Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling

Say Uncle Catch As Catch Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting Pro Wrestling Modern Grappling Includes explanations of the methods of catch as catch and is accompanied by clear illustrations that show how to use them most effectively and the background of this unique sport is traced through A

  • Title: Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling
  • Author: Jake Shannon
  • ISBN: 9781550229615
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • Includes explanations of the methods of catch as catch and is accompanied by clear illustrations that show how to use them most effectively, and the background of this unique sport is traced through America, Japan, England, and Ireland.

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    One thought on “Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling

    1. John Schwabacher

      "Catch" wrestling is a form of wrestling where the object is to either pin or submit the opponent. It was popular in the US in the 19th century and has roots in Europe. Some well known modern-day mixed martial artists with catch backgrounds are Ken Shamrock, Josh Barnett, and Kazushi Sakuraba.This book is an interesting, if somewhat haphazard history, containing interviews with several notable wrestlers. It also has a brief section on training and techniques and a glossary.In the early days ther [...]

    2. Oliver Bateman

      A decent introduction to this form of wrestling by a practitioner of the sport. However, it's unclear that Shannon knows what he wants this to be. If it's to be a guide to catch, we need more than 15 pages of somewhat complicated holds (a depiction of things like the Fujiwara cradle but only one neck crank (pretty much the key catch move) variant?). And for the price (which thankfully I didn't pay), we should get about twice as many interviews, all of which ought to be as good as the ones with M [...]

    3. Martin

      If you are at all interested in wrestling then this book is a must. Jake has traveled the world seeking out the greatest living wrestlers and interviewing them. On top of insights from such greats as Billy Robinson, Karl Gotch and Billy Wicks there is a section on the fundamental principles of Catch as catch can wrestling as well as a series of techniques.If this book has a fault it is that it is way too short.

    4. Mike

      The interviews and history kept me very entertained. The end of the book had some pictures of holds and moves that I found somewhat hard to follow. For a book that jumped around as much as "say uncle" I still really enjoyed it.

    5. Mistress Harley

      More of an interview book than a history. Great interviews, but they could be edited. Learned a few workouts to add to my routine. Reading about wrestling is a great way to learn ways to hurt men! mistressharley

    6. Howard Lubinger

      Great read going over the history of this forgotten art through the words of the people who lived it.

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