My friend Louis Maldonado is having me up to his studio Saturday November 2nd 11am-2pm. Address; 145 E Church ST, Ukiah, California 95482 for a Catch Wrestling Workshop with a focus on the Clinch.
This workshop is open to everyone of all styles no experience is necessary. Here is what we will cover.
First Hour; Catch Wrestling fundamentals stance, posture, foot work and more including how conserve energy and properly get the most control out of your over-hooks, under-hooks and head control from the the clinch.
Second Hour; Takedowns and submissions from the clinch. Including simple takedowns that will put your opponent on the ground while giving you the choice to stay on your feet or go down. Plus standing submissions such as the double wrist lock, Grovit and more.
Third Hour; Takedown counters and reversals, including several unique “Unorthodox” takedown counters that give you the option to stay up or finish your opponent with a submission.
Space is limited, to reserve a spot contact Louis Maldonado through his website; HERE or through Facebook, HERE.
Some of the many things you will learn in this workshop;
- Solid Fundamentals to help improve your clinch
- How to conserve energy and use the mechanics of your body rather than musclar strength while in the clinch
- How to get more control out of your over hooks, under-hooks including head control
- Simple takedowns that will put your opponent on the ground while giving you the choice to stay on your feet or go down.
- Standing Submissions / submissions you can get from the clinch
- Unique “Unorthodox” takedown counters that give you the option to stay up or finish your opponent with a submission.
- Plus lots more including taking on all questions anyone might have.
I’m really looking forward to meeting and training with everyone soon…
After a safe touched down in Manchester Billy, Jake and myself met up with our host Andy Crittenden who shuttled us over to our hotel to get settled in. Andy Crittenden is a guy who has done a lot for Catch Wrestling in the U.K. in the last several years. It was Andy’s organizational skills and hard work that brought Billy back to the U.K. he is the only guy to step-up, take on the risk and do the work to get Billy Robinson back over here each year. I’m saying this now because I think it’s important his contribution doesn’t go unrecognized. Thanks for everything Andy!
After a short rest Billy Robinson, Jake Shannon, Andy Crittenden and myself met up for dinner with Roy Wood (the last Billy Riley trained Catch Wrestler from Wigan England) and the great Tatsumi Fujinami along with his wife and son.
In case you are unfamiliar with Mr. Fujinami he is a legendary Professional Japanese Wrestler often credited for the popularity of the Dragon Sleeper and the Dragon Suplex. Fujinami was trained in Catch as Catch Can by Karl Gotch. Along with Fujiwara, Mr. Fujinami was considered to be one of Karl’s very most prized students. What and experience it was to sit down at the table and listen to three legends Billy Robinson, Roy Wood and Tatsumi Fujinami talk about nothing but wrestling for several hours.
I’ve started a facebook group titled; Catch Wrestling San Diego. This group is to serve as a resource to the San Diego community for anyone involved with, currently practicing or just interested in Catch Wrestling. You may Network, find training partners, have access to qualified instruction and stay abreast of the any events and news related to Catch Wrestling especially in the San Diego area. Anyone is welcome to join! So if you’d like to be apart of the group just follow this link and send me a “Request to Join” and I’ll be glad to add you to the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/168375819991909/