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Email Question: How Different is Folkstyle from Catch Wrestling?

Jon Strickland of the Billy Wicks Foundation and American Hook Style Wrestling, the American lineage of Catch Wrestling explains the differences between Folkstyle and Catch Wrestling in his own words: Like night and day really. Besides the obvious hooking, Catch is almost all mat wrestling while today Folkstyle focuses mostly on the feet. Stalling is illegal in Folk but its the core of the Catch game. In Catch Wrestling you aren't driven by points and that makes a huge difference.  Now throw in the time limits and periods of Folkstyle. Once you do that, you have to think about gripping. Folk is more, what grips can you use. In catch there no illegal grips. It reminds me of Judo and Jiu Jitsu. Now people argue they're the same arts, but in the US that's not true usually. Judo is standing jacket wrestling where Jiu Jitsu is mat grappling.  In catch you could take your opponent down 5000 times in 45 minutes and not really have accomplished much, except hopefully injuring him …

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