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Wrestling and How to Train By Frank Gotch
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Frank Gotch is, perhaps, the most famous (and controversial) Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestler of all time. Retiring in 1913, Gotch held three wrestling titles in his career, “Champion of the... More > Klondike,” “American Heavyweight,” and “World Heavyweight” and has been inducted into at least three wrestling halls of fame. This book, published in 1908 at the height of his career, teaches Catch-as-Catch-Can wrestling. Packed with photos of wrestling greats and 29 instructional plates, including 4 of Gotch’s famous Toe Holds, this manual is truly a slice of grappling history.< Less
Wrestling and How to Train By Frank Gotch
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Frank Gotch is, perhaps, the most famous (and controversial) Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestler of all time. Retiring in 1913, Gotch held three wrestling titles in his career, “Champion of the... More > Klondike,” “American Heavyweight,” and “World Heavyweight” and has been inducted into at least three wrestling halls of fame. This book, published in 1908 at the height of his career, teaches Catch-as-Catch-Can wrestling. Packed with photos of wrestling greats and 29 instructional plates, including 4 of Gotch’s famous Toe Holds, this manual is truly a slice of grappling history.< Less
How to Wrestle, Instructions of Frank Gotch By George Robbins
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Writing decades after Gotch's death in 1917, George Robbins pens this instructional manual on Frank Gotch's wrestling style. It is unclear where Robbins got his material and quotes from Gotch, but... More > working for the Sporting Staff, The Chicago Daily News would have potentially given him access to Gotch personally at some point and the two may have even been friends. The 27 instructional pictures included are clear, well done, drawings which some have suggested may have partially been redrawn from the photographs of Gotch's earlier book, "Wrestling and How to Train." The real gems of this little instructional manual are Gotch's discussion of his famous "toe hold," including, most interestingly, its origins, and instruction on the Strangle hold with a drawing of the legendary "Farmer" Burns demonstrating. Altogether, this manual is a unique and important bit of catch wrestling history.< Less
How to Wrestle, Instructions of Frank Gotch By George Robbins
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Writing decades after Gotch's death in 1917, George Robbins pens this instructional manual on Frank Gotch's wrestling style. It is unclear where Robbins got his material and quotes from Gotch, but... More > working for the Sporting Staff, The Chicago Daily News would have potentially given him access to Gotch personally at some point and the two may have even been friends. The 27 instructional pictures included are clear, well done, drawings which some have suggested may have partially been redrawn from the photographs of Gotch's earlier book, "Wrestling and How to Train." The real gems of this little instructional manual are Gotch's discussion of his famous "toe hold," including, most interestingly, its origins, and instruction on the Strangle hold with a drawing of the legendary "Farmer" Burns demonstrating. Altogether, this manual is a unique and important bit of catch wrestling history.< Less
On the Mat-and Off: Memoirs of a Wrestler By Hjalmar Lundin
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Lundin arrived in the U.S. in 1893 and was touring as a strongman by 1894. For decades following, he toured the U.S. and other countries as an exceptional wrestler. Lundin documents his... More > associations with the most famous wrestlers of his time, such as Farmer Burns, Frank Gotch, Mitsuyo Maeda (Konde Koma), Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Tom Jenkins, George Hackenschmidt, Jim Londos, and many others. Lundin describes the differences between the "shooting" matches and the "works" that came later. He tells who could wrestle and who couldn't, and discusses everyone from Olympians to those who made their living purely as entertainers in the rasslin' ring. Included is Lundin's account of his defeat of Mitsuyo Maeda, the man responsible for Brazilian jiu-jitsu.< Less
Fall Guys By Marcus Griffin
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Fall Guys: The Barnums of Bounce. The inside story of the Wrestling Business, America's most profitable and best organized professional sport. Originally published in 1937, this well-researched book... More > exposed the wrestling game and showed it to be a cutthroat business of fixed matches, shady promoters, and show wrestlers. Discusses the early days of Frank Gotch before delving into the conglomeration of the business with the rise of the Gold Dust Trio (Strangler Lewis, Toots Mondt, and Billy Sandow) and its version of slam bang wrestling.< Less
Lessons In Wrestling and Physical Culture: Illustrated By Martin Farmer Burns
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Lessons In Wrestling and Physical Culture: Illustrated, by Martin "Farmer" Burns. This is the complete course all twelve lessons in six books. The original Farmer Burns, the best known,... More > and most scientific wrestler that ever lived, trainer and manager of the marvelous and undefeated World's Champion Frank Gotch, will teach you at home, all the science, holds, breaks, defenses, and tricks of the wonderful art of Wrestling and Self Defense. This incredible course, divided into twelve different lessons, is a literal gold mine of information on catch wrestling; including throws, pinning and submission holds. In his later years he ran a gym to train young athletes, and he also created his own custom mail order physical education course, which is where this exercise is derived. Learn to train these Ignored Muscles. What this exercise does is train two ignored groups of muscles of the midsection, the transverses abdominus and internal obliques.< Less