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Cornish Wrestling at St Mawgan - Jon & Richard Cawley

Two brothers wrestling Cornish style in St Mawgan. This event was a special Tournament returning Cornsh Wrestling to St Mawgan after it has been missing for 27 years.
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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.
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Friendly Cornish Wrestling Hitch Between Heavyweights

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

Jacob Curling vs Trey Cornish


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Cornish Wrestling Tournament & History

Narrated by Gerry Cawley (35 time Cornish Wrestling Champion) who tells us the history behind this ancient celtic martial art. Features some great wrestling action filmed at St Mawgan Cornish Wrestling Tournament 2012. Filmed & edited by Mark Jenkin, see for more of his work.

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:

How to Shoot (Jay Cornish)

Trey Cornish vs Tyler Casamenti

Brown & White 2018
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80 KG jay Cornish vs Cody Kleiser

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.
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Joe vs Jack Cornish Wrestling at Lostwithel 2009

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.

80 KG Jay Cornish vs Jeff Evans

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Royal Cornwall show 2015 Cornish Wrestling

Cornish Wrasslin' at Royal Cornwall Show 2015

Cornish Wrestling Demonstration at Royal Cornwall Show 2008

Cornish Wrestling Demonstration at Royal Cornwall Show 2008 by Ashley Cawley and Richard Cawley

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.

Douglas vs Liam Cornish Wrestling at Lostwithel 2009

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.

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