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    Catch Wrestling Alliance

    Have any of you seen this? sorry, I would post a link to the website but my post count is too low,but it . Seems to be quite a straightforward rule set which places a great deal of importance on dominant positioning which could make for an interesting watch. The twenty minute time limit with no points system does make me wonder how many unclear finishes there will be, and also how dominance without a pin will be ignored. Any of you have any thoughts on this?

    Rules are here:
    "SUBMIT OR PIN TO WIN
    Each match will be contested in a single match with a 20 minute time limit. There are no time outs.


    ​Legal Techniques:
    Ankle locks
    Hip locks
    Spine Locks
    Neck Locks
    Shoulder Locks
    Elbow Locks
    Wrist Locks
    Face Locks

    The referee will signal a pin."

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    Interesting idea. And its also interesting to me that there seems to be no chokes/strangles.

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    I'm gonna challenge someone at a BJJ school and then claim I won by pinning them.

    Edit: Not a criticism, I just think that would make for an hilarious after-exchange.

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    No knee locks?

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    I suppose this isn't specific to the Catch Wrestling Alliance, specifically (redundantly redundant), but I just hosted an ISWA catch wrestling tournament at my gym in Austin, and it was a fantastic ruleset. Very similar to the rules above.

    Because of the threat of pinning and discouraging guard play, you are forced to keep moving and not be lazy, so the matches were FUCKING PHENOMENAL from a spectator's POV. I don't know why anyone would want to wrestle any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackmonk View Post
    I suppose this isn't specific to the Catch Wrestling Alliance, specifically (redundantly redundant), but I just hosted an ISWA catch wrestling tournament at my gym in Austin, and it was a fantastic ruleset. Very similar to the rules above.

    Because of the threat of pinning and discouraging guard play, you are forced to keep moving and not be lazy, so the matches were FUCKING PHENOMENAL from a spectator's POV. I don't know why anyone would want to wrestle any other way.
    That makes sense to me, since catch was a spectator sport/carnival show back in the day. Seems like they would want to keep it exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krijgsman View Post
    That makes sense to me, since catch was a spectator sport/carnival show back in the day. Seems like they would want to keep it exciting.
    I actually did a write-up about this a while ago:

    http://pitfight7.wordpress.com/2012/...ke-a-comeback/

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    Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
    –George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence

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    Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
    –George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence

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    My friend Anthony Sansonetti is fighting for the heavyweight American title in an "east coast vs west coast" sorta event on August 30th in Jersey. Anthony is a multiple-time international medalist in sambo, and all-around pretty badass competitor.

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