MADISON WRESTLING CLUB
Welcome to Madison Wrestling Club's home in Cyberspace!
The Madison Wrestling Club has relocated to the Flowood Family YMCA at 690 Liberty Rd. in Flowood, MS.
DISCLAIMER: THE TECHNIQUES USED AT MWC ARE REAL. THIS IS NOT PRO WRESTLING.
At Madison Wrestling Club we believe in the value of all grappling styles especially Submission/Catch-as-Catch-Can wrestling.
Before Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, wrestling was real. Real submission holds, Real armlocks, Real sleeper holds. It was America's Martial art and it was called Catch-as-Catch-Can wrestling. We now call it Submission Wrestling.
Catch wrestling was alive and well in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Catch Wrestler's would travel the countryside in carnivals called Athletic Shows or "AT" shows and take on all comers.
Catch wrestling is as effective or more effective than Brazilian Jiu jitsu, Judo, Sambo and Japanese Jujitsu. However, Catch Wrestling is something that these arts will never be:
At Madison Wrestling Club things are different than most martial arts studios.
We charge a nominal fee to cover rent and insurance. This is not a business.
Our techniques and approaches to the fight game are tried, tested and proved to be true. No katas, no myths, no lies.
Instead of belts we wear colored t-shirts to show rank. The terms Ripper, Shooter and Hooker are old Carny wrestling terms. We resurrected them to show respect to those brave souls who are a part of our rich history.
Also, there is no rank testing or testing fees. You earn rank based on your knowledge of the fight game and your ability to apply that knowledge to a resisting opponent.
THE GENERAL WORD, SUGGESTS OVERTAKING OR TAKING SOMETHING FLEEING OR HIDDEN, BY FORCE, SURPRISE OR CLEVERNESS.
ORIGINALLY CATCH MEANT 'CHASE' or 'HUNT' (IN FACT IT IS ETYMOLOGICALLY RELATED TO THE ENGLISH WORD 'CHASE'). HOWEVER IT, REMARKABLY QUICKLY, MOVED ON TO BE APPLIED TO THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP IN THE PROCEDURE: CAPTURE. LOOKED AT FROM ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW, HOWEVER, CATCH, MIGHT BE SAID TO BE HARKING BACK TO ITS ULTIMATE ROOTS IN LATIN CAPERE: TAKE.