About A+W Wrestling

A History of Innovation in Wrestling

1977: The ADAM Wrestling Machine
2003: The Snap and Shoot Takedown System
2006: The Takedown Defender
2014: Iowa Style Snapper + JOBO Takedown Trainer







A+W Wrestling actually started over 33 years ago. Carl Adams has been introducing innovative wrestling products to the market for over 33 years. His World Class Wrestling Institute is considered by many to be the finest wrestling camp in the world. He has written three very popular instructional wrestling books and his 9 instructional wrestling videos have been the most popular instructional wrestling videos over the past 17 years. Over 100,000 of his videos are being studied worldwide.

Carl also invented the "ADAM" Takedown Machine 30 years ago. The "ADAM" Takedown Machine is considered by many to be the finest takedown training device ever for the sport of wrestling. That is, until now.

During September of 2003, Carl Adams, a former four time National Champion and college coach for the past 34 years, felt that there was a tremendous need for what is now called the Snap and Shoot Takedown System. Carl and one of his former wrestlers, Dr. Earl Walker acted on their belief of what this piece of equipment could do for wrestlers at Boston University and for wrestlers all over the country. Hence, A+W Wrestling Equipment Inc. was formed.

The Snap and Shoot Takedown Training System, offers wrestlers an opportunity to improve specific power, conditioning, and speed. A wrestler can also work toward perfecting their overall attack and their take-downs at a level that is unprecedented in the history of our sport.

Carl Adams invented the Takedown Defender during the summer of 2006. The Takedown Defender is already being called by many the most productive training device ever for the sport of wrestling. It is the first and only training device used specifically for working on takedown defense.

In 2013, ten years after the introduction of the Snap and Shoot, A+W Wrestling unveiled two new essential training devices: the Iowa Style Snapper and the JOBO Takedown Trainer. Both of these devices build upon the training effects introduced with the Snap and Shoot by allowing wrestlers to focus on developing head attacking and leg attacking skills separately.

The primary focus of our training devices is to help wrestlers become more powerful, more efficient, and better conditioned when attacking opposing wrestlers on their feet. Used together, the Snap and Shoot, the Iowa Style Snapper, and the JOBO Takedown Trainer help wrestlers develop a more complete training routine.

We hope that you like our contributions to the sport of wrestling and MMA and use them to help you reach your maximum potential.

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