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Banned from Boxing, The forgotten grappling techniques of classic pugilism, 2nd Edition By Kirk Lawson
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"I recommend Kirk's 'Banned from Boxing'..." -Terry Brown "...the most important work on classical boxing I have seen so far." -Ken Pfrenger "'Banned from Boxing' is a... More > unique valuable resource..." -Tony Wolf "Invaluable Contribution to Martial Arts" -Internet review Revisiting the subject in this revised and expanded 2nd Edition work, Kirk Lawson, a Martial Artist with more than 25 years of experience in the Martial Arts, both Western and Eastern, and an avid Western Martial Arts researcher, explores the exciting and mostly forgotten world of grappling in historic boxing. Using antique boxing manuals as reference as well as a healthy dose of experience, Kirk systematically presents in easy to follow terms and sequences the throws, trips, and grapples of historic boxing. With 90 historic images and new illustrations, modern martial artists and boxing historians alike will find this book an indispensable reference.< 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
A Hand-Book of Wrestling By Hugh Leonard
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In 1897, Hugh Leonard published this Magnum Opus of Catch as Catch Can manuals. A wrestling prodigy, Leonard became the protege the great “Billy” Muldoon and by 16 he was a pro,... More > wrestling all comers for $100 to any who could throw him. In 1893, Leonard became wrestling instructor at the Buffalo Athletic Club. A year after, the instructor for the Manhattan Athletic Club and shortly thereafter, the instructor at the New York Athletic Club, where he remained until his 1914 death. His wrestling career included bouts against such wrestlers as Plen Shoemaker and Evan “The Strangler” Lewis. Predating the introduction of Jui Jitsu to the West, Leonard’s book details hundreds of grappling and throwing technique, including rare chokes and joint locks. With over 200 photographs, digitally retouched, this is one of the most rare and valuable wrestling manuals, weighting in at well past 250 pages, it is an essential part of every Catch wrestler or western martial arts historian’s toolbox.< Less
A Hand-Book of Wrestling By Hugh Leonard
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In 1897, Hugh Leonard published this Magnum Opus of Catch as Catch Can manuals. A wrestling prodigy, Leonard became the protege the great “Billy” Muldoon and by 16 he was a pro,... More > wrestling all comers for $100 to any who could throw him. In 1893, Leonard became wrestling instructor at the Buffalo Athletic Club. A year after, the instructor for the Manhattan Athletic Club and shortly thereafter, the instructor at the New York Athletic Club, where he remained until his 1914 death. His wrestling career included bouts against such wrestlers as Plen Shoemaker and Evan “The Strangler” Lewis. Predating the introduction of Jui Jitsu to the West, Leonard’s book details hundreds of grappling and throwing technique, including rare chokes and joint locks. With over 200 photographs, digitally retouched, this is one of the most rare and valuable wrestling manuals, weighting in at well past 250 pages, it is an essential part of every Catch wrestler or western martial arts historian’s toolbox.< Less
Wrestling - Part Two By Billy Sandow and Ed "Strangler" Lewis
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An early superstar of Catch-as-Catch-Can wrestling, at the time called "Hooking," instructor and mentor to the equally famous Lou Thesz, and holding at least 8 "World Champion"... More > titles, Ed "Strangler" Lewis laid out his system of wrestling and physical culture in 8 volumes. Partnering with his long time manager Billy Sandow, "Strangler" poses for 61 instructional photos in this volume alone. Describing each technique with multiple sequence photos and exposition on each photo, Lewis shows many basic and advanced skills. Most interestingly, several of Lewis' "signature" techniques are showcased, including his "famous" get-behind. Truly a unique and important piece of Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling history.< Less
Military Saber Training Manual By Mark Rainey
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This booklet has been designed for students of Cumann Bhata Dayton to use as a study aid. It draws from the many historic manuals and drill books that our club has incorporated into practice and is... More > not based on any one specific body of work. We practice 19th century Anglo-American military saber specifically and, because of that distinction, our philosophy is more suited to the historic battlefield than it is to a duel. Anyone who is not a member of our club is welcome to use this booklet as a training aid. I encourage anyone who is trying to learn from this or any manual to do everything you can to find a teacher. A book is a poor substitute for learning from an experienced practitioner.< Less
The Teacher of Sparring By Edwin F. Shaw
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Little is known of Edwin Shaw, save what he writes of himself. That he was an “experienced” boxing instructor, studied under Professor J. B. Bailey, and taught professional at Hotel... More > Berkeley, Evans House, and “elsewhere in Boston” as well as at Harvard College. His book is somewhat transitional between London Prize Ring rules and amateur boxing rules, focusing on Boxing as a legitimate gentleman’s fitness sport. Interestingly, Shaw also decries professional “Prize Fighting” as ungentlemanly and condemns as, “low, savage, barbarous, and disgusting” engaged in by the “bully” and best being thoroughly discredited. Shaw’s manual contains a wealth of unusual information, documented in clear “cuts” illustrations, supposedly from photographs at great expense, and succinct instruction. This includes grapples, throws, and even the seldom heard of, and less often instructed “chopper.” Altogether, this manual represents a rare and important documentation of pugilistic evolution, sure to please.< Less
Boxing By R. G. Allanson-Winn
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In 1915 R.G. Allanson-Winn published this abridged version of Boxing. The Lord Headly, an avid boxer, martial artist, and self defense enthusiast, included not only sections on the basics of boxing,... More > old pugilistic grappling, judging advice, training, and diet, but also a section of self defense and la Savate. He included over 30 posed photographs and drawings detailing important elements of this golden age boxing system, making this manual a must for boxers, researchers and martial artists of today.< Less
American Combat Judo By Bernard J. Cosneck
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As a student at the University of Illinois, "Barney" Cosneck won two Big Ten wrestling championships. Later he served as Judo instructor in the armed forces, where he co-authored "How... More > to Fight Tough" with Jack Dempsey. In "American Combat Judo" he has adapted the best of Japanese ju jitsu, French foot fighting, Chinese boxing and American wrestling to produce simple but effective techniques for defense and counterattack. Authored in 1944 and illustrated with 188 photo sequences, this book, considered one of the cornerstones of American WWII era "Combatives" is a unique window into self defense theory and the early evolution of combined martial systems.< 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