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  1. lklawson is offline

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    2/17/2009 9:58pm


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    How to Wrestle, Instructions of Frank Gotch

    Working with the feverish intensity of the mentally troubled, I have shot WAY ahead of schedule and completed my repub of "How to Wrestle, Instructions of Frank Gotch" by George Robbins.

    As always, the download is free.

    http://www.lulu.com/content/6133962

    Blurb:

    Writing decades after Gotch's death in 1917, George Robbins presented his instructional manual on Frank Gotch's wrestling style.

    It is unclear where Robbins got his material and quotes from Gotch, but 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.

    Not sure if I should cross this to YMAS or not.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Taijiquan/Shuai-Chiao/BJJ

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    Neat!
  3. lklawson is offline

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    2/18/2009 7:41pm


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    OK, well, no one says that I shouldn't cross this to YMAS so I guess I will. :-)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Snatch Wrestling

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    The title is rather misleading. It needs more pictures. A lot more pictures.
  5. lklawson is offline

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    2/18/2009 9:24pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roid Monkey View Post
    The title is rather misleading.
    How so? Is it because it makes it sound like Gotch wrote it?

    It's mostly quoted material from Gotch. As if Gotch dictated the material to Robbins or it was a series of interviews edited into a book or something.

    It needs more pictures. A lot more pictures.
    One picture per technique is pretty standard for this (and earlier) time periods. Sure, today we'd like more, but expectations were different then.

    Peace favor your sword,
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    Very interesting read....the language used was pretty neat
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    Fantastic! Thanks, Kirk.
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    Quite a find, thanks. With the rise of BJJ everywhere, it's nice to see grappling from a different perspective.

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