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The New Science: Weaponless Defense By Frank Lewis
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The Jiu-Jitsu killer! This extremely rare book has long been sought after for the practical self-defense methods shown by wrestling champion and boxer Prof. Frank S. Lewis. In response to the... More > Jiu-Jitsu invasion in the early 1900s, Lewis showed the American public that its own methods of fighting were even more effective than the Japanese import.< 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
Jiu-Jutsu or Jiudo: Selection from Kodokwan Method By K Yamanaka
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This book is a must-have for martial artists, grapplers, and especially judo players. "Jiu-Jutsu or Jiu-Do" was originally printed in 1918 by an early Kodokan-trained judo master. As such,... More > it offers the best English-language view of Kodokan judo as practiced in the early days of Jigoro Kano's famous judo school. Included are the fundamentals of balance and posture as well as the throws, locks, and chokes still seen in judo today. Also included are techniques since banned in modern judo competitions, such as leglocks and atemi (strikes). This volume serves as an excellent introduction to judo and jujutsu as well as a resource for more advanced students to learn the banned techniques no longer practiced. This reprint of an extremely rare volume of judo is sure to please any martial arts enthusiast.< 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