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Strength

Train at the home of national and world record holders. From powerlifting to general health and fitness, we can accommodate all of your needs. Train in a personal, one-on-one environment or choose to bring a training partner or small group. You will get CUSTOMIZED training tailored specifically to your needs. Develop at your own pace and in privacy. We have all of exercise equipment needs, be it machines, free weights, or various equipment. Let's get started!

Endurance

Increase your output to astronomical levels. Tony Cecchine is the devloper of the famous LUCKY 13 and CIRCUIT BREAKER fitness models. Based on plyometrics and interval training, these programs have been used by athletes the world over to take their levels to world class status. Developing high level fitness is  not as difficult as you may believe. There are scientific methods that need to be applied to your SPECIFIC needs. Cookie cutter type advice will only stall any progress you may desire.

Vitality

Gain unlimited energy and well being. The true key to a successful life is the quality of it. Develop the energy, strength, and enthusiasm to face life each day with renewed vigor. Look forward to each new morning. Start doing things that you did when you were younger. Accept the challenges you may face with a quiet confidence knowing you are more than up to the challenge.

Explosiveness

Utilizing plyometric exercises to develop the bursts you need . Tony Cecchine has been training amateur and professional athletes for over 20 years and one thing everyone says, Tony's fighters are in terrific condition. You can definitely increase your energy levels with proper guidance. A good diet and exercise program along with proper motivation can yield benefits beyond your wildest dreams. Take it from a trainer of champions, you can and will succeed. Learn more at CatchWrestle.Com.

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Fatigue makes cowards of us all. 

Vince Lombardi – Legendary NFL Coach
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Happy Clients

Thousands worldwide are extremely satisfied customers!

  • "Since I have been studying Tony's Catch Wrestling, I can truthfully and clearly understand the art of submission. As you know, I am willing to lay it on the line against anyone, and Tony's catch techniques will make 'em scream!!!"

    Shonie Mr. International Carter
  • "In this day and age of hype and exaggeration, Tony has shut up a lot of people. When I witnessed his curls on this tape I knew that this man knows what he's talking about....in all arenas. It is astonishing the power he possesses and thankfully by applying his exercises, I have now added 35 pounds to my curl in 6 weeks."

    Russ Walker
  • "Tony, you evil, evil man....What are you trying to do kill me? I got Lucky 13 on Saturday. On Saturday night I got as far as the shuttle run then collapsed. After 10 minutes of sprawls and 10 minutes of jumps I could hardly catch my breath. Sunday morning I could hardly get out of bed. My calves hurt, my legs ache, even my arms hurt. Thank you very much. I own a ton of tapes. This by far is the best conditioning work out I have ever had. It's specific enough for wrestling but you don't have to wrestle to get the benefits. I don't know anyone who could last for the whole tape. It's 55 minutes of the greatest pain anyone could have. Tony, thank you. "

    Anthony Antosh
  • "The truth is that this workout surpassed anything I have tried before. Fitness is a passion of mine and while I thought the tape would be good because I have purchased your other products, I thought that on this note I would be up to the task. Boy was I wrong. The Routine is simply an amazing workout regimen. This is far and away the best bodyweight fitness course I have ever seen. Tony, you are at another level and I so appreciate you sharing your knowledge. You have a customer for life."

    Bill Hearth
  • "Since I have been studying Tony's Catch Wrestling, I can truthfully and clearly understand the art of submission. As you know, I am willing to lay it on the line against anyone, and Tony's catch techniques will make 'em scream!!!"

    Shonie Mr. International Carter
  • "In this day and age of hype and exaggeration, Tony has shut up a lot of people. When I witnessed his curls on this tape I knew that this man knows what he's talking about....in all arenas. It is astonishing the power he possesses and thankfully by applying his exercises, I have now added 35 pounds to my curl in 6 weeks."

    Russ Walker
  • "Tony, you evil, evil man....What are you trying to do kill me? I got Lucky 13 on Saturday. On Saturday night I got as far as the shuttle run then collapsed. After 10 minutes of sprawls and 10 minutes of jumps I could hardly catch my breath. Sunday morning I could hardly get out of bed. My calves hurt, my legs ache, even my arms hurt. Thank you very much. I own a ton of tapes. This by far is the best conditioning work out I have ever had. It's specific enough for wrestling but you don't have to wrestle to get the benefits. I don't know anyone who could last for the whole tape. It's 55 minutes of the greatest pain anyone could have. Tony, thank you. "

    Anthony Antosh
  • "The truth is that this workout surpassed anything I have tried before. Fitness is a passion of mine and while I thought the tape would be good because I have purchased your other products, I thought that on this note I would be up to the task. Boy was I wrong. The Routine is simply an amazing workout regimen. This is far and away the best bodyweight fitness course I have ever seen. Tony, you are at another level and I so appreciate you sharing your knowledge. You have a customer for life."

    Bill Hearth
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About Tony Cecchine

Tony Cecchine has been involved with American Catch As Catch Can Wrestling (Catch Wrestling) since 1977.  The late, great Lou Thesz, considered by many as the greatest Catch Wrestler of all-time, dubbed Tony Cecchine a “hooker,” recognizing Tony’s submission and wrestling skills as the highest a Catch Wrestler could achieve (see Thesz’s video testimonial on home page). Tony has received praise from other luminaries such as Doug Blubaugh, Mark Schultz, and “Judo” Gene LeBell, to name a few — and in 2006 was recognized by Black Belt Magazine as one of the world’s 20 greatest street fighters.<>Tony Cecchine

Tony began studying Catch Wrestling in his hometown of Cleveland when he was only 13 years old. Old-time strongman and wrestler Stanley Radwan spent five years teaching Tony the secrets of Catch Wrestling. Tony quickly learned the importance of conditioning and mastering the fundamentals of wrestling, body movement, leverage, and conditioning. In the years that followed, Tony learned the whole of Catch Wrestling’s brutally efficient arsenal: arm locks, chokes, neck cranks, leg locks, spine, hip, and muscle attacks, strikes, gouging, rips, and more. He didn’t learn from books or tapes; rather, he learned from a master and then was forced to put his training to the test on the streets of Cleveland and, later, Chicago.

For the nearly two decades that followed, Tony continued practicing his skills in real life situations, while teaching myriad stylists of different arts. He has had the opportunity to use his techniques while acting as bodyguard, bouncer,  and escort. No other self-proclaimed Catch Wrestler approaches Tony in either real world experience or in understanding of both the intricacies of hooking and its place in an overall integrated fighting system built on wrestling and boxing fundamentals.

His knowledge of street fighting, tactical skills, and combatives has led to significant praise from martial arts circles. More, he has continued his study of Catch Wrestling over the intervening decades, developing new and unique approaches to addressing modern day threats and scenarios. Tony has successfully used and taught his techniques to members of the police, armed forces, and other civil organizations. Tony has also trained countless men from styles such as BJJ, Boxing, Judo, Karate, Sambo, and amateur wrestling. He himself is  trained in amateur boxing and traditional martial arts and is an avid power lifter and coach. He is also an avid jazz musician and pool player.

Tony’s instructional DVDs have received rave reviews from some of the martial arts communities’ most well-respected members. He has trained both professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters and other professional athletes to go along with the regular Joes his training has transformed into elite fighters secure in their own abilities and thoroughly confident in their own skins. As one online reviewer said of Tony Cecchine and his art, “his philosophy is simple……submission, submission, submission.”

To learn more, visit our main website CatchWrestle.Com or to be a part of our membership site, join in at CatchWrestling.Com

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