The Head Trainer / Owner Arturo E. Holmes, conducted two classes, five days a week. Classes were not separated by experience level or weight. Each class had three distinct areas of training; technique, live wrestling, and conditioning. The training regimen was typical, except for the technical aspect which focused primarily on takedowns, specifically leg attacks.
A. E. Holmes Academy of Wrestling’s first year attracted a variety of wrestlers of varying ability throughout the Southeastern States. Among the wrestling luminaries were many nationally ranked wrestlers, numerous State Champions, and State Placers.
A. E. Holmes Academy of Wrestling’s worked in conjunction with Team Georgia throughout the 1990’s helping produce tons of Cadet and Junior National All-Americans, hundreds of High School State Champions and High School State Placers At the end of the wrestling season in 2000.
A. E. Holmes Academy of Wrestling closed and re-opened in a new location as The Wrestling Center in Smyrna, GA. Prior to this, the students were primarily High School age. After the re-opening the students were composed of mostly middle and elementary school age. This proved to be the life blood necessary to develop and maintain future State Champions, All-Americans and National Champions for both kids and High School age wrestlers. The Wrestling Center continues to be the pre-eminent training facility in Georgia