Strike Zone MMA / Team Strike Zone
31 Clinton Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360
Team Strike Zone would like to welcome Kirkor Papasian to our coaching staff. Kirkor holds the rank of black belt in the art of Tewhontatienas (Catch Wrestling), the rank of brown belt in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and the rank of brown belt in SAW (Submission Arts Wrestling) under Mike Martelle.
Kirkor has an eclectic approach to grappling and utilizes techniques from Jiu-Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, Sambo, and Judo. Some of his favorite techniques are leg locks and flying armbars, of which he has many wins with. Kirkor is a regional and national grappling champion with many expert titles from NAGA. His proudest victory was during the 2015 New Haven NAGA Championships, where he defeated a 4th degree BJJ black belt by a knee bar. Kirkor has trained many competitors to the expert level as well as championship belts and as a coach Kirkor has won three NAGA team cup awards. With Kirkor as our BJJ/Grappling coach at Strike Zone, we are destined to win more Titles and Team cup awards. Welcome to the family Kirkor Papasian!