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Learn the systematic approach to learning authentic Catch-As-Catch-Can techniques, pinning combinations, and submission chains. Scroll down for more information!
Upon completion, attendees will have sufficient understanding of Scientific Wrestling's methods, concepts, and movements to continue independent and successful development as an authentic Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling trainer and/or athlete.
Join us for two full days of covering topics as diverse as:
- Efficient takedowns, the Catch Wrestling way (e.g., the pivot, mares, leg dives, suplays, etc.) - The Catch Wrestler's Stance and Tie-Ups: The best offense is a good defense - Underneath Position Defenses, Escapes, and Reversals - Under-utilized Catch-specific Submissions like the Key Lock, Toe-Holds, Stockades, etc. - The Ultimate in Domination, Painful Pinning: Completely Incapacitate Your Opponent Without Injuring Them! - Chaining Drills to Increase Your Proficiency - Scientific Wrestling's Approach to the BJJ "Guard" - Positions and Rides: Punish Your Opponent Without Even Trying!
Wrestling authorities and World Champion grapplers unequivocally agree:
"Wow, what a compilation. Terrific job. Jake your concept of certification regarding Catch Wrestling is a great idea." -Dick Cardinal Career Carnival Hook Wrestler
Southern California Audit run by American Shooter Dick Cardinal & Jake Shannon
"The Sport of Catch Wrestling: The Certified Catch Wrestler Handbook 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 preserve 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
"Wow. Jake you're on a roll with this certification! I support you wholeheartedly my friend." -Mark Schultz World record holder for fastest rise to an Olympic Gold Medal, the only man on Earth that has won 3 NCAA Wrestling Titles, 2 World Wrestling Titles, an Olympic Title, AND UFC competition.
"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.
We old timers learned in small, dark, dirty gyms. Or at least I did. My teachers were Frank Wolf, Ben Sherman, Speedy Larance, Henry Kolhn, Jack Guy, Waino Ketonhen. Frank Wolf started teaching me at 10 years of age. I started boxing and wresting on At Shows at 16 years of age. Around 1943.
I am eighty now. I was a pro for over 43 years. Show biz, I had to learn all over again. I did it well. I worked on top all over. 5 ft 9, weight 185. I was a wrestler, fighter, and a Wild Bull rider.
Keep Punching Pal!"
Your friend, Frankie Cain Respected Shooter and legendary Professional Wrestler
Our HIGHLY ACCLAIMED and very affordable training camp (featured here in the October 2012 issue of Blackbelt Magazine) is designed to give you basic competency in authentic Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling.
"This certification is not just about learning the techniques and historical facts of Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling; this is a leadership/coaching program. Our aim is to build an "army" of motivated, reputable, and competent individuals to continue the SPORT of Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling! Jake Shannon
Scientific Wrestling Certification Reviews:
Just returned home from the audit. I can't believe how much stuff we covered this weekend! Billy really is a great coach and
person. And you were a great asst coach ;-)
I wrestled at West Point and started at 190 lbs my first 3 yrs. Placed 5th and 6th in the eastern regionals (EIWA- Divison I).
While I was in the Army I wrestled for the All-Army Wrestling Team and placed 2nd in the University Nationals '93 (greco- 220 lbs) and then placed 7th in the Senior Nationals '94 (Greco Roman All American- 220 lbs). Also placed 6th in the World Team Trials, Dec '95 (greco - 220).
...The way he broke down every move in minute detail was amazing. Thanks again for putting this together. I appreciate all your hard work. I look forward to attending the next audit.
- Alex Porcelli
"Jake, I just want to say thank you for your great class. Billy was amazing. He pointed out things that have never been brought to my attention. It was easy to understand and implement the adjustments into my style. What I enjoyed most, were the submissions and how they fit into my wrestling.
In my first grappling tournament, I followed the class instruction and used the double wrist lock that Billy taught to submit my opponent in my first championship match. Then, in my third place match, I used the cradle ankle crank. Both times, my opponents did not see these moves coming, and they both fit right into my natural style. I'm excited to master the other submissions taught.
"It was incredible, I really enjoyed myself. I learned a ton of new things. Catch-As-Catch-Can is a really full system and working with a master like Billy Robinson was incredible. I feel really privileged to have been a part of this program." -Jacques Abellira Former Marine Hawai'i State Super-middleweight Kickboxing Champion Chief Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor, City and County of Honolulu Blackbelt in Kodokan Judo, Kyokushinkai-kan Karate, and Valencia LAMECO Eskrima Instructor ranking in Krav Maga (Law Enforcement, Series I), US Navy Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor
"Thank you so much for the training all weekend. It was awesome, amazing, and it was like I got to experience training along with a history lesson. So cool!" -Jesse Kristofferson King of Catch Wrestling Western Qualifier Middleweight Champion Student Instructor, USA Shooto Association
"I'm freaking sore in every muscle of my body after the Scientific Wrestling Audit this weekend! Thanks for putting it together!!! I learned a ton of usable stuff I've never seen before." -John "Kid Justice" Fabbricatore
Toughman Boxing Champion (10-2)
Federal Law Enforcement Officer
Certified Federal Physical Fitness Coordinator
Certified Federal Defensive Tactics Instructor
Former Federal Law Enforcement Academy Instructor
"It was damn hard -- almost a right of passage! The two days of training was hard as hell, nonstop (except for some water breaks) and packed full of info. I came away feeling like all the things I learned up to that point had finally started to jell. It was a true immersion into the material. I recommend training for and participating in the audit for any serious grappler. I often find myself thinking 'why didn't I learn this years ago?'"
International Guild of Danse de Rue Savate
"Thank you very much for the great weekend, I learned a lot of things and I really had a fun time with all you guys, I hope to be able to come back soon!!!
You guys have really made me fall in love with catch-as-catch-can, and I can't wait to learn more and keep on learning!
Thank you and all the other guys for making it such a wonderful experience for me,
-Mike Raho Vicenza, Italy
"Thank you so much for letting me be a part of history. It is an honor to be a part of the rich history of Scientific Wrestling. Having Dick Cardinal there was like capturing a piece of American history and meeting a legend all at the same time. What I loved about the audit is that you really have to know how to wrestle. There were no gimmicks, no tricks, no crazy moves that would never work. It was good, old fashioned, applicable wrestling. The submissions were fantastic. They all flow naturally off of technical wrestling and are easy to set up. Your diligence and respect of the past is amazing. You have created something special with Scientific Wrestling and I am proud to be a small part of it." -Jesse Marez
Wrestling Coach, MLK High School
Black Belt Champion's Martial Arts
Certified Head Coach Western Combat Arts
"That was the greatest class I've ever had. Billy is awesome. His attention to detail is fantastic. I'm completely overwhelmed. I trained with top BJJ black belts for years and never had a class this good. Now, they are geniuses on the mat, but, many times the teaching skills are lacking.
I actually had a problem teaching last night because I had so much information swimming in my head! -Glenn Chang Torrence, California
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We don't want you to make up your mind to sign up for the Certified Scientific Wrestler Audit until you ABSOLUTELY feel certain that this is right for you. Our team will be helping you out hands-on during the certification and afterwards online. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-All applicants must be 18 years old and in good health to apply.
-We reserve the right to refuse any application.
-Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
-In the case of unforeseen cancellations, paid registration fees will be applied to future training camps.
-Scientific Wrestling Online members save an automatic 10% off registration (and all candidates that are not members will receive free membership to Scientific Wrestling Online.
Rashid Abdul-Salaam, Florida Jacques Abellira, Hawaii Martin "Oz" Austwick, Surrey UK Michael Bann, Salem OR Shayna Baszler, South Dakota Billy Burns, North Carolina David Brown, Seattle Cliff Byerly, San Antonio, TX Matt Cavilee, Salem, OR Glenn Chang, Southern California Moushaid Choudhury, Michigan Doug Cota, New York Chris Cruz, Texas Barry Danielian, New Jersey Thomas Doty, Colorado John Fabbricatore, Colorado AJ Fales: North Carolina Amel Figueroa, New Jersey Gary Fitzpatrick, Las Vegas Chris Foran, London UK Todd Franks, Illinois Jack Gallagher, Manchester, UK J. Grooms, Kentucky Rob Hannis, Leicester UK Victor Henry, Orange County, CA Ryan Jeschke, California Brandon Johnson, North Carolina Brian Johnson, North Carolina Stefan Johnson, Doncaster UK Dan Kanagie, Pennsylvania Tanwir Kazimi, Hertfordshire UK Michael Keys, Sheffield UK Ibrar Khan, Wakefield UK Jesse Kristofferson, California Jody Kristofferson, California Nathan Leverton, Leicester UK Alan Livelsberger, Pennsylvania Bobby Luffman, Tennessee Matt Lumsden, Australia Luke Mannion, Dorset UK Kolbjorn Martens, Thailand Scott Matthews, Liverpool UK Dewayne McCue, Fresno CA Tim Moura, Sacramento, CA Brian Moody, Visalia CA Ana Murcia, California John Napier, Michigan Philip O'Connor, Liverpool UK Victor Parlati, Virginia Beach Matt Porath, Florida Don Powers, Orangeville, IL Harold Reddick, Philadelphia, Pa Manny Reyes, Sr., Chicago Griffen Reynaud, Utah Jose Rodrigues, IL Bryan Roig, AZ Ivan Rolls, Liverpool UK Joshua Ryer, Pennsylvania Colleen Schneider, Los Angeles CA Duran Sheets, Kentucky Sam Sheets, Kentucky Laura Shipley, Liverpool UK Robert C. Tessier, San Diego Cary Tope-McKay, Malibu Burlay Toukam, Michigan Chris Winget, TN Ryo Yagashita, Auckland NZ
LEVEL 2 Scientific Wrestlers
Tony Altermatt, Minnesota Glenn Boodry, Idaho Andy Crittenden, Doncaster UK Eric David, Kentucky Padriac Gavin, Illinois Jeramy Hunt-Loveless, Utah Shawn King, San Diego Brandon Kiser, Utah Kirill Kocheshkov, Utah Robert Le Dentu, Maryland John C.S. Lehman, New York Michael Long, California Edward Makarus, Alberta, CA Dana McLorn, Oxnard, CA Florian Neuber, Ludwigshafen DE Jason Phillips, Texas Jez Ritchie, Northumberland UK Ian Sirois, Boston Timo Seel, Ludwigshafen DE Joe Shay, Ohio Tom Sullivan, New York Brian Yamasaki, Utah Qin Yunquan, Singapore
LEVEL 3 Scientific Wrestlers
Joel Bane, New Jersey Garry Davis, New Jersey Mickey Hall, New Jersey Monty Hendrix, North Carolina Brandon McCleese, Kentucky Alex Porcelli, New York Mike Raho, Italy Raul Ramirez, Los Angeles Gillian Silver, New Jersey
Jake Shannon, Salt Lake, UT Sam Kressin, La Jolla, CA Ricky Lazaro, Sacramento Jesse Marez, Inland Empire, CA John Potenza, New Jersey Harry Smith, Florida Alex Cook, United Kingdom Luis Ojeda, Chula Vista CA
Wade Schalles Billy Robinson (RIP) Dick Cardinal
Billy Robinson & Jake Shannon coaching at the Salt Lake City Toe-Hold Club