"Discover The Lost Teachings
Of The Man Who Developed The Greatest Wrestlers In The History Of The
Frank Gotch was the world
heavyweight wrestling champion from 1908 to 1915.
"I became a
worlds champion BECAUSE my staunch friend and teacher "the old
Farmer" MADE ME A CHAMPION. I was an ordinary farm boy, strong
and healthy. From this Farmer Burns developed me so that I
defeated all the great wrestlers of the world."
Frank A. Gotch
World Champion Wrestler
RE: The Life Work Of Farmer Burns...
you ever seen a man survive a six-foot hangman's drop? Well,
what "Farmer" Burns did was much more impressive than that...
Martin "Farmer" Burns lived in
Iowa in the early 1900's and has been nicknamed, "The Grandmaster of
American Wrestling." He was not only an amazing wrestler, but
was also known for training some of the top wrestlers in the world
including Frank Gotch.
was known as, "one of the most perfect specimens of physical
man-hood that the generation has produced." While some
of his feats of strength are still legendary, there is one that
stands out above the rest.
His neck was so strong, that he was able
to perform a stunt where he would take a six-foot hangman's drop
and while still in the air would whistle "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
And this wasn't something he did just
once. "Farmer" Burns did his famous hangman's drop dozens of
times each week and thousands of people saw it.
His neck was so powerful that what would
have killed most men didn't even phase him. Just take a look
at the picture below where he is training his neck by having his
two sons stand on his chest while he's in a neck bridge.
"Farmer" Performing His Famous
"Farmer" Burns Holding His Sons
Raymond And Charles On A Bridge.
|While this is an amazing feat in itself,
Farmer Burns also contributed a lot to the styles of wrestling and
grappling that we use today.