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    Well this is an interview with one of the chaps certified under Billy Robinson
    http://www.thefightlounge.co.uk/2010...iew-exclusive/

    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

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    Ian Bromley's stuff is great, all the lads at Stockport Fighters are quality.

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    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.

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cujo View Post
    Hi, just wondering if there are any authentic catch wrestling schools/coaches left in the UK?

    Seen that there are 2 guys on the scientific wrestling site that are from the UK and have been accredited by Billy Robinson, but no amount of googling can track them down.

    Preferably looking for anyone in the south of the country, but if needs must happy to travel.

    cheers in advance.
    careful rob, sledge will say you're bullying people
    man, when you're the nail, hang in there....until the day you become the hammer

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    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 ). He's a sound guy, with great skills

    Levo, I will PM you Ian's mobile.

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    Alex Cook is certified, and one of only five assistant coaches to Billy Robinson.

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    There is a Certification Camp with Billy Robinson at my Gym in Doncaster in July if anyone wants to do that email me andycrittendenuk@yahoo.co.uk

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    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.

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    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.
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