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Lancashire wrestling

 

Lancashire wrestling

Lancashire Wrestling
Focus Grappling
Country of origin England
Olympic sport No

Lancashire wrestling is an historic wrestling style from Lancashire in England. Many consider it to be partially the origin of catch wrestling, professional and amateur wrestling.

The style included groundwork and had the reputation of being an extremely fierce and violent sport. Sources show that there were some rules trying to safeguard the wrestlers from serious injury. For instance, there was a ban on breaking an opponent's bones.

In the counties to the north, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling developed with rules designed to minimise injury to the participants.

External links

  • History of the Aspull Olympic Wrestling Club in Lancashire.
  • A brief history of wrestling in England.
  • An article on Cornish wrestling, for comparison.
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