To be a champion, you need willpower

Founded in 2011 by 3x Olympian, Damir Zakhartdinov, Willpower Wrestling Club is a center for the global wrestling community to train and share their experience with the next generation of champions in Brooklyn, NY. 

Our integrated Freestyle, Greco, and Folkstyle training system is made to train elite athletes both for their scholastic careers and their international dreams.

Whether you are new to the sport or competing internationally, Willpower Wrestling is here to help you achieve your potential. Check out our offerings to find the right program for you.


Our programs include an 360 training program for youth and young adults, including classes for all experience levels, intensive training camps, 1 on 1 coaching, and at home workouts plus residencies for elite athletes and coaches and a competition youth club team

Class Schedule

Club Team Practice

Dedicated practice for our wrestlers that compete at state and national tournaments in the Willpower uniform plus special guests

Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Age 6 and Under

Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 / Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00

Youth – Beginners

This class is for athletes aged 7 to 12 who are new to wrestling and sports

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm / Saturday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Youth – Intermediate

Monday Wednesday and Friday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

High School/Adult – Open Class

This class is for high school and adult athletes from beginner to advanced

Monday and Wednesday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Coaching Staff

Our coaches share a passion for teaching and a record of success in wrestling and in life. Olympians, All-Americans, successful businessmen, our coaches are here to share their experience through hands on training to make every student the best they can be.


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Support Willpower

You need willpower to be a champion. You also need a supportive community. Here at Willpower we support our best wrestlers through scholarships to reduce the cost of training, a traveling club team to showcase their talent, and residencies for world class wrestlers and coaches to share their experience. Please consider making a donation to support these programs.