July 14, 2015
Here is a great HL tribute to the one of the most respectful fighters ever, one whom never knew the word fear though many coughRicksonGraciecough feared him...
December 3, 2009
Originally published in the May 1905 issue of "The Cosmopolitan," this article (thanks to EJMAS) sheds some interesting light on the subject of grappling in general, western wrestling (CACC) and Judo specifically. Take a peak at the way these arts were portrayed over 100 years ago! Very interesting.
October 26, 2009
I stumbled across this cool video of one of my favorite fighters of all times, Kazushi Sakuraba. In this video the editor has broken down Sak's technique base, which is largely from Catch Wrestling (CACC). Regardless of where Sak's technique base comes from he is an amazing grappler, and dominated Pride FC back in the day. Endless fun to watch and just an amazing inspiration to all grapplers and fighters!
October 2, 2009
For those of you unaware Lockflow is a great martial resource that is based out of the Pac NW, and they have recently made a "newsletter" for anyone interested in the various martial arts. This months focus just so happens to be on Catch Wrestling and they have an interesting interview with Kris Iatskevitch about the art. It is short and sweet, but to the point.
Check it out!
October 1, 2009
Catch as Catch Can (Catch Wrestling) is gaining in popularity as all grappling based styles or systems have been so far this decade, so I wanted to include a great article by Kris Iatskevich.
Click here to read the whole article!
Kris is the head instructor of the Quebec Toe Hold Club, and offers some really interesting insights into the grappling phenomenon and Catch wrestling's influence on, and from, various other grappling based systems.
Those of you unfamiliar with CACC can look towards the likes of Kazushi Sakuraba for a modern day popular warrior that uses CACC in his MMA fighting and is actually very, very proficient in the ring utilizing the strategies and techniques found in CACC.
Hope you enjoy the article. I hope to get Kris' DVD's sometime in the future.
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