Catch Wrestling

“Catch as Catch Can” is the ancestor to both modern day amateur and Professional wrestling. it refers to the ability of an experienced practitioner to “catch” or apply a submission technique to their opponent from virtually any position. The system effectively combines the standing aspects of takedowns and throws with ground based rides, breakdowns and transitions to compromise and control your opponent.  The style is renowned for its aggressive application of submission holds, notably chokes, cranks and various leg locks.

iron works catch wrestling

Beltrante Fighting Fit has teamed up with Iron Works Grappling to provide the best catch wrestling instruction in the area!

Class Structure

Classes are structured to accelerate each student’s journey on the path to learning.  Special attention is paid to building foundational movement patterns essential to effective grappling

As catch wrestling is a technique-rich art, students will see fun and innovative moves introduced each week.  Students will learn chokes, locks, strangles, crushes, cranks, tilts, breakdowns, throws, pins, and everything else that catch wrestling has to offer.

Since we can only grow with the help of our training partners, we expect that each student will check their ego at the door.  Every effort will be made to make a safe training environment, with a friendly atmosphere.        

coach al catch wrestling

Alan Livelsberger


Meet the Coach

Alan has been studying Catch Wrestling since 2013.  He has completed his Level One certification with Scientific Wrestling.  

From a young age, Alan participated in many martial arts, starting with Kung Fu, and flowing through Korean Karate, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  However his analytical mind was drawn to the Russian style of martial arts, which he studied since 2004.  Over the years, he has been able to train with many notable instructors in RMA such as Vlad Vasiliev, General Retuinskih, Martin Wheeler, and Kevin Secours.  

Alan has also studied Muay Thai since 2008 and greatly enjoys the “Art of Eight Limbs”. 

With these unique experiences, Alan is able to deliver the most effective techniques and teaching modalities.  He is passionate about every student’s success each and every time we hit the mats.  


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Norristown Location

Valley Forge Training Center
536 N Trooper Road
Norristown, PA 19406