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”

Why Lineage is Important and Why it’s Not

By Jon Strickland, head coach of American Hook Wrestling Why Lineage Matters The human race typically gains it’s knowledge from a specific source or sources. Look at the Ivy League, they hold a very long tradition of the pursuit of excellence in education and professional studies. Harvard being one of those schools, is known forContinue reading “Why Lineage is Important and Why it’s Not”

Frank Gotch World Catch Tournament Results

Men’s 220+ Division: 1st Chris Morales, 2nd Nicholas Caggia, 3rd James Bunn Men’s 200-219 Division: 1st Travis Wiuff, 2nd Ned Morales, 3rd Nick Badger Men’s 160-179 Division: 1st Anthony Pachek, 2nd Keanu Huete, 3rd Johnny Boyd Men’s 140-159 Division: 1st Matt Tran, 2nd Javier Garcia, 3rd Adam Laporte Women’s Open Weight Division: 1st Shayna Baszler,Continue reading “Frank Gotch World Catch Tournament Results”

Historic Free Catch Wrestling Demonstration July 2, in Bicknell Park

A free demonstration of catch wresting will be held at 2 p.m. on July 2, in Bicknell Park. The demonstration is being put on by Dr. Raul Ramirez, head of the Catch Wrestling Alliance in Los Angeles, and Roy Wood, longtime coach at the legendary Snake Pit in Wigan, England.“This is an incredible opportunity for sports fansContinue reading “Historic Free Catch Wrestling Demonstration July 2, in Bicknell Park”

Dr. Stephen Greenfield: Catch Wrestling is a Distinct Wrestling Style

Dr. Greenfield with the successor of Billy Riley, Roy Wood If I hear “it’s just a ruleset” or “it’s all grappling” – yes it is a form of grappling, as is Judo , BJJ, they all have their distinctive points, techniques, nuances, history and strategy. Yes CACC had a rulset (it is a little moreContinue reading “Dr. Stephen Greenfield: Catch Wrestling is a Distinct Wrestling Style”