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Fujiwara's Sub-Mission Master Expanded Deluxe 3 DVD set
Learn the 75 different ways how Sub-Mission Master by Yoshiaki "Kumicho" Fujiwara can give YOU the equivalent of a "Masters Degree" in Submission Grappling!!
If you have never seen this material (originally produced back the same year as the very first UFC, in 1994!!), it will open your eyes to submission grappling like few instructionals ever have before. If you've been into MMA as long as I have, just imagine how different your ground game would have been if you had watched these tapes way back then! They are so good that they are STILL light years ahead of almost every other instructional out there today.
When I asked Mr. Fujiwara to re-issue these, there was LITERALLY only one complete set in existence (yes, all ten tapes) gathering dust at Mr. Fujiwara's office in Japan. I have been able to put all ten tapes onto 2 DVDs and re-release them to a whole new generation of grapplers.
Now you can learn from the man at the VERY top of the list recommended to me personally by the "God of Wrestling" Karl Gotch for legitimate Catch Style Submission Grappling instruction. Mr. Gotch calls Fujiwara his best student. Period.
This set is long out of print and often referred to as "The Holy Grail of Submission Grappling". It has been brought back in its entirety in the original Japanese language (don't worry there are plenty of diagrams used so even the simplest of minds could follow it!).
Just to give you an idea of Fujiwara's influence and pedigree:
Fujiwara's training partners:
- Nobuhiko Takada (Takada Dojo founder and PRIDE booker)
- Akira Maeda (Fighting Network RINGS founder)
- Satoru Sayama (SHOOTO founder)
- Antonio Inoki (the professional wrestler famous for the mixed match with Muhammad Ali)
Some of Fujiwara's better known students:
- Ken Shamrock (If you don't know who he is, you probably shouldn't be reading this)
- Masakatsu Funaki (he taught the legendary Frank Shamrock)
- Minoru Suzuki
- Yoshiki Takahashi
- Takaku Fuke
- Ryushi Yanagisawa (all founding members of Hybrid Wrestling PANCRASE)
- Yuki Ishikawa
- Katsumi Usuda
- Alexander "Diet Butcher" Otsuka (all former PRIDE competitors)
- Bart Vale
and many others!
Here is a taste of what to expect on DVD 1:
Legs I 1) Applying shin locks with the elbows and knees 2) Inside and outside Achilles locks (from standing and the ground) 3) Transition to heel hook 4) Simple escapes and reversals from leg locks 5) The near side inside toe-hold
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 1 6) Hindu squats the Karl Gotch way, fully demonstrated from multiple angles. 7) Jump squats
Legs II 8) Transitions from shinlock with the elbow to toe holds 9) Step-over toe-hold variations 10) Rough & tumble and gouging set-ups for toe-holds 11) Toe-hold variations when someone has your back with hooks in. 12) A clever set-up to a toe-hold from the side-double wristlock (this one is nasty!) 13) Toe-holds from leg rides 14) Introduction to knee bars 15) a BRUTAL reverse banana-split submission
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 2 16) Hindu push-ups 17) Twisting push-ups 18) Scorpion push-ups 19) Diamond push-ups 20) Chair exercises
Arms I 21) Brief overview of the bio-mechanics of the arm joints. 22) The proper way to apply the bread & butter hold of catch wrestling, the side double wrist lock (hint: grab the hand, NOT the wrist) 23) How to set-up the DWL by "walking" over to it 24) How to turn a useless top-wrist lock into a CRUEL shoulder lock. 25) A DWL that you can secure with only two-fingers! 26) Armbar from the head and arm (scarf hold) 27) Gouging and rough & tumble set-ups 28) A simple reversal out of a DWL into a hammerlock
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 3 29) Attacks the abdominals and core from a variety of angles
Arms II 30) Tight wristlock set up into a straight arm-bar 31) "Turking" to apply armbars with your legs! 32) Really mean reverse armbars 33) How to turn your opponent's single leg takedown attempt into a reverse armbar, neck crank, etc. with the sprawl and spin maneuver. 34) Head & arm submissions and a simple way to bride out of the head & arm.
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 4 35) Arms, different ways to strengthen the arms
Neck I 36) A very technical look at the triangle choke plus a variety of innovative set-ups 37) Also, many other tips to make your no-gi chokes more effective and tight.
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 5 38) 4 easy, do-them-anywhere, neck exercises. Bridging and wall-walking too.
Neck II 39) Crossfacing and neck cranks using your entire body to generate force. 40) Gouges to set up neck-cranks (even neck cranks using the legs!)
All this, plus there are animated diagrams showing the force vectors and pressure points to use and more! As you can see, it would take quite some while for a sincere student to master just the material presented on DVD 1. There are not many DVD courses out there with the SHEER amount of information you will find in the Sub-Mission Master DVD course by Prof. Fujiwara.
This is truly a BARGAIN for this exceptional and NEARLY LOST information, especially when you look at the quality of the other material entering the market these days! Get it, before your training partners do...
DVD #2 is for the more advanced student.
Here is a sample of the menu to choose from on the ADVANCED course (DVD #2):
Advanced I 41) How to maim a turtled opponent with toe holds, unique Achilles locks, cross faces, even your chin! 42) How to blanket ride and make your opponent carry your weight 43) Rough & Tumble and gouging tricks to force your opponent to open themselves up to submissions 44) Choke, cranks, and strangle variations 45) How to turn a simple cradle into an excruciating submission 46) Nail the toe-hold from the ball & chain ride 47) A clinic on toe-holds 48) the INFAMOUS oil-check (yes, I think it was revealed on video here first)
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 6 49) Pummeling 50) Shrimping (forward and reverse) 51) The Gotch Bible
Advanced II (lots of chaining work here) 52) How to ride your opponent and make them carry your weight when you are crossbody 53) A simple method to counter a strong bridger when you have the mount 54) How to use your chin & knuckles for submission from north & south (and lots more gouging and rough & tumble tactics) 55) Wrist flex to shoulder lock to straight armbar chain 56) Double wrist lock to wrist flex to armbar chain 57) How to apply the achilles lock so that your opponent cannot stand up on you to counter
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 7 58) Sit-out 59) Sprawling drills
Advanced III 60) Escape from the quarter nelson 61) Counter your opponent when they have a single leg on you on the ground 63) Reversal when your opponent has a bodylock on you on the ground 64) Tricks to break your opponents grip 65) More escapes and reversals!
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 8 66) Rolls and falls (including pro-wrestling's "bump" method for absorbing the shocks from falling by distributing the energy over a larger surface area, substantially different than judo break-falls) 67) Stretching
Final Chapter 68) Proper stance 69) Blocking kicks 70) A novel double wristlock takedown (hint: not the one you've seen Karo or Sakuraba do)
Catch Wrestling Conditioning 9 71) Running 72) Rope skipping 73) Wheel-barrel push-ups 74) Indian Club Swinging 75) There is also footage from both Japanese strong-style pro-wrestling and competitive shoot wrestling matches at the end.
DVD #3 is the entire 2006 Submission Master Clinic starring Fujiwara with Dick Cardinal!
On the weekend of February 22nd, 2006 Scientific Wrestling flew in submission master Yoshiaki Fujiwara and legendary carnival hook wrestler Dick Cardinal for a Scientific Wrestling summit of sorts in Los Angeles.
There was also the added bonus of having Mr. Yuki Ishikawa (PWFG wrestler, Pride fighter and BattleArts owner) along to help with training.
Dick Cardinal is an amateur wrestling champion, a renowned carnival wrestler hailing from the Pacific North-West, and frequent workout partner of the feared Scientific Wrestler Ben Sherman.
-An exhibition match between Fujiwara and Ishikawa -a variation of the standard triangle choke -Crooked head scissor to arm bar -leg submissions, set ups and techniques -escape from the body scissor -cross face to neck crank -scarf hold neck crank -three basic arm locks -unusual escape using armbar from bottom -a killer cradle submission to use when someone puts you in their guard -Fujiwara Armbar -Sugar footing -crossed ankle submission -adding a "twist" to the knee bar -assorted set ups, counters, and submissions -a Fujiwara lockflow -The infamous Oil Check
Here's a partial list of Mr. Cardinal's material:
-Neck crank -Front face lock -Some mental aspects of wrestling -the double wristlock -Key lock -a little known hammerlock set-up and submission -a takedown straight to the head and arm position -the Westpoint Ride (another gem that you've likely NEVER seen before) -Chicken wing to key lock submission -The full nelson stockade ...and more!
Finally, there is also a lengthy Q & A section too where the participants quiz Mr. Fujiwara for solutions to particular problems.
Mr. Fujiwara and Mr. Ishikawa took time to help every single participant and with this bonus feature, you can know what it is actually like to attend a Scientific Wrestling seminar!
“Jake Shannon has single handedly resurrected one of the world’s lost arts of grappling through his ScientificWrestling.com crusade. I can’t think of anyone more enthusiastic about Catch as Catch Can Wrestling than Jake. He has breathed new life into one of the toughest styles of grappling in the world. I am thoroughly impressed by his knowledge and more than that his ability to have personally befriended CACC greats like Karl Gotch, Billy Robinson and others and how he has brought them back into the limelight so that their legacies could be shared with this generation. That took a lot of dedication and a lot of selfless effort on his part. Jake has truly brought back lost techniques and lost heroes. It is a great honor to have learned from Jake and to call him friend.” - Brandon Ruiz, FILA Grappling World Champion, NAGA Grappling World Champion, 2X Pancrase World Champion, Greco Roman Wrestling Pan Am Silver Medalist, 8 x Greco Roman & Freestyle Wrestling All-American, 2nd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Ruiz Combat Grappling
"Honest, Hardworking, Strong Character, Creative, & Energetic... Wow. Jake you're on a roll with this certification! I support you wholeheartedly my friend." - Mark Schultz, Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler, successful UFC competitor, 2x Freestyle Wrestling World Champion, and 3x NCAA Wrestling Champion.
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"Jake Shannon and his Scientific Wrestling program has allowed me to train with the best in the world. After visiting coach Shannon and training catch as catch can for the first time in 2007, I quickly realized that I needed to learn a style that didn't take away from my collegiate wrestling and judo experience. Instead, catch allowed me to learn submissions from positions that I was already used to. I couldn't be more grateful to Jake for putting me in that crooked neck scissors a few years ago and opening my eyes to painful techniques that really work. Nothing flashy, no politics, just catch as catch can!" - Luis Ojeda, 2X King of Catch Wrestling Heavyweight Champ, Current NACWA Heavyweight Champion, Scientific Wrestling Assistant Coach (under Billy Robinson)
"JAKE, YOU ARE THE VERY BEST INDIVIDUAL PERSON TO COME ALONG IN THIS GENERATION AND DO WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR WRESTLING, I CAN'T FIND WORDS TO EXPRESS MYSELF. MUCH RESPECT" - Billy Wicks, Catch-As-Catch-Can legend and retired law enforcement officer.
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"ScientificWrestling.com is an excellent web resource, offering a large number of high quality videos... The information is top notch, especially for submission wrestling. I got a particularly good compression armlock from the welcome page alone" - Review from Fighters Review
"When I first sat down and watched Yoshiaki Fujiwara's Submission Master DVD I was blown away by it. I honestly love this DVD... Outside of the actual techniques there are some fantastic conditioning segments that present all of the latest and greatest methods for getting in shape. This is almost exactly the same stuff you've already spent your hard earned money on so that you could get the newest fitness innovations . . . except it was originally recorded before UFC 1!" - Review from Maximumg.com
"Dear Jake, What you have put together is wonderful! Very insightful. You will run a great clinic and be a success. I have never seen anything like this." - Frankie Cain (aka The Great Mephisto), Carnival Wrestler and Boxer and Wild Bull Rider
"A tremendous, spectacular text filled with fascinating material!! ...Strangler Lewis, Earl Liederman, the notes on gouging, I'm only 1/3 of the way, I've found interesting thoughts and memorabilia on each page! Thanks for this treasure & congratulations!" - Dick Cardinal, former carnival wrestler and Catch As Catch Can Wrestling Legend
"This is a very nice and impressive book, and, as the author of 16 books myself, I know how much work goes into such a project. The book will be placed in our library here at the museum, so that others can have access to it." -Mike Chapman, Executive Director of the International Wrestling Institute and Museum
"The Sport of Catch Wrestling is a unique combination of historical information, a pictorial of authentic catch wrestling techniques, and a practical workbook. Jake is to be commended for his efforts to both preseve and spread catch-as-catch-can wrestling." - Mark S. Hewitt, author of Catch Wrestling: A Wild and Wooly Look at the Early Days of Pro Wrestling in America
"Jake is Southern California's true master of catch wrestling. Merely shaking hands with this gentleman can bring about an infinity of pain!" - Bob Calhoun, co-author of The Godfather of Grappling and author of BEER, BLOOD & CORNMEAL!
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- Tony Altermatt, Former Texas Peace Officer, JKD instructor, Former MN State Karate Champion Minnesota
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- Master Sidartha Lonngi, 6º Dan Mexico
"I thank you for the education you have given me in western martial arts. It has been an eye opener and it was worth every penny.
- Stephen Hore-Lacy Victoria, Australia
"Got your books today - currently going for my Master's and just finished a cognitive development paper on religion and gotta say, I'm pretty damn impressed you have Paul Bloom as a reference in the Certification manual!!! Did not see that coming!!
Great stuff, have you set a date yet for the next certification?
- Ali O.
"My son was able to use 1 of the techniques from the Schalles DVD in his first tourney today!!!
As he got the chicken wing and he jumped over I was thinking 'Oh Sh$t !!! he's gonna use that technique we watched last nite!' Needless to say he got the pin. Thanks!" - Bobby Delos Santos
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"The Scientific Wrestling news is one of the highest quality informative reads that I have found... And thanks again for the integrity to stand up for what is right!" - Ben Benito
"Your site is the best... I'm glad there's someone out there keeping real grappling alive and well. I'm also glad you hooked up with one of my favorites, Karl Gotch..." - Mike Brown
"Thanks Jake, and I'll try to keep up with whatever project you come out with next! Your credibility is definitely SOLID; You're a stand-up guy." - Donald Pillow
"Thanks for doing great work, and thanks for reminding me the type of fighter I want to be. I'm am a big fan of pro wrestling and I forgot all about the shooters. BJJ is great, but at heart I want to be a catch wrestler." - Scott Buendia,
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