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Friday, Aug 21, 2015
The Scientific (Wrestling) Revolution continues...!
By Jake
Friday, Aug 21, 2015 10:00

What an exciting time to get involved with Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling, here's why!!!:

1) NEXT KING OF CATCH WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

The Catch Wrestling tournament that reignited the sport of competitive catch wrestling is back for our East Coast tourney! Click the image to learn more and REGISTER:




2) PINISHER TRAINING CAMP U.K.

Live in Europe and want the chance to receive hands-on coaching with one of the greatest grapplers (and PINNERS) that has ever lived? Then you will want to attend our PINISHER TRAINING CAMP with Wade Schalles!

You might want to take pointers from Coach Schalles, a man that has one of the most successful careers in grappling:

-Winner of 15 different national championships

-Collegiate world champion

-All-American in five combative disciplines (Sambo, Judo, Freestyle, Folkstyle and Greco-Roman wrestling)

-The father of Funk Wrestling

-Guinness Book of World Records holder of the most wins and pins of anyone who has ever competed

-National Record Holder for defeating the most NCAA champions

-World Record Holder for defeating the most World Champions and pinning the most World Champions!

SIGN UP FOR OUR U.K. CAMP HERE (REGISTRATION CLOSES NEXT WEEK!!!)




3) December 5th - PINISHER TRAINING CAMP MIAMI

Wade and I will be in Pompano Beach, FL for our PINISHER TRAINING CAMP December 5th, 2015.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR WINTER TRAINING CAMP IN MIAMI ENDS OCT. 30th, 2015. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.


Do you have YOUR 'Ace of Pinning' card yet?



4) SCIENTIFIC WRESTLING INVITED TO PRESENT AT THE ARNOLD'S SPORT FESTIVAL

March 2016 at the Arnold's Sports Festival will be huge opportunity to showcase the sport we love; catch-as-catch-can.

Scientific Wrestling will be present with Wade Schalles, Josh Barnett and myself giving presentations PLUS our friends at SnakePit USA will be hosting a big catch wrestling tournament! Please mark your calendars and come help us support the sport of catch wresting!!




5) Gillian Silver - NAGA 8/8/2015 - Brazen Martial Arts Windsor, NJ

Congrats to Scientific Wrestling tribe member Gillian Silver on more competition wins!!!




6) Macebell Maniacs!

UFC's Carlos Condit is training with maces...!

One of my first Macebell students, Rik Brown, is blowing up. Check out this cool video:




7) ARTICLES

Here are some cool articles of interest to Scientific Wrestling fans:

Gene LeBell and Ronda Rousey'??s gold lineage

Josh Barnett talks new movie 'Absolution,' Metamoris win, UFC career and more

Training camp alums and longtime Coach Barnett students Shayna Basler and Colleen Schneider catch-as-catch-can wrestling exhibition in the park:

My Afternoon with Billy Robinson




8) LEGIT PRO-WRESTLING

CONGRATS TO EVERYONE AT THE INAUGURAL LPW EVENT!!!!!!!

When Billy and I first arrived to teach CACC in the U.K. back in 2011 the very first seminar we did was at Chris Crossan's gym. Chris has done everything he can to learn and promote legit catch-as-catch-can and he's now started his own promotion; LEGIT PRO-WRESTLING! And our very own Asst. Coach Alex Cook participated in the tournament (and did very well!). Here are the results of their inaugural show:

Legit Pro Wrestling UK Open Catch Wrestling Championships + Supporting Bouts

Supporting Bout Flash Carter defeated Andrew Southall via pin.

Quarter Final matches Phil Clegg defeated Dave Faulkner via heel hook.

Amin Nazer defeated Joe Kawalski via pin.

Alex Cook defeated Jack Bradley via pin.

Chris Crossan defeated Scott Paterson top wrist lock.

Supporting bout Ryan Docherty defeated Jacob Christie via pin.

Semi Finals Amin Nazer defeated Phil Clegg via pin.

Alex Cook defeated Chris Crossan via pin.

Legit Pro Wrestling UK Open Weight Catch Wrestling Championship Final Amin Nazer defeated Alex Cook via pin.

Friendly bout - Joe Kawalski wrestled Andrew Southall.


A bit of a fast pin, I hope that there is a rematch between Cook and Nazer!!

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Scientific Wrestling Competitive Updates and Training Opportunities!
By Jake
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 12:31

Don't miss early-bird registration savings for our annual East Coast Certified Catch Wrestler Training Camp at Daytona Beach, last weekend of May 2015! Full price goes into effect after April 17th, sign up now AND SAVE!

If you are in the UK or nearby, you will want to sign up for our legendary three day training camp coming this fall! Sign up with the link below:

http://CatchAsCatchCan.org

Also, SUPER huge congratulations to our very own Kenny Lester! He just won his division in the Oceania Championships (it is the first Olympic Qualification event) in the Greco-Roman Super Heavyweight by ALL pins!

Kenny went 3-0 INCLUDING defeating 2x Olympian and 3x defending Oceania and Pacific Games Champion Florian Temingale!

Kenny is a longtime student of Scientific Wrestling Head Coach Wade Schalles and assisted at our most recent East Coast Certified Catch Wrestler Training Camp in San Diego (he will also likely be at our next East Coast training camp at the end of May in Daytona too)!

Way to go Kenny!!!!!



No Holds Barred: Dan Kanagie on 2015 Virginia Shooter's Challenge and King Of Catch Wrestling

The next King of Catch Wrestling Tournament is upon us! Listen to Dan Kanagie spill the beans on Eddie Goldman's NO HOLDS BARRED podcast!

Here is the event page on Facebook and the official registration page!



No Holds Barred: Wade Schalles on the Crisis in Wrestling

Listen to the prophetic words of Scientific Wrestling Head Coach Wade Schalles about the impending death of amateur wrestling on Eddie Goldman's podcast too!



Josh Barnett M4 Breakdown





Playing Magic The Gathering With Josh Barnett: Fightland Meets




Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson Added to 'Bellator 138: Unfinished Business' Fight Card

Our friend (and Scientific Wrestling UK Training Camp attendee) James Thompson will be fighting Bobby Lashley at Bellator MMA 138. Check out this link for more info!



"I Pity the Fool Who Can't Wrestle..."

Did you know that Mr. T was a winning amateur wrestler?!?



Steve Buscemi vs. Jack Fiorvanti wrestling 1974

Did you know that the great actor Steve Buscemi was a winning amateur wrestler too?!?





How To Wrestle (1947)





Old-School Wrestling Demonstration with Catch Wrestler Earl McCready





Wrestling with the Past: The Man of a Thousand Holds http://www.cagesideseats.com/cageside-seats-features/2012/10/18/3518600/pro-wrestling-history-earl-caddock-man-of-thousand-holds



Gotch vs. Hackenschmidt: 107 years ago this month there was an epic 2 hour 3 minute catch wrestling championship match...





Remembering Billy Robinson...

Check this old photo of Sakuraba training with Billy...

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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015
CATCHING UP: One Year After Billy's Passing...
By Jake Shannon
Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015 12:18

Last year I put together a compilation of footage from some of our Scientific Wrestling Training Camps with Billy. It has only been available to supporters/members of ScientificWrestling.com. "DO IT AGAIN" is an exclusive mini-documentary honoring the memory of Scientific Wrestling's Head Coach of seven years, Billy Robinson. I am only going to put this out for free for this week. Here it is, enjoy:

DO IT AGAIN - Lost Training Camp Footage with Billy Robinson


Here is another fun Billy Robinson mini-documentary I put together to document our first European Training Camp back in 2011, "SCIENTIFIC WRESTLING REVOLUTION - BILLY ROBINSON'S RETURN TO ENGLAND":

Here is a really nice YouTube video highlighting some of Billy's work too:



1) 2015 SAN DIEGO CATCH WRESTLING TRAINING CAMP **AND** NEW DAYTONA BEACH CAMP DATES ANNOUNCED!!!!

We had a truly epic training camp in San Diego with Scientific Wrestling's outstanding new Head Coach Wade Schalles last month (FYI, Wade is the winner of 15 different national championships, a collegiate world champion, All-American in five combative disciplines (Sambo, Judo, Freestyle, Folkstyle and Greco-Roman wrestling), the father of Funk Wrestling, Guinness Book of World Records holder of the most wins and pins of anyone who has ever competed, National Record Holder for defeating the most NCAA champions, and World Record Holder for defeating the most World Champions and pinning the most World Champions!) Participants at this incredible camp came from as far as Florida and Kentucky!


Women's MMA pioneer Shayna "Queen of Spades" Baszler with the Ace of Pinning at our 2015 Scientific Wrestling Training Camp in San Diego.


2) THE NEXT KING OF CATCH WRESTLING TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED...

The Virginia King of Catch Wrestling Tournament!
April 25th, 2015
Amherst, VA

MORE INFO AND REGISTER HERE!!




3) CATCH WRESTLING RELATED ARTICLES

THE WARMASTER SETS SIGHTS ON A RETURN TO THE UFC

Here's a fun article but it is sorely missing a mention of American Heavyweight Catch Wrestling Champion Tom Jenkins being appointed as head self-defense instructor for West Point Military Academy by Roosevelt...

THE STRENUOUS LIFE: THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS




4) MISCELLANEOUS

Congrats to Gene LeBell trained Ronda Rousey on her record breaking win! Lest we forget the UFC record for fastest submission was held for nearly two decades by one of my coaches, Frank Shamrock (it is still the men's submission record):

Shamrock vs Jackson

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