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“They'd be lying if they didn't say that we made history in 2007 by being the documented FIRST to offer competitive catch-as-catch-can wrestling matches in the modern age...”

Now you too can test yourself at this amazing game of “PHYSICAL CHESS” by registering NOW with the original & best Catch Wrestling competition out there!

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King of Catch Wrestling

The Liberty Bell Classic / King of Catch Wrestling pinning provision pushes the action so no more stalling in the guard or “lay and pray”! With the ‘no point’ system there are NO MORE politics or biased decision wins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No-Holds-Barred

These matches are NO-HOLDS BARRED and it is open to all competitors (to prevent manipulation via mismatching or weak opponents). No paper-champions here! PLUS every competitor gets at least 2 matches since it is best 2 of 3 falls!

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The King Of Catch Wrestling

Upcoming Tournaments

11/18 Philadelphia, PA

The King Of Catch Wrestling Tournament 2017
VENUE World’s Gym, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19115

Upcoming Event TBA

The King Of Catch Wrestling Tournament 2017

Official Rules

NO POINTS – NO POLITICS – NO SANDBAGGING

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All matches are best 2 of 3 falls

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12 minute time limit per fall

With 1 minute rest between falls.

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Win, lose, or draw format

No point system used to determine the final outcome. In the event of a draw during tournament play, a replay is played. In the event of a second draw, both wrestlers will be eliminated.

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Win by Submission or Pin

Pin must be both shoulder blades for a full 3 count. Championship/title matches will be 3 falls of 15 minutes each. If a draw a fourth overtime fall will take place. If still of draw after the 4th fall, the first to score a controlled takedown will be declared winner.

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All matches occur in a ring or mat

Any body part on the ropes or out of bounds breaks the action and referee re-sets opponents standing in center (at referee’s discretion).

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Horizontal slamming and strangles allowed

Although spiking is strictly disallowed.

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All submissions are allowed

Except as stated below…

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No intentional striking, kicking, biting, eye gouging, spitting, hair pulling, groin attacks, fish hooking

Instant disqualification.

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No sticking a finger into any orifice

Including, but not limited to, the eye, nose, mouth, any open wound/sore, or anus.

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No individual finger/ toe attacks

Competitors must grab 4 fingers or 5 toes.

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No retreating to "out of bounds"

If competitors move to the “out of bounds” area they will be stopped and restarted in the center; either in same position or with offensive competitor in “Referee’s position” (at referee’s discretion).

Weight Classes

MENS

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Super Lightweight (up to 140 lbs)

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Lightweight (140-159 lbs)

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Middleweight (160-179 lbs)

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Light Heavyweight (180-199 lbs)

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Heavyweight (200-225 lbs)

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Super Heavyweight (225 lbs. +)

WOMENS

N

We will use the "Madison System" where there are no weight divisions

Competitors will be matched closest to their weight.

ABSOLUTE

N

Open Weight

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ATTENTION: EX-HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGIATE WRESTLERS…

Have you wanted to enter a submission grappling tournament but felt your submission skills weren’t up to par?

Well all you have to do is pin your opponent while avoiding a submission to win at the King of Catch Wrestling!


ATTENTION: SUBMISSION GRAPPLERS…

How many times have you competed against a sandbagger?

At the King of Catch Wrestling, there is no ‘beginner’, intermediate’, or ‘advanced’ division. The whole tournament is open to all levels.

WORSE, how many times have you lost a match on an arbitrary ‘point system’?

At the King of Catch Wrestling we have no point system WHATSOEVER.


ATTENTION: BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU STYLISTS…

Many know that Mitsuyo Maeda taught Helio Gracie to fight.

What most do not know is that Maeda perfected his system competing in Catch-As-Catch-Can tournaments (as “Count Koma”) at the turn of the 20th Century.

Maeda is rumoured to have fought over 2,000 matches in his career and he only lost two matches and one in the “catch-as-catch-can” world championships held in London (he entered in both the middleweight and heavyweight divisions and advanced to the semi-finals in two weight classes).

Maeda wasn’t the only one, the famed Masahiko Kimura learned legitimate Catch-As-Catch-Can while working as a Professional Wrestler for Rikidozan in the early 1950s. Later Kimura would go on to beat Helio Gracie with the bread and butter hold of catch wrestling; the double wrist lock.

Join the long tradition of game Jiu-Jitsu players that compete in Catch-As-Catch-Can competitions!


ATTENTION: PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS…

Tired of people calling your passion phony?

Come put yourself to the test and see what it is like to compete under classic Professional Wrestling rules FOR REAL!


ATTENTION: MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FANS…

Do you love the action of MMA but bored to tears watching competitive BJJ or submission grappling tournaments?

The King of Catch Wrestling pinning provision pushes the action (no more stalling in the guard or “lay and pray”) and with no point system, there are no politics or screwy decision wins.

Reviews

FROM OUR COMPETITORS


“This is without a doubt one of my favorite organizations to work with. No politics, egos or attitudes. Everything is settled on the mat.”

~ Johnny Buck (2016 King of Catch)

“The King of Catch is a tournament that I fully support 100%! As a former West Coast champion I would whole-heartedly compete again! The rules are amazing, all subs legal with multiple rounds, and a pin make for some exciting and challenging matches!”

~ Travis Newaza

“The King of Catch Wrestling tournament is one of the most challenging. I have seen some great matches and hope to see more in the future!”

~ Coach Ray Karakas

“As a two-time King of Catch Wrestling champion I have seen and been in some of the toughest matches so if you want to be king… step in the ring!”

~ Thomas Velasquez (2-time King of Catch Wrestling Champion)

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Dates


11/18 Philadelphia, PA

VENUE World’s Gym, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19115

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