May 25, 2011

1930's MMA with Nat Pendleton

World champion wrestler Nat Pendleton is shown in this 1930's clip demonstrating some rather familiar moves.   Just because pop culture just latched onto MMA does not mean it has not existed for many, many decades!  It is great to see old footage like this to witness the similarities and differences in how we box and grapple today, though you will notice the fundamentals have stayed pretty much untouched even in the last 100 years.

Also here is a link to a great resource for wrestling info and pics.


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