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Scientific Wrestling was founded in 2003 by Jake Shannon while living near 24th Avenue and Speedway. Since then, they’ve lead the global resurgence in interest in the sport of catch wrestling. Jake started coaching catch wrestling at Redwood’s Boxing Gym, near Winward Circle, eventually setting up his catch wrestling club at SAMOHI, thanks to Coach Mark Black..

Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 4.27.12 PMApril Fool’s Day weekend saw the Venice-born submission wrestling organization Scientific Wrestling launch its worldwide training camp tour here at the Santa Monica High School wrestling room. Legendary heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Josh Barnett led a group of athletes from all around the world in learning the ropes of an esoteric brand of submission wrestling known as “catch-as-catch-can” or “catch wrestling” for short. It was two full days of grueling wrestling training where participants learned takedowns, throws, pinning combinations, and submission chains, from one of the best in the world.

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Scientific Wrestling is hosting its flagship Pin & Submit Training Camps not only in Los Angeles, but also in Ft. Lauderdale, FLA, Buffalo, NY, London, UK, and Denver, CO. Each location will feature different high level coaches from MMA and wrestling. Learn more at


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MMA legend Josh Barnett and Scientific Wrestling’s Jake Shannon

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View all”Pin & Submit” Training Camp photos  by Michael Acevedo!  


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