Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Cornish wrestling

Jacket wrestling sprung up in a lot of different places, apparently independently, though all the ethnic wrestling styles have since had a influence on each other. The above film depicts Cornish wrestling in the context of its culture. In some ways Cornwall seems from this documentary to be similar to Southwest Mississippi. The second video depicts more wrestling and the similarities to Judo are apparent. I very much like the wrestle on the grass with no mats aspect.

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