View Full Version : Farmer Burns lessons in wrestling

5/29/2003 9:09pm,
Found this link as well that you may be interesting:

Its the original Farmer Burns mail order wrestling course from 1912.
I'm sure this is the same one Matt Furey is currently selling for $50 US.
Here it is free in PDF format. Worth your time to read, not only from an historical point of view, but from a training point of view - this is an original strongman and submission wrestler before steroids and bodybuilding clouded what real training really is.


El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"

5/29/2003 9:37pm,
"In Burn's special case, however, no one can injure him in the slightest by choking, as his throat and neck muscles are so highly developed that he can protect himself by contracting the muscles and holding them firm and solid."

No ****?

5/29/2003 10:03pm,
Sweet. Thanks FoM.

5/29/2003 10:05pm,
I can give neither official confirmation or denial :)

I have read from a few sources (Furey included) that Burns was known for his incredibly strong neck - although I doubt that it was 100% impossible to choke him out.

Then again, I don't think anyone ever did ?

El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"

5/29/2003 10:55pm,
Very interesting. I'd think it'd take some monstrous neck muscles.

5/30/2003 12:47am,
Good link thanks.

5/30/2003 1:08am,
Supposedly Farmer Burns could survive a 6-foot hangman's drop.

--A poor band player I was, but now I am crocodile king. --

5/30/2003 6:09am,
Thanks for the link.

Fighty McGee
5/30/2003 9:23am,
Brilliant link FOM. Thanx

Mr. Miaggi
12/16/2004 10:53am,
I can't seem to open the link, can someone post it again ?


12/16/2004 11:03am,
I'd zip it up for you, and email you with it, but you're not a supporting member.

Also, you suck at the internet.

12/16/2004 2:51pm,
The Ghost of Farmer Burns visits me too!

Mr. Miaggi
12/16/2004 2:54pm,
Very funny...... Thanks for posting the "alternate" link

>Also, you suck at the internet.
http://www.sandowplus.co.uk /Compe...ns/lesson01.htm<

Now how do I become a supporting member ? I love this forum, I have been saying for years that so much (Not all) MA is crap that totally relys on the element of surprise !

12/16/2004 2:55pm,
When you do get Supporting Member status, you have to use this avatar or else:


Mr. Miaggi
12/17/2004 4:51pm,
I'll use any avatar I dam well choose ! (I do like the one you provided for me though)