Any old time catch guys still alive?

I know Billy Robinson died a few years back. Too bad never had a chance to train with him. Any other guys like him still around?

lots

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lots


There's lots of old time catch guys still around?

new times ones also

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new times ones also


Awesome, what old time ones are you familiar with?

this is the wigan hold on first tuesday from 1988. uploaded by psxgunman. Roy Wood stills runs the gym

 

 

Tommy Heyes

 

Dick Cardinal

https://youtu.be/9A6Qqfl5OAc

 

wade schalles

 

 

one of our resident bjj experts incredibly found a way to turn cardinals simpleton move into a "submission" hold, we're surrounded by a tribe of fucking geniuses on multi colored home depot toddler mats

Awesome thanks! Are any one of the ones listed more renowned than the others in your opinion?

Schalles is probably the most responsible, albeit indirectly, for the renewal of interest

I know several people in the uk who have been working to bring back catch wrestling. They told me that the original old style catch wrestling gyms all pretty much switched to teaching international freestyle rules probably around the 70s or 80s. This is because there was really no interest in Catch. I imagine it's similar to the way many traditional martial arts schools are switching to mma, bjj and kickboxing these days. 

and fujiwara of course, his instructional tape set from 93', along with schalles set from the 80's set some wheels in motion. wheels within wheels.

One of the newer guys, billy scott, has a gym somewhere in that vast terra incognita known as greater kain-tuck-eeee

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and fujiwara of course, his instructional tape set from 93', along with schalles set from the 80's set some wheels in motion. wheels within wheels.

One of the newer guys, billy scott, has a gym somewhere in that vast terra incognito known as greater kain-tuck-eeee


Awesome, thanks. I know about Schalles college wrestling credentials but as far as his catch, was he a student of Billy Robinson? If not where did he learn the catch side of things from?

it's called folk

in my day it was still called cacc

Here it's depicted in a boys life magazine from 1947

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I know several people in the uk who have been working to bring back catch wrestling. They told me that the original old style catch wrestling gyms all pretty much switched to teaching international freestyle rules probably around the 70s or 80s. This is because there was really no interest in Catch. I imagine it's similar to the way many traditional martial arts schools are switching to mma, bjj and kickboxing these days. 

Catch seems like a very niche market. I think the problem with running a catch school is you miss out on the bulk of paying customers because of the neck cranks, rips when transitioning (rubbing induced pain), etc. It's like an old school boxing gym where it hurts to train everyday only boxing gyms have guys who are looking to go pro in them and there is no money in going pro at catch wrestling so they miss out on that part of the market also. 

it began it's large scale resurgence when tiger mask opened the super tiger gym in 84 as a commercial enterprise training shooters