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The Complete Science of Wrestling By George Hackenschmidt
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Winning most of his professional matches in less than 10 minutes and a claimed career record of more than 2,000 wins and 5 losses, George "the Russian Lion" Hackenschmidt, was considered... More > the top wrestler of his day and is even now considered one of the top Catch-as-catch-can wrestlers of all time. First published in 1909 and lavished with 70 photographs, provides an introduction to what Hackenschmidt thought was the most important elements of Catch-as-catch-can wrestling, with particular attention to what was not included in competing manuals. Though he had earned a reputation as a true gentleman in the ring, his manual includes details on trips, leg-locks, arm-locks, chokes, skirting the rules, "punishing" holds, and various "tricks" that could be used in a match. This manual, faithfully transcribed by Kirk Lawson from the original, contains a wealth of information for modern Catch-as-catch-can wrestlers and remains an important and valuable wrestling resource to this day.< Less
The Complete Science of Wrestling By George Hackenschmidt
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Winning most of his matches in under 10 minutes with a career record of over 2000 wins 5 losses, the "Russian Lion" as he was known, was considered the top wrestler of his day and is still... More > thought one of the top Catch-as-catch-can wrestlers of all time. First published in 1909, this manual, lavished with 70 photographs, introduces what Hackenschmidt thought was the most important elements of Catch-as-catch-can wrestling, with particular attention to what was not included in competing manuals. Though he had earned a reputation as a true gentleman, his manual includes details on trips, leg-locks, arm-locks, chokes, skirting the rules, "punishing" holds, and various "tricks" that could be used in a match. This manual, faithfully transcribed from the original, contains a wealth of information for modern Catch-as-catch-can wrestlers and remains an important and valuable wrestling resource to this day.< Less
The Complete Science of Wrestling By George Hackenschmidt
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Winning most of his matches in under 10 minutes with a career record of over 2000 wins 5 losses, the "Russian Lion" as he was known, was considered the top wrestler of his day and is still... More > thought one of the top Catch-as-catch-can wrestlers of all time. First published in 1909, this manual, lavished with 70 photographs, introduces what Hackenschmidt thought was the most important elements of Catch-as-catch-can wrestling, with particular attention to what was not included in competing manuals. Though he had earned a reputation as a true gentleman, his manual includes details on trips, leg-locks, arm-locks, chokes, skirting the rules, "punishing" holds, and various "tricks" that could be used in a match. This manual, faithfully transcribed from the original, contains a wealth of information for modern Catch-as-catch-can wrestlers and remains an important and valuable wrestling resource to this day.< 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
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American Jiu Jitsu By Len Lanius
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Born about 1865 in Cincinnati, Len Lanius began wrestling around the age of 12, eventually wrestling on the Vaudeville circuit before retiring and joining the Sports staff with the Cincinnati Post.... More > Lanius claimed to have held the title of Lightweight Champion Wrestler of the World, which would have been around 1890.After the famous Gotch-Hackenschmidt matches of 1908, Lanius started developing his “American Jiu Jitsu.” In his own words, “it was the invasion of the Jap wrestlers around that time that put me to work on perfecting a style of defense to check their attack. Their methods were quite baffling.”In March of 1921, Lanius demonstrated his creation, “Yankee Jiu Jitsu,” to the Rotary Club and, again in June of 1921, he demoed his Jiu Jitsu to the Kiwanis. In 1922 he published this book, “American Jiu Jitsu.”Special thanks to Jason Couch and the Martial History Magazine at: http://martialhistory.com for making the original of this document available for republishing.< Less
American Jiu Jitsu By Len Lanius
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Born about 1865 in Cincinnati, Len Lanius began wrestling around the age of 12, eventually wrestling on the Vaudeville circuit before retiring and joining the Sports staff with the Cincinnati Post.... More > Lanius claimed to have held the title of Lightweight Champion Wrestler of the World, which would have been around 1890.After the famous Gotch-Hackenschmidt matches of 1908, Lanius started developing his “American Jiu Jitsu.” In his own words, “it was the invasion of the Jap wrestlers around that time that put me to work on perfecting a style of defense to check their attack. Their methods were quite baffling.”In March of 1921, Lanius demonstrated his creation, “Yankee Jiu Jitsu,” to the Rotary Club and, again in June of 1921, he demoed his Jiu Jitsu to the Kiwanis. In 1922 he published this book, “American Jiu Jitsu.”Special thanks to Jason Couch and the Martial History Magazine at: http://martialhistory.com for making the original of this document available for republishing.< Less

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