The art of struggle has a long history. The fight has become popular in different cultures as the ' Ancient Egypt , the ' Ancient Greece , the ' Ancient Rome , India and China.
Archaeological finds show fight scenes with submission that go back to the period of the ancient Egyptian empire, while in ancient Greece the discipline of the struggle involved the
Over the centuries many styles of grappling have been developed, such as the Catch wrestling in the eighteenth century in Lancashire, or the Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the 20s of XX century
in Brazil. They can be considered the parents more direct grappling. The catch wrestling was very popular in the US during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.