Category Archives: CWA

Catch Wrestling Alliance Presents: Revelation with Special Guest, MMA legend, Randy Couture

Catch Wrestling Alliance Presents: Revelation with Special Guest, MMA legend, Randy Couture CULVER CITY, February 17 — Tickets are now on sale for the second international Catch Wrestling Alliance event, entitled “Revelation.” This event will feature MMA legend, Randy “The Natural” Couture as guest of honor. It will take place at South Coast Martial Arts, 2990 Grace Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Catch Wrestlers with authentic Catch Wrestling backgrounds from around the world, including Europe, North America, are confirmed to compete. Match ups are still to be determined and will be announced later.   “We are very happy to have the support of MMA legend Randy Couture for the revelation of authentic Catch Wrestling to the public,” said Raul Ramirez, chief organizer of the Catch Wrestling Alliance. “We want to make the old time Catch Wrestlers proud, this will be the only event outside of...

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Catch Wrestling Alliance: New Video and the Next Big Catch Wrestling Event

The Catch Wrestling Alliance has released the first match video from their June 7, 2014 event “The Rebirth: USA vs the World. The first match is a clash between former top ranked NCAA wrestler turned Catch Wrestler, Curran Jacobs and international grappling champion and Catch Wrestler, Christopher Crossan from the UK. Sparks fly in this demonstration of high level Catch Wrestling where one can only win by pin or submission. Watch Curran Jacobs VS Christopher Crossan on the [Global Combat Network] The next big Catch Wrestling event is scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Bolton, England. The Snake Pit Wigan will host an upscale event that will feature eight matches of authentic Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling. Wrestlers will come from various countries around the world. The location, Platinum Suite, Bolton Whites Hotel, Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF. This event will also feature the launch of...

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The Snake Pit Wigan and Billy Wicks Foundation Join Forces to Support the Catch Wrestling Alliance

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2014 — After months of talks, the two of the last remaining historical Catch Wrestling lineages in the world are uniting their efforts under the Catch Wrestling Alliance banner. The Billy Wicks Foundation (United States) and the Snake Pit Wigan (United Kingdom) are joining forces to support, strengthen, and grow the Catch Wrestling Alliance. The goal is to preserve and grow the sport of pure Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The Catch Wrestling Alliance organized by Raul Ramirez, L.Ac., Ph.D., is excited about the collaboration between the two organisations. “It is great to have the greatest Catch Wrestling lineages working together to preserve our great sport and to bring authentic Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling to the world.” Administrative aspects of the Catch Wrestling Alliance remain under the direction of Dr. Ramirez, but the Billy Wicks Foundation and the Snake Pit Wigan will pool their...

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Snake Pit Wigan’s Roy Wood to Attend CWA’s First International Catch Wrestling Event, June 7 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, April 22 — Legendary Snake Pit Wigan Catch Wrestling and Olympic Freestyle Wrestling coach Roy Wood will attend Catch Wrestling Alliance’s First International Catch Wrestling Event, June 7 in Los Angeles. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Roy took over the legendary “Snake Pit” gym after the passing of his longtime coach and Catch Wrestling master Billy Riley. Roy was one of three men that brought catch wrestling to Japan. He trained many of the great professional wrestlers in Japan as well as many wrestlers for the Commonwealth Games and 2012 Olympic freestyle wrestler, Maria Dunn. Roy Wood will also be offering Catch Wrestling seminars at the Catch Wrestling Los Angeles gym. This will be the only Catch Wrestling instruction that Roy Wood will offer outside of the Snake Pit Wigan, England. Dates to be announced soon. Tickets are now on sale for the Catch Wrestling Alliance first Catch Wrestling...

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On April 5, 2014 in Amherst, Virginia, the North American Catch Wrestling Association will be hosting their Regional Qualifier submission wrestling tournament

Just confirmed to attend the Virginia Shooter’s Challenge on April 5th, Lou Thesz  protege Mark Fleming! Mr. Fleming was the head coach of The Norfolk School of Wrestling under the direction of Mr. Thesz for 8 years. Mr. Fleming owns and operates Fleming’s Gym in Portsmouth, VA. He was a district champion wrestler in high school, a competitor in the National Wrestling Alliance as well as the Union of Wrestling Forces International (UWFi) in Japan. A former 3x Virginia Heavyweight Champion and International Heavyweight Champion. We are proud to have Mr. Fleming appearing at the Virginia Shooter’s Challenge.   On April 5, 2014 in Amherst, Virginia, the North American Catch Wrestling Association will be hosting their Regional Qualifier submission wrestling tournament, the Virginia Shooter’s Challenge will take place at Amherst County High School 139 Lancer Lane Amherst, VA 24521.   This tournament will be held under traditional American...

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CWA Holds First International Invitational Catch Wrestling Event, June 7, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, February 5, 2014: On Saturday, June 7, the Catch Wrestling Alliance will be holding their first catch wrestling event, an international invitational entitled “Rebirth.” It will take place in Collins Court in the John Wooden Center on the UCLA campus, 221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095. This event will be held under traditional catch wrestling rules, where you can win by submission or pin. There are no points, no politics, and no sandbagging. A team of American Catch Wrestlers will take on a team of international Catch Wrestlers in USA vs the World matches. Catch wrestlers with extensive wrestling and grappling backgrounds from around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia, are confirmed to compete. Men’s and women’s matches will be held. “I am looking forward to showing the world high level catch wrestling,” said Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance....

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