7 things I learned from Catch Wrestling


Hi! I’m Cindy and I’ve been taking catch wrestling classes with Coach Raul for about a year now at UCLA and Fight Science. I’ve also trained at several Jiu Jitsu gyms like Pedigo Daisy Fresh, Caio Terra Academy, and now 10th Planet Headquarters. I started with BJJ, then transitioned to catch wrestling (if we’re being honest, it was because of my work schedule) and it has improved my performance in BJJ exponentially! Here are 7 of the most important things I’ve learned from my experience in catch wrestling:


1. Its okay to be vulnerable

In BJJ, I’ve always heard that to give up your back is a sin. Although it is an opportunity for the opponent to gain 4 points (if we’re going by IBJJF rules), it is not the end of the round and it certainly is no reason to throw the match. 

 In catch wrestling, it is rather the opposite: it is a sin to put your back to the mat because it’s a pin. I’ve found this to be applicable in...

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Reasons Why Many Misunderstand Catch Wrestling

By Bard AI


There are a few reasons why people don't understand Catch Wrestling.


  1. Catch Wrestling is a very old style of grappling. It originated in England over 200 years ago. Over time, it has evolved and changed, but it still retains many of its original principles. This can make it difficult for people who are not familiar with the style to understand.
  2. Catch Wrestling is a very versatile style. It allows for a wide variety of techniques, including throws, takedowns, pins, and submissions. This can be overwhelming for people who are new to grappling and don't know where to start.
  3. Catch Wrestling is not as popular as some other martial arts. Other grappling styles are much more popular, which means that there are more resources available to learn about them. This can make it difficult for people to find information about Catch Wrestling and classes.


Despite these challenges, catch wrestling is a valuable martial art with much to offer. It is effective in...

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Discussing the the unique nature of Catch Wrestling even though wrestling is mankind's oldest sport.

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