Catch wrestling is a style of folk wrestling that was developed and popularised in the late 19th century by the wrestlers of traveling carnivals who incorporated submission holds, or “hooks”, into their wrestling to increase their effectiveness against their opponents. Catch wrestling derives from a number of different styles, the English style of Lancashire wrestling,[1] Irish collar-and-elbow, Greco Roman wrestling, styles of the Indian subcontinent such as Pehlwani and Iranian styles such as Varzesh-e Pahlavani.[2] The training of some modern submission wrestlers, professional wrestlers and mixed martial arts fighters is founded in Catch Wrestling.

Jan 21:  MMA/Submissions

focusing on MMA and submissions.  I’ve experienced the simplicity of catch wrestlers many times.  I love the practicality of this as a sport system.  It’s simple, yet eccentric.  in the MMA game we’ve seen it all and now the athletes are having to branch out and get creative… Catch wrestlers have been doing this for a VERY long time.  Dharma Bodhi is a great resource for upping out MMA game. He’s a yoga guru and a chiropractor.  Trust me, he knows your body better than you do.

Jan 22:  Self Defense and Catch for street

Yes… most fights do go to the ground.  This has been a huge factor in the growth of jujitsu as a self defense art.  To be able to understand our ground fighting arts as a street system is necessary… learn to understand and define the difference between sport, competition, and practical/ambush applications.  Dharma Bhodi is a very skilled fighter, kind and practical.  come say hey.

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