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Wrestling Catch As Catch Can Cumberland Westmorland All In Styles

Author: E. J. Harrison
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473359635
Size: 77.30 MB
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This early work by E. J. Harrison was originally published in 1934 and we are now republishing it. 'Wrestling - Catch-As-Catch-Can, Cumberland & Westmorland, All-In Styles' is an excellent publication that details the various schools of wrestling and the key holds and manoeuvres in each. It is complete with illustrations and photographs for extra clarity. This is a wonderful work for anyone with an interest in the techniques of wrestling.

Physical Chess

Author: Billy Robinson
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770902155
Size: 32.50 MB
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In this fascinating autobiography, Billy Robinson recounts his upbringing in post-WWII England amid a family of champion fighters, his worldwide travels as a wrestler, his time as a pro wrestling TV star, and his career as a coach to some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts. For the first time, Billy Robinson sets the record straight on: - who won the infamous street fight between him and the grandfather of superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. - how his family was pivotal in introducing "God of Wrestling" Karl Gotch to Billy Riley's gym and the sport of catch-as-catch-can wrestling. - the accomplishments of some of the greatest competitive grapplers the world has ever seen and that you've likely never heard of before. This memoir fills a crucial gap in the history of catch-as-catch-can wrestling and shares the intriguing details of Billy's life, in his own inimitable voice.

Martial Arts Of The World A Q

Author: Thomas A. Green
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576071502
Size: 34.37 MB
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"Did you know that the martial arts include such former Western pursuits as dueling, gunfighting, and gladiatorial combat? Nearly 100 articles by scholars discuss specific martial arts, countries, and concepts such as religion and spiritual development common to martial arts traditions of the world. Definitions of unfamiliar terms and an index that notes the historical figures and classic texts dicussed within articles help to make this set a scholarly corrective in an area often informed by the movies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Pioneers Of Professional Wrestling

Author: Tim Corvin
Publisher: ArchwayPublishing
ISBN: 1480804592
Size: 60.74 MB
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This historic collection explores the origins of mixed martial arts and professional wrestling in the United States and features profiles of more than 30 mat stars of the era, wrestling in art, over 100 antique photos and more. There is perhaps no sport more primitive or more widely dispersed than wrestling. In its early days, many of the pros were Civil War soldiers who wrestled in camps, while others were lumberjacks, miners, and railroad men. In Pioneers of Professional Wrestling, author Tim Corvin takes a look at how mixed martial arts and today’s professional wresting began. He provides insight into this competitive, hand-to-hand combat sport from 1860 through 1899 by delving into the sport’s history; discussing the evolution of professional wrestling; describing the various wresting styles; and offering biographies of the sports’ pioneers. A reference guide on the origins of mixed martial arts and professional wrestling, This book contains detailed listings of all available match results, newspaper clippings, tobacco cards, lithographs, and many fun facts, such as: Abraham Lincoln was one of the American frontier’s fiercest grapplers William Muldoon and Clarence Whistler wrestled to a 7+ hour draw Farmer Burns had such a strong neck that he could drop six feet on a hangman’s noose to no effect, then whistle “Yankee Doodle” while hanging Evan “Strangler” Lewis was the dirtiest wrestler in the game and often maimed his opponents “The Terrible Turk” was so violent he caused riots