This account of the January 1910 Mexico City match between Hjalmar Lundin and Mitsuyo Maeda of Brazilian jiu-jitsu fame (Konde Koma here, a common alias he used) comes from On the Mat-and Off by Hjalmar Lundin. First, some comments are … [Read more...] about Mitsuyo Maeda vs. Hjalmar Lundin
Archives for November 2007
Of course that begs the question: Does savate possess the drop kick? Unless you’re a youngster, you’re probably familiar with the numerous books Bruce Tegner published primarily in the 1960s, one of which was a text on savate. Therein, … [Read more...] about Was Savate’s Drop Kick from Pro Wrestling?
A new reprint is now available that offers a nice counter balance to Fall Guys because it deals with wrestling in the days leading to that transition to complete entertainment rather than after. Lundin arrived in the U.S. in 1893 and was … [Read more...] about On the Mat-and Off by Hjalmar Lundin (1937)
I recently marked down all of the print reprints to cut-rate prices. I also enabled free downloads for electronic versions as well [Update- downloads are now cheap, with some available online by clicking "REPRINTS" at top right]. Please … [Read more...] about Fire Sale and Free Book Downloads
This is the Frequently Asked Questions post Tony Wolf publishes every now and again for the benefit of new members to the Bartitsu Forum. I thought this would be a good introduction and a good time to spread the word because work is now … [Read more...] about Bartitsu FAQ