Don Hunnell is the founder and head instructor of the Modesto Grappling Club. Don Hunnell started his wrestling career in 1986 by wrestling for Modesto High School under the late John Miller and then for Modesto Junior College under Lee Ehler. After college, Don took up Judo and earned his Brown Belt under Tom Prata. Presently, Don is working on his Judo black belt under Ricardo Urrea of Pacific Judo. In his mid twenties, he began to coach wrestling at the High School level for Linden, Downey and Johansen High School.Followingthe popularity of the U.F.C. in 2001, Don began to train in Submission Wrestling and Russian Sombo and later went on to train in Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu earning his Blue Belt under Professor Flavio Behring. In 2005, Don began to instruct Russian Sambo and Grappling. In 2007, Don founded the Modesto GrapplingClub. Presently Don trains in Wrestling, Grappling, Judo and M.M.A. in conjuction with coaching his students at his club.
Who We Are
The Modesto Grappling Club was founded by Don Hunnell and is dedicated to serving the youth and adults of this community by providing a safe and friendly environment that contributes to the physical, and overall development of each individual.
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