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 Two: Takedowns and Throws, Cecchine first shows the high-percentage takedowns that make catch such a formidable art. He dispels the myths surrounding the street use of single- and double-leg takedowns, teaching you how to put someone onto the pavement and keep him there without compromising your balance. From there, he goes into fireman's carries and the duck under, one of catch wrestling's least understood but most powerful moves. He also shows a series of throws from various positions that can cause serious injury or even death. 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) Double Leg Takedowns
- Drop Double
- Running Double
- Running Double Dump
- Pick Up
2) Single Leg Takedowns
- Running the Pipe
- Inside Trip
- Heel Hook to Half Crab
- High Crotch to Top Wrist Lock
3) The Duckunder
4) Fireman's Carry
- Fireman's Carry on Knees
5) Baseball Throw
6) Double Wrist Lock Throw
7) Double Overhook Throw
8) Lateral Drop
9) Front Head Lock Throw
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