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.
Ring Demon teaches western style boxing geared for success in Mixed Martial Arts. Eric also tries to blend some traditional martial arts concepts (such as Wing Chun) into his boxing classes to make it more effective.
This is Eurasian Kickboxing. This is a mixture of Dutch style kick boxing and Muay Thai. The goal of the Demon kick boxing class is to be able to tie the hands and feet together while maintaining the dutch style lateral movement. This allows for better angles and less trading of damage. This class, like the boxing, includes warm ups, partner drills, Thai pads, and bag work. Anyone from an average Joe to a professional will benefit from this class.
Kids Jiu Jitsu Program
Ring Demon is instituting a Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program for the development of future champions. The program stresses fundamental movements for building motor skills necessary in grappling. While accomplishing this, the kids are held to a high standard of conduct with there fellow students and instructors. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is like a living chess match and the kids will learn on the fly decision making, problem solving, as well as expression of self through their technique.