Lancashire Wrestling (Catch as catch can)

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    Out of curiosity; Is Lancashire wrestling as it was practised and passed down in the UK up until the past 40-50 yrs, still practised? If not, why not?

    I know that it's derivative Catch wrestling is alive and well in the US, Japan, to some extent Uk and if anything more popular than ever thanks to recent mma trends.

    There must still be (to use a CMA term) a living lineage to pass it on?

    Have I got it wrong? Any and all info welcome!
     
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    Thanks for the info! When I googled it before, all I ever got was pages from a few years back saying it was extinct and that only West Country and West Moreland styles remained. Will check out links, cheers!
     
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    A lot of MMAers are taking it as well. there's another club in Wales Catch Wrestling - Llanelli Catch wrestling and traditional Japanese martial arts and a tournament up in the NE of England Billingham catch wrestling tournament to crown UK openweight champion - Gazette Live though I have huge reservations about one of the promoters because of his background the competition is a genuine one. Billingham catch wrestling tournament to crown UK openweight champion - Gazette Live

     
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