In 1914, Farmer Burns, a world champion catch wrestler and the teacher of Frank Gotch, put out a by–mail wrestling and fitness course entitled, Lessons in Wrestling and Physical Culture.
This incredible course, divided into twelve different lessons, is a literal gold mine of information on catch wrestling; including throws, pinning and submission holds.
Lesson XII is even entitled, Jiu–Jitsu ––– Self–Defense and Their Relation to Wrestling.
Farmer Burns, the man with a 20–inch neck at a body-weight of 175 pounds; the man who could do a six–foot hangman's drop and remain unharmed, is legendary for his wrestling prowess and for his teaching method.
While in his 70's he was still a major force to be reckoned with.You will find instructions on the proper application of the half–nelson, three–quarter nelson, quarter–nelson, full nelson and hammer lock. Most modern day wrestlers are not taught the proper way to do these holds, if they are even taught them at all.
This is an incredible, fully illustrated collection of combat literature and comes recommended from many circles.