Snap, No Tap! Catch Wrestling for Streetfighting and Self-Defense

Volume Four: Striking

with Tony Cecchine

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160 minutes

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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 Four: Striking, Cecchine starts by teaching the fundamentals of punching: how to properly roll a fist to minimize or eliminate hand injuries; proper body mechanics to derive maximum power; and the bread-and-butter jab, hook and uppercut. Then he focuses on close-range weapons like the elbow and knee before delving into catch's destructive battery of kicks. Defenses against both punches and kicks are also taught, focusing on head movement, bobbing, weaving, knee blocks and much more. There's more to catch than grappling, and to be effective on the street, you need to have your striking game wired tight; this video will teach you to do that. For information purposes only.
Tony Cecchine 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.
1) Fundamentals of Punching
- Making a Fist
- Horizontal vs. Vertical Fist
2) Jab
- Speed Jab
- Flick Jab
- Power Jab
3) Left Hook
4) Uppercut
5) Punching with the Right Hand
- The Cross
- The Right Hook
6) Elbow Strikes
7) Knee Strikes
8) Kicks
- Foot Jab
- Roundhouse Kick
9) Slipping, Weaving, Bobbing, and Footwork
10) Catching and Blocking
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