218358 Bullies, 6226 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 5 of 5
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. lklawson is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    964

    Posted On:
    4/01/2009 7:23pm


     Style: Bowie

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Dick's Art of Wrestling

    I have republished the 1887 wrestling manual by William B. Dick, "Dick's
    Art of Wrestling."

    Special thanks to Ken Pfrenger for making this document available to me for republishing.

    As always, the download is free:

    http://www.lulu.com/content/paperbac...stling/6631493

    Blurb:

    Published in 1887, William B. Dick's manual packs big information in a
    small package.

    Dick includes details on several distinct styles of wrestling: German,
    Cumberland, Loose (Catch as Catch Can), Swiss Swing, and Styrian.

    Dick includes the basics of throws, trips, and grapples and, unusually,
    the counters for nearly all.His manual includes 27 clearly drawn
    engravings illustrating techniques and positions making it, altogether,
    a valuable addition to the grappler's historic library.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
    Last edited by lklawson; 4/01/2009 7:26pm at .
  2. DdlR is offline
    DdlR's Avatar

    Light Heavyweight

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,746

    Posted On:
    4/01/2009 8:56pm

    supporting member
     Style: Bartitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thanks, Kirk, Some pretty unusual styles glossed in this one.

    Have you ever visited the library at the Wrestling Hall of Fame attached to Oklahoma State University? I was there about this time last year and they have some very rare wrestling/self defense manuals.
  3. lklawson is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    964

    Posted On:
    4/01/2009 9:26pm


     Style: Bowie

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Thanks, Kirk, Some pretty unusual styles glossed in this one.
    Yeah, it's a pretty short manual, all told.

    Have you ever visited the library at the Wrestling Hall of Fame attached to Oklahoma State University? I was there about this time last year and they have some very rare wrestling/self defense manuals.
    No, but I'd love to. Especially if they'd let me make scans/pics/copies.

    I'm afraid that OK is more than a bit out of my usual range though. For my repubbing hobby, I depend on personal purchases, loans from friends (such as Ken), and ILL. Given that, I have a back-log of at least 5 or 6 books. I keep meaning to get to "Bombardier" Wells' uniquely and titillatingly titled "Physical Energy - Showing how physical and mental energy may be developed by means of the practice of boxing" but I've had scans of O'Brein's 1928 "Boxing" literally donated to me out of the blue so I'm working on that now. Then I still have material from Ken and have decided to follow up with Doran's "Boxing." (I'll be scanning that tonight.)

    My back-log also includes Spalding's 1902 "Boxing" and, another real gem, Earl Liederman's 1924/26 "The Science of Wrestling and the Art of Ju-Jitsu."

    It has a beautiful EMBOSSED cloth cover and approximately 180 absolutely gorgeous full page (6x9 original) photographs in absolutely PERFECT condition. I drool every time I pull it out and look at it.

    Besides that I'm working on an article and want to write another book and do a 2nd Edition of "Banned from Boxing."

    So many projects, so little time. :P

    Oh, and I'm going on vacation Friday and won't be back for about 9 days or so. (Maybe I'll take some of my projects with me. hahahaha)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
  4. DdlR is offline
    DdlR's Avatar

    Light Heavyweight

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,746

    Posted On:
    4/02/2009 12:25am

    supporting member
     Style: Bartitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I asked the wrestling Hall of Fame staff whether the library collection had been cataloged (I was surprised that I'd never come across references to it) and they said that it hadn't yet, but that a grad student was developing a catalog. I encouraged them to get the catalog online as a resource for non-local researchers - hope that happens.

    Enjoy your vacation (well-earned!)
  5. Jack Rusher is online now
    Jack Rusher's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    2,123

    Posted On:
    4/03/2009 2:29pm


     Style: ti da shuai na

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Earl Liederman's 1924/26 "The Science of Wrestling and the Art of Ju-Jitsu."
    O, man. I'd love to read that one.
    “Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.