EVE events are the place to forget everything you thought you knew about this previously male-owned world and see what happens when punk, feminism and pro-wrestling combine to create a night of death-defying, jaw dropping, action packed theatrical wrestling stunts fueled with cabaret, comedy and so much more… And now you can train to become one of the future EVE Professionals at the EVE Academy – London’s School of Women’s Wrestling!
EVE Academy are weekly pro wrestling training classes in East London for anyone who is a self identifying woman, or is non-binary, femme presenting and comfortable in a woman-focused environment.
WHERE: Every Saturday at Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9RF.
WHEN: Doors open at 10am ready for a 10.30am start and the training class runs until 1.30pm.
COST: The sessions are priced at £10 per week, payable on the day in cash. There are no monthly contracts or commitments – just turn up and enjoy! If you’d like to pay in advance you can do so here
PLEASE BRING a water bottle, a spare t-shirt (to change into after the warm up) and keep nails short!
YOU DON’T NEED TO BOOK A PLACE! You can reserve a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or pay in advance here but you’re also welcome to just turn up on the day!
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The classes will be lead by two-time EVE Champion, world traveled professional wrestler & fitness instructor “The Fightin’ Irish” Rhia O’Reilly and London School of Lucha Libre head coach: professional wrestler turned film fight choreographer and stunt person Greg Burridge.
EVE Academy Coaches Rhia O’Reilly (above – photo by Oli Sandler) and Greg Burridge (below)
Training is split into three sections:
Section 1: Physical fitness
Beginning with a fun warm up that incorporates calisthenics, core strengthening, stretches and aerobic exercises with shouting and tune-chanting to create the most contagious happy, festival atmosphere you could possibly imagine to get your body ready for some wrestling!
Laura Di Matteo with a top rope crossbody on Sammii Jayne and Debbie Sharp (photo by Oli Sandler)
Section 2: Learning to wrestle
Section 3: Building character and confidence
In-ring personas will begin to be created and over time trainees will learn how to make an effective entrance into an arena and onto the wrestling stage. The wrestling world is the only place where sport combines with theatre and Hollywood style stunts and this is the part where you’ll learn the theatre!
The Session Moth – Martina (photo by Rob Brazier)
But that’s not all…
In addition to this we also have guest trainers booked in every month including Japanese wrestling legend Emi Sakura, American television wrestling personality Daffney and numerous others from around the wrestling world ensuring the very best training and coaching at the EVE Academy.The Legendary Emi Sakura with top rope moonsault (photo by Oli Sandler)