Grappler’s Lair, established in 1999 in a garage in Texas, began as a dream for John and Susane Moore long before they met. John had been involved in martial arts since he was eight and always wanted his own dojo, Susane participated in sports and fitness and wanted her own gym. They joined the ideas and the Grappler’s Lair Martial Arts Gym was born. From the birth of the idea to 2008, God’s hand has been evident in journey of the Grapplers Lair. Terry Kisley, former owner of THE BODY RESORT opened her doors and provided 500 square feet for the first facility outside the garage, when the numbers became too many a larger space “just happened” to be available. Grapplers Lair Martial Arts Gym is currently in it’s third facility in Temple, has recently opened a school in Killeen and has an affiliate school in Waco.
With the expansion of the school, competition has become a big part of the GRAPPLERS LAIR curriculum in both the amateur and professional arena’s. From Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to cage fighting, beginner to experienced, the LAIR team participates in all levels and types of grappling/MMA events. And along with the competitors the team includes many people who come out to offer their support.
The GRAPPLERS LAIR is unique with its family atmosphere where you are not just a student but you become part of the brotherhood.