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Catch wrestling is a classical hybrid grappling style that was developed in Britain circa 1870 by J. G. Chambers<ref name="books.google.ca">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> then later refined and popularised by the wrestlers of travelling funfairs who developed their own submission holds, or "hooks", into their wrestling to increase their effectiveness against their opponents. Catch wrestling derives from a number of different styles, the English styles of Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling,<ref name="books.google.ca"/> Cornwall and Devon wrestling,<ref name="books.google.ca"/> Lancashire wrestling,<ref name="aspullsub">http://web.archive.org/web/20050406222551/http://www.aspullolympicwrestlingclub.co.uk/international.htm</ref> Irish collar-and-elbow wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, Japanese judo & jujutsu, styles of the Indian subcontinent such as Pehlwani and Iranian styles such as Varzesh-e Pahlavani.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The training of some modern submission wrestlers, professional wrestlers and mixed martial artists is founded in Catch Wrestling.


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