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How to Wrestle & Wrestling Catch-as-Catch-Can Style By Frederick R. Toombs and E. Hitchcock, Jr.
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Spalding's Athletic Library published massive numbers of sports books. Their wide ranging topics, predictably, included martial sports such as Archery, Fencing, Boxing, and, yes Wrestling. This... More > installment to the expansive "Red Cover" series reviews wrestling and combines two separate books on the subject into one. The first, "How to Wrestle" by Frederic Toombs, presents a general overview of the subject including advice for beginners and general instruction on various techniques of wrestling. The book closes with rules 6 forms of wrestling. Following Toombs work is E. Hitchcock's "Wrestling Catch-as-Catch-Can Style." Not intended to be a "Complete Guide to Wrestling," Hitchcock focuses on Catch. Further, he states that Catch-as-Catch-Can is the “most universal,” practical, and "natural" of all forms of wrestling. True or not Catch was certainly the most popular style of the time. Altogether, this double-manual is a fascinating and valuable piece of Combat Sports history.< Less
How to Wrestle & Wrestling Catch-as-Catch-Can Style By Frederick R. Toombs and E. Hitchcock, Jr.
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Spalding's Athletic Library published massive numbers of sports books. Their wide ranging topics, predictably, included martial sports such as Archery, Fencing, Boxing, and, yes Wrestling. This... More > installment to the expansive "Red Cover" series reviews wrestling and combines two separate books on the subject into one. The first, "How to Wrestle" by Frederic Toombs, presents a general overview of the subject including advice for beginners and general instruction on various techniques of wrestling. The book closes with rules 6 forms of wrestling. Following Toombs work is E. Hitchcock's "Wrestling Catch-as-Catch-Can Style." Not intended to be a "Complete Guide to Wrestling," Hitchcock focuses on Catch. Further, he states that Catch-as-Catch-Can is the “most universal,” practical, and "natural" of all forms of wrestling. True or not Catch was certainly the most popular style of the time. Altogether, this double-manual is a fascinating and valuable piece of Combat Sports history.< Less