Storm Wrestling Academy
October 25, 2010
I want to give everyone an update on my pro-wrestling school, Storm Wrestling Academy. The main reason I want to do this is to promote up coming classes but I’ve also made some interesting realizations about my school that I thought worth talking about.
I opened Storm Wrestling Academy in the fall of 2005, and my first training session started at the beginning of September of that year. If you do the math that means I just recently started my 6th year of training at Storm Wrestling Academy. That may not seem ground breaking to anyone else but it’s the longest period of time that I ever spent working for one company my entire wrestling career. I was in WWE for 4 years, WCW 1 year, ECW 2+ years, WAR 2+ years, SMW 1 year, I did a total of 7 months with CWA in Europe over 2 seasons (1993 and 1995), and Indy dates are infrequent and all over the place. When you consider I never had a career before wrestling, I’ve put in more time and effort into Storm Wrestling Academy than I have any other job in my life, which is something I take great pride in.
I run three 12-week training sessions per year, beginning in January, May, and September. We train 5 days per week at the school which puts my annual number of days in the ring, right up there with a full time WWE schedule at 180 days (minus the travel thank goodness). I’m in the ring every day with my students and have at least 1 singles match with every students before they leave.
I think the thing I am most proud of and to be honest most amazed by, is the International appeal Storm Wrestling Academy has enjoyed. Over the course of my 16 sessions, thus far at SWA, I’ve attracted approximately 175 students (7 girls) from:
10 Canadian Provinces and Territories:
The Yukon Territory
15 US States:
17 Countries (Okay a couple aren’t actual Countries)
The United States of America
That is more places around the World than I got to wrestle in during my career, and I hope that list continues to expand. Of those students who completed training and graduated many have experienced great success. My most successful female student thus far, Tenille Tayla (May 2008) has become and regular for the all female promotion Shimmer and ECCW in Vancouver. My most successful male student is Mattias Wild (Jan. 2007) who was recently signed to a WWE Developmental Contract and will be reporting to FCW in Florida very soon.
If you are interested in being a part of Storm Wrestling Academy and training with me in Calgary, drop me an email. There are still a few opening in the January 2011 session (which isn’t as far away as you would think) and the May and September sessions as well.
If that isn’t enough excitement I will be shooting a Reality TV show, at the end of this year, in conjunction with Storm Wrestling Academy called “World of Hurt” which will feature 10 former SWA students returning for a 3 week advanced training session to try to take their career to the next level. “World of Hurt” will air nationally in Canada in early 2011. I will keep you posted with details as they are available.
You can check out Storm Wrestling Academy at: StormWrestlingAcademy.com
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