Erik Paulson is a mixed martial artist and the first American to win the World Light-Heavy Weight Shooto Title in Japan. Erik is he Founder of Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW), one of the most effective martial arts systems in the world.
Founder of CSW
Erik is the Founder of Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW), one of the most effective martial arts systems in the world. It combines all elements of MMA; Boxing, Savate, Muay Thai, pummeling, clinch, takedowns, and submission grappling.
40 different teachers
Erik has studied with 40 different teachers over his 30 years of training including Rick Faye, Greg Nelson, Yorinaga Nakamura, Larry Hartsell, Tim Tackett, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Nic Saignac, Rigan Machado, Rico Chipparelli, and the legendary Dan Inosanto, who claims Erik is one of the world's most dynamic grapplers.
5th degree Black Belt
Erik holds the rank of Black Belt, 5th Degree in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Rigan Machado. He also trained extensively with Rorion, Royce, and Rickson Gracie.
gain an edge
Known as an encyclopedia of moves, Pro Fighters have come all over the country and world to train with Erik to gain an edge for their upcoming fights. Train and learn from a Legend in the MMA game.
trainer of champions
He currently runs the CSW Training Center in Fullerton, California where he has trained MMA fighters such as Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, Renato Sobral, Cub Swanson, Ben Jones and Ginelle Marquez.
train at the highest level
If you are looking to train at the highest levels in MMA, Kickboxing, and Grappling/BJJ, look no further than training with Sensei Erik Paulson.