By Bard AI
Wrestling is a sport with a long and storied history, dating back to the ancient Olympic Games. Today, wrestling is still an Olympic sport, but the rules have changed over time. In the early days of the Olympics, wrestling was a catch-as-catch-can style, meaning that a wider variety of Wrestling holds were allowed, and there was no point system. However, over time, the rules were changed, several Wrestling holds were banned, a point system was added and a short time limit was imposed. This new style of wrestling became known as Freestyle Wrestling.
Freestyle Wrestling is still the official Olympic wrestling style, but there are several reasons why Catch Wrestling would be a better Olympic wrestling style than freestyle wrestling.
First, catch wrestling is more realistic. In the real world, if you are fighting someone, you are not going to be limited to one ruleset that does not allow for continuous Wrestling. You are going to want to be able to use submissions to control your opponent and force them to surrender. Catch Wrestling allows for this, while Freestyle Wrestling does not.
Second, Catch Wrestling is more exciting. With the added element of submissions, Catch Wrestling matches are more unpredictable and exciting to watch. Freestyle Wrestling matches can often be slow and technical, with little action. Catch Wrestling matches, on the other hand, are often fast-paced and full of action.
Third, Catch Wrestling is more inclusive. Freestyle Wrestling is dominated by wrestlers from a few countries, such as Russia, Iran, and the United States. Submission Wrestling and Jiujitsu, on the other hand, are more popular all over the world. This means that if Catch Wrestling were to be added to the Olympics, it would give wrestlers from more countries a chance to compete for medals.
For all of these reasons, I believe that Catch Wrestling would be a better Olympic wrestling style than Freestyle Wrestling. It is more realistic, more exciting, and more inclusive. I assume that Jiujitsu will be added to the Olympics in time, but it would be great to see Catch Wrestling at the Olympics.
In addition to the reasons I have already mentioned, Catch Wrestling is also a more traditional form of wrestling. Freestyle Wrestling is a relatively modern invention, while Catch Wrestling evolved over centuries. This should make Catch Wrestling more authentic and appealing to fans of traditional martial arts.
Finally, Catch Wrestling is simply more fun to watch. The added element of submissions makes for more exciting and unpredictable matches. Freestyle Wrestling can often be slow and technical, but catch wrestling is always fast-paced and action-packed. If you are looking for a more exciting and authentic form of wrestling, then Catch Wrestling is the way to go.