Changes to the rules designed to make wrestling more entertaining are to be implemented for the first time on Phuket between today and June 16.
The International Olympic Comittee shocked wrestling officials earlier this year by declaring that the ancient original sport is likely to be dropped from the Games.
The world's top wrestling body, FILA, met on Phuket soon after that announcement to begin to try to pull the sport off the mat.
Now the new rules are to be in place on Phuket in the first international test. Olympic officials said the sport - in an era of visual excitement - had to become more entertaining.
Wrestling's FILA Extraordinary Congress last month decided to make bouts two-period affair of three minutes each, replacing the best of three periods, for cumulative scores to decide the winner.
A takedown will be worth two points, making it more valuable than a point for the pushout or a penalty point. Passive wrestlers are to be penalised.
To see how the new rules work, visit Phuket's large Saphan Hin gymnasium in Phuket City between today and Sunday.