We love BJJ, and hold it close to our hearts, but unfortunately there are some aspects of the gentle art that are often overlooked or just plain forgotten about. We hope that most, if not all of you realize that there is a lack of foundational wrestling in modern BJJ and Submission grappling. We advise you to add just a few simple techniques into your sub game and you will see drastic improvements in your control and sub percentage. I myself can attest for this, and one of the largest improvements in my game has come directly from catch wrestling. The power of CACC comes directly from its methodology - the principles of simplicity and efficiency. The art emphasizes strong fundamentals that can carry through to other grappling arts. The turnover is often overlooked in BJJ and unfortunately it takes a back seat to the hooks and back control. As always, when you vary your game and give yourself more options, it gives your opponent less.
Now you can love this man or you can hate him, but take an objective look at Mark Hatmaker's combat cradle. This wrestling technique has been around for years and is used by both freestylers and CACC players alike. Having powerful turnover options like this, open your game up and keeps your opponent in the dark as far as attack - he will be thinking about protecting against the hooks and before he knows it hes on his back with a choke choke or lock set in. Watch and learn this beautiful and efficient turnover that is sometimes known as the bow and arrow.