Scientific Wrestling Now Ressurected

Scientific Wrestling (aka Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling) is a distinctly American and Western European style of grappling and set of rules where the winner is determined by submission or pin. No points, no politics, and most matches are held for the best 2 of 3.

A true spectacular martial art, Scientific Wrestling is being rediscovered due to its merits as:

  • Exciting Spectator Sport
  • Means to Exceptional Fitness
  • A Gateway to American History and Tradition
  • A Brutally Effective Form of Self-Defense
  • As such, Scientific Wrestling is sometimes referred to as the “Great Granddaddy” of Cage Fighting, Pro-Wrestling, and Olympic Freestyle Wrestling. In fact, the term “No-Holds-Barred” was specifically coined to describe early 20th century American Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling matches.

    Scientific Wrestling is an approach that stands out among the rest because of its technical presence and flexible surroundings. It’s been proven that the beach, the backyard, the garage, and the warehouse are as good places as any for creating dominant and competitive Scientific Wrestlers, but without the help of a certified Catch-As-Catch-Can Coach like Jake Shannon, all those places will just be filled with amateurs trying to find their own way. Today, under the auspices of, there are now Catch-As-Catch-Can tournaments, clubs, and a plethora of legitimate educational resources never before available!

    Jake Shannon has resurrected one of the world’s lost arts of grappling through his crusade of Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling. He has breathed new life into one of the toughest styles of grappling, an art that has unfortunately been forgotten. Jake has had the honor to work with many greats along the way including, but not limited to, Billy Robinson, Wade Schalles and Frank Shamrock. He is an inventor of the innovative piece of fitness equipment called the “Maceball” and a pioneer of the art of scientific wrestling!

    Shannon Rose is a professional wrestling Ring Announcer, EA Sports MMA Ring Announcer, Hollywood reporter and publicist, and Radio Personality.