Chikara Wrestle Factory
Frequently Asked Questions










Q: What is The Wrestle Factory?
A: The Wrestle Factory is a pro-wrestling school that trains men and women for roles as professional wrestlers, referees and more.

Q: What does the name "Chikara" mean?
A: Chikara is the Japanese word for strength and power.

Q: Who runs The Wrestle Factory?

A: The school is run by Mike Quackenbush, 20-year veteran of the independent circuit. He is assisted by Hallowicked, Ophidian, Fire Ant, Green Ant and Chuck Taylor.

Q: How much is the tuition?
A: Wrestler training costs $4,000 US, but a discounted rate of $3,500 is offered for students who pay in advance in one lump sum. Payment plans are offered for periods as long as eight months. A discounted rate may apply to wrestlers that have previous training elsewhere.

Q: Where is the school located?
A: The school is currently is located in the heart of Huntingdon Valley, which is the extreme northeastern part of Philadelphia. The precise address is: 1647 Republic Road | Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Q: What makes The Wrestle Factory different from other wrestling schools in the area?
A: The Wrestle Factory is the only training center in the United States currently teaching all styles of wrestling, from lucha libre to European style and everything else. Each student is also subject to continuous evaluation and re-evaluation by the trainer(s), who maintains a hands-on philosophy at every stage of their student's growth. The Wrestle Factory provides a great network for beginning wrestlers looking to gain experience and travel.

Q: How do I enroll at The Wrestle Factory?
A: You must pass a complete physical, which you can have performed by your regular physician. The Wrestle Factory requires written proof from your doctor that you are in good health, and are capable of regular, rigorous exercise. After passing your physical, contact Mike Quackenbush directly to schedule a visitation to the school, and to complete other necessary forms to enroll. Applicants with medical conditions that inhibit their ability to exercise or other questions relating to training can call the Wrestle Factory at 215-839-8096.

Q: How long is the course?
A: Each student is different, and therefore, the length of their training is different. Some students may move more quickly than others, some will advance more slowly. The students themselves determine the length of their training.

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