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”

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”

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”

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”

Email Question: How Different is Folkstyle from Catch Wrestling?

Jon Strickland of the Billy Wicks Foundation and American Hook Style Wrestling, the American lineage of Catch Wrestling explains the differences between Folkstyle and Catch Wrestling in his own words: Like night and day really. Besides the obvious hooking, Catch is almost all mat wrestling while today Folkstyle focuses mostly on the feet. Stalling isContinue reading “Email Question: How Different is Folkstyle from Catch Wrestling?”

Catch Wrestling: Is it an art or sport?

By Jon Strickland of the Billy Wicks Foundation During the comeback of Catch as Catch Can wrestling, I have seen the debates on this very topic. Some comparison or analogies used are very misleading and so meant to be, I suspect. Lets start with, “it’s a sport” and go from there. There certainly have beenContinue reading “Catch Wrestling: Is it an art or sport?”

Catch Wrestling Alliance Presents: Revelation with Special Guest Randy Couture!

Tickets are now on sale for the second international Catch Wrestling Alliance event, entitled “Revelation.” This event will feature MMA legend, Randy “The Natural” Couture as guest of honor. It will take place at South Coast Martial Arts, 2990 Grace Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Catch Wrestlers with authentic Catch Wrestling backgrounds from around theContinue reading “Catch Wrestling Alliance Presents: Revelation with Special Guest Randy Couture!”

Mike Chapman on Gama vs Gotch

Frank Gotch Mike Chapman, accomplished Wrestling Author and Historian writes about the long speculated match between the Great Gama and Frank Gotch that never actually took place. In regards to a matchup between Frank Gotch and the Great Gama: “For decades there has been speculation offered on how Frank Gotch would have fared with theContinue reading “Mike Chapman on Gama vs Gotch”