Erik Paulson's CSW

Metrolina Martial Arts is North Carolina's only CSW Affiliate. 

CSW was founded by Sensei Erik Paulson. Erik beganhis martial journey in Judo. Later, he would become a Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali instructor under the Legend Guro Dan Inosanto. At the Inosanto Academy, he would meet Sensei Yori Nakamura, founder of the US Shooto Association -- an MMA promotion, and learned Shoot Wrestling from him. Later, he would train in BJJ under Rorion, Rickson, and Royce Gracie. Following that, he would train under Rigan Machado.

Coach Erik has taught several successful MMA Champs as well -- from Former UFC Lightweight Champ Sean Sherk to Former UFC Heavyweight Champ Brock Lesnar.

Coach Ed and Coach Tim are all registered affiliate instructor's under Sensei Erik.

Currently, Ed and Tim are both CSW Student Level 2's and STX Level 2. 


No-Gi Grappling

Practice a lot of the main tenants of Jiu-jitsu, without the Gi! The grips and speed are different -- a lot like wrestling.


Practice Makes Perfect

While Gi training is important, No-Gi is equally as important. 


Free Trial
Concord-Area Locals Only!

  • Start with an orientation class to understand the ins-and-outs of our dojo; afterward, you have a week of training for Free!
  • First week of grappling classes are free with no commitment
  • Includes free loaner Gi if you need one