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AWF School of Pro-Wrestling Courses 2020
Head Trainer TNT: 25 Years Wrestling Experience

Professional Wrestling Training Course
Accepting Students Applications Now!

AWF School of Pro-Wrestling is now enrolling for next classes.
It will take approximately 1 year for you to be trained and show ready
Head Trainer TNT - Training at Marrickville and Prospect, NSW

AWF School Training Course cost is $500 up front and $100 per month after
Email for application and start details.
Courses are for 16 years plus, Males and Females. Wrestlers, Referees, Managers and Extras.
Head trainer will be TNT with guest helpers.

Managers, Referees, Commentators and ing 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.


Wrestling fans! Looking for something real fun to do these holidays? Enroll in the upcoming AWF Dreamcamp and Get In The Ring and Live the Wrestling Dream!

4 Days of pro-wrestling training, culminating in a promo & match and pics that we will tape and give to you as digital files! You'll also receive a posed AWF banner pic of yourself and pics in the ring.
An amazing experience, that all that have done in past years have said they have totally enjoyed. Fun experience at the least, and a good way to see if wrestling is for you!
Open to 12 years and above - Child to Adults Males and Females

What: AWF Dreamcamp Fun 4 Day Wrestling Experience
Trainer: TNT - 25 Years Wrestling Experience
When: 1pm - 5pm daily. 13 - 16 JULY, 2020
Where: 18-22 Sydney St, Marrickville, NSW.
Cost: Early Bird before 1 March, 2020 $300, After 1 March $400
To Apply: Email and ask for a Dreamcamp Application
All correspondence to the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling can be made by emailing or calling 0410 691 377.

AWF Wrestling looks forward to a fun week of learning pro-wrestling for all and introducing many new people to the sport so they can live out their pro-wrestling dreams!

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


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 Marrickville and Blacktown, 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 ￱/2TNT￱/2, 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 24 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, other current WWE wrestlers such as Sami Zayn, Darren Young and Brian Kendrick, former ECW Champions Sabu, Tommy Dreamer and Raven, ROH & TNA World Champion Austin Aries, former WWF and WCW stars such as X-Pac, Al Snow, Billy Kidman, 2 Cold Scorpio, Kid Kash, and Marty Jannetty, Japanese headliners such as CIMA, Gamma, Masato Tanaka, T-Hawk plus independent stand outs such as TNA's Frankie Kazarian, Steve Corino, Adam Pearce, Super Dragon, Paul London, Juventud Guerrera 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.

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.


* 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


* Working body parts- Arms, Legs, Head, Back
* Submissions
* Impact Moves
* Flying Moves
* Running Spots
* Putting it all together
* Work experience
* Test


* Putting together a match
* Match formulas
* Singles matches
* 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

Full School Payment Up Front: $1500

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: 34 Edgeware Rd, Prospect, NSW, Australia

Course payments to be made by Direct Transfer to AWF Wrestling

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Q: How old do I have to be to Join the school?
A: Courses are held for 16 years and older.
Dreamcamps held 2 times a year for 12 year olds plus.

Q: Is there any training for

under 16 year olds?
A: Yes, AWF 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.

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 longer 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 evaluation test

Q: Can I join straight away?
A: Check to see when next sessions commence. Groups will run regularly based on demand.

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 $500 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. 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 will

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: If I chose to leave the course or am dismissed due to bad conduct can I recieve a refund of fees?
A: No, Refunds are given under these circumstances.

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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