Eric Dahlberg – Ring Demon Instructor
Eric Dahlberg, the owner of Ring Demon, is the main instructor of all the classes. Eric is a collegiate wrestler, BJJ blackbelt, and has competed in MMA (8-1) and professional boxing (3-0). At Ring Demon, Coach Eric wants to establish an environment that promotes learning and perpetual growth. That is why he does not believe in holding anything back or having students pay for private lessons. He encourages his students to ask smart questions and be free-thinkers.
Eric believes that technique trumps all else. That is why the foundation of each class is technique, not strength or speed. Technique is what will allow you to defeat someone bigger, faster, and stronger than you. And whether it is wrestling, BJJ, boxing, or kickboxing, Eric wants to have the most technically sound school around.
The evolution of Grappling. Demon teaches a hybrid blend of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. What does this mean exactly? All positions and submissions from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are used as well as the takedowns, controls and counters of Greco, Freestyle, and Folkstyle wrestling. This is the base for all successful ground fighters in modern Mixed Martial Arts, and it is the main focus at Demon. We teach all levels, from beginners to professionals.
1513B Central Ave S, Kent, WA 98032