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

Drills, Pain Tolerance, & Mental Conditioning

with Tony Cecchine

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80 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 Seven: Drills, Pain Tolerance, and Mental Conditioning, Cecchine gives you the skills you need to survive any street encounter whether you're on your feet or on the pavement. He starts with a series of drills designed to condition your body and burn in catch's fundamental techniques. He then teaches you how to withstand the searing agony of such submissions as the double wrist lock and heel hook long enough to effect a counter or reversal. Finally, he talks about the mental conditioning and mind-set of a true streetfighter, and how you can develop the will to win any street confrontation. 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) Drills
- Sprawl, Sit-Out, Shot Drill
- Penetration Drill
- Level Change Drill
- Jump Change Drill
- Spin Drill
- Bridge Flips
2) Pain Tolerance Techniques
- Submission Resistance
- Resistance to Rips
3) Mental Conditioning
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