The Renaissance Wrestling Academy was founded in 2004 and has grown into one of the most highly respected wrestling clubs in New Jersey. It is located at 485 Boulevard, Elmwood Park, NJ (Tiger Schulmann’s Corporate Headquarters Building). Our state of the art training facility has over 15,000 square feet of mat space and equipment to meet all of your wrestling needs.
We provide members with an experienced and accomplished staff with a focus on the individual student. We welcome students of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to bring a group of young wrestlers together and through hard work, discipline and technique, have them strive to be the best they can be in the great sport of wrestling.
Our instructional coaching staff is made up of exceptional coaches including high school state champions, state qualifiers, NCAA Division 1 Qualifiers and All Americans. We pride ourselves on successfully managing a smaller roster with individualized attention that allows wrestlers to grow by reinforcement of basic techniques and intense dedication to the idea that small improvements through persistent practice yield great achievements.
Comprehensive instruction on position, takedowns, escapes, reversals, riding and pinning are all part of the curriculum. We also provide guidance through power lectures. These lectures provide a unique edge on the mat. Topics we will cover range from goal setting, scouting an opponent, weight control and nutrition. All instruction is complete with drilling and situational wrestling with regards to setups, finishes and counters. Additionally specialty conditioning, strength training and live exercises round out the experience.