The Return of Erik Paulson

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Train with the Legendary Erik Paulson – Part of OCKMMA’s Lineage!

The Legendary Erik Paulson – MMA Icon; Trainer of Champions; and the first American to win the Light-Heavyweight Shooto Title in Japan – returns to the OCKMMA mat for one night … and one night only!

Don’t Miss Out On Your Opportunity to learn from, and train with, the best in the business. Come prepared to learn:

  • Savate Thai Cross-Training (STX KIckboxing);
  • Effective transitioning from striking to grappling; and
  • The best submissions in the industry.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: OC Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts (OCKMMA)

ADDRESS: 18241 McDurmott, Irvine, California, USA

Check Out This Amazing Deal:

$55 (pre-pay)
$65 (same day)

Space Is Limited – Call Now To Reserve Your Spot!

(949) 833-8338

Thor Smash!

Erik began his career in martial arts in 1974 – starting with judo. Erik decided to add the striking arts to his arsenal when a school bully blocked a hip-throw by pulling Erik’s hair (more about Erik’s golden locks later). He then studied taekwondo, boxing and karate among other arts.

Erik left his native Minnesota for the sunny shores of Southern California in 1986. He then began training under none other than our very own, and wholly incomparable, Guro Dan Inosanto.  Under Guro Dan Inosanto’s tutelage, Erik learned Jeet Kune Do, arnis/kali/eskrima, wing chun and silat.

Erik did finally return to grappling and studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his home garage under the legendary Rorion, Royce and Rickson Gracie.  Upon returning to Guro Dan Inosanto’s academy, he met Yorinaga Nakamura, who taught him shoot wrestling. Erik got hooked on this style and, and through Nakamura, Erik connected with Satoru Sayama to train, learn and fight in the competitive world of shoot wrestling.

Erik also appeared in numerous movies including American Ninja 5Bloodsport 3The RiotFist of the North Star and Battledome. “The movie industry is brutal” says Erik “and makes … fighting seem like an afternoon at the beach”.

Easily recognized for his long, flowing golden hair (which he could not cut due to his movie career), Erik still won fights where his opponents, quite literally, dragged him around the cage by his golden locks.  In fact, OC Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts’ very own President & CEO Robert A. Freeman, Esq. worked security at Sunsets – a popular nightclub in Manhattan Beach, California – while Erik, still sporting a golden ponytail, was a bartender … but you’ll have to attend the seminar to hear those stories!

Erik is the founder of Combat Submission Wrestling, and STX Kickboxing. He has trained numerous, notable fighters including, but not limited to, Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, Renato Sobral, Cub Swanson, and James Wilks. He is also closely affiliated with Sean Sherk and Brock Lesnar. Erik was also the striking coach for Team Lesnar on The Ultimate Fighter: Season 13, and he is the co-author of the History of American Submission Wrestling.

Dont Miss This Amazing Opportunity to Train with the Legendary Erik Paulson!

Warning: Space is limited for this exciting seminar & only a limited number of participants will be able to learn from, and train with, this martial arts Legend.

Call (949) 833-8338 Today & Reserve Your Spot