"We are happy to be bringing authentic Catch Wrestling to the epicenter of martial arts in Asia, the great country of Singapore." - Chief organizer Raul Ramirez.
Catch Wrestling matches will be held in the according to tradition with no point system. In order to win a match, one has to pin the opponent, or make the opponent quit by using a painful submission hold. Matches will be contested on one 20 minute round. Strangles barred.
Catch Wrestling evolved as a sport in England in the 1800's. It combines all aspects of wrestling from takedowns and ground wrestling along with submission holds. Matches filled stadiums of over 30,000 spectators in its heyday as it was the most popular wrestling style in the western world. Catch Wrestling techniques were taught to the military of the United States and it is recognized as the forefather of modern Olympic wrestling, Pro Wrestling, and MMA.