Joe Hendry Pro Wrestling Academy - 8 Week Beginners Course - Class starts Oct 2nd 2022

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World class professional wrestling training is now available in Edinburgh. Our classes are open to all backgrounds and genders aged 16+. Head trainer Joe Hendry has performed with the top wrestling organisations in the world for the last 9 years, as well as winning both the Freestyle and Greco Amateur Wrestling British Championships and attaining a black belt in Judo. No other professional wrestler in Europe can offer this variety of training experience to supplement your pro wrestling skills.

As well as this, on certain weeks you will be coached by former ICW World Heavyweight Champion DCT and Discovery Wrestling stand out, Ian Skinner.

This course is designed specifically for beginners, so no experience is necessary. Throughout the course, Joe and his assistant coaches will work with you as a group and one-on-one to ensure that your training is geared towards your personal goals, whether that's training to keep fit, working towards wrestling on shows or even building a full-time career in pro-wrestling.

​As well as building your professional wrestling skills and improving your fitness, we will also teach you the basics of self defence, advise you on nutrition and build your self-confidence / promo skills.

In just the last year alone, 10+ of Joe's students have debuted in some of the U.K's top promotions such as Discovery Wrestling, Wrestle Carnival, British Wrestling, Revolution, Reckless Intent, Source Wrestling, Respect Pro Wrestling, Prime Wrestling and more. Put in the work and this could be you!

​For all pro wrestlers, taking that first step is always the most difficult part. If you've wondered if you could have a future in pro wrestling and have always wanted to give it a go, this 8 week course is the perfect way to find out. There is no upper age limit and everyone is welcome from all backgrounds / genders. Our goal is to build a positive, supportive and safe environment where everyone can contribute, explore the amazing world of pro wrestling and most importantly, have fun doing it!

This class intake is limited to only 10 students so book now to secure your place and start your journey in pro wrestling.

High demand is expected so book now to avoid disappointment.


Primal Gym,
37 W Bowling Green St,

The training day and time:
Sundays 11:00am - 1:00pm

The training takes place on the following Sundays in 2022

Training Dates: 

Oct 2nd, Oct 9th, Oct 16th, Oct 23rd, Oct 30th, Nov 6th, Nov 13th, Nov 20th

​Training Takes place from 11:00am - 1:00pm, at Primal,  except the Nov 20th session which will be held in the ring at Joe's training facility. located at Unit 13, Flexspace Bellshill, Belgrave Street, Bellshill, ML4 3NP at 6:00pm - 8:00pm. At the Bellshill session, you will be given the opportunity to sample the Intermediate class and participate in short practice matches to ascertain your strengths as well as areas to develop moving forward.  We may be able to provide transport options for Edinburgh for those who need it.

After 8 weeks, we will invite you once again to train in the ring at Joe's Bellshill Facility where you will have the chance to sample our intermediates course, as well as take part in another practice match.

​Upon successful completion of the course, we will then advise you on potentially progressing to our intermediate course

Terms and Conditions: ​Terms and Conditions: 1. Your course will take place at Edinburgh's Primal Gym. As mentioned above, one of the training sessions in your 8 week course and a sample of the intermediates course will be held in Bellshill. 2. Fees for the 8 week course are non-refundable if you drop out for any reason. Refunds will only be provided if the course is cancelled by us. 3. In the unlikely event that one of our coaches become injured or has an emergency, we will reschedule to a convenient alternative date or give you a pro rata refund for the week missed. 4. By purchasing our course, you are declaring that you are happy and able to take part in physical exercise and will be required to sign a waiver stating this is the case. 5. We will NEVER make our students do anything they are uncomfortable with and whilst we will all work hard, you have the right to withdraw or stop at ANY time. Your safety is our absolute priority. 6. Classes will be taken by Joe on some weeks and by our assistant coaches on others to provide you with a wide variety of coaching expertise. 7. This course is pending COVID restrictions and may be cancelled or rescheduled if government restrictions require us to do so. If the course is cancelled or you are unable to commit to the rescheduled dates, you will be given a pro rata refund for the weeks of the course that have not been delivered.