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Japanese Catch wrestling

user 5236396
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
As promised to the few people who attended last weekend, here are a few links to the organizations I picked up a lot of my submission game from. The first is a brief exchange from the UWF which was a Japanese wrestling league consisting of worked matches that allowed for a lot of improv. Back then the main discipline among the performers was Old english style catch-as-catch-can or just catch wrestling for short. You will also notice that because of this most of the concentration is on dominant top positions rather than control from the bottom. In fact none of the wrestlers ever really pulled guard.­

The second is a link to a Pancrase match. Pancrase was another Japanese organization but this time the fights were real. Although the rules were very restrictive and did not allow for a close handed strike to the face of elbows. Again, catch wrestle is the dominant style because a lot of the competitors and the leagues founders were ex- UWF stars.­

I learned most of my submission wrestling from watching matches from these two leagues.
user 5236396
Chicago, IL
Post #: 2
Also if you are looking for more content check out youtubes

And for UWF vies check out youtube channel
user 9707488
Lake Station, IN
Post #: 33
The style you're talking about is called Shootfighting




Also just in case they do offer Catch Wrestling lessons in Chicago through Tony Cecchine and if you're interested hit up his website to see whats up with training with him

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