Combat Submission Wrestling CSW

CSW Logo

Combat Submission Wrestling in Wigan

We’re proud to offer Combat Submission Wrestling CSW classes in Wigan, Greater Manchester for those looking to improve their ground game. CSW classes are ideal for those who compete in grappling, no-gi BJJ or MMA.

Sensei Erik Paulson, former World Light-Heavy Weight Shooto champion, is the founder of Combat Submission Wrestling, a system which takes inspiration from Brazilian Jiu-JitsuCatch Wrestling, Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling.

Mel Corrigan is a Level 2 Certified Instructor in CSW under Sensei Erik Paulson and holds the classes at this club; one of the few that are qualified to teach Combat Submission Wrestling in the UK.

Many of our CSW students have gone on to compete in no-gi grappling tournaments with great success, with many medals won for the club.

Erik Paulson holds annual CSW seminars at our club in Wigan, usually in December.
Visit the Seminars page for more details.

We also hold classes in Erik Paulson’s BJJ system, Combat Submission Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

training-times
Monday | 7pm – 8pm
Thursday| 7.15pm – 8.15pm
Saturday | 3pm – 4.30pm (1hr Ground & Standup Grappling, followed by optional 30mins wrestle)

catch wrestling manchester
combat submission wrestling uk

What will I learn if I train in Combat Submission Wrestling?

  • Takedowns and Throws
  • Standing Grappling
  • Chokes and Neck Cranks
  • Joint Locks (Foot, Arm, Wrist, etc)
  • Submissions
  • Sweeps
  • Defence and Attack Positions
  • Guard Passing

Students are taught a broad range of skills, including a higher level of ground grappling, all performed in a drill format to accelerate the ground fighting potential.

Erik Paulson CSW

Combat Submission Wrestling in Greater Manchester

CSW is a grappling system suitable for both beginners and experienced wrestlers and grapplers. The comprehensive system has attracted students from all sorts of disciplines, including gi-based jiu-jitsu students looking to strengthen their no-gi game.

Combat Submission Wrestling is suitable for both men and women with our club boasting dedicated female grapplers who regularly attend our mixed CSW classes.

As CSW is a no-gi grappling system, students may wear t-shirt or rash guard paired with a pair of shorts or grappling spats. Wrestling boots, gum shields and ear guards are optional and down to the student’s preference.

There are 10 levels in Erik Paulson’s CSW curriculum with gradings held 1-2 times a year. Each level consists of a number of different techniques from standing and ground, including takedowns, positioning, sweeps, guard passes and submissions. Each level’s syllabus follows on from the level before it and students are expected to confidently and correctly execute the techniques should they desire to grade in the CSW system. Taking part in gradings is optional and is not a requirement to train in CSW at the club.

Learn Combat Submission Wrestling in Wigan today at MC Kali Group

New Members - Full Week Of Classes Just £10

The best place to train by the best coach

The best place to train by the best coach. Been wrestling here for about 4 years now and wouldn't want to train anywhere else. One big family! Awesome.

John Cassidy

Mel Corrigan's Kali Group
5
2018-01-27T02:32:12+00:00

John Cassidy

The best place to train by the best coach. Been wrestling here for about 4 years now and wouldn't want to train anywhere else. One big family! Awesome.

Great Tutor

Been training here for 7 weeks now and can honestly say best decision I've made in a long time. Great atmosphere and a great tutor in Mel. No other MMA gym comes close in my eyes

Gaz Boardman

Mel Corrigan's Kali Group
5
2018-01-27T02:32:52+00:00

Gaz Boardman

Been training here for 7 weeks now and can honestly say best decision I've made in a long time. Great atmosphere and a great tutor in Mel. No other MMA gym comes close in my eyes

Highly recommended club

Fantastic. Been at it now for a little over 2 months and am really feeling the positive effects of training. Also as a bonus I've lost a stone, a whole stone. Can't thank Mel and all the people at MC Kali Group enough for their continued support. Highly recommended club.

Calvin Bennett

Mel Corrigan's Kali Group
5
2018-01-27T02:33:21+00:00

Calvin Bennett

Fantastic. Been at it now for a little over 2 months and am really feeling the positive effects of training. Also as a bonus I've lost a stone, a whole stone. Can't thank Mel and all the people at MC Kali Group enough for their continued support. Highly recommended club.

One of the North of England’s hidden martial arts gems

Awesome instruction and great atmosphere. Mel is one of the North of England's hidden martial arts gems. Don't miss your chance to train with him.

Stephen Gaulton

Mel Corrigan's Kali Group
5
2018-01-27T02:33:59+00:00

Stephen Gaulton

Awesome instruction and great atmosphere. Mel is one of the North of England's hidden martial arts gems. Don't miss your chance to train with him.

Brilliant Place

In the 3 weeks my 7 year old has been going, he has learned so much. Mel is really patient and Eddie's confidence is growing every day. Brilliant place.

Paul McVann

Mel Corrigan's Kali Group
5
2018-01-27T02:34:30+00:00

Paul McVann

In the 3 weeks my 7 year old has been going, he has learned so much. Mel is really patient and Eddie's confidence is growing every day. Brilliant place.

Mel Corrigan is a superb martial arts teacher

Head instructor Mel Corrigan is a superb martial arts teacher who's knowledge seems to know no bounds. He's one of the few martial arts instructors I've met who's able to help you understand the techniques, especially when you're struggling.

Steph Andrusjak

Mel Corrigan's Kali Group
5
2018-01-27T02:35:48+00:00

Steph Andrusjak

Head instructor Mel Corrigan is a superb martial arts teacher who's knowledge seems to know no bounds. He's one of the few martial arts instructors I've met who's able to help you understand the techniques, especially when you're struggling.

Incredibly Knowledgeable

I've trained at a few clubs over the years and this is definitely one of my favouritesMel is friendly and approachable, as well as being highly skilled and incredibly knowledgeable. Everybody is friendly and there is a great atmosphere. The balance between learning and enjoyment is perfect and I look forward to each training session.

Catherine Louise

Mel Corrigan's Kali Group
5
2018-06-19T21:09:06+01:00

Catherine Louise

I've trained at a few clubs over the years and this is definitely one of my favourites. Mel is friendly and approachable, as well as being highly skilled and incredibly knowledgeable. Everybody is friendly and there is a great atmosphere. The balance between learning and enjoyment is perfect and I look forward to each training session.
5
7
Mel Corrigan's Kali Group