The Ring of Honor (ROH) Wrestling Academy opened its doors over half a decade ago and had some of the best professional wrestlers in the world at its helm.
Who wouldn't want to learn the art of pro wrestling from the likes of CM Punk, Austin Aries or Daniel Bryan?
But around the turn of the decade, activity within the school fell silent.
That silence was broken today when the promotion announced the school, rechristened as the ROH Dojo, would begin its first class in years on Oct. 22, 2012.
The school remains where it originally was, Bristol, PA, and will retain its last head trainer, Delirious. The ROH and CHIKARA veteran will begin molding the next generation of ROH stars.
But why now?
Part of me can't help but feel this is a cash grab by Sinclair Broadcasting Group to recoup some money in a relatively cheap manner. At three grand a pop, even just 10 students would provide the company with $60,000 a year.
Check out the official press release from the Baltmore, MD promotion after the jump.
The Ring Of Honor Dojo, under head trainer DELIRIOUS, will be starting new classes during the week of October 22nd, 2012. Located in Bristol, PA (close to both I-95 and the PA turnpike), only 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia, the school has been in operation since 2004, and is a facility that includes a full size 18 foot ring, weight lifting equipment, as well as an extensive video library, and other numerous resources at your disposal.
The school is for people with all levels of experience in professional wrestling. From those with absolutely no experience looking to break in to those with previous wrestling experience looking to hone their skills, the ROH Dojo will help you to learn everything you need to know in order to start, or enhance, your wrestling career. The school is open to wrestlers (both male and female), as well as referees, managers, and valets of all shapes and sizes.
Please be aware that each student is different and the length of your individual training will likely vary. Some students may advance more rapidly than others while some will advance more slowly; what's most imp ortant is that you invest your time, energy, and your patience to get the most out of the program.
Some of the things your training will cover include:
-Emphasis on the fundamentals
-Conditioning and weight training
-Development of timing and positioning
-Advice on character development
-Assistance with promos
The cost for the ROH Dojo is as follows:
$900 down payment on the first day of class
$350 per month
*training is a 6 month program so the total cost is $3000.00
$900 will be due upon registration, and an additional $350 is due on the last day of each month of training.
For those individuals who would like to pay for the entire class on the first day of training, you will receive a special discounted price of $2650.00 (essentially one month free)!!!
Also, as part of your training, you are also highly encouraged to take the time to travel with Ring of Honor and participate as a member of the crew. Not only does this allow you the opportunity to really see what goes into setting up an event but it also gives you a chance to familiarize yourself with all the in's and out's of Ring of Honor Wrestling in a way only first-hand experience can offer.
Once you have graduated you are allowed and encouraged to participate in the ongoing training sessions. While some schools train you for only a set amount of time then send you off on your own, at the ROH Dojo, once you've graduated, you can always come back to train, work out, and meet wrestlers.
You must be at least 18 years of age to enroll in the ROH Dojo.
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For those of you interested, but who can't make the October sessions, expect a new class to start around 4 months after this.