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”

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”

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”

Takedown Wrestling and Catch Wrestling Alliance Working Together to Keep Real Wrestling Alive

The global wrestling news leader, Takedown Wrestling Media will now feature the growing sport of Catch Wrestling. Catch as Catch Can Wrestling is the style that started it all for modern wrestlers. Freestyle and Folkstyle wrestling, both are rooted in the style of the great wrestlers of the turn of the century, like Frank Gotch,Continue reading “Takedown Wrestling and Catch Wrestling Alliance Working Together to Keep Real Wrestling Alive”

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”