Company: Catch Wrestling
Tape Name: Catch Wrestling Hooking Seminar
Cost: $29.00 (including shipping)
Length of Tape: Approx. 2 hrs.
Moves/Techniques: Too many to count
Return Policy: Unknown
dealing with this company: Excellent
The Instructor: Tony Cecchine
Address: 210 Gateway Rd. Bensenville, Illinois 60106
Company’s Phone Number: (773) 599-1604
Primary Grading Criteria:
Production/Tape Quality: 8
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
4. Degree to which this will make someone a
better Martial Artist: 10
5. Score on delivery vs. Hype: 10
6. Degree to which
we would recommend this product: 10
7. Wasted time (The higher the number, the
less “fluff”/repetition: 9
8. Playback Score/Watching it over and over again:
9. Would I purchase more of this company’s product: 10
10. Overall grade
based on cost vs. Value: 10
Grand Total: 97% (Excellent = 4.25 stars)
Secondary Grading Criteria:
Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Excellent
4. Time to benefit: Some Immediate, greatest benefit with practice
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None
me start off by saying that Tony Cecchine is truly a CLASS act and is one of the
most professional people you could ever deal with. With that said lets get on with
the review. This tape is basically an eye opener for those interested in learning
about Catch Wrestling. The tape is not about the sport aspects of grappling but rather
how to destruct someone on the ground. This system emphasizes submission over control.
Their philosophy is simple: submission, submission, submission, from any angle.
starts the tape off explaining about Catch Wrestling, it’s history and philosophy.
Next are shown some very useful conditioning exercises for grappling. These are all
very practical and easy to learn. This video is about 80 percent leg locks and let
me tell you Tony has some great ones.
Tony starts the submission portion
of the tape by showing how to submit someone from the guard. He doesn’t pass the
guard but rather shows numerous leg locks from within the guard. I found the techniques
shown to be highly effective and different than anything currently being shown on
video. The tape also covers submissions when in the half guard and the side mount.
Tony covers the achilless lock, heel hook, knee bars, head scissors, arm and leg
compressions and keylocks on the legs. Some of the submissions might sound the same
by name but trust me they are not just the same old techniques shown numerous times
on other video’s.
The ONLY problem that I found with this tape was the production
quality. The sound at times is not the best partly due to some overhead fans that
keep coming on. The lighting at the beginning is a slight problem and the camera
angles are also poor at times. Overall these are very MINOR problems with this tape.
As this was a seminar tape I did not expect a production quality product and you
can certainly still see and hear the majority of the tape.
This tape is a
steal at $29.00 including shipping. If you don’t have this tape yet and are interested
in learning about the art of hooking then BUY THIS TAPE. I am really looking forward
to seeing more video’s from Mr. Cecchine in the future.