Well this is an interview with one of the chaps certified under Billy Robinson
Theres a chap called Mick Fage I think in Kettering who is a pro-wrestling trainer but he was trained by a wrestling booth wrester. He may be able to point you in the right direction.
Also I think Robbie Brookside the pro-wrestling trainer in Leicester fought in the Blackpool wrestling booth. He may know an old timer or two still going.
There are people around but theres no culture of teaching in gyms it seems.
I develped my entire interest in grappling/wrestling from an old bloke who drank in the pub I frequented as an underager.
He wrestled in the wrestling booth in Yarmouth and used to mention having to close down drunken members of the Navy. The booze had got to him but he was still massivly strong. Norwich apparently had a wrestling gym in its old lads club but theres scant reference to it anywhere, although enough to verify that claim.
I just dont think back in the day there was any interest in it in a sportive context
Its a shame but at least theres some people who know.
Theres certainly more people with catch training than there were Brazilian black belts 10 years ago
Ian Bromley's stuff is great, all the lads at Stockport Fighters are quality.
michael grundy is a very good coach for catch wrestling as well as all other styles he is very good at converting all styles and making it relevant for mma.he has a web site mmawrestling.
Great thread bump... for someone to go from asking if something exists in the UK in February to teaching it by September is pretty strange, no?
careful rob, sledge will say you're bullying people
Originally Posted by cujo
I've known Ian for years and trained with him many times in the pre BJJ days at Atherton and was a regular face at the San Gokui comps (I feel old :p). He's a sound guy, with great skills :cool:
Levo, I will PM you Ian's mobile.
Alex Cook is certified, and one of only five assistant coaches to Billy Robinson.
There is a Certification Camp with Billy Robinson at my Gym in Doncaster in July if anyone wants to do that email me email@example.com
Does certification = money making scam
IMO - there are guys that have genuine cacc backgrounds, particularly in the wigan and leigh areas. My father in law has massive experience for example but due to the lack of interest the style has all but extinct.
Roy wood is creditted with so much and rightly so, but for guys under 50 they are few and far between.
Shane of course is probably the most experienced and from there who knows really.
Yeah, based on the guy who started this thread becoming an official affiliate, I would say they are probably doing it for money. That or they low standards of grappling ability.