Ladies and gentlemen, I have a story to share with you today. It’s a story of a boy who fought through life’s toughest challenges to emerge victorious. I remember one Fourth of July, as the fireworks reflecting off the lake through the window slowly faded, the laughing gas & anesthesia began to take hold of my young mind. I was only 10 and I was being wheeled into emergency surgery due to gangrene poisoning from a botched appendix surgery 3 weeks prior.

I didn’t die, obviously, and the following year, The Karate Kid premiered, and it changed my life.

I’m just like you, a human being who has been dealt some tough hands in life. But I’ve done something extraordinary in pursuing building my passion, Scientific Wrestling, over twenty years, and it has earned me purpose, power, and respect beyond my wildest dreams. I learned from the world’s undisputed greatest legendary wrestlers and fighters and have been trusted with their legacy and sharing their teaching with the world.

I’ve had my fair share of setbacks in life, but I’ve never let them define me. When I was 15, I earned my black belt at Mile High Karate. But then I got nuked again. Hodgkin’s lymphoma. When I say nuked, I mean it literally. I endured 8 weeks of brutal radiation “therapy,” 4 very tough surgeries, and 6 months of chemotherapy.

The teenage body I’d built up to a strong 6’1″ and 165lbs withered down to 117lbs within two months. This was the same weight I was when I started Karate as a twelve-year-old! I became bitter and self-destructive; self-pity, drinking, drugs, and failing my classes at college.

But I found my way back. I stopped my self-destructive behaviors and began building myself up once again. I had no plan, but I did have a roommate who had been absolutely obsessed with skateboarding and Thrasher magazine. I didn’t like skateboarding at all, but my friend Michael was a good dude, and his obsessiveness was contagious.

He was doing great things and inspiring others with his obsession. And here I was, the first in my family to attend college, and on a Leadership scholarship, no less, but I was not a leader. I was a loser.

I set upon myself to find my own obsession, like my roommate had (he now runs Thrasher magazine as Editor-In-Chief)!

I whittled it down to a shortlist. I began modeling my friend’s obsession with skateboarding and applied it to martial arts. I studied everything I could from the library and bookstores. Between May of 1993 and 1994, my life radically changed, and I began working hard on my fitness and martial skill again. That same year, the UFC came out and I attended it live. It was like kerosene to the spark I started. My roommates must’ve noticed because that year, they threw me a birthday party where we had boxing matches in the half-pipe in our backyard. I beat everyone silly. Me!!! They even tried to grapple me, two-on-one, again I tapped them both (one with a triangle choke with my legs and the other with a sleeper using my arms). I started respecting myself again!! It was so powerful. That year changed the entire course of my life.

From this experience, I’ve developed five tips, strategies, and solutions that, when implemented correctly, will give you purpose, power, and respect too.

1) Deal in facts and measurable results. Allow yourself to be disgusted with yourself. Really look in the mirror and hold yourself to a higher standard.

2) Get obsessed and let that obsession drive you to become the best version of yourself. Sustained single-minded focus is the magic behind all great things.

3) Take calculated risks. Bet big on yourself, then take close notes as to what works and what doesn’t.

4) Put in the tremendous effort required to achieve big goals. This will require never quit levels of commitment and discipline.

5) You need people. You need mentors. You need a team. You need clients. You need people that trust you, and trust is earned through follow-through and living up to your agreements, especially with yourself.

These principles helped me build my legendary company Scientific Wrestling.

We’ve talked about the power of obsession and how it can lead to greatness. We’ve talked about taking calculated risks and betting big on yourself. We’ve talked about the tremendous effort and hard work that is required to achieve your goals. But none of that matters if you don’t have a community of people to support you and hold you accountable.

I know that life can be tough. It can be filled with challenges and setbacks, and it can be easy to lose hope and give up. No matter how difficult things may seem, I believe in your strength, your resilience, and your ability to overcome any obstacle. You don’t have to participate in surrender. You can win.

That’s why I want to share with you some wisdom from the art of wrestling. You see, wrestling is a lot like life. It requires discipline, determination, and the willingness to keep getting back up, no matter how many times you get knocked down. And just like in wrestling, the only way to get better at life is to keep trying.

So the next time you face a challenge or a setback, don’t give up. Don’t let fear or doubt hold you back. Remember: the only way to succeed is to keep trying. Do it again, and again, and again. Trust in yourself and your abilities, and know that I am with you every step of the way.

And when you couldn’t possibly do it again, just do it anyway…

So go out there, do it again. Not just once more. Just keep going. Persist. Persist past your lifetime and become a legend. Build your legacy.

Make mistakes, learn from them, and keep moving forward. That’s the only way to achieve the greatness born within you.

How Scientific Wrestling is revolutionizing the combat sports industry and why it should be on your radar.

With Endeavor, the parent company of UFC, acquiring WWE, the worlds of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA) are converging like never before. However, there’s a hidden gem in the industry that’s poised to make an even greater impact: Scientific Wrestling. Combining the best aspects of catch-wrestling, professional wrestling, and MMA, Scientific Wrestling is not only revolutionizing combat sports but is also elevating the status and perceived value of the entire industry.

The Science Behind the Art

Scientific Wrestling’s unique approach to combat sports is rooted in the foundational principles of catch-wrestling, an ancient martial art that emphasizes holds, takedowns, and submissions. By drawing upon the rich history and techniques of catch-wrestling, Scientific Wrestling provides a solid foundation for athletes to develop their skills and achieve success in the world of combat sports.

But Scientific Wrestling doesn’t stop there. By seamlessly integrating elements of professional wrestling and MMA, it has created an innovative hybrid that showcases the best of both worlds. This groundbreaking fusion allows athletes to develop and showcase their technical skills, showmanship, and athleticism in ways never before seen in the industry.

Elevating the Industry

Scientific Wrestling is redefining the way combat sports are perceived by the public, media, and potential investors. By emphasizing the importance of technical proficiency and athletic performance, it is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a successful competitor in the world of professional wrestling and MMA.

As a result, Scientific Wrestling is attracting top talent from various disciplines, such as grappling, boxing, and Muay Thai. This diverse array of athletes brings unique skillsets and backgrounds, further enriching the company’s roster and providing exciting matchups that fans are eager to watch.

A Platform for Growth

The acquisition of WWE by Endeavor presents a unique opportunity for Scientific Wrestling to capitalize on the growing interest in combat sports. As the industry landscape shifts and expands, Scientific Wrestling’s unique blend of catch-wrestling, professional wrestling, and MMA offers a fresh and engaging alternative to traditional combat sports.

Investing in Scientific Wrestling

Scientific Wrestling’s innovative approach and rapid growth make it an attractive prospect for investors looking to capitalize on the booming combat sports industry. With the backing of Endeavor and the potential synergies between UFC, WWE, and Scientific Wrestling, the future looks bright for this rising star in the world of combat sports.

Quantifying the exact impact of catch-as-catch-can wrestling and its derivative sports is a complex task, as it involves estimating the total number of fans, athletes, coaches, and promoters involved since 1870. Furthermore, comparing this number to the impact of all other sports would require making broad assumptions and generalizations. However, we can provide some context and rough estimates based on available data and historical trends.

Catch-as-catch-can wrestling and its derivative sports, including Olympic freestyle wrestling, American scholastic wrestling, WWE-style sports entertainment/pro-wrestling, and mixed martial arts, have attracted millions of participants and fans over the years.

It’s challenging to provide a single number estimate for the total number of people involved in these sports since 1870. However, we can make a rough estimate based on some known facts:

According to a report from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), there were over 245,000 high school wrestlers in the United States in 2020. The WWE, a leading professional wrestling organization, reportedly has around 36 million fans worldwide. The UFC, the premier MMA organization, has millions of fans and athletes worldwide. In 2020, the UFC was estimated to have a global fan base of around 625 million people. Considering these data points, along with participants and fans of Olympic wrestling, we can conservatively estimate that there have been hundreds of millions (perhaps billions) of people impacted with catch-as-catch-can wrestling and its derivative sports in some capacity since 1870.

Comparing this number to the impact of all other sports is challenging, as each sport has its unique following and level of participation. Some of the most popular sports worldwide include soccer, football, baseball, basketball, running, and cycling. According to a 2018 report from Nielsen, soccer alone has an estimated global fan base of more than 4 billion people. Other popular sports like basketball, football, and baseball also have fan bases in the hundreds of millions.

In conclusion, although catch-as-catch-can wrestling and its derivative sports have had a significant impact with tens of millions of participants and fans, with over a century of impact the quantity could be well into hundreds of millions or even billions. The influence of catch-as-catch-can wrestling remains dominant within the world of combat sports and was seminal in shaping the development of modern MMA and professional wrestling, and remember Scientific Wrestling is the King of Catch!

As the prime-mover of the modern fitness mace movement I am so proud and relieved that Greg Walsh has brought to market this amazing piece of equipment for serious athletes!

Get a grip on the ONLY mace that I stand behind and endorse right here right now.
This thing is F*CKING AMAZING! Not only is this the BEST production Fitness Mace on the market, it is ALSO a gorgeous artisan mace thanks to the etching artist Heather McAllister!

For those of you that follow my other endeavors, at the beginning of last year I launched Thales Coaching to help struggling individuals and small business owners grow their businesses by 30% via proprietary business development systems. I’ve been doing business development through three Global Financial Crises now. Anyway, because I only work with the very best (e.g., all the greats that work with Scientific Wrestling), I’ve partnered with the #1 sales & marketing trainer on the planet, Grant Cardone. I only say this because I even gifted Uncle G his own custom mace!

10X Mace!
I am on a mission to get Grant Cardone on the cover of Men’s Fitness with a Macebell!!

Also, for those of you that own the hardware, here’s some software to help you get the most out of your investment!!

Greg Walsh is a renowned elite trainer and the man responsible for bringing the only mace I endorse to market.
Rik is one of my first mace students and a legend within the modern fitness mace movement. Fantastic teacher!

As I said, after years of not having a mace that I believe in, now I feel like the Macebell is back!

I really love what has been doing! When I started I developed a business model that resulted in our legendary grappling collection. BJJ Fanatics has used that same business logic from one of our tranches but BLOWN IT UP MASSIVELY! Instead of niche-ing like we did (we only wanted instructionals relevant to CACC specifically), they applied it far and wide. I am so proud of their success and to be working with them!

If you want to accelerate your CACC knowledge then, in addition to the legendary instructionals that I produced for Scientific Wrestling, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the following titles from BJJ Fanatics:

My first two, Catch Wrestling Takedowns and Catch Wrestling Submissions have gotten great reviews (thanks to SW Coach Sam Kressin for helping), check them out here:


Volume 1 covers Standing CACC and is absolutely jam-packed with takedowns and throws.


Volume 2, Catch Wrestling Submissions, picks up where Vol 1 left off, showing you how to finish the match On-Top via scores of submissions and pinning set-ups and combinations. Additionally, I cover Underneath escapes and reversals too!

My most recent instructional, The Nelson Family, is the very first comprehensive application of the Nelson hold for grappling (special thanks to SW Coach Jesse Marez for all the help)!

SW Coach Sam Kressin (and 3rd degree BJJ blackbelt) shares tons of gnarly tech gleaned from his years of training with Billy Robinson at Scientific Wrestling Training Camps!
SW Coach Jesse Marez has been studying and applying the Scientific Wrestling formula since the beginning. He is a highly decorated grappler and a great coach. Get this ASAP.
Scientific Wrestling Coach Wade Schalles is the UNDISPUTED God of Pinning
Get EVERYTHING by Wade as fast as you can!
Slicks & Tricks
Ride FIRST CLASS with Wade!!

Josh Barnett’s CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL CATCH WRESTLING (rounds out his original trilogy: BREAK A LEG, ATTACKING THE GUARD, & PUNISHING RIDES from Scientific Wrestling.

Josh Barnett’s impact upon keeping CACC alive cannot be overstated. The WARMASTER is perhaps the most technical and successful heavyweights to ever wave the catch-as-catch-can banner!
This is how Josh tapped the exceptionally tough Dean Lister (undefeated for 17 years until Josh tapped him with this control position)
Another brutal staple of the CACC arsenal, and they are everywhere when you know how to look!
Josh’s face says it all, the Achilles lock is FUN!!
Scientific Wrestling Asst. Coach David Petrone has made the cradle into the equivalent of the wrestler’s “guard”.
Brandon Ruiz is a World Champion grappler (and 1/2 of the Shoot Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions) and a great friend. I’ve learned a lot from him, and so should you!
Gokor Chivichyan is one of the greatest grappling instructors of all time, in my opinion. I was able to spend 6 month at his North Hollywood dojo circa 2004 and was absolutely blown away by his prowess and technical efficiency. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Neil Melanson is great instructor, innovator, and representative of the Gokor/Lebell line of CACC.
Melanson is a master at keeping CACC techniques relevant to the broader MMA/grappling game.

Erik Paulson’s KILLER CATCH WRESTLING COMBOS is a fantastic complement to his NECKBREAKER instructional from

Erik Paulson is quite literally a human encyclopedia of martial arts and his depth of knowledge of CACC is always impressive. Check out this legend from Shooto!

Fujiwara’s SHOOT FIGHTING SUBMISSION SYSTEMS is the follow up to his EPIC SUBMISSION MASTER instructional available at

Yoshiaki KUMICHO Fujiwara is the only person that Karl Gotch personally recommended that I learn Karl’s methods from. He called him his “greatest student”.
Mr. Miyato from Japan is the only other person I know that spent as much time learning the art of coaching catch-as-catch-can directly from Billy Robinson as I did. Highly Recommended!
Kazushi Sakuraba was the inspiration for Scientific Wrestling way back in 2003!
The Legend!
Harry Grech is a successful athlete and instructor. He’s also one of the few people to earn the approval of Josh WARMASTER Barnett himself.

Since I no longer produce instructional videos (since my time is now consumed with other things like the Scientific Wrestling Accelerator Camps, Shoot Pro Wrestling, King of Catch Wrestling, etc.), now I just refer the people to BJJ Fanatics due to the amazing job they’re doing!!!

I am proud to recommend these DVDs. I hope you pick them up (and if you do, please leave a review on the BJJ Fanatics site)! These titles are CACC specifically for grappling although martial artists and professional wrestlers will radically benefit from studying these as well.