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Royal Cornwall show 2015 Cornish Wrestling

Cornish Wrasslin' at Royal Cornwall Show 2015

Cornish Wrestling - The Teddy Bag Throw

This is a demonstration of the famous Teddy Bag throw from Cornish Wrestling. Cornish Wrestling is the oldest form of wrestling in the British Isles and was originally known as Celtic wrestling.

From a HEMA perspective it is one of the only historical European martial arts that has an unbroken line and has always been a living breathing martial art. I have the utmost respect for this sport and the men and women of the Cornish Wrestling Association that continues to promote, teach and hold tournaments in the beautiful land that is Cornwall.

For those that know Cornish Wrestling you will notice we have not gathered up the jacket before the throw. In this demonstration it was because not everyone had a traditional Cornish Wresting jacket to do that with so I wanted to make the technique work for everyone in the class from the same grip as well as showing how in a street fighting context where you don't have the time or the reason to gather up the jacket, that a good grip to the top/hoodie/jacket of an assailant is all you need to apply an effective Teddy Bag throw.

Friendly Cornish Wrestling Hitch Between Heavyweights

A Friendly Cornish Wrestling Hitch Between Ashley Cawley and Nigel at St Columb Major Wrestling Club, Cornwall, UK.

Cornish Wrestling at Eden Project (BBC News, 19 May 2012)

As the Olympic torch blazes its way through the UK, every region on its route is taking the chance to showcase some of their own customs and traditions.

In Cornwall, the Eden Project played host to a series of events including a display of Cornish wrestling - a unique sport which has been practiced in south-west England for centuries.

Nicholas Niksadat reports.

In Cornwall, the Eden Project played host to a series of events including a display of Cornish wrestling - a unique sport which has been practiced in south-west England for centuries.

Cornish Wrestling Demo

This is a Cornish Wrestling Demonstration at Charlestown Reggata Demonstration 08.08.2006 Featuring Gerry Cawley and Richard Cawley Wrestling and Ken Cocks doing the commentary.

Cornish Wrestling - Tradition, History & Heritage - Cawley Champions

Cornish Wrestling, a traditional Cornish sport, it's history so old that it's lost in the mysts of time. Passed on from father to son, brother to brother this ancient sport is a un-broken living link with our ancestors.

Gerry Cawley & Paul Sawyer Cornish Wrestling in Middleweight Championship of Cornwall

Gerry Cawley had retired as a wrestler, however in 2011 at age 50 he returned to win two Championship Titles at Cornish Wrestling.

Oyster Fayre 2010 - Cornish Wrestling

Joe vs Jack Cornish Wrestling at Lostwithel 2009

Cornish wrestling

A dazzling spectacle of physical prowess.

Cornish Wrestling Training at St Columb Wrestling Club

Training at St Columb Wrestling Club. Thanks to Mike Cawley who dedicates a lot of time and effort to running the club.

Jamie and Sam Cornish Wrestling at St Columb Major 2009

Tom vs Sam Cornish Wrestling U18 Championship at St Columb 2009

Under 18 Championship of Cornwall

Jamie vs Liam Cornish Wrestling at St Minver 2010

A good bout, Liam is relatively new to the sport, but with good strength & speed he has shown great potential to be a good wrassler. Liam was actually winning on points during this bout when Jamie showed that both skill & speed can trump strength and managed to get Liam with a knock out throw. Well done to Jamie!.. The new Lightweight Champion of Cornwall 2010.

Cornish Wrestling Heavyweight Final 2008 PART 1 of 3

Ashley Cawley and Ed Broom Wrestling for the Cornish Heavyweight Championship at Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK. 13th July 2008. The final of the Heavyweight consists of two 10 minute rounds with a break in between, this is Part 1 of 3. For more information on our traditional sport please visit:

Douglas vs Liam Cornish Wrestling at Lostwithel 2009

145 Cons. Round 3 - Miller Clark (Texas) vs. Trey Cornish (North Carolina)

145 Cons. Round 3, Miller Clark, Texas vs. Trey Cornish, North Carolina at the 2015 USAW Junior Men`s GR Nationals

Richard & Ashley Cawley Wrestle in Open Competition at Bodmin Beacon 2010

Cousins Richard & Ashley Cawley wrestle each other at the Bodmin Beacon, the only known permanent Cornish Wrestling ring, newly discovered and not wrestled in for over 140 years.

Cornish Wrestling at Royal Cornwall Show 2007

Gerry & Mike Cawley, Cornish Wrestling at Royal Cornwall Show 2007.

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