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Wrestling By Frank Gotch, World's Champion Paperback – July 1, 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158160663X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581606638
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,880,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy Wheeler on April 12, 2013
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Wrestling.

By Frank Gotch, World's Champion.

Published by Paladin Books.

Released 2008 (Originally 1908).

108 Pages, paperback.

Frank Gotch, a man any professional wrestling fan should know the name of. A legendary figure in the depths of history of professional wrestling. Largely considered the greatest catch-as-catch-can wrestler of all time. Most historians maintain his matches were of legitimate nature also, even if some do speculate that there may have been some working in place. Trained by the equally legendary legitimate catch-as-catch-can competitor Martin 'Farmer' Burns, Frank Gotch would capture World Heavyweight Championship on 1 occasion, the American Heavyweight Championship on 3 occasions, and he would capture the Klondike Championship a singular time. He is also a member of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, George Tragos/Lou Thesz, and the Professional Wrestling respective Hall of Fames.

This book is largely short and sweet. It features an introduction by Harole Lerch that tells in brief the story of Frank Gotch and his rise through the ranks of catch-as-catch-can to become world's champion. After this the book is taken over by Frank Gotch who begins to break down the science as he calls it behind wrestling. Gotch discusses what traits a wrestler needs to succeed. Frank goes to speak of what he feels at that period in time were worked fights and why he thinks they are predetermined or at the very least performed in such a way it won't hurt either competitor. Following this Frank gives a few tips on what he feels is sufficient training to start on a road to become a catch-as-catch-can wrestler.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cj on November 20, 2012
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My only critisism of this book is that it is to short, though in saying this I really mean I couldn't get enough.Theres enough information in this little gem to keep sparring partners busy for months breaking down and annalyzing this jewell of a book.Be carefull though if your just a couple of lads playing in the backyard, some of these moves shouldn't be tasken lightly by novice enthusiasts otherwise serious injury could occur.On the other hand if you do have some background in grappling and a good dose of common sense then grab this book and your sparring partner and draw from the knowledge base of the muhamed ali of early submission wrestling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victor Williams on August 30, 2012
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I am afraid that this book is just okay. I only find it simply interesting. It isn't useful in helping my knowledge of wrestling moves and techniques. I am afraid that it is only trivially interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MysteryWriter on August 24, 2013
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This is a perfect book for any wrestling fan or even any American history buff. Travel back in time to where professional wrestlers were as real as boxers or any other athlete.
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