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My Conversations with Karl Gotch
Jake Shannon

As we approach a decade since the passing of my friend, the legendary "God of Wrestling", Karl Gotch on July 27th, 2017 I am sharing some conversations with this respected and controversial Founding Father of MMA. Enjoy! . . . keep reading

Karl Gotch and Jake Shannon chat (04/08/05) Part Two
Jake Shannon - July 25, 2017

KG: Don't take no gifts. Like those slot machines. There are one-armed bandits, too. JS: No. I'm telling you. I enjoy talking to you. You really have a lot for me to learn from. Like all the stuff . . . keep reading

Karl Gotch and Jake Shannon chat (04/08/05) Part One
Jake Shannon - July 19, 2017

KG: Hello? JS: Yes, Mr. Gotch, please. KG: That's him. JS: Hey, this is Jake. KG: Hello, Jacob. JS: How are you? KG: Okay. How about yourself? JS: I'm doing good. I'm doing good. I've b . . . keep reading

Karl Gotch and Jake Shannon chat (10/25/05) Part Two
Jake Shannon - July 13, 2017

KG: …and he wanted to present it to me. So, I was booked in the shithouse from then on. JS: Yeah. KG: I never lost, but I never won anything, either. I didn't even make a living. Thank God I got . . . keep reading

Karl Gotch and Jake Shannon chat (10/25/05) Part One
Jake Shannon - June 28, 2017

KG: How are things in California? JS: Oh, they're very nice. They're very nice. I had a very fun New Year's. KG: Okay. That's good. JS: I went out with friends. Hey, did you get your package? . . . keep reading

Karl Gotch and Jake Shannon chat (11/14/04) Part Two
Jake Shannon - June 15, 2017

KG: He's just like the guys. He said, "Oh, you can't take me down," and I just laughed. JS: It was a challenge. KG: And that's when I really got the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They were layi . . . keep reading

Karl Gotch & Jake Shannon Chat (11/14/04) Part One
Jake Shannon - April 12, 2017

JS: Yes, is Mr. Gotch there? KG: He is. That's me. JS: Hey, this is Jake Shannon, your friend in L.A. KG: Oh, what's cooking? JS: How are you? KG: All right. JS: Good, good. I just wan . . . keep reading

Karl Gotch & Jake Shannon Chat (10/31/04) Part Two
Jake Shannon - February 24, 2017

KG: I didn't know he was a promoter. That's the guy that died that got married. He looked at me. He said, "That guy is small." As big as I was sport … 245… JS: Well, he was a sumo, right? . . . keep reading

Karl Gotch & Jake Shannon Chat (10/31/04) Part One
Jake Shannon - February 23, 2017

KG: Well, you see the thing is the truth of the matter is this: It started in Lancashire, like I told you. And then, there was the Freestyle. You had more like that, but there was more in Cumberland, . . . keep reading

Pinning for Police: Subdue Suspects While Protecting Due Process and the Innocent
Jake Shannon

I have long known that wrestling (in particular the catch-as-catch-can style with its complimentary toolkit of surgical takedowns, pins, and submissions) is the single best style of Close Quarter Combat (CQC) for law enforcement officers (LEO). . . . keep reading

DO IT AGAIN - Lost Training Camp Footage with Billy Robinson
Jake Shannon

An exclusive film compilation honoring the memory of Scientific Wrestling's Head Coach of seven years, Billy Robinson. . . . keep reading

MMAWeekly.com: CATCH WRESTLING EXPERT JAKE SHANNON WEIGHS IN ON THE SPORT'S CROSSOVER INTO MMA
Jake Shannon

Suffice it to say that without catch wrestling there would be no mixed martial arts. Catch wrestling's influence in the American amateur circuit and its profound effect on the Japanese pro wrestling scene have helped shape the development of MMA into what it is today. And while catch wrestling may have become something of a niche style today, it's still going strong thanks to the likes of Scientific Wrestling's Jake Shannon, and in 2014 has had one of its more noteworthy years of late. In a conversation with MMAWeekly.com, Shannon discussed the influence he sees catch wrestling having in MMA, the year the sport has had and the future of the Scientific Wrestling community. . . . keep reading

Barring Strangles: The Evolution of Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling
Jake Shannon - November 28, 2014

For those new to our sport, catch-as-catch-can is a tough sport with a rich and diverse history. Catch wrestling, as it is known for short, was born near the end of the industrial revolution in the no . . . keep reading

UWF Bushido: "Way of the Warrior" - Episode 59

We are in the Budokan in Tokyo:


Takayama & Kanehara vs. Scott & Severn

Tatsuo Nakano vs. Kazueo Yamazaki

MAIN EVENT: Makoto Ohe vs. Didier Montoya
. . . keep reading

UWF Bushido: "Way of the Warrior" - Episode 38

The Budokan hosts UWFi fights:

Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Bad News Allen

Yukoh Miyato vs. Kazuo Yamazaki

Naoki Sano vs. Kiyoshi Tamura
. . . keep reading

SHOOTS IMITATE WORKS?
Jeremy Seaton - October 26, 2008

Legions of fans laud the likes of Jet Li and Bruce Lee as legitimate martial arts masters. This is not on the basis of Bruce Lee's little known high school boxing championship, nor of Jet Li's Wushu f . . . keep reading