Jul 13, 2006

Department of Strange Websites

Left: Logo for Catholic martial arts academy

(Toledo, OH) Among the oddities forwarded to me over the past week was a link to the "Western Martial Arts Styles at the Catholic Academy of Sacramental Combat Arts," whose shorthand Web name is CatholicWrestling.com.

The group describes itself as an "organization composed of faithful Catholics" that is "dedicated to teaching physical self-defense and combat methods as Sacramentals of spiritual combat."

Sort of like Catholic tae kwon do, but with Eucharist served instead of Gatorade at break? I do not know for certain, since the group prefers to keep its arts secret from non-adherents, but I sure would hesitate to tangle with a bishop who has been schooled in Sacramental Combat Arts.


Anonymous said...


Petrograde said...

This is very very strange!

Anonymous said...

In the name of the father, the son and the HIYYAAA!! Just some random thoughts here, is it taught by a priest and does he wear high-karate cologne? Does the devil know judo? Forgive me father for I have kwaned when I should have do'd

Jeffrey Smith said...

Even for a rather traditional Catholic this seems odd.

Name withheld to protect the guilty said...

This sounds like the setup for a tasteless joke about priests and young boys. Catholicwrestling.com? Really?

Hooda Thunkit said...


This is definitely not for every altar boy.

Are the birds on the medallion doves or hawks?