Championship Submissions, Pins and PINISHERS for Mixed Martial Artists, No-Gi Grapplers and Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestlers!


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6/3 - 6/5 Los Angeles, CA

8/19 - 8/21 Denver, CO

9/23 - 9/25 London, U.K.


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

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

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).

After the passing of Coach Robinson, Wade Schalles (one of the greatest champions in the history of combat sports) took the helm. This year, Scientific Wrestling is proud to add MMA/Grappling legend Josh Barnett to our coaching team!

In fact, BOTH Wade Schalles AND Josh Barnett will be coaching TOGETHER at our 2017 training camps! Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here are the men that will be there to offer personal, hands-on analysis and coaching…

Josh “WARMASTER” Barnett’s pedigree…


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

Wade “THE PINISHER” Schalles’ pedigree…


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"

Training Camp Overview

Wrestlers statistically dominate the UFC partially because wrestling instills an incredible work ethic and toughness (i.e., “the GRIND”) plus an intuition to stay on top (the strategic “high ground”).

Early amateur wrestlers in MMA relied mostly upon a successful ground and pound strategy because of their limited submission repertoire (since submissions were barred when catch-as-catch-can evolved into modern freestyle and folkstyle wrestling).

Catch-As-Catch-Can is the perfect training compliment for serious martial artists since it provides both wrestling AND submission skills without abandoning the wrestler’s mindset.

Here’s What Participants Have To Say

Some quick testimonials from our previous Training Camp attendees…

“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
Vicenza, Italy

“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

Scientific Wrestling Is The Absolute AND Unquestionably The Very Best For Learning Both!

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 trainings 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 a chance to train with the WARMASTER and THE PINISHER at the same camp!

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

During his competitive days Sports Illustrated said Coach Schalles was “the most exciting wrestler to ever walk onto a wrestling mat!” and Dan Gable called him “the greatest pinner he’s ever seen!”.

During his career Wade defeated 36 national champions (pinning an AMAZING 17 of them) as well as defeating 8 World titlists (each total is considered a record).

He earned a 9th degree black belt in Sambo (this is when he was on the Sambo World Team and when FILA awarded such ranks) and also a 4th degree black belt in Judo.

Josh Barnett has also proven himself time and time again against the world’s toughest competition. A former UFC Heavyweight Champion and King of Pancrase; he is the current Metamoris Heavyweight Champion. Josh has stood at the top of the MMA and grappling food chain on several occasions.

Both Josh and Wade have coached their athletes to championships as well and YOU are invited…

Join Us for THREE Days Of “Top Of The Food Chain” Training Camp, Covering Topics As Diverse As…


Efficient takedowns


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


Underneath Position Defenses, Escapes, and Reversals


Under-utilized Catch-specific Submissions like the Key Lock, Toe-Holds, Stockades, etc.


PINISHERS: the Ultimate in Domination, Painful Pinning: Completely Incapacitate Your Opponent Without Injuring Them!


Chaining Drills to Increase Your Proficiency


Scientific Wrestling's Approach to the BJJ "Guard"


Positions and Rides: Punish Your Opponent Without Even Trying!


Learn Scientific Wrestling’s Methods And Finishing Holds The Safe And Fun Way!

We make sure that our students get the most from their training by utilizing a three-tier certification system.


Level 1 Beginner

Level 1 Audits are a three day intensive clinic, covering all the basic positions, rides, tie-ups, transitions, escapes, pins, and submission chains native to Scientific Wrestling.

Level 1 Certifications may be repeated as needed or desired (at half price for each audit until Level 3).
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for Level 1. Wrestlers of all levels of experience and fitness are allowed. Level 1 combines lectures, demonstration, and hands-on practice.


Level 2 Practitioner

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate and explain the Positions & Rides, Takedowns/Tie-Ups/Transitions, Pinning Combinations, and Submission Chains learned during Level 1.

Also, drills and games to prepare candidates for their Level 3 live wrestling matches will be introduced and reviewed.

Level 2 Certification allows you to demonstrate and be evaluated on your ability to teach Scientific Wrestling concepts and movements exclusively. As with Level 1, Level 2 certs may be repeated as needed or desired. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Level 1 audit.


Level 3 Trainer

Candidates may be tested on their ability to “Put It All Together” and will demonstrate technique and conditioning during exhibition AND competitive CACC rules matches.

Level 3 Certification allows you to demonstrate and be evaluated on your ability to understand CACC techniques, run a club, and train others. Please email us for the application to apply for your Level 3 audit. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Level 2 audit.



Candidates will be tested on their ability to assist head coaches with trainings. Deep understanding of the basic principles and applications required.

Prerequisite: Successful repetition of Level 3 audit until the head and assistant coaches feel the wrestler is ready. Assistant coach spots are determined exclusively at the discretion and agreement of existing coaches. There will be no rubber stamped Asst. Coaches, go elsewhere if that is what you are looking for, this designation takes years of deliberate effort and improvement to earn.

Upon completion, attendees will have sufficient understanding of Scientific Wrestling’s methods, concepts, and movements to continue independent and successful development as an authentic Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling trainer and/or athlete.


Our Successful Students Will Receive…


Signed and Verified Scientific Wrestling Certification


Candidates will also receive free lifetime membership to Scientific Wrestling Online


The Scientific Wrestler Certification Conceptual Syllabus DVD featuring Billy Robinson, the PINISHER DVD starring Wade Schalles, and ATTACKING THE GUARD starring Josh Barnett! (a $212 value!)


Your gym or school can also receive FREE promotion as either an USA CATCH WRESTLING or UNITED CATCH WRESTLING Club

Register Your Spot For The Training Camp Today! Camps Limited To Only 15 Participants

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, certification fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Our ethical bribe is that the cost of each subsequent training camp attended progressively decreases!

For example, our first cert attendance is $1500 (unless you take advantage of the $900 early-bird rate, of course), your second is $750, and subsequent training camps are only $375! You won’t find a better LONG TERM training value!

Please note, these prices are not fixed and will very likely increase over time.

In the case of unforeseen cancellations paid registration fees will be applied to future training camps.

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

Here’s What Participants Have To Say

Some more testimonials from our previous Training Camp attendees…

“The way he broke down every move in minute detail was amazing. Thanks again for putting this together. I appreciate all your hard work. I look forward to attending the next audit.”

– Alex Porcelli
Law Enforcement Officer and former wrestler for West Point Military Academy

“He pointed out things that have never been brought to my attention. It was easy to understand and implement the adjustments into my style. What I enjoyed most, were the submissions and how they fit into my wrestling.”

– Jeramy Hunt-Loveless
USA Freestyle Senior Nationals Wrestling Champion

“Thank you so much for the training all weekend. It was awesome, amazing, and it was like I got to experience training along with a history lesson. So cool!”

– Jesse Kristofferson
King of Catch Wrestling Western Qualifier Middleweight Champion
Student Instructor, USA Shooto Association

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Register Your Spot For The Training Camp Today! Camps Limited To Only 15 Participants

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.

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

Reserve your spot today and I look forward to welcoming you to the next training camp!

Jake Shannon
Founder, Scientific Wrestling

P.S. 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.

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

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

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