Combat submission wrestling; CSW, is a system devised and developed by former light heavyweight Shoot wrestling champion Erik Paulson. A very complete, detailed and comprehensive method of combat it functions in all ranges from standing to ground.

The grappling portion of the art draws from a range of methods including Shooto, freestyle and Greco roman wrestling as well as catch as catch can wrestling and elements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo.

The standing portion of the art is a blend of Muay Thai, Savate, Western boxing and Jun Fan kickboxing. Erik’s method has been proven on the world stage of combat athletics both by himself and also the growing numbers of MMA fighters whom he coaches.

Rick has been a student and friend of Erik for more than twenty years and is a certified full instructor in CSW.