Kurt Pellegrino Take Down Clinic
Former UFC fighter and Point Pleasant Boro Hall Of Famer Kurt Pellegrino will be conducting a Double Leg takedown clinic at the Warriors Wrestling Club on sunday May 15th from 12-2 for any child in grades K-5.
Pellegrino started wrestling at 6 years old in the local rec program and went 87-3 as a middle school wrestler. He was a 2 time conference champion, 2-time Lodi Tournament winner and Caldwell Open champion. He won the NJ state championship in 1994 at 126 lbs.
In high school, Kurt was a 4-time varsity letterman in wrestling. He was 4-time district 23 place winner (champion in 1998) and 2-time region 6 place winner (champion in 1997). In 1997, Kurt was the only wrestler in Point Pleasant Boro history to be named MVP of Region 6. Kurt placed 2nd in the NJ State finals in both his junior and senior years. After high school graduation in June 1998, Kurt attended Gloucester Community College for a short time, where he started on their wrestling team at 157 lbs.
After college, Kurt still longed for the competition. In 1999, while working for the Point Pleasant Department of Public Works, Kurt started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), the art of grappling that includes submissions. This seemed like a natural transition for him coming from a successful wrestling background. Kurt became a multiple time Grapples Quest and NAGA World Grappling champion and was one of only 16 Americans invited to compete at the Abu Dhabi World Jiu Jitsu Championships in 2007. Kurt placed 4th, losing to Marcelo Garcia, the best BJJ competitor in the world at the time, in the semifinals. After the tournament, Kurt began to study under Garcia.
Kurt Pellegrino Mixed Martial Arts
Kurt Pellegrino’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy is the best BJJ and MMA school on the jersey shore. Located at 1716 Main St in Belmar, KPMMA sets the standard for all schools in the area. If you would like to try a free trial class, call 732 894-3468 to set one up.