Let the Stretching Begin - DVD
Mike “The Machine” Bruce teaches you many of the techniques and philosophy taught to him by his Grandfather “Roughhouse” Rog Stimson that attributed to The Machine becoming a 3x submission wrestling champion. Roughhouse Reg wrestled professionally from 1938-1946 all over the New England territories. Included in this DVD are some of the Roughhouse Reg newspaper clippings of his career along with a DVD of some of The Machines submission wrestling matches from 1996-2000.
“Mike Bruce is so freakishly strong, that even if he didn’t know anything about fighting he’d still be the last man you’d ever want to come across in a dark alley.But Mike knows ALL about fighting and he is a flat-out expert in what I call ‘the art of Street Wrestling’… the practical application of spine-smashing throws and limb-ripping cranks and hooks. Mike’s unique background as a combat grappler combines consummate submission wrestling skills with real-deal, old-school professional wrestling techniques. This combination creates a potent mix of martial arts malevolence that can flatten street thugs or devastate opponents on the mat. This DVD is a exceptional introduction to the fundamental techniques of Catch Wrestling as practiced by Mike. The initial section on footwork is rock-solid and is an often overlooked topic. Mike is a stickler about position first, and does a great job dissecting the nuts and bolts of the double and single leg take-downs. He also tosses in a variation or two that even seasoned wrestlers may not be familiar with. One of my favorite sections comes next, where Mike teaches effective ‘fakes’ which allow you to close on your opponent in order to take him down. Mike also teaches what I refer to as “pressure fakes” where he explains, without any mystical mumbo-jumbo, exactly how to use an opponent’s energy against them. After Mike’s thorough explanation of how to get close to and control an opponent to the ground, comes an exhaustive section on submissions/cranks/hooks. The instruction in this section is crystal-clear and highly detailed. Here again, Mike will surprise you with new approaches and enhancements to techniques you thought you knew well. This collection of material is enjoyable and informative. With any luck, Mike will continue to hold open the door to his knowledge-vault and share more of his methods. I highly recommend this DVD!” - Mike Gillette (Security Consultant, Executive Bodyguard, Motivational Strongman, Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu, Arnis & Combat Kempo)
File Size: Instructional897 MB – and Fights – 931 MB