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Wade Schalles is new head of Scientific Wrestling

USA Wrestling legend Wade Schalles has been announced as the new head coach for Scientific Wrestling, since the passing of Catch Wrestling master Billy Robinson. Read on for exclusive statements made to Bloody Elbow on this historic news.

RIP Billy Robinson 1938 - 2014

Bloody Elbow is sad to report that Catch Wrestling coach and professional wrestler Billy Robinson has passed away at the age of 75.

Karl Gotch Week: Rest In Peace Kamisama, 'God Of Wrestling' 1924 - 2007

Karl Gotch Week continues on the anniversary of his death on July 28th, 2007. KJ Gould reminds us of the importance of Gotch and pays tribute to the arguable forefather of Japanese Mixed Martial Arts and resurgence of Catch Wrestling.

Karl Gotch Week: Yoshiaki Fujiwara And The Tradition Of Submission

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Gotch's best student and the only man to be endorsed by Gotch in his style of Catch Wrestling. Find out Fujiwara's influence in Shoot Style Wrestling as a preface to Japanese MMA

Karl Gotch Week: Satoru Sayama, Shooto And The Style Of Japanese Catch Wrestling

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at how his Catch Wrestling student Satoru Sayama would form perhaps the first MMA promotion in the world Shooto, which also became a hybrid martial arts style that has influenced past UFC champions.

Karl Gotch Week

From July 23rd to July 29th, it's Karl Gotch Week at Bloody Elbow. Find out more about one of the lesser known but equally important forefathers of Mixed Martial Arts, Catch Wrestling and Submission Grappling.

Interview: The Return of Catch Wrestling's Snake Pit

In this in depth interview, KJ Gould talks to Andrea Wood about the return of the world famous Snake PIt, Billy Riley and Lancashire Catch As Catch Can, Freestyle and the Olympics, Catch Wrestling's revival and much more, exclusively at Bloody Elbow.

DVD Review: 'Sambo & Catch Wrestling Seminar' with Stephen Koepfer and Kris Iatskevich

Ahead of the Fedor Emelianenko vs Jeff Monson fight Sunday morning, KJ Gould reviews a 3 DVD seminar on Catch Wrestling and Sambo filmed in 2010 and finds out there's more to grappling than Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Judo Chop: Josh Barnett and Unorthodox Submissions

Ahead of tonight's fight between Josh Barnett and Sergei Kharitonov in Strikeforce, KJ Gould looks at the more unusual submission moves at Barnett's disposal.

Strikeforce Judo Chop: Josh Barnett's Invisible Grappling

Josh Barnett received some criticism for his performance last weekend against Brett Rogers at Strikeforce Overeem vs Werdum in Dallas, Texas. Grappling Editor KJ Gould breaks down the subtler aspects of Barnett's grappling that a lot of fans may have missed. Read more exclusively at Bloody Elbow.

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