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”

The 100-year anniversary of Frank Gotch’s death is on Saturday

By Mike Chapman On Dec. 16, 1917, the greatest wrestler in American history died in Humboldt, Iowa.  Therefore, the 100-year anniversary of Frank Gotch’s death is on Saturday. Gotch was the biggest sports hero of his day. Teddy Roosevelt invited him to the White House and he starred in a stage play that toured the EastContinue reading “The 100-year anniversary of Frank Gotch’s death is on Saturday”

Raul Ramirez Named Regional Wrestling Coach of Kapap Academy Singapore

Five time undefeated Catch Wrestler and Founder of Catch Wrestling Alliance, Dr. Raul Ramirez, will be joining Kapap Academy Singapore as our Regional Catch Wrestling Coach, to help promote Catch Wrestling in Asia.“We want to strengthen the quality of Catch Wrestling in Asia and introduce it into more countries,” Dr. Ramirez stated. “We have bigContinue reading “Raul Ramirez Named Regional Wrestling Coach of Kapap Academy Singapore”

Qin Yunquan Wins Queen’s Young Leader Award for Singapore

Qin Yunquan, CEO of Kapap Academy Singapore Congratulations to Ms Qin Yunquan for winning the Queen’s Young Leader Award for 2017 for Singapore. This award recognises young outstanding individuals within the 53 nations under the Commonwealth. As the sole Award winner for Singapore in 2017, Yunquan has earned the recognition from Her Majesty the QueenContinue reading “Qin Yunquan Wins Queen’s Young Leader Award for Singapore”

Opinion: The Singlet Controversy

Frank Gotch in a wrestling match against Georg Hackenshmidt September 4, 1911 The state of Nebraska made headlines for deciding to allow folkstyle wrestlers to wear “fight shorts” and “moisture wicking shirts.” The singlets that are currently worn seem to be a deterrent for potential students, therefore many young people choose to play other sports to avoid wearingContinue reading “Opinion: The Singlet Controversy”

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”

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!”

Billy Robinson on Training

Training For wrestling, many training methods may vary, there will be times when you have the opportunity to go to the gym every day, or as many times as you think is good for you personally in one week. Which is good, so long as you don’t squander your time? By this I mean whenContinue reading “Billy Robinson on Training”

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!”