Wrestling Fort Worth


Wrestling for all ages and all levels in Fort Worth, TX

Why us?

Johny Hendricks Wrestling Academy is dedicated to helping wrestlers achieve their full potential, and this is how we do it:

  • providing high-level wrestling training;
  • having a servant leadership based on dedication and committed to our students’ success;
  • Creating scholarship opportunities.

Wrestling Program


Coaches Hendricks and Duke are extremely gifted and technical wrestling coaches. They enjoy helping wrestlers reach their full potential and giving them the skills to achieve the highest levels of the sport of wrestling.

Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks is an American retired mixed martial artist World Champion and an accomplished former collegiate wrestler: a four-time NCAA Division I All American and two-time national champion.

Greg Duke has been involved with combat sports and the sport of wrestling since 1980. With 24 years of experience of wrestling coaching, he’s a Black belt in judo and Kenpo, Brown Belt in Jiu-jitsu, he competed nationally and internationally, achieving great results.

Greg Duke

Wrestling Programs

Wrestling Classes for All Ages and Levels every Monday and Wednesday 7-8 pm.



adult wrestling


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Founding Members Special

Valid for the first 30 Students
$ 80 Monthly
  • Lifetime Discount Membership
  • Wrestling Classes for All Ages and Levels
  • 1 Free Trial Week of Jiu-Jitsu Classes
  • Beginners are welcome!
  • No contract (30 days notice required)
Special offer

6060 Southwest Blvd, Fort Worth, TX

(at Six Blades Jiu-Jitsu Fort Worth)

Our hours

7 pm – 8 pm
Monday and Wednesday


Most frequent questions and answers

For sure. All levels are welcome to training with us. We are enrolling new students all year long.

If what you want to ask is “Do I Have to wear a singlet? No, you don’t.

You can wear just regular workout attire. After, when you enroll and start to take it more seriously you can wear headgear,  wrestling shoes, and a mouth guard. 

And of course wrestler must be clean and have fingernails trimmed. Jewelry, watches, jeans, street shoes and bare feet are prohibited.


Not yet, but we are working on the terms in order to offer a variety of scholarships for athletes that can’t afford pay the tuition. It will be based in their leadership skills which includes:

– school grades;
– outstanding wrestling practices and attendance;
– tournament participation;
– behavior inside and outside the mat.

As long as you have no medical issues, you can wrestle at any age. At Johny Hendricks Wrestling Academy the kids can start at 5 years old, and we have adult starting at 45+. 

There is a common misperception among the non-wrestling public that wrestling is a very dangerous sport. Perhaps it’s the aggressive nature of the sport,  or perhaps fear of the unknown. Several studies have been conducted in recent years that show wrestling to be safer than many more common sports including football, ice hockey and gymnastics. Most notable in these reports, is wrestling’s low percentage of serious, permanent and life-threatening injury in relation to other sports. A quote from USA Wrestling Club:

“Wrestling is a contact sport and injuries will occur. As would be expected, wrestling has more injuries than tennis and swimming, but most wrestling injuries are minor, consisting of sprains and strains. Wrestling has fewer serious injuries than football, basketball or ice hockey. There is a lesser chance of getting seriously hurt when wrestling than when riding in a car, skateboarding or riding a dirt bike.”

Safety factors in some ways unique to wrestling include:

  • Rules, regulations, and state certified officials.

  • The high ratio of officials to athletes (one for every two).

  • Greater strength and flexibility as a result of more emphasis on practice andpreparation.

  • Competitors are matched by age and weight.

    Wrestling injuries can and do occur, but are more of a factor at the collegiate and international levels where match intensity is much higher. Most injuries occur during periods of horseplay or unsupervised activities such as before or after practice or competition. 

Aggressiveness, Yes. Violence, No. Wrestling is often referred to as the toughest sport, and in many ways it is, but it is certainly not violent, nor does it lead to unruly or destructive behavior.

One of the factors that makes wrestling so different from most other sports is that wrestling involves head-to-head competition. Each wrestler’s efforts work in direct opposite from each other as in a tug-of-war contest. Success in wrestling requires the ability to attack, as well as the ability to stop your opponent’s attack. The same factors apply with jiu-jitsu, boxing and martial arts, but an attack in wrestling is nonviolent. Wrestling does not permit opponents to strike one another, and imposes strict penalties or disqualification for violent behavior. In essence, wrestling is unique in the fact that it can be very aggressive without being violent. The objective is not to destroy or harm one’s opponent, but to out-maneuver them and to gain control.

The intensity with which wrestlers compete increases with age and experience. Kids wrestling, especially the younger age groups, in not nearly as intense as high school or college wrestling. It’s common for new wrestlers to feel somewhat intimidated at first, not knowing how they compare with other wrestlers, but that is soon overcome. Wrestling, perhaps more than any other sport, is a great for building confidence while retaining a healthy dose of humility. The long-term result is that it develops the champion from within, and leads to greater success both on and off the mat, and does not turn kids into bullies or thugs.