This amazing footage, of Newcastle’s very own ‘fight club’, was shot around 1950 on Newcastle beach.
This home movie footage features Leo Jensen, an Australian heavy weight wrestling champion based in Newcastle, NSW. We see Jensen playfully training a group of men various wrestling and self-defence techniques. The film was shot on a Newcastle beach by Gordon Edwards, c.1950.
Jensen was born in Denmark and settled in Newcastle around 1940, after travelling the world as professional boxer and wrestler. He opened a physical culture academy in Hunter Street and was known to be an influential and popular man about the town.