Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling™

Official Training Centers

Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling™ U.S Debut.

Do you have what it takes to compete? The next set of tryouts will be Tampa FL June 2021


Looking for a place to train in Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling™


Chris "Lights Out" Lytle

Integrated Fighting System

5301 Commerce Cir

Indianapolis, IN 46237

(317) 300-1029


Manolo El Huracan Hernandez

Pancrase Gym

6008 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA 92120



Bas Rutten

Elite MMA

880 Hampshire Rd X, Westlake Village, CA 91362

(805) 496-4472


PLab Tampa (Coming soon)

Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling™ is a professional and amateur sport in which the athletes compete employing; techniques, physical strength, mental power, intelligence, and luck. utilizing; open hand and closed fist striking, kicking, throwing, submission techniques, and choking. Therefore the athletes observe the rules, and the matches shall be conducted with a sportsman-like attitude.


  • No elbows to the head (neither while standing nor on the ground).
  • No closed-fist strikes to the head closed fist to the body on the ground.
  • No knees to the head on the ground.
  • No kicks/stomps to the head on the ground.
  • If a participant gets too close to the ropes, he is stood back up on the feet and a point will be deducted for rope escape.
  • Non-title matches consist of one 15 minute round, while title matches consist of one 30 minute round.
  • If a participant is caught in a submission and taps out (whether unable to reach the ropes or not), it is a loss.
  • Five "escapes" are given to each fighter at the start of every match. An escape can be used when caught in a submission near the ropes, in which case the participant can grab them, be stood back on the feet, and have one point deducted. Once a participant has used all of his escapes, it is a loss.
  • For knockouts, a ten-count similar to boxing and kickboxing is used. If the participant is unable to answer the ten-count, it is declared a TKO and that fighter has lost the match. However, if the participant is able to answer the ten-count, the fight resumes and one point is deducted.
  • If, at the end of regulated time, neither fighter has submitted, been knocked out, or lost all their points, a decision is rendered based on who lost fewer points. If neither fighter lost any points, or both lost the same number of points, the fight is declared a draw.
  • In the 1994 King of Pancrase tournament, the rules one 10-minute round and three rope escapes, and the finals had one 20-minute round with three rope escapes.
  •  Heel hooks are banned because of the frequency of injuries.
  • Strikes on the ground – whether closed fist to the body or open hand to the head

Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling™ Roster

Takafumi-Ito copy
Current gimmick: Prince of Pancrase
Takafumi Ito
Age: 48 years
Promotion: Freelancer
Active Roles: Singles Wrestler, Tag Team Wrestler

Personal Data
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Gender: male
Height: 5' 9" (176 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Background in sports:
Mixed Martial Arts, Ringen, Pancrase