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“The Pin & Submit Training Camp Reveals The Most Brutal Submissions, Painful Pins, and Terminal Takedowns for Catch Wrestlers, Grapplers, and Mixed Martial Artists...”

Robust, battle-tested strategies from the greatest coaches and athletes to ever step on the mat! Learn authentic Catch Wrestling from the undisputed world’s best!

Starring Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger, Josh Barnett, Wade Schalles, Dan "The Beast" Severn, Billy Scott, Mark Fleming, Neil Melanson, and Brandon Ruiz! Starring Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger, Josh Barnett, Wade Schalles, Dan Severn, Billy Scott, Mark Fleming, Neil Melanson, and Brandon Ruiz!

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UWFi alum, Pancrase alum, UFC champs, amateur world champs, and Billy Robinson protégés? Who else can even come close to what Pin & Submit offers in terms of learning for CACC, grappling, MMA, and pro wrestling?











Scientific Wrestling

Championship Submissions, Pins and PINISHERS for Mixed Martial Artists, No-Gi Grapplers and Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestlers! Uncover these lost techniques from one of the world’s lost arts and toughest styles of grappling.

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Learn the ELITE SECRETS of these cutting-edge takedowns, pinning combinations and submission chains at our acclaimed, affordable, and effective training camps!

Pin & Submit 2018 Training Camps

Upcoming Dates

4/7 - 4/8 Denver, CO

  2-Day Camp with Frank Shamrock & Guy Mezger

5/19 - 5/20 Pisa, Italy

  2-Day Camp with Josh Barnett & Wade Schalles
For details and registration please email catch.seminar@gmail.com

6/16 - 6/17 Denver, CO

  2-Day Camp with Dan “The Beast” Severn, Billy Scott & Mark Fleming

8/11 - 8/12 Denver, CO

  2-Day Camp with Neil Melanson & Brandon Ruiz

9/28 - 9/30 Leeds, UK

  3-Day Camp with Josh Barnett & Wade Schalles

11/9 - 11/11 San Diego, CA

  Coaching CACC Camp with Scientific Wrestling Staff

Scientific Wrestling Is The Absolute Very Best For Learning Both Wrestling AND Submission Skills…

Training with Scientific Wrestling has ALWAYS meant training with the undisputed best.

Scientific Wrestling is the leading professional association for Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestlers, maintained for and by competitive grapplers dedicated to the advancement of the sport of Catch Wrestling through education, training, friendly competition, and the promotion of the rules of authentic Catch Wrestling globally.

Since 2003, Scientific Wrestling has blazed the trail providing martial artists and athletes with the very cream of the crop in pinning and submission wrestling instruction, especially brutal submissions, crushing cradles, painful pins and terminal takedowns (i.e., catch-as-catch-can wrestling).

Legendary catch-as-catch-can wrestler Dick Cardinal coached our very first camp, then for an unprecedented seven full years we had access to the genius of Head Coach Billy Robinson (note: our Assistant Coaches were handpicked by the man himself and are now teaching our new and improved Coaches Program).

Since 2016 Scientfic Wrestling has had the honor and privilege of bringing our guests the incredible knowledge and expertise of two of the greatest champions in the history of combat sports; NCAA Division 1 champion and National Wrestling Hall of Famer Wade “The Pinisher” Schalles… and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and grappling legend Josh “Warmaster” Barnett.

After the passing of Coach Robinson in 2014, Guinness Book of World Records holder Wade Schalles took the helm with one of the most accomplished and decorated MMA fighters of all time Josh Barnett joining our coaching team shortly afterwards. Both have taught their own highly specialized 2-day camps individually throughout the last year with both coaches periodically coming together for more in-depth 3-day training camps.

This year we are pleased to announce an unprecedented all-star lineup of Catch Wrestling and grappling legends that promises to truly deliver an incredible crash course in submission wrestling instruction and mastery.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here are the men that will form the 2018 coaching team and will be on-hand to offer personal, hands-on analysis and coaching…

Wade “The Pinisher” Schalles’ pedigree

Wade Schalles

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!


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


Collegiate World Champion


The Father of "Funk Wrestling"

Josh “Warmaster” Barnett’s pedigree

Josh Barnett

Current Metamoris Heavyweight Champion


Former UFC Heavyweight Champion


Former Openweight King of Pancrase


2009 World No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gold Medalist (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)


Gracie US Nationals 2010 206+ lb / Advanced No-Gi: 1st place (International Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Federation)


2006 Pride Fighting Championship Heavyweight Grand Prix Runner-up


Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Runner-up


Holds the distinction of being the youngest Heavyweight Champion in UFC History

Introducing UFC and Japanese MMA legends…

“The Legends of Pancrase!”

Frank Shamrock

Frank Shamrock has trained “submission fighting”, the Pancrase style of Catch Wrestling modified for NHB fighting, since 1994 and debuted as an MMA fighter in one of the biggest events in mixed martial arts history; the King of Pancrase Tournament. He was also an ardent student of Pancrase co-founder and submission specialist Minoru Suzuki (Suzuki was one of Karl Gotch’s protégés and was also widely considered one of the best fighters in the world) and was the first to hold the UFC Middleweight Championship, retiring as the four-time defending undefeated champion.

Frank was the No. 1 ranked pound for pound UFC fighter in the world during his reign as the UFC Middleweight Champion and has won numerous titles in other martial arts organizations, including the interim King of Pancrase title, the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship and the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship.

Frank Shamrock will be joining Coach Guy Mezger on April 7 – 8 in Denver, CO in a “Legends of Pancrase” special!

Guy Mezger

A veteran of the prestigious PRIDE FC promotion in Japan, Guy Mezger is also a former champion in two different promotions, the UFC and Pancrase. He is a 3-time King of Pancrase Openweight Champion, 1996 Pancrase Ranking Tournament Champion, and the UFC 13 Lightweight Tournament Winner.

Guy is also a 2014 IBJJF World Master champion, a 2x Texas State Judo Champion, 2x Dallas Invitational Judo Champion, Southwest Regional National Judo Champion, and a 3x Texas High School State Wrestling Champion, to name but a few of his impressive accomplishments.

Mezger has also trained with many great martial arts competitors and instructors throughout his career. He is a Pancrase Certified Hybrid Wrestling Instructor, USA certified Wrestling Coach, assistance coach of the Lofton Style Wrestling and Dallas Dynamite Wrestling teams, and Head Coach of his “Combat Sports Club” Competition Team.

Guy has trained submission fighting/Pancrase/MMA under Ken Shamrock, and holds notable wins over MMA legends such as Tito Ortiz, Masakatsu Funaki, Yuki Kondo, Semmy Schilt, and Minoru Suzuki.

The toughest Americans from the legendary UWFi promotion in Japan…

“American Shoot Style!”

Dan “The Beast” Severn

Holding a professional MMA record of 101–19–7, Dan “The Beast” Severn is a decorated Hall of Famer (including the UFC and 20 other inductions), a former UFC Superfight Champion, and the first World Class athlete to hold both major title belts in both professional wrestling (NWA) and the UFC. He’s also the first man to compete in both the UFC and WWF/WWE at the same time and is the only triple crown winner in the UFC’s no-holds-barred era!

Dan “The Beast” Severn is a former Freestyle National Champion, a former Greco Roman National Champion, a NCAA Division I Wrestler, a two time All-American at Arizona State University, a U.S. Olympic Team alternate, and not to mention a 3rd degree black belt in Judo, 3rd degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, and a 1st degree black belt in Sambo as well as a former Sambo National Champion.

Severn has also competed for many other MMA promotions all over the world including PRIDE FC, King of the Cage, Cage Rage, WEC, RINGS, and MFC. Having held the NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and UFC championships simultaneously; “The Beast” is also world record holder for holding 13 championships and over 21 title belts in different fighting organizations. He also has over 100 State, National, and International titles and records to his credit.

Billy Scott

Billy Scott trained in Catch Wrestling under the tutelage of legendary Catch wrestler Billy Robinson and is an alumnus of the UWFi promotion in Japan.

He has over 28 years of valuable in-ring experience and has competed in various wrestling promotions such as the UWFi, KINGDOM, Universal Fighting-Arts Organization, and U-SPIRITS. Billy’s illustrious pro-wrestling career includes notable wins over Japanese wrestling legends Masahito Kakihara, Yuko Miyato, Yoji Anjo, and MMA legend and Hall of Famer Kazushi Sakuraba.

Mark Fleming

Mark Fleming is a former professional wrestler and his storied career includes stretches in legendary organizations such as Jim Crockett Promotions, the National Wrestling Allaince, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and the UWF.

Mark believed pro-wrestling should be conducted as a sport and not simply as a show and his pure wrestling style caught the eye of the legendary Lou Thesz (considered one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time). As a Lou Thesz protege he was a valued training partner and was also managed by Thesz for over eight years on the wrestling circuit. Mark was a district champion in high school amateur wrestling and is also a 3-time Virginia Heavyweight Champion and former International Heavyweight Champion (US and Japan) between 1990-92.

And a special appearance by former Head Grappling coach at The Blackzilians, Xtreme Couture, and Alliance MMA…

“The Toughest 41 Year Old Catch Wrestler In The World”

Neil Melanson

Neil Melanson is a straight up legend in the inner circles of grappling and BJJ and has coached many world champions including former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Randy “The Natural” Couture, former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominic Cruz and current two-time Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler to name only a few!

Neil Melanson teaches simple and easy to use catch wrestling techniques that work wonders at the very highest level. During this very special appearance he’ll show you how to dismantle your rolling partners and competitors in just a few minutes.

Neil isn’t one of those coaches who shoots instructions from the sidelines. He is in the trenches battling with his troops everyday and that is how he’s gained everyone’s respect.

He does things that those other guys simply do NOT do. Because he doesn’t do BJJ.

He’s a catch wrestler. And he’ll be joining Coach Brandon Ruiz on August 11 – 12 in Denver, CO!

Brandon Ruiz

Brandon Ruiz is an alumnus of our ‘Certified Catch Wrestler’ camp training under Billy Robinson and is a No Gi Jiu Jitsu and Grappling World Champion. Brandon holds the rank of 2nd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Rigan Machado and while competing in Greco Roman Wrestling he was a 4 time All-American and won a Pan American Championships silver medal.

He has been on five world championship teams for USA Grappling, winning team titles in 2008 & 2009 & 2014. Brandon has also won seven individual world championships and 15 world level medals from various grappling organizations such as FILA/UWW, SJJIF, IBJJF, NAGA, Grappler’s Quest and Pancrase.

He has competed in the grappling arts for the past 23 years and as a coach he has trained a diverse group of students including; professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters, Military, S.W.A.T., as well as youth and adult wrestlers.

If You Want To Be The Best.. Then Train With The Best…

Since 2005 Scientific Wrestling has laid the ground work for a serious revolution in combat sport. Remember, Scientific Wrestling was first to hold open Catch Wrestling tournaments in the modern era (with a rule set advised by no less than “The God of Wrestling” Karl Gotch, with no-holds-barred) back in 2007 – years ahead of anyone else!

We’ve hosted numerous seminars and training camps with legends like Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Dick Cardinal, Mark Schultz, and we were also the first to offer athletes open access to Coach Billy Robinson. Now we are thrilled to give combat athletes and enthusiasts alike the chance to train with this unprecedented all-star lineup of Catch Wrestling and grappling legends!

All of our guest coaches have instructed their fighters and athletes to championships and YOU are invited…

Join Us

Learn painful techniques and battle-tested strategies such as…


“Terminal” takedowns


Stance and Tie-Ups (The best offense is a good defense)


Underneath position defenses, escapes, and reversals


Esoteric submissions such as the Key Lock, Toe-Holds, Stockades, etc.


PINISHERS: The Ultimate in Domination and Painful Pinning


Attacking the Guard


Legal Pain


Punishing Rides


...and much more!

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Save up to $500 Before the Deadline!

Before you enroll – we want you to know that we are offering unique pricing AGAIN this year.

Scientific Wrestling is on a mission to truly develop the skills, knowledge, and proficiency in pinning and submissions for as many aspiring and professional mixed martial artists, grapplers and catch wrestlers as possible.

We want to develop a brotherhood that are a cut above the rest. An elite group of grapplers that are willing to put in the work and learn these cutting-edge takedowns, pinning combinations and submission chains at our highly effective training camps this year.

The regular price for these specialized training camps are $900 each and they have almost always sold out EVERY year since we started doing them.

However this year we want to offer you an opportunity for a real “crash course” in these incredible battle-tested strategies from the greatest coaches and athletes to ever step on the mat.

The 2-day camps in Denver and Pisa are just $397 each. The 3-day signature camp with BOTH Josh Barnett and Wade Schalles in Leeds is just $497 (ONLY an additional $100)!

This early bird pricing special applies up to 7 days BEFORE your desired training camp. After which the training camp will return to the regular price of $900.

If you wish to attend any 2-day camp AND the 3-day camp you can do so for just $700 (saving a further $194 off the early bird special!)

Also if you would like to bring a guest, whether that’s your coach or regular training partner, then you both receive 20% off your total entry fee.

Click Here To Sign Up for “Pin & Submit” And Take Advantage Of The Early Bird Special!


Some quick testimonials from our previous attendees…

“Jake Shannon and Josh Barnett are definitely the best. You’ll find out soon how much knowledge and professionalism they have, but mostly, you are going to feel the original essence of CACC. Scientific Wrestling is where legendary trainers such as Karl Gotch, Billy Robinson and Yoshiaki Fujiwara left a piece of their soul and I feel deeply honored to have set foot on that mat, listening, learning and… do it again.”

~ Vito Rea

“My head’s still spinning from all the game changing knowledge that was dropped at this years Scientific Catch Wrestling Seminar this past weekend.

Jake Shannon and Wade Schalles’ Catch Wrestling Seminar was totally game-changing. It’s only a question of time until this explodes onto the MMA scene and evolves… taking MMA to the next level. It works, which means it’s just like a force of nature… it can’t be stopped. It’s that simple.”

~ James “The Colossus” Thompson
Bellator and Pride FC fighter

“Wade is an amazing coach, with a real eye for detail, and a real sense of humour when he teaches. His ability to break down basic bio-mechanics into simple, easy to understand concepts is second to none, and explains why he is the most successful pinning wrestler of all time.

His ability to tailor what he is doing to each individual person, and to demonstrate each and every variation of what he is talking about is what sets him apart as a coach. That man knows more ways to hurt you than I thought possible.”

~ Martin “Oz” Austwick

“Thank you very much for the great weekend. I learned a lot of things and I really had a fun time with all you guys. I hope to be able to come back soon!

You guys have really made me fall in love with Catch-As-Catch-Can and I can’t wait to learn more and keep on learning! Thank you and all the other guys for making it such a wonderful experience for me!”

~ Mike Raho

Hurry… Register Your Spot For A Training Camp Today! Limited To Only 15 Participants Per Camp…

There might be a chance you’re reading this right now and thinking…

“What’s the catch? There’s no way Jake and his team would offer this much content and support without a sneaky upsell or other terms and conditions.

Well… there is no catch. These are the prices until we fill all the spots and can’t take on any more people.

The “Pin & Submit” training camps almost always sell out EVERY year since we started doing them, so please don’t wait to reserve your spot. These camps are limited to only 15 participants and this year we have a unique line-up that could possibly never be repeated. With this early bird special, we expect to fill most of the available spots pretty soon.

However please do not register for the Pin & Submit Training Camps until you are ABSOLUTELY certain that this is right for you. Our team will be helping with hands-on coaching during the certification and afterwards online.

Our Successful Students Will Also Receive…

With your investment you will also receive free instant access AND lifetime membership to Scientific Wrestling Online to further your training… including on-demand access to ALL of our incredible instructional videos 24 hours a day! Your membership to Scientific Wrestling’s Online private website alone is an additional real-world value of $127 every year!

If you’re ready to join us and learn directly from these phenomenal coaches then please click on the “Add To Cart” button right away. You will get access to Scientific Wrestling Online shortly after making payment and you can starting learning immediately and prepare for your upcoming camp!

Any one of these tips or tricks might be THE thing that rockets your submission and grappling game to the next level.

It’s time to take action. You won’t find a better LONG TERM training value!

To register for our Pin & Submit Training Camps please click “Add to Cart” and submit the required information to secure your spot with a payment.

Please don’t hesitate. We only have availability for 15 students per camp. Late registration will cost extra, so please sign up to save now.

Reserve your spot today and we look forward to meeting you at the training camp!

If you’d like to pay a deposit to secure your spot then email us for payment plan options ASAP.

We also offer 15% military/LEO discounts, and groups of three or more qualify for deep group discount rates!

For all other questions and concerns please feel free to email us at training@scientificwrestling.com.

Training Camp FAQ…

How much are the different training camps?

The Pin & Submit 2-day camps in Denver and Pisa are just $397 each. The 3-day signature camp with BOTH Josh Barnett and Wade Schalles in Leeds is just $497 (ONLY an additional $100)!

I’m trying to book my travel. What times do I need to know about?

Training camp will begin each day at 10am and will conclude around 4pm.

Can anyone attend this event?

Yes, the Pin & Submit Training Camps are perfect for all aspiring and professional mixed martial artists, grapplers, etc. However before you enroll we have a few requirements. First, all applicants must be 18 years old and in good health to apply. We reserve the right to refuse any application. Second, training camp fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Can I bring my coach or training partner?

Because of our VERY limited spaces, every attendee must purchase a pass to get into the training camp. If you signup with a guest, you do get a discount! Find out more information below and take advantage of the early bird special!

Can I get a refund if I can’t attend?

Because of the limited availability the training camp fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that in the case of unforeseen training camp cancellations all registration fees will be refunded. However we are not responsible for flight, hotels, and other expenses.

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