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AWF School of Pro-Wrestling Courses 2015
@ AWF Wrestling Headquarters Minchinbury:
Minchinbury M Centre, Unit 49a, 40 Sterling Rd, Minchinbury, NSW
Head Trainer TNT: 20 Years Wrestling Experience

AWF School Advert:

All correspondence to the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling can be made by emailing or calling 0410 691 377

AWF hosts multiple training options for you to become involved in the world of pro-wrestling.

For new students 16 and older, the best way to join the action is to enroll in our 1 week intensive courses, which are hosted every 3 months, or weekly Saturday courses, held every Saturday for 6 weeks. These courses will give you the fundamentals and structure to learn the skills of pro-wrestling.

Weekly 16 year plus stand alone classes are held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and teach fitness, technique and highspots, providing new skills, repetition and revision as re-inforceent to the Intensive or Weekly Core Courses. These stand alone sessions will assist advancing students to grasp wrestling more competently and back up the techniques learnt in couse sections.

For prospective students 12-16 years AWF is looking to hold junior fitness classes on a weekday afternoon which are a fun introduction to the fitness and co-ordination required to undertake pro-wrestling. These classes will teach fitness, discipline and wrestling techniques. Classes will not be bump intensive, and will keep in mind the growing bodies of young students. Email us at to express interest and be on class waiting list.

New Club Memberships for those not involved in our school currently is $100

September-October Courses

Dreamcamp 2015
Mon 28 September - Thursday 1 October, 2015, 9am-1pm daily
12 years and up 4 day fun camp teaching wrestling basics culminating in a filmed promo and bout
Cost: $400

Beginners Wrestling Training Course
Saturday's 9am - 12pm: Sat 3 October - Sat 7 November
6 weeks every Saturday at AWF Wrestling Headquarters Minchinbury, NSW, with head trainer TNT.
Cost: $400

Weeknight Additional Classes

Adult Beginners: For students starting out. No experience to limited experience. Ideal for someone new, or a beginner who has limited experience, or someone looking to come back into wrestling after a break

Adult Open Class: For students who have some experience, to seasoned pros.
Students will be grouped appropriately inclasses. This class may turn into two separate classes, Students and Pros in the near future based on demand.

Junior Fitness Wrestling: Class designed for 12 - 16 year olds that will incorporate fitness, wrestling, discipline and fun. To start when enough students

New students will need to fill in application prior to training and become club members.

September - October class times and payment schedule for classes:

Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Adult Open Class - $20

Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Adult Beginners - 16 years plus - $20

Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Adult Open Class - $20

Saturdays 9:00am - 12:00am - Beginners Course - 3 Oct - 7 Novembers - $400
Saturdays 12:00pm - 2:00pm - Adult Open Class - $20

AWF Dreamcamp for 12 and Ups - Photos & DVD included, is Mon 28 September - Thurs 1 October - $400

Next AWF Intensive 1 week course is 7-12 December - $400 Enroll now at

Private Sessions Available for all levels of Experience

One Off Private Session: 2 hours $100

Regular Private Session: 2 hours $75

Managers, Referees, Commentators and Ring Announcers training also available!

Email for all new students to join and fill in applications to be part of the upcoming classes. Enquiries at 0410691377.

AWF is looking forward to productive and progressive training and good fitness. Exciting times ahead!


Course Sections: 1 week intensive programs, with show day training and work experience. Head trainer will be 6 time Australasian Cha
mpion TNT.

Upcoming Courses scheduled will be:
Mon 7 - Sat 12 December, 2015: Daily training times 9am - 12pm
Mon 7 - Sat 12 December, 2015: Daily training times 12pm - 3pm
Competent Mon 7 - Sat 12 December, 2015: Daily training times 3pm - 6pm

Work Experience at AWF Live Event

From the in between until next Intensive courses in December, students will come to live events and help with set up and train before shows to keep skills sharp and learn the wrestling business, plus will be involved in other AWF activities.
Competent Course will follow on.

Training will take place at AWF Wrestling Headquarters - M Centre Minchiunbury: 49a, 40 Sterling Rd, Minchinbury. Shows will be all over NSW.

Each section is $400. For applications and enquiries email Applications and payments to be in by asap.
Don't miss this great chance to get trained up and be ready to become a professional wrestler in 2015!

See full course details at . If you have any other questions not answered on the website feel free to email.

All correspondence to the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling can be made by emailing or calling 0410 691 377.


The AWF School of Pro-Wrestling is without doubt the number one training program in Australia. Operational since 1999, the school has produced approximately 80 trained professional wrestlers.
The course will run from Western Sydney, NSW.
The training will take place in an 18 foot square pro-wrestling ring and surrounding areas. Within these confides is where student learn the techniques required to become competent and accomplished pro-wrestlers.
The training consists of supervised sessions of pro-wrestling related exercise, theory and learning how to wrestle.

The head teacher of the AWF School is "TNT", real name Greg Bownds. Greg oversees the training schedule and organises the class structure.
Other AWF wrestlers will run classes for Greg when he is unable to attend.

Greg currently wrestles professionally as TNT, and has also wrestled as Aussie Ozbone internationally, and is one of the most talented wrestlers on the circuit today. He has 20 years of ring experience and has traveled to the USA, Japan and Mexico to hone his craft.
Greg is a 6 time Australasian Champion and AWA World Champion, and in recent times he has wrestled in Japan for Osaka Pro-Wrestling, Dragon Gate Pro-Wrestling and Zero-1 Max. Throughout the years Greg has wrestled with such stars as WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, former ECW Champions Sabu, Tommy Dreamer and Raven, ROH & TNA World Champion Austin Aries, former WWF and WCW stars such as Brian Kendrick, X-Pac, Al Snow, Billy Kidman, 2 Cold Scorpio and Marty Jannetty, Japanese headliners such as Cima, Gamma, Masato Tanaka, plus independent stand outs such as TNA's Frankie Kazarian, Steve Corino, El Generico, Adam Pearce, Super Dragon and Jack Evans.
In 2009 Greg attended the WWE developmental Training Camp in Florida, USA where he was kept up to date with their training procedures and the ideas WWE management are looking for in their wrestlers.
In 2013 Greg spent 3 months in the USA wrestling independent shows and training with Ring Of Honor, and attended The Harley Race Wrestling Camp, and also a TNA Impact Gut Check session
Greg is proficient in traditional US and Lucha Libre styles and teaches a hybrid international style.

For the 2015 Training Year, qualified AWF instructors will take specific classes to specialise the students learning.
"TNT" Greg Bownds will teach the classes and oversee the activities of the school as a whole.
Special guest trainers and former students will also make appearances at the school to demonstrate specialty techniques, and also give expert advice to students.
Apart from teaching students hands on professional wrestling, the course also includes tuition on the psychology of pro-wrestling, the development of a strong persona / gimmick, plus fitness, nutrition, and weight training direction.
Once graduated, students put together a resume which includes taping an interview and a professional match.
At the completion of the training period, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, and a work experience period. The work experience involves activities such as helping with the promotion of upcoming events, day of event tasks such as ring assembly and pull down, show coordination, and wrestling professional style matches.

Cost: $400: Payment in full prior to commencement of course
* Course Induction
* Your obligations
* How the Business works
* Etiquette & Conduct
* Terminology
* Introduction to weight lifting
* Cardiovascular conditioning
* Break falls
* Ring positioning
* Mat Wrestling
* Chain wrestling
* Takedowns
* Holds
* Strikes
* Basic high impact moves
* Basic high spots
* Basic match workings
* Ring assembly and dismantle
* Test

Cost: $400: Payment in full prior to commencement of course
* Working body parts- Arms, Legs, Head, Back
* Submissions
* Impact Moves
* Flying Moves
* Running Spots
* Putting it all together
* Putting together a match
* Match formulas
* Singles matches
* Work experience
* Test

Cost: $400: Payment in full prior to commencement of course
* Tag matches
* Working matches
* Gimmick matches - 3 Way, Mixed, 4 Way, Hardcore psychology etc
* High impact moves and finishers
* Timing & Pacing
* Gimmicks/Character Development
* Interviews
* Identifying strengths & weaknesses
* Polishing your package
* Putting it all together
* Wrap up questions and revision
* Resume, Film match and promo
* Work experience
* Test

The AWF School of Pro-Wrestling tuition fees are payable up front prior to the commencement of the course. Applicants for the AWF School Beginners, Intermediate & Competent Courses must be over 16 years of age and be of sound physical and mental capacity. So you think you have the desire, determination and dedication to become a pro-wrestler?
If you do, please request an AWF Application Form from one of the following and take on the challenge:
Phone: 0410 691 377
Postal: 130 Ollier Cres, Prospect, NSW, 2148, Australia

Course payments to be made by Direct Transfer to AWF Wrestling

AWF School On Sydney Weekender:


Q: How old do I have to be to Join the school?
A: Junior classes are held for 12-16 year olds.
Couses and Regular Sessions are held for 16 years and older.

Q: Is there any training for
under 16 year olds?
A: Yes, AWF now holds classes Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for 12-16 year olds, and also hosts special Dreamcamps twice per year for ages 12 and up. The camp is a fun insight into pro-wrestling where participants will tape an interview, match and photos at the completion.
Next Dreamcamp is 28 September - 1 October, 2015.

Q: How long is the training period?
A: This depends on the aptitude of the student. Some students may complete on firtst effort at course, others may take longer longer. Pro-wrestling is not something that is learnt overnight. It takes a lot of time, practice and effort from everyone involved in the training process to build a skilled professional wrestler.Only on completion and pass in the previous level of training can a person advance to the next level. Ie: Students must pass the Beginners course to
advance to Intermediate, and then pass intermediate to enter Competent.

Q: Can I attend a training session to see if this is for me?
A: Yes, you can attend a session by appointment. Please call 0410691377 to make arrangements.

Q: Can I pay my Training Fee off over a period of time?
A: No, payment is up front. Currently this option is no lo
nger available. Due to students abusing their rights and being undisciplined with payments this feature has been disabled.

Q: Are there requirement to join the school?
A: Yes, you must fill out an application and pre-activity questionare. Before commencement of training you must return these forms accompanied by a medical certificate and payment. You will be required to be interviewed by the head trainer before commencement of training. You may be required to perform a physical evaluatio
n test.

Q: Can I join straight away?
A: Check to see when next sessions commence. Groups will run twice per year April & September.

Q: Am I covered by insurance if I am injured
whilst training?
A: All students are responsible for their own insurance whilst training and must sign a waiver before the commencement of the program stating they hold no member or associate of AWF Wrestling responsible for any injuries incurred during training or elsewhere.

Q: What if I already have some experience wrestling elsewhere?
A: You will be asked to undergo an assessment to see your level of aptitude. You will be assessed and placed into the training level at which your skills fall and be required to pay applicable fees.

Q: Do I need to be a certain weight or height?
A: To train there are certain requirements that do need to be met. Height is usually not a requirement unless your height poses problems with your bones etc. Weight can be a problem if you are anorexic or overweight to where you may experience heart and/or health problems.

Q: What can I do to prepare for the wrestling school?
A: Obtain full time or part time employment. This will make you financial and improve your people skills. Exercise regularly. Stretch. Commence a weight lifting program. Watch and read about wrestling.

Q: Is there accommodation at the school?
A: No. If you are travelling into the school and need to make arrangements we are able to help with advice on affordable places to stay, however it is the responsibility of the student to organise their own accomodation.

Q: Do you train referees and managers, and what is the cost?
A: Yes we do. The cost is $400 and training takes place under the Beginners course, with modifications.

Q: Do you do private sessions?
A: Yes, private sessions are available at $100 for 2 hours.

Q: Can a trainer come to my town and train me and my friends to be wrestlers?
A: Yes. Provided an exercise area and professional ring for training in, and all travel and accommodation is supplied. Please call for a
vailability and charges.

Q: Can I organise for the AWF hold a training camp in my town?
A: Yes. Provided an exercise area and professional ring for training in, and all travel and accommodation is supplied. The cost for a four day introduction to pro-wrestling camp is $250 per student with a minimum of 10 students, and a maximum of 15 students. Please call to organise particulars.

Q: When I finish my training will I wrestle on AWF shows?
A: If you graduate from the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling you wil
l be on the level to perform at AWF live events. Providing your attitude and work ethic remains at the appropriate level you will be considered for AWF live events. Currently all students who have progressed past the advanced level of professional training through the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling have participated on AWF live events.

Q: When I finish my training will I get a full time job with AWF?

A: Unfortunately no. On graduation however, if you have the right attitude and tools you will become part of our live event team and participate as part of live AWF shows. All wrestlers are independent contractors and are booked on a per show basis once their work experience period is complete.

Q: When I finish my training will it get me a job with WWE straight away?
A: Unfortunately no. Most wrestlers who are under consideration for WWE developmental contracts have a minimum of 5 years experience in the wrestling business. Your best bet is to gain experience by wrestling and training hard and then worry about the WWE when you are a more polished performer. The training provided at the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling will give you the basis of the skills needed to compete in the world of professional wrestling. Your own work ethic, technique, look and other special qualities are what will get you a job with WWE.

Q: Do you have any advice for when I come to the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling?
A: Turn up on time. Be ready to train. Watch, listen and learn. Do not talk during instructions. Ask questions when you don't understand instructions. Make notes. Revise at home. Give 100%. Have fun.

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