Submission Wrestling

Submission Wrestling

Watchdog’s Submission Wrestling program is based on a combination of Folkstyle Wrestling, Greco Roman Wrestling, Hapkido, and Catch as Catch Can Wrestling, or “Catch” Wrestling.

Catch wrestling, a hybrid grappling style, combat sport that was developed in Britain in 1870 by J. G. Chambers, was popularized by traveling funfair wrestlers, who began developing their own holds, sometimes called submission “hooks” while wrestling that would increase their effectiveness when fighting opponents.

Derived from a number of different styles, Catch wrestling originates from the English Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, Cornwall and Devon wrestling, Lancashire wrestling, Irish collar-and-elbow wrestling, and Indian pehlwani.

Training programs of some modern submission wrestlers, professional wrestlers and mixed martial artists (MMA) is founded and used by catch wrestlers.

We teach defending yourself on the ground along with takedowns, throws, joint locks, chokes, escapes, and controlling your opponent/attacker – a great workout that will build your core and cardio.

Submission Wrestling is a highly effective stand alone martial art and can also be a great compliment to Krav Maga, high school wrestling, and virtually every other martial art.

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