Scientific Wrestling's Coaching Catch™ Certification

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Scientific Wrestling's Coaching Catch™ Certification

"With catch-as-catch-can wrestling, the major thing is to learn how to learn. Once you get that, once your coach, like Jake or myself or some other old-timer has got into your mind how you can learn, you never stop learning. I'm learning now because, with these mixed martial arts, there are different situations, so I see it, and then it doesn't take long to figure out how to counter it. I'm learning it because I never came across that situation. But because I've learned how to learn, I have no problem with it or teaching someone how to beat it… So, that's my answer. It's just great. Once you learn how to learn, it just mushrooms out." -Billy Robinson, Say Uncle! P. 29-30

Welcome to the Scientific Wrestling's Coaching CACC (CCACC™) certification. This is the very same acclaimed certification program that many of CACC's current organizations started their journey with. You are about to embark on a powerful journey into catch-as-catch-can wrestling (CACC), and the ONLY program of it's kind co-developed by legendary CACC coach Billy Robinson. The purpose of the CCACC program is to strengthen your understanding of CACC and to share with you some basic skills needed to successfully coach competitive catch wrestlers. Our method relies primarily upon practical, hands-on coaching heuristics designed to accelerate integration and retention. We'll focus on CACC concepts, fundamentals, techniques, and skills. You will learn CACC terminology, positions, mindset, along with other coaching tools. We will explore the human anatomy from the Scientific Wrestling perspective and some relevant CACC history too.

Whether you decide to actually coach CACC or not, this certification program will deepen certainly your practice and allow you to share the amazing physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of this sport with the world. But first, as Billy Robinson was so found of saying, "You must learn how to learn."

"These days, almost everybody's coming into combat sports through the Japanese style of learning, with the belt system. That's what is great about Jake's and my idea about the certification. It wouldn't have been necessary in the old days, but it's necessary now. It helps create an interest among all those people who want to come to a seminar and get a certificate, so we can actually teach them the old catch-as-catch-can way - to learn how to learn. And I can't blame them for wanting to have their names noted as part of the history of catch-as-catch-can." -Billy Robinson, Physical Chess, p. 139-140

The Scientific Wrestling CCACC Program requires the ability to Do It Again; i.e., to meet curriculum performance benchmarks during evaluations after earning the minimum hours of verified training at both Scientific Wrestling CCACC Camps and Pin & Submit Training Camps. Upon 200 hours and staff approval, participants will earn the title Assistant Coach. After 500 hours participants will have earned Scientific Wrestling's full Coach designation.

Each camp counts for 25 hours toward the total requirement. A minimum of 100 of these hours must be at Scientific Wrestling CCACC trainings. Another 50 hours may be earned at either CCACC trainings or Pin & Submit Training Camps and the remaining 50 may be documented by any USA Catch Wrestling/ICWF organization. All participants must be 18 years or older, be in generally good health, and agree to hold themselves soley responsible for any and all injuries sustained while learning CACC or partaking in the CCACC program. Further, it is expected that all CCACC participants will eventually have their own club to coach. Fortunately, our sport only needs two consenting participants, a referee, and a clean wrestling mat.

As a CCACC candidate it will be expected that both you and your athletes are respectful, punctual, and hygienic with regards to any and all grappling related activities. Also, as a participant in the CCACC you will be expected to be an attentive and active student/coach, to communicate openly, to attend all relevant trainings, to learn the given material, and to practice more often than you don't.

Other than that, there are no other requirements beyond paying your dues and putting in the work.

• CACC Coaching Best Practices
• Rule Set Variations
• Conditioning Drills
• Principles of Wrestling Scientifically
• CACC Concepts, Techniques, and Chains
• Reverse Terminal Takedown Chains
• Punishing Rides
• Defense
• Reversals
• Hand fighting
• Pinning Combinations
• CACC finishing holds (neck cranks, strangles, leglocks, wristlocks, etc)
• …and so much more!

• Become a member of the most prestigious & proven catch wrestling coaching certification in the world, the only with a curriculum co-designed by Billy Robinson.
• Certification and listing on the site.
• Lifetime access to Coaches Only area of (value: $$$ thousands)
• Do It Again: The Coaching Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling Manual
• The Billy Robinson Signature package (over a $235.90 value!)
• The exclusive, limited-edition Scientific Wrestling Coaching Catch rashguard ($60 value)
• Discounted memberships to USA Catch Wrestling/International Catch Wrestling Federation

MEET THE SCIENTIFIC WRESTLING COACHING STAFF (note: not all staff will be present at all trainings)

• Founder Scientific Wrestling
• Founder King of Catch Wrestling (co-developed with Karl Gotch)
• Coach - Coaching Catch program (i.e., Certified Catch Wrestler, co-developed with Billy Robinson)
• Primary Coaching Assistant Coach to Billy Robinson 2007 - 2014
• Shamrock Submission Fighting, Level 2 certified (2006, under Frank Shamrock)
• Professional Wrestler 1999 - 2006
• Wrestling since 1977, coaching since 2003 (L.A., Orange County, Salt Lake City, Denver)
• Best-selling author -- Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling, Physical Chess: My Life in Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling
• President and co-founder USA Catch Wrestling & the International Catch Wrestling Federation

• Scientific Wrestling Coach (ranked by Billy Robinson and Jake Shannon)
• 2nd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
• 2008 Gold North American Championships NABJJF
• 2008 Bronze IBJJF PAN AMERICAN Championships
• 2006 Silver OTM US Open Championships
• 2005 Silver NAGA West coast Championships
• 2001 Gold Hawaiian BJJ Championships

• Scientific Wrestling Coach (ranked by Billy Robinson and Jake Shannon)
• Wrestling coach for UFC Gym -- Sacramento for 7 years
• Active Law Enforcement Officer

• Scientific Wrestling Coach (ranked by Billy Robinson, Dick Cardinal, and Jake Shannon)
• Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Peter Sutton
• 2010 Gold San Diego Grappling X Championships, Gi, Gold.
• 2010 Gold and Bronze NABJJF North American Championships Gi & No Gi
• 2011 Gold & Silver NABJJF Los International
• 2011 Gold Fabricio Werdum Pro Samurai Jiu Jitsu Tournment: Gi
• 2013 Gold SJJIF Worlds Tournament

• Scientific Wrestling Coach (ranked by Billy Robinson and Jake Shannon)
• Former competitive mixed martial artist (Unlicensed boxing 4 -- 0, MMA record 9 -- 7)

• Scientific Wrestling Coach (ranked by Billy Robinson and Jake Shannon)
• 2009 SoCal Freestyle Wrestling Champion
• 2007 King of Catch Wrestling- Qualifier Heavyweight Champ
• Full Bred Pankration Heavy Champ
• 2007 Southwest Regional Grappling Heavy Champ (USA Wrestling)
• 2006 WAMAI (World Amateur Martial Arts International) Pankration Light Heavy Champ
• 16-0 in Sambo (AAU) 2 X Baja California Judo State Champ
• NCAA DII Wrestler
• Pat Shaw Memorial [(Gold) Freestyle Division, Guatemala] Silver in El Salvador (Tri meet- USA,Cuba, El Salvador)
• North American Catch Wrestling Association Heavyweight champ

COACH HARRY SMITH (aka Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
• Scientific Wrestling Coach (ranked by Billy Robinson and Jake Shannon)
• 2018 Billy Robinson Classic Tournament Heavyweight Champ
• 2016 NAGA Expert Super Heavyweight Champ
• Active Professional Wrestler for New Japan Pro Wrestling and fmr. WWE Superstar

• Scientific Wrestling Coach (ranked by Billy Robinson and Jake Shannon)
• IBJJF/USJJF Certified 1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
• Black Belt in Kodokan Judo: Under 3 x National Heavyweight Judo Champion, Coach John Saylor (former U.S. Olympic Training Center Head Coach)
• 3-Time Member, 2-Time Team Captain & former Assistant Coach of the United States Air Force All Air Force Wrestling Team
• 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shin-Gi-Tai Jujitsu: Under 3x National Heavyweight Judo Champion, Coach John Saylor (former U.S. Olympic Training Center Head Coach)
• USA Wrestling Certified Coach: Copper and Bronze levels certified
• Vice President and co-founder USA Catch Wrestling & the International Catch Wrestling Federation

• Scientific Wrestling Coach (ranked by Billy Robinson and Jake Shannon)
• CSW Representative Instructor: Combat Submission Wrestling, training under Sensei Erik Paulson since 2000
• 1st Degree Black Belt Kodokan Judo: Under Sensei John Saylor
• Super Heavyweight Submission Grappling World Champion: 2002 USKBA Action Sport World Championship
• Submission Fighting Heavyweight Champion: 2003 Gathering of Warriors

11/9 - 11/11 San Diego, CA: Coaching CACC - (Certification) with Scientific Wrestling Coaches Jake Shannon, Sam Kressin, Ricky Lazaro, Jesse Marez, & Luis Ojeda

Coaches Camp location:

SwiftKick Martial Arts
16775 Bernardo Center Drive Suite F1
San Diego, CA 92128


*NOTE: This is the registration price for your introductory camp. Each subsequent coaches camp is just $250.

**Please note, in the case of unforeseen training camp cancellations all registration fees will be refunded (we are not responsible for flight, hotels, and other expenses).