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RIP Billy Robinson 1938 - 2014

Bloody Elbow is sad to report that Catch Wrestling coach and professional wrestler Billy Robinson has passed away at the age of 75.

The Lost Art of Hooking Series

Tony Cecchine's The Lost of Hooking series is on YouTube in its entirety (for instructional purposes only cough cough).

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Real Catch Wrestling comes back to New York City

At the World MMA Expo, real Catch Wrestling matches were put on for the first time in New York City in 93 years. These are the video highlights of some of the matched put on by Snake Pit USA.

Men need a few simple but clever wrestling tricks

This feature edition of The Martial Chronicles, John S. Nash's fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA, features a look back at the hand-to-hand combat in the trenches and battlefields of WWI.

Plucking of eyeballs, rendering of flesh: Allowed?

This feature edition of The Martial Chronicles, John S. Nash's fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA, features the bizarre and little known story of how boxing, mixed martial arts, and even professional wrestling are all offspring of Figg

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'Rear Naked Torque', Catch Wrestling style

Catch As Catch Can Wrestling grandmaster Billy Robinson supervises assistant coach Sam Kressin in the basic applications of the rear facelock neck crank variations in this new video, as well as some counter-wrestling manoeuvres as a bonus.

Billy Robinson teaching the 'Gotch Toe Hold', the one Frank Gotch used to defeat Georg...

Billy Robinson teaching the 'Gotch Toe Hold', the one Frank Gotch used to defeat Georg Hackenschmidt as detailed by John Nash in his Wrestling With The Past series.

Billy Robinson teaching the 'Gotch Toe Hold', the one Frank Gotch used to defeat Georg...

Billy Robinson teaching the 'Gotch Toe Hold', the one Frank Gotch used to defeat Georg Hackenschmidt as detailed by John Nash in his Wrestling With The Past series.

Kazushi Sakuraba vs Kiyoshi Tamura 1, UWFi 1996. Two of Billy Robinson's best students put on great...

Kazushi Sakuraba vs Kiyoshi Tamura 1, UWFi 1996. Two of Billy Robinson's best students put on great Catch Wrestling exhibition.

Billy Scott vs Yoji Anjoh, UWFi in the early 1990's. Billy Scott is considered to be the best...

Billy Scott vs Yoji Anjoh, UWFi in the early 1990's. Billy Scott is considered to be the best American student to come out of Billy Robinson's UWFi Snake Pit gym, and in this great worked match has a lot of Catch Wrestling action between the two. Even the finish is very Billy Robinson inspired.

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