Fallacies of Logic I’ve Heard in Catch as Catch Can Wrestling

Jon Strickland demonstrates a Gotch Toe Hold in Humboldt, Iowa, hometown of Frank Gotch By Jon Strickland of American Hook Wrestling 1. The more people you train with the better you will be. 2. Letting go of a hold because the next one is always better. 3. Don’t ask “what if.” 4. (Fill in theContinue reading “Fallacies of Logic I’ve Heard in Catch as Catch Can Wrestling”

Opinion: A Wrestler is Never Done Learning

I feel like many folks are some what brainwashed by TV. Either the UFC fights themselves or their drama reality series that feeds on drama to exist. They are trained by a Jiu Jitsu strategy in grappling. They fear giving up their back, or should say, exposing their back. As a wrestler I don’t giveContinue reading “Opinion: A Wrestler is Never Done Learning”

Catch Wrestling Seminar Schedule for Remainder of 2016

On December 10, Jon Strickland will be joined by Curran Jacobs for a Catch Wrestling seminar in Beavercreek, Ohio at Dayton MMA Academy. Contact the gym directly by clicking here.   Dr. Raul Ramirez will be doing a series of Catch Wrestling seminars in Singapore from December 28, until January 1 at Kapap Academy Singapore. ContactContinue reading “Catch Wrestling Seminar Schedule for Remainder of 2016”

Olympics Highlight Need for Catch As Catch Can Wrestling

JASON GETZ/USA TODAY SPORTS How many points can you score in six minutes? That is how many Olympics wrestling matches are decided. Getting points for passivity and pushing your opponent out of the circle are not in the spirit of wrestling. If the goal of wrestling was to pin your opponent, then adding points andContinue reading “Olympics Highlight Need for Catch As Catch Can Wrestling”

Op-ed: Catch wrestling will never be even remotely as popular as Jiu Jitsu

Catch wrestling will never be even remotely as popular as Jiu Jitsu. I will list the reasons why this is. 1. Nobody seems to know what actual Catch Wrestling is. They seem to think it’s amateur wrestling mixed with other arts. Basically creating a self made system and applying a name that’s not appropriate. (WhereContinue reading “Op-ed: Catch wrestling will never be even remotely as popular as Jiu Jitsu”

The American Linage of Catch Wrestling Has a New Name!

EASLEY, S.C. – Exciting things are happening as Jon Strickland, head coach and Catch-as-Catch-Can (CACC) Hooker,  is revamping his at home wrestling program, now called American Hook Wrestling.   “This is an exciting time,” said Strickland. “There is so much that I want to be able to present to my students, but I was hinderedContinue reading “The American Linage of Catch Wrestling Has a New Name!”

American Catch Wrestler Billy Wicks on Staying Relaxed and the Importance of Wrestling

Here’s the points I’d like to make about catch wrestling. You never do anything well or to your best ability when you panic. Learning to relax is the single most important aspect of how I was taught and teach catch wrestling. It’s hard to learn this part of wrestling. It normally takes quite a fewContinue reading “American Catch Wrestler Billy Wicks on Staying Relaxed and the Importance of Wrestling”

Catch Wrestling Alliance Announces the First Catch Wrestling Based Scholastic Wrestling Program!

The Catch Wrestling Alliance makes history again with the creation of the first Catch Wrestling based youth wrestling program in a public school. The program is part of the Emerson Sports Academy at Ralph Waldo Emerson Charter Middle School in West Los Angeles. The goal is to create scholar athletes in accordance with the PyramidContinue reading “Catch Wrestling Alliance Announces the First Catch Wrestling Based Scholastic Wrestling Program!”

The Future of Catch Werestling!

Tyko Tran is the next generation of Catch Wrestler. This morning he won gold in a no-gi grappling tournament. He is the son of Catch Wrestler, Matt Tran of the Billy Wicks Foundation. They are working hard to keep real wrestling alive! Congratulations Tyko!!!

Catch Wrestling Alliance Brings Authentic Catch Wrestling to Singapore for the First Time

Catch Wrestling Alliance Brings Authentic Catch Wrestling to Singapore for the First Time The historic sport of Catch Wrestling to be held in the South-East Asia for the first time bringing wrestlers from around the world. The event is going to be held on 20th March, 2016 at 1 PM (Saturday) at the City SquareContinue reading “Catch Wrestling Alliance Brings Authentic Catch Wrestling to Singapore for the First Time”