MPAL is the home of Gryphons Wrestling.
The Granite State Gryphons Wrestling Club was formed in April of 2011 to give wrestlers in the Greater Manchester area with limited transportation a place to train. Since the day we have opened we have now worked with and helped develop wrestlers from Manchester Central, West, Memorial, Pinkerton, Merrimack, Londonderry, Bedford, and Goffstown. In the 2 years , we have seen 6 members of Gryphons wrestling win state championships; over 30 qualify for the Meet of Champions; and many qualify to compete at the New England Wrestling Championships.
This year, we will be traveling to many tournaments throughout the off-season, and look forward to showing the rest of the Northeast and United States that New Hampshire Wrestling is hard as granite and fierce as a Gryphon. Wrestlers that attend the Gryphons Wrestling at the Manchester P.A.L. will have the benefits of strength and conditioning from a certified personal trainer, Mark Hall; quality instruction and clinics from area high school and college coaches, and college wrestlers; as well as intensive drills to maximize your wrestlers fluidity and potential.
All wrestlers will be required to have both Manchester P.A.L. waivers signed by their parent/guardian prior to participating. No wrestlers will be allowed to participate until the waivers are turned in. We will be opening at 530pm on Tuesday, March 12th for orientation, open house, and waiver compeletion. Thank you and all of us on the Gryphons Coaching Staff look forward to working with your wrestlers become the champions of the future.
MPAL ARM WRESTLING
Boxing is a core program at MPAL. Officer John Levasseur coaches youth in boxing and develops participants from the first time they enter the gym all the way to the golden gloves.
Judo is an Olympic Sport. It is a system of self-defense, a physical and mental discipline that was first contested in the Olympic Games at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. Judo is one of the best sports for boys and girls not only to develop self-confidence but as a sport that teaches skills that are transferable to all other sports. Judo is a grappling martial art similar to jiu-jitsu, but does NOT involve punching or kicking. Judo places emphasis on throws, pins, and submission holds such as strangles (+13 yrs. only) and arm locks (+17 years only).
Through judo, we aim to build self-esteem, confidence both on and off the mat while instilling discipline, and character in order for each judoka/student to reach his/her individual potential and self-actualization whether it is to become an Olympic and a World Champion, get in shape, or to just have fun. In addition, we aim to provide in children of all ages, safe, and competitive environment through Sport Judo.
Is it Safe?
Judo is among the safest of all contact sports. As a martial art and Olympic sport, Judo is governed by the International Judo Federation (IJF), which has set strict safety guidelines for competition. To ensure safety at M.P.A.L. Granite State Judo, all classes are instructed by USA Judo coaches. Most importantly however, our instructors are knowledgeable and always put safety first.
The Granite State Judo Institute has it's home at the Manchester Police Athletic League. The club is under the direction of Head coach/Sensei Robert Proksa 3rd dan USA Judo. Sensei Proksa has coached both national and International champions. Judo is free for youth ages 5-18. Law enforcement and active duty military are also free.
Judo a system of self-defense, a physical and mental discipline that was first contested in the Olympic Games at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. Judo is one of the best sports for boys and girls not only to develop self-confidence but as a sport that teaches skills that are transferable to all other sports. The club is under the direction of Head coach/Sensei Robert Proksa 3rd dan USA Judo. Sensei Proksa has coached both national and International champions. Judo is free for youth ages 5-18. Law enforcement and active duty military are also free.Website www.GSJI.org
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