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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar in Phoenix

Don’t miss the Catch Wrestling revolution in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/10/2015 -- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players in Phoenix can learn how to take their game to the next level with Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling, also called Catch Wrestling. Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling originated hundreds of years ago in Lancashire, England. It was the original no holds barred fighting style that became a top sport in the United States in the early 1900s.

Catch Wrestling focuses on speed and leveraging physics to control the opponent and end matches with quick submissions. In 1914, Ad Santel, who was the World Light Heavyweight Champion in Catch Wrestling, beat World Judo Champion Tokugoro Ito, 4th degree Judo black belt Daisuke Sakai, 5th degree Judo black belt Reijiro Nagata, and 5th degree Judo black belt Hikoo Shoji. Since then, many Catch Wresting moves have been integrated into Mixed Martial Arts, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

"Many people do not know that Masahiko Kimura beat Helio Gracie, a founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with a Catch Wrestling double wrist lock,", said Gilbert Olivas, Lead Instructor at the Phoenix Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club. "Gracie thought so highly of the technique that he incorporated it as a foundational Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu submission, naming it the 'Kimura'," he added.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Catch Wresting Seminar will be held at Black Flag Jui-Jitsu Club in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club is located at 1917 W. Glendale Avenue in Phoenix, AZ 85021, just two blocks east of the I-17 Black Canyon Freeway. Pre-registration admission is just $50.

Instruction at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Catch Wresting Seminar will be provided by Snake Pit U.S.A. Snake Pit's mission is to bring the powerful submission techniques in Catch as Catch Can Wresting back to the forefront of American martial arts using an easy to understand curriculum. Catch Wrestling classes are also available at Black Flag Jui-Jitsu Club. See the class schedule for days and times.


Gilbert Olivas, Lead Instructor
Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club
1917 W. Glendale Avenue, Suite 10
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (480) 438-4389