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Train with the Best at the Scientific Wrestling Accelerator Camp, est. 2006.

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Earn The Cert That Inspired Them All...

ACCELERATE your grappling game fast with powerful concepts from Scientific Wrestling that your opponents don't know, yet...

Scientific Wrestling's certification set the standard for quality starting way back in 2006. Attended by UFC and Pride veterans, main event WWE Superstars, and THOUSANDS of grapplers we're the proven, experienced, and intelligent choice for grapplers of all skill-levels eager to learn authentic catch-as-catch-can concepts and modern hybrid-grappling!

Don't fall for...

Watered-down, cookie-cutter low-quality knock-offs

"Kayfabed" instruction with little-to-no verifications of claims

Expensive "schools" wasting your money with outrageous fees and long, drawn-out learning curves

Mediocrity masquerading as authenticity

"This is Catch as Catch Can in its purest form. Head Coach Jake Shannon has picked up right where the legends have left off representing today's Catch Wrestling community with honor, pride, and integrity. Jake's commitment to carrying on the tradition of such legends as Karl Gotch & Billy Robinson is unmatched & he's by far the most reputable source for classic Catch Wrestling. His Scientific Wrestling teaches tradition while supporting innovation, focusing on the evolution of the sport, making Scientific Wrestling the undisputed CACC leader!"

-Coach David Petrone, Blackout Grappling, Asst. Coach Scientific Wrestling

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Amplify Your Confidence as an Athlete or Coach.

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"Scientific wrestling is very welcoming to people of all skill levels and goals, whether that is to be a professional fighter, a coach or a police officer learning to subdue someone without needing excessive force. Jake is an amazing coach and is always happy to answer any questions. He's very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience within the art to be able to answer those questions. Learning from him at Scientific Wrestling camps has definitely helped with my game and I look forward to working with him and the other coaches!"

-Multi-time Champion & Professional MMA Fighter, Bryan "Ice-Man" McDowell

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"There are few in the US with the knowledge of true Catch Wrestling. Jake Shannon's knowledge is unparalleled, thanks to a lineage back to the original Riley' Gym, via his learning with legends Billy Robinson & Karl Gotch. From the clear & detailed explanation, to the unique and effective techniques, Scientific Wrestling was the best investment I've ever made!"

Simon Gotch, fmr WWE Superstar & NXT Tag Team Champion

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Co-Developed by Billy "The British Lion" Robinson!

Designed for Scientific Wrestling's King of Catch Wrestling Competition, the ONLY Rule Set Co-Developed by Karl "God Of Wrestling" Gotch

With Pinning Curriculum by the legendary Wade Schalles.

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"Scientific Wrestling through their Training Camps and Online Video Tutorials has been an invaluable resource for myself when it comes to growing my knowledge on all things Catch Wrestling (especially Billy Robinson's Style of CACC). Jake has helped me immensely with my effort to bring Catch to South East of England with a very honest and passionate love for an Art that was almost forgotten."

-Paul Bridges, 3rd Degree Gracie Barra BJJ Black Belt, British ADCC Champion, European BJJ Champion, British BJJ Champion, English BJJ Champion, Polaris Pro Veteran
  • 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)
  • 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 Fighting Library with over 3,050 pages of the best material on classic Western martial arts
  • Exclusive, limited-edition Scientific Wrestling Accelerator Camp T-Shirt:

Finer Details

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. All Assistant Coaches must still pay camp dues until Full Coach.

After 500 units, participants will have earned Scientific Wrestling's full Coach credential.

Each Scientific Wrestling Accelerator Camp counts for 25 units toward the total requirement (so after approx. 10 completed camps and approval you will earn Asst. Coach designation, after approx. 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, pay your dues and put in the work.

In addition to earning units toward certification via camp attendance, the following are transferable toward certification:

NOTE: All locations and dates are subject to change. All registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable however, you can reschedule to later events.

  1. If you have competitive experience, you now can earn 10 units per competition in which you have medaled (max. 100 units).
  2. 25 units for each King of Catch Wrestling sanctioned tournament you've hosted (max. 50 units).
  3. Conditioning elective: 25 units when you document yourself completing both the Gotch Bible AND 500 hindu squats, 250 hindu push-ups, and hold a 3-minute bridge (bridging can be substituted by 30 wall walks).
  4. 12.5 units for technique "dissertation" (can be a photo essay or instructional videos) that significantly contributes to the field of CACC as determined by a panel of existing Scientific Wrestling Coaches (max 25 units).
  5. 12.5 for achieving an 80% pass rate on the written exam based upon Say Uncle!, Physical Chess, and the materials found at both the and
  6. 25 units for passing a technique audit based upon Catch Wrestling Takedowns, Catch Wrestling Submissions, and The Nelson Family instructionals.
  7. 12.5 units for completion of the material over at
  8. NOTE: To host a camp you must have already attended 3 camps and pledge to register a minimum of 15 participants (or pay the difference if you do not meet the registration target. You will receive a special Partner discount code for these participants).

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