Today I talk with pro-wrestler Tad Lincoln Murphy about catch wrestling in early American circuses, the development of luta livre in Brazil, Shootwrestling in Japan, and how one trains to becomes a pro wrestler in the first place!
00:53 – Training in wrestling
06:01 – Pro wrestling school
09:40 – Distinction between fake and real in pro- wrestling
13:00 – Catch and shoot wrestling
23:59 – How catch wrestling came to America
37:53 – Circus wrestling in Brazil
52:33 – Origins of Brazilian Luta Livre
1:01:38 – Training BJJ in Brazil
1:06:50 – Lessons from pro wrestling for life and work
You can listen to the audio-only version of this conversation as episode 303 of The Strenuous Life Podcast (my podcast) on any of the podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, etc.
Or you can stream just the audio right here on this page using the player below…
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