Category: wrestling

Everyone was a wrastlin’

Mongolia, 7,000 BC

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Tomb of Baquet, Egypt, 2,000 BC

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Sumer, 2,000 BC

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Greece, 500 BC

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India, 5th Century AD

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Detail from “The Rutland Psalter”, 1260.

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“The Fight Book”, Hans Talhoffer, 1459.

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Japan, Middle Ages

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China, Middle Ages

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King Henry VIII of England wrestling King Francis of France at tournament, 1520.

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Statuette crafted by the Karaja People of the Amazon, Pre-Columbian

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Abraham Lincoln, 1840′s

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How the President (Theodore Roosvelt) is taught Jiu Jitsu, 1902

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Edith Garrud, “The Jiu Jitsu Suffragist”, circa 1918

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Judo school, Japan 1920

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Farmer Burns, Catch Wrestling, 1913

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US Army Combatives, World War I

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Jeg Wrestling, Jola People, Guinea Bisau, 1930′s

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German soldiers training Jiu Jitsu, World War II.

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World War II combatives

Carlos Grace Jr and his BJJ school, unsure of date

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US Army Rangers, 2010

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Connor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov, 2018

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Wrestler exhibition cards from the 1940s – 196…

Wrestler exhibition cards from the 1940s – 1960s.

How North Korea Held the Greatest Pro Wrestlin…

How North Korea Held the Greatest Pro Wrestling Event in History

from Kento Bento

How WWF became WWE

How WWF became WWE

from Company Man

Badass broads: Photos of female wrestlers, cir…

Badass broads: Photos of female wrestlers, circa 1940s.

Wrestlers posing in a photograph by Antoin Sev…

Wrestlers posing in a photograph by Antoin Sevruguin, Iran, 1890-1910.

Does Grappling Work in a Fight?

Does Grappling Work in a Fight?

from The Pinkman

Ancient Egyptian wrestling/grappling, Tomb of …

Ancient Egyptian wrestling/grappling, Tomb of Khety, circa 2000 BC

British soldiers enjoy a wrestling match (possibly catch…

British soldiers enjoy a wrestling match (possibly catch wrestling?), World War I.

US soldiers learn wrestling, with possible setup for an armbar?…

US soldiers learn wrestling, with possible setup for an armbar? World War I.

from the photo archives of Forrest J Mitchell Jr., grandfather of the author of the blog linked below.

https://remitchelljr.com/2014/03/09/wwi-combatives-and-wrestling-starring-my-grandpa/