Since 2007 (formerly the “Certified Catch Wrestler” program) has trained both elite & novice grapplers, fighters, & professional wrestlers in the tough sport of Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling.

Coaching Catch is a ultimately a leadership program designed to produce the nextgen of CACC competitors and coaches to create catch wrestling competitions and invade grappling tournaments, MMA promotions,  and pro-wrestling cards (we call our invasion angle the Catch World Order and hope you’ll become #cWo4life with us)!

Our Coaching Catch course is the only one co-developed by feared & respected Catch-As-Catch-Can & Professional Wrestler Billy Robinson & taught by his hand-picked Assistant Coaches.

Register today & receive:

  • 3 full days of training
  • BRAND NEW Catch World Order rashguard
  • UPGRADED “Catch-As-Catch-Can: The Sport of Professional Wrestling” handbook/field guide
  • LIFETIME membership to the streaming library at
  • FREE, over 3,000 pages!
…available only to Coaching Catch registered attendees!

In addition to initiating the modern era of competitive catch-as-catch-can wrestling and providing top-shelf training opportunities with legends Scientific Wrestling prides itself on providing Grade A online content too. Check out these recent articles by esteemed CACC wrestling historian Mark Hewitt:


Before MMA #1: Wrestlers versus Boxers, Even the Promoters Got into the Act


BEFORE MMA #2 – East Meets West-1905: Catch-As-Catch-Can Takes on Jiu-Jitsu

And if well-sourced, well written scholarly articles on CACC aren’t your cup of tea, sit-in on these exclusive RARE but lengthy audio conversations with “God of Wrestling” Karl Gotch himself:

My Conversations with Karl

Also, one of my gonzo journalistic endeavors where I cobbled together scraps of lost footage from my 7 year apprenticeship with Billy “The British Lion” Robinson:

DO IT AGAIN – The Lost Training Camp Footage with Billy Robinson

Also, please subscribe to and listen my new podcast, “Do It Again” with great guests like Wade “Pinisher” Schalles, Guy Mezger, Josh “Warmaster” Barnett, D.B. Smith, Brandon Ruiz, Marty Jones, and many more:


The Do It Again Podcast


Thank you so much for your support over the years! Those that have attended our Certified Catch Wrestler camps in the past can come to our upcoming (and UPGRADED) 3-day camp for only $250 when you use the special discount code “loyaltyreward” (without quotations) at registration here:


Coaching Catch 3-Day Camp

These days, almost everybody’s coming into combat sports through the Japanese style of learning, with the belt system. That’s what is great about Jake’s and my idea about the certification. It wouldn’t have been necessary in the old days, but it’s necessary now. It helps create an interest among all those people who want to come to a seminar and get a certificate, so we can actually teach them the old catch-as-catch-can way – to learn how to learn. And I can’t blame them for wanting to have their names noted as part of the history of catch-as-catch-can.” –Billy Robinson, Physical Chess, p. 139-140

Experience the ONLY coaching certification co-designed and explicitly endorsed by the legendary Billy Robinson!!

-CACC Coaching Best Practices
-Rule Set Variations
-Conditioning Drills
-Principles of Wrestling Scientifically
-CACC Concepts, Techniques, and Chains
-Reverse Terminal Takedown Chains
-Punishing Rides
-Hand fighting
-Pinning Combinations
-CACC finishing holds (neck cranks, strangles, leglocks, wristlocks, etc)
-…and so much more!

-Become a member of the most prestigious & proven catch wrestling coaching certification in the world, the only with a curriculum co-designed by Billy Robinson.
-Certification and listing on the site.
-Lifetime access to (value: $$$ thousands)
-Do It Again: The Coaching Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling Manual by Jake Shannon
-The Billy Robinson Signature package (over a $235.90 value!)
-The exclusive, limited-edition Scientific Wrestling rashguard ($60 value)
-Discounted memberships to PIN and SUBMIT, USA Catch Wrestling, and the International Catch Wrestling Federation events


!!!!NOTE!!!!: If you’ve ever attended a Certified Catch Wrestler camp in the past (going all the way back to our beginning in 2007) you are eligible for our LOYALTY REWARD discount! You’re 3-day Coaching Catch camp experience is only $250!

Also, IF you bring more than yourself, you will receive $100 for every new attendee that registers and attends!!

When I started in 2003, DVDs were the standard medium for wrestling instructionals. 15 years later, DVD players are hard to find in most homes since most people now just stream content directly to their laptop or smartphone.

It has taken substantial time, money, and effort BUT we finally transferred ALL of our highly acclaimed grappling instructionals to Video-On-Demand! This means that whenever you decide you want to learn from Scientific Wrestling legends like Karl Gotch, Billy Robinson, Wade Schalles, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Josh Barnett, etc. you can! You can purchase the instructionals permanently or rent them and no shipping expense or wait! Also, you can watch them on the Vimeo app on your phone in the gym, on the bus, at work, anywhere!

Remember, if you want our complete library (including the massive Fighting Library and the exclusive Scientific Wrestling t-shirt) remember the Complete Catch Wrestler package! You won’t find better information or coaches anywhere!



8/3 is the birthday of Karl Gotch, aka “Kamisama” (i.e., which means “God of Wrestling” in Japanese).  CatchWrestlingU (a really informative blog if you’re interested in catch, both exhibition and competition) has started celebrating Karl Gotch Day on his birthday, August 3rd. Following his lead, so have I and I sincerely hope you begin to do the same!

In the meantime, to remember Karl check out this collection of conversations I had with the legendary wrestler.

Click here to listen to my chats with catch-as-catch-can legend Karl Gotch.