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Arguably the most brutal mixed martial art practiced today, catch wrestling's devastating arsenal of strikes, takedowns, throws, flesh-tearing rips, and bone-shattering hooks has been copied by many, but mastered by only a few. In this extraordinary video series from Paladin Press, expert catch wrestler Tony Cecchine teaches you catch's most street-worthy techniques, combining hard-core grappling with brutal striking to provide you with a turnkey self-defense system that will make you unbeatable on the street.
In Volume Three: Hand Fighting and Takedown Defenses
, Cecchine starts off by teaching hand fighting: the true grappler's way of both achieving an unbreakable grip and breaking the grip of your opponent, no matter how strong he is. After that, he demonstrates catch's most effective takedown defenses, showing you how to stay on your feet in a real-life violent encounter and avoid being slammed to the pavement. He also includes a truly brutal version of the sprawl that will have your attacker wishing he'd never tried to take you down in the first place. For information purposes only.
has been involved with American Catch as Catch Can Wrestling since 1977 and has been recognized as its leading exponent by the World Head of Family Sokeship Council, an organization that votes on the premier martial artists from various styles (members include such luminaries as Wally Jay, Helio Gracie, and Ernesto Presas). The late, great Lou Thesz, considered by many as the greatest catch wrestler of all-time, dubbed Cecchine a "hooker," recognizing Tony's submission and wrestling skills as the highest a catch wrestler could achieve. Tony understands both the intricacies of hooking and its place in an overall integrated fighting system built on wrestling and boxing fundamentals.
Tony's instructional videos have received rave reviews and have been used to train professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters and other professional athletes, as well as regular Joes. As one online reviewer said of Tony and his art, "His philosophy is simple . . . submission, submission, submission."
Tony can be contacted through his website
DVD CHAPTER LIST
1) Hand Fighting
- Elbow Control
- Cross Grip
- Hand on neck Position
- Foiling Underhook
- Hand Fighting Wrist Lock
- Breaking One-on-One Grip
- Breaking Two-on-One Grip
2) Takedown Defense Fundamentals
3) The Sprawl
- Chest Sprawl
- Arch Sprawl
- Offensive Sprawl
- Drop Back Sprawl
4) Rear Body Lock Defenses
- Overhook the Elbow
- The Switch
5) The Whizzer
- Whizzer Throw
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