Tsar Fight Club is proud to be the home of The Melbourne Wrestling Academy, currently run by the Abdo brothers, which was formed to help boost the level of wrestling in Australia. With over 40 years of experience collectively, both Bilal and Ali have reached the pinnacle of their sport and now openly share their knowledge with other aspiring wrestlers, martial artists and athletes. Bilal currently heads up the wrestling roster for classes at Tsar Fight Club.

Most classes consist of students who learn wrestling to complement their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and those competing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Wrestling is a great way for any mixed martial artist to improve his or her takedowns and takedown defense, to build strength and endurance, and to ultimately build confidence through the ability to dictate where the fight takes place.


Freestyle Wrestling
Freestyle Wrestling is an international discipline and an Olympic sport, for both men and women. This style allows the use of the wrestler’s or his/her opponent’s legs in offense and defense. This style involves the wrestler winning by either being ahead on points or ultimately pinning the opponent with their back on the mat.

Greco-Roman Wrestling
Greco-Roman Wrestling is also an international discipline and an Olympic sport. In Greco-Roman style, it is forbidden to hold the opponent below the waist and to actively use the legs in the execution of any action. Recent rule changes in Greco-Roman increase opportunities for and place greater emphasis on explosive, ‘high amplitude’ throws. Pinning one’s opponent to the mat is one way of winning.

Submission Wrestling
Submission Wrestling is a wrestling style that consists of controlling the opponent with the use of submission holds, it is also referred to as grappling or “submission grappling.” Grappling, plays an important role in the practice of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and can be used as a self-defence technique. It brings together techniques of all grappling and wrestling styles like Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, Freestyle Wrestling, etc.…