Katrina Kling

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First Wrestling/Boxing/Muay Thai Experience:
Warren Hills Regional High School

Why Martial Arts/Wrestling?
I always loved the idea of combat sports, but never participated in any until high school when I decided to join wrestling because several of my friends were on the high school team.

Steven's Institute of Technology

College Accolades
4th at Women's Nationals U23
Princeton Open finalist

2nd, 2nd, 3rd at NJSIAA Women's High School State Tournament
2x Freestyle state champ
Northeast region champ
Soldier Salute 3rd

Amateur/Professional Fighting career recap and record:

Classes Taught at Edge:
Edge Kids

Coaching/instructing Philosophy:
I believe that athletes need to understand the tactical and technical side of the sport at a very high level to succeed, so I place a lot of emphasis on how different techniques play into each other. Chain wrestling, learning multiple options based on the reactions of the opponent, and being able to understand the sport at a deep level are the key points I build my coaching methodology on.

Why Train at Edge if you are prospective student:
Edge is one of the most elite training facilities in the country, and has produced many successful athletes with long healthy careers. The coaching staff here is phenomenal, and I love the positive and supportive environment that has allowed me to succeed.

What does being a coach/instructor at Edge mean to you?
Being a coach means that I get to be one of the many people guiding someone through their development as a person and athlete. It's about giving back, because I gained so much knowledge about myself and about the sport I love by having access to compassionate yet driven coaches that pushed me to find my own success, and I want to be that same positive influence on others.

Hobbies off the mat or anything else you want people to know?:
I enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and spending time with my family. I am studying to get my Electrical Engineering masters degree.

A student should ask me about ________ If they want expert insight/technique/info on______:
Offense in the neutral position