Scientific Wrestling's Coaching Catch™ Certification

Learn time-tested wrestling-based set-ups, transitions, submissions, counters, and re-counters and help us re-build the Western combat sport of catch-as-catch-can wrestling which continues to inspire innovation in modern grappling.

Register for the next Coaching Catch camp now below!


  • "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."
    -Billy Robinson, Say Uncle! P. 29-30

ORLANDO! August 21st - 23rd, 2020 - Coaching CACC certification

with Scientific Wrestling Coaches Jake Shannon with Harry "Davey Boy Jr" Smith

DENVER! September 4th - 6th, 2020 - Coaching CACC certification

with Scientific Wrestling Coaches Jake Shannon and Sam Kressin

PHOENIX! October 9th - 11th, 2020 - Coaching CACC certification

with Scientific Wrestling Coaches Jake Shannon and Jesse Marez


Blackout Grappling
816 Saxon Blvd, Ste. 1
Orange City, FL 32763

Genesis Training Center
5255 Xenon Street
Arvada, CO 80002

Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu
6960 N 57th Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85301

INQUIRIES FOR FT. WORTH, TEXAS (6/27 - 6/28) PINON HILLS, CALIFORNIA (8/8 - 8/9), and LAS VEGAS events please email for registration info:

  • The Scientific Wrestling Coaching Catch™ (CCACC) Certification

    Learn to learn with the highly-acclaimed certification program that launched so many successful CACC groups, 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-as-catch-can wrestlers. Our method relies primarily upon practical, hands-on coaching heuristics designed to accelerate integration and retention. We focus on CACC concepts, fundamentals, techniques, skills, and programming.

    Whether you decide to actually coach CACC or not, this certification program will certainly deepen your knowledge of CACC 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

Coach Billy Robinson was fiercely loyal to Scientific Wrestling, and we're fiercely faithful to what he taught us!

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 Training Camps. Upon the completion of 250 units (and Scientific Wrestling approval) participants will earn the Assistant Coach designation. After 500 units, participants will have earned Scientific Wrestling's full Coach credential. Each camp counts for 25 units toward the total requirement (so after 10 completed camps and approval you will earn Asst. Coach designation, after 20 you earn Full Coach).

You must attend at least one CCACC training camp per year to maintain perishable skills and validation. All participants must be 18 years or older, be in generally good health, and agree to hold themselves solely responsible for any and all injuries sustained while learning CACC or partaking in the CCACC program. 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 Pinning/Submission Combinations

    • Reverse Terminal Takedown Chains

    • Punishing Rides

    • Defense, escapes, and reversals

    • Hand fighting

    • CACC finishing holds (neck cranks, strangles, leglocks, wristlocks, etc)

    • …and so much more!

    • Enrollment in the only with a curriculum co-developed by the legendary Billy Robinson.

    • Certification and listing on the site upon completion.

    • Lifetime access to the streaming library at (value: $$$ thousands)

    • Catch-As-Catch-Can: The Sport of Professional Wrestling digital handbook/fieldguide

    • The The Fighting Library with over 3,050 pages of the best material on classic Western martial arts

    • Exclusive, limited-edition Scientific Wrestling Tee Shirt (choose one, $24.95 value):

(note: not all staff will be present at all trainings)

    • 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, 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)

    • 2009 SoCal Freestyle Wrestling Champion

    • 2007 & 2012 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

    • 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

    • USA Wrestling Certified Coach: Copper and Bronze levels certified

    • President - Old School Grappling Association

    • 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 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)

    • 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

*NOTE: This is the registration price for your introductory camp. Each subsequent coaches camp is just $275.

**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).

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