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11001 S. Prairie Ave
Inglewood, CA 90303
Phone: 310.322.5552
About Us

From the one, through the one, to the one, we are one ...

* R1, formerly known as RAW Training Center opened in July of 2000
* R1 initially started as a training center for the Real American Wrestling Team or RAW Team
* Former RAW Team members included:

Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Fame)
Tom Erikson (M.A.R.S. Champion)
Dan Henderson (PRIDE Champion @ 2 weight classes)
Vladimir Matyushenko (IFL Champion)
Frank Trigg (WFA & ICON Sport Champion)

* R1 Head instructor, Rico Chiapparelli was a World Cup Champion Freestyle wrestler and NCAA Champion from the University of Iowa under wrestling icon Dan Gable

* R1 is visited by masters of all styles including some of today's well known MMA Champions

... where all forms are fluent ...

* Until 2009, R1 was home to Ultimate Pro Wrestling's  (UPW), Ultimate University, which developed many WWE and TNA Superstars including John Cena, The Miz, Samoa Joe, among others

* R1 houses the former competition mats from the legendary University of Iowa Wrestling Team retired in March of 2000 after helping the Hawkeyes win 14 NCAA team titles between 1982 - 2000

* R1 has been voted Best Martial Arts Studio in the South Bay (of L.A.) by the Easy Reader

* R1 has spawned two competitors from Spike TV's "T.U.F." franchise with one going on to become the champion

* R1 instructors are all top level competitors and masters in their perspective art form

* R1 is used regularly as a location for many different types of media locations and photo shoots

 "For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill.               To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill..." Sun Tzu