllabus. Alex now brings his knowledge, passion and the experience that has made him a World recoding breaking Heavyweight Champion and one of the most successful promoters in the last 20 years of the UK scene to the BWC students in a more unique way that ever.

The BWC will also hosting a special sixth day to be held on Saturday 27th of August for any student who couldn’t make the 5 day camp or even those who want to stick around for some more great training, this final day will cost only £10 and definitely shouldn’t be missed. More details on this day will be released soon.

Price
For the full 5 days training students will only pay £65, which includes a deposit of £25.

If students would like accommodation at the training centre for the duration of the camp then it will cost just £20 extra.

Food can be covered at a cost of £15 per head and will provided each day for those who wish to do this otherswise local shops are close near by.

This price scheme is the cheapest in the country and for the amount of training and experience you will receive it is an absolute steal for any student or semi professional who wants to get the very most out of their career. So act quickly to secure your spot for this prestigious 5-day camp.

Location:
The BWC 5-day training camp will be held at the BWC credited “House of Pain” school in Nottingham:

House of Pain
Victor House
Crocus Street
Nottingham
NG2 3DP

- Which is right around the corner from Nottingham Rail Station.

Please contact Alexander Cooper with any questions to book your spot:

Email – coopralexander23@gmail.com

Phone - 07709430893

 

Justin Richards to take over as BWC London's Head Trainer

He is without question one of the most respected and successful trainers in Europe with a massive list of top wrestling names giving him credit for their success including Drew Mcintrye, Justin Gabriel, Pac, Mark Haskins, Paul Burchill and TNA’s Winter to name but a few. Now former two time British National Amature Champion, Justin Richards, will bring his unique brand of Pro Wrestling training to the Nation’s Capital for the first time since his sold out classes as part of The Old Vic’s BritWres-Fest in February. And he will do so as part of the BWC’s brand new central London school.

The new school which is just 2 minutes from the 2012 Olympic Village is part of a far bigger campaign, as Richards intended to start a renewed drive to improve the UK scene on all levels via the BWC. A drive which is backed by a who’s who of names from within the European industry! Taking over from founder Alex Shane, the new incarnation of the group will have various sections being overseen by a carefully selected representative as part of Richards plans to see the BWC achieve its full potential. Full details of the new line up of representatives can be read about exclusively in November's FSM Magazine.

Justin Richard's is now officially the new BWC Head Training Advisor. A role that will see him being in charge of training methods and practices as well as reviewing the BWC syllabus. Richard's plans to use the new London school as a testing ground for perfecting the best training system in the World.

Justin Richard's: ”The reason that my training has proved so popular is because I demand excellence from my students. Some people say it’s too tough or that I take my training too seriously but those who believed in my vision were the ones who went all the way to the top of the industry as my list of testimonials illustrates. I believe that British Wrestling’s glorious legacy does not have to be forgotten and replaced by an all round lack of effort. We have the biggest wrestling training scene in the World in terms of sheer numbers so why can’t it also be the best? I want to lead by example and make the BWC London School a testing ground for the future of British Wrestling today. A future where anyone is welcome as long as their commit to producing excellence in the World of wrestling comes first.”

There will be two weekends of media press launch on Sunday October 23rd and Sunday October 30th  were pre booked or invited students are welcome (please give at least 24 hours notice for these) .Then the full public launch takes place on Sunday November 6th.

The new BWC London school is open on Sundays at [performance s p a c e] in Hackney Wick, East London. There is a morning beginners class from 10.30am until 1.30pm and an experienced class from 2pm until 6pm. Classes are £15 each or you can get a discount of £10 per paying £50 for the month. To book in or for more information email justinrichards@prowrestlingtraining.me

The school is just 2 minutes from the Hackney Wick Overground line station. For more information go to www.britishwrestlingcouncil.org

Performance Space can be found at: 6 Hamlet Industrial Estate, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, East London, E9 5EN

 

20 November 2011

Have you ever wanted to be a Wrestling Booker or Promoter?

 

For the first time ever, the BWC are offering courses for those people who want to learn the art of booking and promoting from one of the most successful people ever in this field on the UK scene.

 

Alex Shane has run sell out tours for TNA and ROH as well as booking and promoting for the UK’s most well known promotion, FWA, for over ten years. On top of this, he has run the largest and most talked about independent shows in British Wrestling with “TWC International Showdown” and “The King of Europe Cup”. He has also written articles about wrestling psychology and promoting for over three years in FSM Magazine, documenting the insider knowledge he has learned from his high profile matches with wrestling geniuses such as Mick Foley, Jake Roberts and Raven. Now you can learn from the man himself and begin to follow your dream of getting into the Pro Wrestling business, behind the scenes.

 

The BWC will be running new, one day training courses from their London TV production house in Dagenham, Essex (Zone 5) where you will get to learn not only the practical aspects of booking psychology and the secrets of successful wrestling event promotion but also be tested on your own ability as a potential booker and promoter. Applicants will receive a BWC Certificate, recognised by over 15 companies in the UK and people showing true flair and potential will be given contacts within the industry to allow them to pursue their dream.

 

Alex Shane has helped in the careers of literally hundreds of successful wrestlers, bookers and promoters both in the UK and US. Here is what others have said about his help and wrestling knowledge:

 

“As an American trying to learn my craft in a foreign country, Alex was unbelievably generous in helping me accomplish specific career and life goals. I always credit Alex Shane for his help and guidance when it comes to helping me explore a different side and aspect to my business.”

Colt Cabana

WWE, ROH, NOAH

 

“I don't know anyone in Britain who knows more about pro wrestling than Alex Shane, in and out of the ring. Whether you are looking to improve your technical wrestling, find a move set or work on your persona, I don't believe there is anyone who has more all-round knowledge, creativity and passion for this art form than he does.”

Winter /Katie Lea Burchill

WWE, TNA

 

“Alex may well be one of the most intelligent minds ever in British Wrestling. A creative and engaging wrestling visionary who has been invaluable to the European scene.”

Mark Sloan

Head of Dragon Gate UK and NOAH UK

 

“There is only so far in ring talent can get you and without Alex’s guidance and wisdom on many areas throughout my career I would not have been able to travel the World and be a full time professional wrestler for the last 15 years.”

Jonny Storm

TNA, ROH, CZW and top UK wrestler

 

“Alex’s advice and support helped me get started in British Wrestling. His mentoring on moves, ring awareness and crowd working has been second to none. Without his guidance there would be no ‘Bollywood Dream’”.

RJ Singh

Top British Wrestler

“Alex gave me the platform in terms of knowledge, guidance and contacts to be able to start my career in wrestling. Without that start there’s not a chance I would have reached the point I have in such a short space of time.”  

Richard Dunn

NGW Booker and Promoter

 

“Through the help and advice of Alex I have been able to not only pursue my wrestling dreams but to thrive in them as a promoter, booker and wrestler. Without Alex Shane there would be no Future Shock.”

Dave Rayne

Booker and Promoter of Future Shock Wrestling

 

This once in a lifetime training course costs just £37.50 to attend and will run from 11am to 6pm. They will take place on:

Saturday December 17th

Saturday January 14th

 

Places are extremely limited so early booking is advised. Alex will also be taking on a handful of private mentoring students per month via phone and email. Prices start at £40 per month.

 

For more information and to book your place TODAY email:

alex@fwauk.com

 

 

20 October 2011

He is without question one of the most respected and successful trainers in Europe with a massive list of top wrestling names giving him credit for their success including Drew Mcintrye, Justin Gabriel, Pac, Mark Haskins, Paul Burchill and TNA’s Winter to name but a few. Now former two time British National Amature Champion, Justin Richards, will bring his unique brand of Pro Wrestling training to the Nation’s Capital for the first time since his sold out classes as part of The Old Vic’s BritWres-Fest in February. And he will do so as part of the BWC’s brand new central London school.


The new school which is just 2 minutes from the 2012 Olympic Village is part of a far bigger campaign, as Richards intended to start a renewed drive to improve the UK scene on all levels via the BWC. A drive which is backed by a who’s who of names from within the European industry! Taking over from founder Alex Shane, the new incarnation of the group will have various sections being overseen by a carefully selected representative as part of Richards plans to see the BWC achieve its full potential. Full details of the new line up of representatives can be read about exclusively in November's FSM Magazine. 


Justin Richard's is now officially the new BWC Head Training Advisor. A role that will see him being in charge of training methods and practices as well as reviewing the BWC syllabus. Richard's plans to use the new London school as a testing ground for perfecting the best training system in the World.


Justin Richard's: ”The reason that my training has proved so popular is because I demand excellence from my students. Some people say it’s too tough or that I take my training too seriously but those who believed in my vision were the ones who went all the way to the top of the industry as my list of testimonials illustrates. I believe that British Wrestling’s glorious legacy does not have to be forgotten and replaced by an all round lack of effort. We have the biggest wrestling training scene in the World in terms of sheer numbers so why can’t it also be the best? I want to lead by example and make the BWC London School a testing ground for the future of British Wrestling today. A future where anyone is welcome as long as their commit to producing excellence in the World of wrestling comes first.”


There will be two weekends of media press launch on Sunday October 23rd and Sunday October 30th  were pre booked or invited students are welcome (please give at least 24 hours notice for these) .Then the full public launch takes place on Sunday November 6th.


The new BWC London school is open on Sundays at [performance s p a c e] in Hackney Wick, East London. There is a morning beginners class from 10.30am until 1.30pm and an experienced class from 2pm until 6pm. Classes are £15 each or you can get a discount of £10 per paying £50 for the month. To book in or for more information email justin@prowrestlingtraining.me 


The school is just 2 minutes from the Hackney Wick Overground line station. For more information go to www.britishwrestlingcouncil.org


Performance Space can be found at: 6 Hamlet Industrial Estate, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, East London, E9 5EN

 

 

17 January 2011

BWC ANNOUNCE TWO NEW SCHOOLS JOIN SYLLABUS

The BWC can announce that two schools have joined the BWC, Dragon Pro Wrestling in Newport and BWA in Stoke On Trent.

Dragon Pro Wrestling, based in Newport South Wales, has been generating a buzz recently with its highly innovated brand with wrestling and also represents the BWC in the South of Wales. Head trainer Mike Bird is a well respected member of the UK Wrestling community, and many of his students have also made appearances for promotions in England, showing the depth of talent present at the school.

BWA in Stoke on Trent is also run by a respected member of the UK wrestling community in the form of Chris Curtis. Chris is a certified 3rd degree black belt in the martial art of jiu-jitsu, and has experience in catch-as-catch-can style submission wrestling. During his career Chris has wrestled for the UK's most prestigious and respected wrestling promotions including All Star Wrestling Promotions, Frontier Wrestling Alliance, Extreme World Warfare, Future Championship Wrestling, and LDN Wrestling. Talent he has trained include Bubblegum, Dean 2 Xtreme, Johnny Phere and Dirk Feelgood.

Details for these schools can be found on the 'schools page.'

 

17th December 2010

The British Wrestling Council is sad to announce that Operations Manager, Helen Carr, has stepped down as of (insert date). She is moving on to pursue other opportunities that have arisen and the BWC wish her all the best.

Helen has been involved with the BWC since it’s launch and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the grading system now used in training schools nation wide. She was also greatly concerned with building a student community and was key in organising the first ever BWC National Training Expo attended by over 100 students from all over the UK. It was at this Expo that another project Helen oversaw came into fruition- Exhibition Wrestling. This was the official launch of the activity the BWC one day hope to recognised as a sport and saw teams from schools across the country compete and be judged by a panel of industry experts.

Behind the scenes Helen worked to build a range of contacts to offer support to the British wrestling industry including sources of insurance for trainees, instructors, schools and promotions. She was an asset to the organisation and the industry and leaves with our well wishes for the future.

 

2nd November 2010

It is with deep regret that the BWC have to cancel the Training Expo set for this Saturday (November 6th) in Nottingham.

The cancellation is due to a problem with the electrical supply to the venue which is not expected to be resolved by the weekend. We have tried to find an alternative venue for the event however, at such short notice, we have been unable to find a venue that suits our training needs.

At this time we are hoping to reschedule for the near future. Anyone who has paid a deposit will be contacted in the near future regarding refunds/transfer of deposits to the rescheduled date.

Please direct any queries to admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.org

Please accept the apologies of both the British Wrestling Council and the venue, Sport Nottingham, for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you for supporting the British Wrestling Council.

 

 

 

14th September 2010

Further trainers added to the BWC NTE2, November 6th

We are delighted to announce two further trainers for the BWC National Training Expo taking place in Nottingham on Saturday November 6th.

The Rockstar Spud: A firm fixture of the British wrestling scene, Spud originally made a name for himself as a one of the country's best underdog characters and high flyers before morphing into his Rockstar persona. Spud will be sharing these experiences by conducting a seminar on character work and development which should prove invaluable to all aspiring wrestlers. A former IPW:UK Tag Team Champion, FWA Flyweight Champion, XWA Flyweight and Heaveyweight Champion and 1PW Tag Team and Open Weight Champion, not to mention multiple international appearances including for US company Ring of Honor, we hope you agree that Spud is a fantastic addition to the line up for November 6th.

Stixx: 'The Heavyweight House of Pain' joins the NTE line up with a seminar specialising in tag team wrestling. A graduate of Alex Shane's FWA London school (along with Hade Vansen, RJ Singh, Terry Frasier, Darren Burridge and many others) Stixx teamed with numerous partners including Joe E Legend and Leroy Kincaide before finding his perfect coupling with Martin Stone in the FWA and going on to capture the FWA Tag Team Championship. Since then Stixx has worked for numerous UK promotions both as a singles and tag team wrestler and gone on to found the highly successful House of Pain School of Wrestling. Stixx will be assisted by his former trainee and current tag team partner, Paul Malen. Malen has secured numerous tag team victories in his own right for smaller promotions across the UK but is probably best known for his partnership with Stixx in both FWA and IPW:UK where they have achieved considerable success.

They join already confirmed trainers Alex Shane and Greg Lambert for the event on November 6th in Nottingham.

Greg Lambert: Quite simply, Greg Lambert has achieved more success in more areas of the wrestling business than most people have had hot dinners. He has a successful career as an on screen manager for numerous promotions, is the promoter for highly respected northern promotion XWA and their associated training school, is an accomplished commentator and booker not to mention is a writer for Powerslam magazine. Greg will be sharing all this knowledge and experience with attendants of the NTE in a seminar teaching students the best way to publicise themselves, approach promoters and generally increase their marketability. This seminar is designed to offer students a unique insight into the business side of the wrestling industry and cover subjects that they may not otherwise be taught as part of their physical training. As the man entrusted with taking over promoting FWA when Alex Shane stepped down in 2005, Greg knows not only what promoters look for in up and coming talent but also from his own experience how to present yourself as a serious asset to any wrestling organisation.

Alex Shane: Alex will be taking a session on body mechanics with particular focus on making your wrestling style work for your body shape. Having literally written the book on wrestling theory, Alex is a great choice to hold this seminar which is designed to assist students in choosing and perfecting their move set. Whether you are at the stage where you are developing your move set or are simply polishing it, this seminar will work to improve your understanding of the psychology of your chosen moves and their suitability for yourself and their use in your matches. As the Head of Content for FWA and Head Wrestling Advisor for the British Wrestling Council, Alex is continually asked for his assistance in sourcing and recommending new talent for promotions. For this reason Alex's seminar will also incorporate elements of working with cameras and ensuring that your chosen moves are not only suitable but also believable for your body shape and style.

The BWC National Training Expo will be taking place on Saturday November 6th at Sport Nottingham, Meadow Lane, Nottingham. This will be a full day event with the cost set at just £32.50- that is less than £10 per seminar from some of the most experienced trainers in the country. In addition we will once again be holding an Exhibition Wrestling competition at the end of the day. Spaces at the Expo are limited and we are expecting this event to be a sell out as places are going fast so early booking is advisable. Places can be reserved for a deposit of just £12.50 with the balance (£20) payable on the day (all deposits are non-refundable) Payments can be made via paypal.co.uk to the email address admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.com (Please note, paypal uses the .com address not the .org that is used for email)

For further information and enquiries please email admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.org

We hope to see you all soon at the BWC National Training Expo

Best wishes

THE BWC TEAM

 

9th September 2010

Rockstar Spud added to Second National Training Expo Lineup

We are delighted to announce the addition of 'The Rockstar' Spud to the line up for the second BWC National Training Expo taking place in Nottingham on November 6th.

A firm fixture of the British wrestling scene, Spud originally made a name for himself as a plucky underdog before morphing into his Rockstar persona. Spud will be sharing these experiences by conducting a seminar on character work and development which should prove invaluable to all aspiring wrestlers. A former IPW:UK Tag Team Champion, FWA Flyweight Champion, XWA Flyweight and Heavyweight Champion and 1PW Tag Team and Open Weight Champion, not to mention multiple international appearances including for US company Ring of Honor, we hope you agree that Spud is a fantastic addition to the line up for November 6th.

Spud will be joining already announced trainers Greg Lambert and Alex Shane for the full day training at Sport Nottingham, Meadow Lane on Saturday November 6th. Places for this event are limited so advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment. The cost of the full day is just £32.50 and places can be reserved by paying a £12.50 deposit (all deposits are non-refundable, balance to be paid on or before November 6th). Deposits can be paid using paypal.co.uk and using the email address admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.com

For further information please email admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.org

 

2nd September 2010

BWC Announces Second National Training  Expo For November

Following on from the phenomenal success of our last National Training Expo the BWC are pleased to announce that a second event is being held on Saturday November 6th at Sport Nottingham and what’s more we are slashing the price!

The August Expo featured Robbie Brookside, Justin Richards, Mark Sloan, Greg Lambert and Alex Shane as trainers and was also attended by WWE European Talent Scout Drew McDonald. We have received outstanding feedback about the day including this selection of comments from students who attended:

“All seminars were both enjoyable and informative. I feel I will come out of this a far better all round performer and wish to come to more expos in the future” Hamish Campbell, Futureshock Trainee

“I have learnt more than I thought I ever would in one day, loved every second” Vicky Howard, XWA Trainee

“Today I have learnt some excellent training tips and advice. I would recommend this to all future wrestling students” Rich Hale, NGW Trainee

“Honoured to take part in the experience that happened today. Loved the technical sessions with Robbie Brookside and Justin Richards” Aaron Wilkinson, XWA Trainee

The inter-school Exhibition Wrestling competition was well received and thanks to all the students who took part in it. The competition was won by the House of Pain Wrestling School based in Nottingham- huge congratulations to Dave Breaks, SC Supreme, Nate Colt and Shane Spyral who represented House of Pain.

Look out for footage of this event and a full DVD release coming to the BWC website soon!

Already confirmed as trainers for the next event on November 6th are Alex Shane and Greg Lambert with more names due to be announced in the coming weeks. We will also once again be running an inter-school Exhibition Wrestling competition, places in the competition are extremely limited so schools should contact Alex directly about entering a team as soon as possible. As time restrictions mean we will be unable to accommodate a team from every BWC school, schools with the largest number of attending students will be given preference should there be too many teams submitted.

The price of the full days training is just £32.50 per person. Places can be reserved by paying a £12.50 deposit with the balance payable on the day, please note that all deposits are non-refundable. Deposits can be paid via paypal.co.uk using the email address admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.com (Please note this is a .com address, not the usual .org address we use for email) We are expecting an extremely high demand for places so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you require any further information please email admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.org

 

16th May 2010

British Wrestling Legend Robbie Brookside confirmed as headliner for the First Ever BWC National Training Expo

British Wrestling legend and globe trotting UK star Robbie Brookside has now been confirmed as the final head trainer for the British Wrestling Council’s first ever National Training Expo. “The Wild Cat” will bring his 30 plus years of experience to Nottingham on August 14 and 15th in order to help the stars of tomorrow learn from the stars of both today and yesterday.

Robbie Brookside has wrestled all over the globe and appeared for WWE, WCW, New Japan, All Japan and appeared all over the world from Europe to the Middle East. By far one of the most respected and connected men in British Wrestling today Robbie’s addition to the NTE is extremely exciting news for all who attend. Currently looking for the next break out UK stars for him to mentor, Robbie Brookside is someone that all aspiring UK wrestlers have to meet.

Also running training zones will be:

Alex Shane and Greg Lambert: Character and Promo

Mark Sloan and Justin Richards: Advanced Technical

Tony Scarlo: World of Sport room

Places are selling out fast so do not miss your chance to attend the biggest EVER wrestling training Expo in European history.

The cost of the day is £75 with a cut going to your school to help them raise funds. However you can save £20 and pay just £55 by booking in advance before June 15th.

HOW TO PAY:
The preferred method of payment for this event is PayPal. Payment can be made via www.paypal.co.uk using the email address admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.com When making payment please make sure you state which day you would like to attend and also, if you are a BWC student, which school you attend so they can receive their commission. Upon receipt of payment you will receive a confirmation email within 3 working days.
If you are unable to make payment via PayPal but would still like to attend please email admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.org to arrange payment.

WWE European Talent Scout Drew McDonald to attend NTE

Another British Legend who will be making his presence felt on August 14th and 15th will be current WWE European Talent Scout Drew McDonald. “The Highlander from Hell” will be looking for talent to send to the next set of WWE try outs and will be offering help and advice to all those who require it. As the WWE do not hold experience level against new signings, even the newest student stands a chance of being spotted and sent to FCW should they take the interest of Drew. With over 20 European names attending the last set of WWE try outs in April, this is a tremendous opportunity to be seen.

And that’s not all……….

So far promoters from over 18 different promotions will be attending along with around 20 of the countries top wrestlers. Add to this to 250 plus students that will be in attendance and the BWC National Training Expo is shaping up to be something that you will not want to miss.

The BWC have also confirmed several vendors stalls including the sale of wrestling merchandise, bodybuilding supplements and wrestling gear.

Places for this unique training opportunity are limited and expected to sell out so advanced booking is advisable. If you require any further information or assistance please contact the British Wrestling Council on admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.org

 

06th May 2010

BWC Presents The First Ever National Wrestling Training Expo

The biggest training weekend in European wrestling comes to Nottingham on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of August when the British Wrestling Council presents it’s first ever National Training Expo. Featuring top wrestling seminars, instructors and the BWC’s first ever national student show, the weekend promises to be something that no wrestling student should miss. The event will feature two full size wrestling rings, a matted area and will also have a promo and psychology room. This will take place in the BWC House of Pain School in Sport Nottingham.

Starting at 10am, students will be put into groups and every 2 hours they will attend a different class, one of four. Then, after an hour break, they will return for a 7pm start to the special BWC National Showcase. The showcase will feature a guest match from six, yet to be confirmed BWC schools. These matches will be part of the new concept of “Exhibition Wrestling” where each match will be judged by a panel of BWC judges. The top three matches will be awarded gold, silver and bronze trophies. The footage of this event, not open to the public, will be used as a test case in September put forward to Sport England for them to judge if wrestling can be considered a sport.

The event is the same both days so students only need to attend one of the two days.

This will be a truly ground breaking event with over 250 students from all over the country looking to attend. It will be a great chance to meet other BWC students and see what the more advanced students in the country are performing like. This event is also open to non-BWC students.

With the headline trainer still yet to be announced, the following teachers have been confirmed and will be in attendance.

Green section: Justin Richards and Mark Sloan (Advanced technical)
Blue section: Tony Scarlo (World of Sport room)
Red section: Alex Shane and Greg Lambert (Advanced character and psychology)

Also appearing will be top names from the world of British Wrestling to work as assistant coaches.

The cost of the day is £75 with a cut going to your school to help them raise funds. However you can save £20 and pay just £55 by booking in advance before June 15th.

Many BWC schools will be organising bus trips so ask your school for details. Lunches will be provided at an affordable price and BWC affiliated merchandise will also be on sale.

For more information please email admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.org

HOW TO PAY:
The preferred method of payment for this event is PayPal. Payment can be made via www.paypal.co.uk using the email address admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.com When making payment please make sure you state which day you would like to attend and also, if you are a BWC student, which school you attend so they can receive their commission. Upon receipt of payment you will receive a confirmation email within 3 working days.

If you are unable to make payment via PayPal but would still like to attend please email admin@britishwrestlingcouncil.org to arrange payment.

 

 

27th April 2010

Adrenaline-Pro Wrestling is here

Europe’s most exciting new promotion launches on Sunday June 20th in Nottingham

Some of the top promoters in Europe have come together to produce the official feeder promotion for the FWA, IPW:UK and XWA. Adrenaline Pro Wrestling will feature the top new wrestlers in Great Britain that are yet to make it onto the FWA, IPW:UK and XWA. Complete with the same production as the new FWA, who are one of the events main sponsors, A-PW will be the best possible showcase for the stars of tomorrow, today.

With it’s first show “Bringers of the Dawn” on Sunday June 20th live from Sports Nottingham, fans will be treated to an action packed card featuring the top talent, hand selected by two of the country’s top trainers and event promoters, Alex Shane and Greg Lambert who will also agent the events.

“This is a really awesome addition to the British Wrestling scene” said one of A-PW’s organisers Alex Shane. He continued “The FWA “Unsigned” shows were a way for us to find the next batch of top UK stars by placing them in a 5 camera shoot environment and showcasing them in the best light we could. A-PW will give the best young wrestlers in the country the chance to be filmed professionally whilst giving both promoters and fans alike the opportunity to see the next generation of great British talent shine in the very best setting possible. Part of getting the present right is to not over look the future and for me, Adrenaline Pro Wrestling is a sign that the UK industry cares enough about producing new stars that several companies will work together to aid in their growth, experience and exposure.”

FWA Managing Director Tony Simpson said “It is important that the country’s top promotions, help showcase not just today’s top UK stars but those of the future too. We believe that by sponsoring a feeder for not just us but whoever else ends up using the talent highlighted on the Adrenaline shows, we are making good on our principle of showcasing British talent in the best possible light on an even greater level than we originally planned. It also helps us fine tune the next batch of FWA stars in time for the loses of current roster members we are currently successfully showcasing to overseas companies.”

Greg Lambert commented “I love working with those young and hungry wrestlers who are 100% committed to making the very most out of their careers and deserve a place in the spotlight but are often overlooked in favour of the more established UK stars. A-PW will give myself and Alex the chance to work directly with the next generation and help get them get ready to fill the shoes of the current UK stars who take jobs overseas in the future just like so many have in the last 5 years. I am really looking forward to what these shows will bring to the UK events market by how hard the wrestlers involved will work to be the next break out British star.”

Fighting Spirit Magazine is also sponsoring the event. Editor Martin Mathers, who will also guest commentate on the shows, said “It is great to get the magazine behind something so positive for the new batch of home grown talent. FSM has always tried to show our domestic industry in the best light possible but that normally means doing features on the stars who have already made a name. A-PW will give the magazine a chance to give coverage to those who need it most without promoting companies who damage the overall perception of British Wrestling by using substandard production etc. Now Adrenaline will give FSM the chance to promote the country’s best young stars with production that is second to none on the UK scene.”

Adrenaline Pro Wrestling will present “Bringers of the Dawn” on Sunday June 20th Live from Sports Nottingham. Tickets are priced at £12 Ringside and £6 General admission. The event begins at 2.30pm, with doors at 2pm.

Then comes War………………
To conclude the day, the FWA will then present its “The Art of War” event which begins at 6.30pm. For more details on this huge event go to www.fwauk.com

A-PW “Bringers of the Dawn” is Sponsored by:

Fighting Spirit Magazine
The British Wrestling Council
A:Merchandise.co.uk
The Frontier Wrestling Alliance
Extreme-store.co.uk


For more details go to the official Adrenaline Pro Wrestling website at www.adrenaline-prowrestling.com

 

 

6th February 2010

Scarlo Scholarship Winner Announcement

The British Wrestling Council is pleased to announce that the 2010 Scarlo Scholarship is being awarded to Gil Elkin from the XWA Training School in Morecambe. Gil will receive:

  • BWC Trophy
  • The Scarlo Scholarship – free training at their BWC school for a year
  • BWC gradings paid for for a year
  • BWC training camps and seminars paid for for a year
  • Free mentoring and one-on-one coaching sessions with the BWC’s Head Training Advisor, Alex Shane, for a year
  • A consultation with a personal trainer to work out an individual diet plan and training regime
  • A years free subscription to Fighting Spirit Magazine
  • A prize pack containing sports supplements, wrestling merchandise and other gifts

XWA Owner Greg Lambert said this of Gil:
“Gil travels 20 miles by train every Sunday from his home near Blackpool to come to our Morecambe school and has really stepped up his game in all areas. A regular attender, a role model for less experienced students who is highly respected by his peers, and much improved in all aspects of the art of pro wrestling, in September Gil was rewarded for his dedication, intensity, skill and great attitude with a spot on our XWA Live Events as a member of Spud's group Team RockStar. He made his XWA in-ring debut on October 24 at Sudbury and his match was picked out by most observers as the best of the night.”

BWC Head Training Advisor Alex Shane commented:
“Being involved in the selection process of the Scarlo Scholarship winner was incredibly difficult. There are so many students across the UK who I felt could be considered equally deserving of the accolade due to their commitment, talent, team spirit or positive attitude. However, Gil embodies all of these qualities in a way that should be an inspiration to all BWC students. Not only is he one of the more talented students in the country but that does not prevent him from helping the less experienced members of his group. Despite being on shows and being good enough to receive more bookings he still pays to come to training every week. One the most encouraging qualities in Gil is, despite his exemplary results in gradings, he remains extremely humble. The combination of these factors makes him an ideal flag bearer for the British Wrestling Council.”

The BWC wishes Gil all the best for his future training and hopes this is just the first of many scholarships we are able to award to the UK’s promising students. We look forward to seeing Gil for the presentation ceremony which will take place at FWA British Uproar at Broxbourne Civic Hall on February 13th.

 

 

27th January 2010

The Scarlo Scholarship - Student of the Year Award

Since December 2009 BWC affiliated schools have been nominating students for the first annual British Wrestling Council ‘Scarlo Scholarship - Student of the Year Award’.

Each school was asked to nominate up to three of their students for the award giving reasons for their nomination. Schools were requested to take every factor into account for their nominations (not simply who they believe was the most technically gifted student) to try and find the student who is one of the biggest overall assets to their school. For example schools took into account the students who are always the first to help set up and take down the ring, who assists with shows even when not performing on them, who always has a positive attitude or helps other trainees, etc.

Nominations have now closed and the winner will be announced online on Saturday February 6th. The winning student will receive their award at a special presentation ceremony during FWA British Uproar on February 13th at Broxbourne Civic Hall.

The winning student will receive:

  • BWC Student of the Year trophy
  • The Scarlo Scholarship – free training at their BWC school for a year
  • BWC gradings paid for for a year
  • BWC training camps and seminars paid for for a year
  • Free mentoring and one-on-one coaching sessions with the FWA’s Head Training Advisor, Alex Shane, for a year
  • A consultation with a personal trainer to work out an individual diet plan and training regime
  • A years free subscription to Fighting Spirit Magazine
  • A prize pack containing sports supplements, wrestling merchandise and other gifts

The BWC would like to take this opportunity to thank all the schools and students who have supported the BWC syllabus and grading scheme and wish them all the best for the award and their future training. We look forward to seeing many of you at the ceremony on February 13th- good luck!

 

 

13th January 2010

The British Wrestling Council Welcomes Scotland To The Fold and Announces Several New Agents

After the release of it’s plans for 2010 the British Wrestling Council was inundated with emails from companies across the UK and Europe who also want to be involved in the drive to improve the standard of quality and safety of wrestling events that take place in the UK, as well as the legal protection for both wrestlers and promoters association with the BWC brings. One area in particular that the BWC has made great strides in is Scotland.

BWC Appoints New Scottish Representatives

After thorough thought and negotiation on both sides to ensure the best possible benefits for all, it is the BWC’s great pleasure to announce Peter “Conscience” Murphy as Head Scottish Representative for the BWC Council of Advisors and Ross “Kid Fite” Watson as the new Head BWC Agent for Scotland.

With the hard work of both, the BWC has already been able to welcome Scotland’s top three promotions SWA, BCW and PBW on board and multiple other Scottish promotions are in the process of joining in the weeks to come.

On top of this over 20 top Scottish performers will be signing to the Grapple Group who will insure them and the BWC syllabus is being introduced to the largest schools in Scotland over the coming months.

The BWC would like to officially welcome not only Ross and Peter but also the whole of the Scottish Wrestling scene on board.

Justin Richards Joins the Council of Advisors

It is with great pleasure that the British Wrestling Council welcome former FWA and British National Amateur Champion Justin Richards to the BWC Council of Advisors.
Justin is by far one of the most respected trainers of the last 15 years in Great Britain being the head trainer for NWA:UK Hammerlock, FWA and most recently LDN over his illustrious training career. After recently becoming alarmed at standards and practices used by several wrestling schools and promotions across the country Justin accepted the offer to join such British wrestlers as Doug Williams, Robbie Brookside and Alex Shane in order to try and improve these areas across the country. The Council of Advisors, who have their first AGM in March 2010, welcome Justin to the team and look forward to the advances they can make in safeguarding the industry in Great Britain.

Stixx and Dave “Mastiff” Moralez join the BWC Agent Team

The British Wrestling Council are happy to introduce UK wrestling standouts Stixx and Dave “Mastiff” Moralez. Recently from OVW, Moralez has turned many heads in the US and is considered on of the best wrestlers on the current UK circuit. Stixx on the other hand is considered equally proficient as a wrestler but also one of the country’s best teachers to boot. Both are a great addition to the BWC and they are looking forward to working as an agent for companies who do not have the same budget range as some of the country’s top promotions.