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To that end, each class now begins with a series of basic drills. These have been designed to test and improve the conditioning of the participant, as well as reinforce the basic rules and principles of applying holds and performing the most common maneuvers in short, quick bursts. The ideal is that each student possesses a solid foundation that will pay dividends for them throughout their career.

These military-style exercises have proved to be invaluable for students in coping with the physical and mental requirements of professional wrestling. After lengthy experience with drills, students are better able to build their matches and improvise sequences of moves on their feet. The confidence built through performing drills carries over into matches, as well as good timing, ring position and expression. Our constant emphasis on the basics has made Kowalski's students some of the most solid performers in professional wrestling today.