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  1. Gotch's Bible: Conditioning Challenge
    Gotch's Bible: First, shuffle a full deck of cards (Jokers included). Black cards mean squats and red cards mean push-ups. Every time you deal a b . . . keep reading

  2. Jake Shannon - Scientific Wrestling Founder & Head Coach
    I have done my very best to vet as many of the sources of catch-as-catch-can and I have been very fortunate to call men like Karl Gotch, Billy Robinso . . . keep reading

  3. Barring Strangles: The Evolution of Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling
    Jake Shannon
    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 . . . keep reading

  4. My Conversations with Karl
    Jake Shannon
    In remembrance of my friend and mentor Karl Gotch (aka "The God of Wrestling") I am sharing a handful of my conversations with this respected catch-as-catch-can wrestler and MMA founding father with the world, enjoy! . . . keep reading

  5. A New Dawn for an Old Style
    Drew Price
    The Golden Age of Professional Wrestling is often thought of as the era of Frank Gotch, however the golden age, in terms of "technical" wrestling, occ . . . keep reading

    Jeremy Seaton
    Highlight videos about mixed martial arts stars are all over the internet these days. This one starts in an arena as conversations stop, a hush goes o . . . keep reading

  7. Climbing Down The Mountain: Monotonically Descending Your Way to 500 Hindu Squats
    How many of us have set a goal to get to 500 hindu squats and 250 hindu push-ups only to fall short? Well I have prepared a method I call "Climbin . . . keep reading

    Welcome to the World's Leading Catch-As-Catch-Can Organization! Scientific Wrestling was established in 2003. An independent association of grappling . . . keep reading

  9. 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

  10. Conditioning Programs from subscribers to the SCIENTIFIC WRESTLING TIMES!
    Jake Shannon
    The response was really outstanding to my request to share some work out programs and I wanted to share them. Try these suggestions out (from the loya . . . keep reading

  11. 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

  12. The Physical Body: Indian Wrestling and Physical Culture By Vincent Giordano
    Bill Cogswell
    This DVD is a fantastic in depth look at the Indian Wrestler's methods of physical conditioning. Vincent goes in depth as to the equipment/tools the I . . . keep reading

  13. BEFORE MMA #2 - East Meets West-1905: Catch-As-Catch-Can Takes on Jiu-Jitsu
    Mark Hewitt
    Later Olson offered some comments about jiu-jitsu. He told a reporter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I have seen the Japanese system of wrestling, the widely heralded jiu-jitsu, tried out pretty thoroughly a good many times and my conclusion is that it is a false alarm. In my opinion jiu-jitsu got its vogue while the Japanese were in the limelight during the war with Russia and there is a great deal of superstition about it. I have seen the Japanese go up against some of the best catch as catch can wrestlers in America and in no instance have I seen the Jap make good or even make a creditable showing against the ordinary method of wrestling. As a means of getting the best of an ordinary man who is not a trained wrestler the famed jiu-jitsu may be all right; but try it out with a man who knows the game and the Japanese is quite out of the running. . . . keep reading

  14. Before MMA #1: Wrestlers versus Boxers, Even the Promoters Got into the Act
    Mark Hewitt
    Goates went on to quote McCullough as stating, "Wrestling is the most scientific as well as the best self-defense sport known to mankind" . . . keep reading

  15. The Modern Day Functional Grappler
    Robert Verdell
    Every time I look at old photos of catch wrestlers of the past, I immediately want to drop down and do 500 push ups, press a keg over my head, pump ou . . . keep reading

  16. Scientific Wrestling's Catch-As-Catch-Can Training Camp UK 2014!
    Jake Shannon
    Very Special Thanks to Everyone Here: Kneeling - Coach Wade Schalles (World Champion Wrestler, pinning Master and SW Head Coach). Sta . . . keep reading

  17. The Mixed Martial Art Gomi
    Alan Lee
    Takanori Gomi was born September 22, 1978 in Aikawa, Kanagawa, Japan, the second eldest son. In 1994, he entered Aikawa Higashi Junior High, an . . . keep reading

  18. Premier Episode - UWF "Bushido: Way of the Warrior"
    From the Korakuen Hall in the Land of the Rising Sun comes Bushido: Way of the Warrior! The premier episode features the following fights:

    Masahito Kakihara vs. Kiyoshi Tamura

    Tag Team: Anjoh & Miyato vs. Nakano & Yamazaki

    Nobuhiko Takada vs. Tom Burton

    . . .
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  19. My Christmas with Karl...
    My Christmas with Karl... I don't really like to talk too much about myself but if you are reading this, you probably know that I live, eat, and brea . . . keep reading

    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, 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

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