Hello Colin here genuine wrestler based on south western edge of Birmingnam. Experienced grappler can adapt style to suit opponent but not into daft NHB - not a purist but 'let's wrestle' is not 'let's have sex'. Used to wrestling lighter guys at clubs in the past have good space to grapple on duvets or happy to travel. Getting a bit of a 'veteran' for competitive stuff now but can still give a fellow a good challenge!
- United Kingdom, Birmingham England
I am willing to travel 200 miles
I am willing to host. (Bed and Breakfast)
StatsAge: 59-year-old Male
Stats: 5'10" (178 cm), 228 lbs (103 kg)
Languages spoken: English, French
Gear: trunks trakkies combats
Olympic / Greco-Roman
Last login: 44 minutes ago
Last modified: 10/02/2017 1:22 PM
Start of membership: 1/19/2009 1:05 PM
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- 9/08/2018 1:00 PM: Manchester Meet 1.5 (Organizer: Steeleyes; Event completed )
- 3/17/2018 1:00 PM: Manchester meet (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 2/03/2018 1:00 PM: February Grapevine Group Wrestling Day – High Barnet, London UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 12/09/2017 12:00 PM: December 2017 (OWG) Open Wrestle Group Wrestling Day – Manchester UK (Organizer: JOHN1953; Event completed )
- 10/14/2017 12:00 PM: October 2017 (OWG) Open Wrestle Group Wrestling Day – Manchester UK (Organizer: JOHN1953; Event completed )
- 8/05/2017 1:00 PM: August 2017 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day – High Barnet, London UK – PLEASE READ EVENT DETAILS (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 9/10/2016 1:00 PM: Johns Manchester Meet 17 (Organizer: John D Cotterill; Event completed )
- 8/13/2016 11:00 AM: August 2016 OWG Wrestling Day – Manchester – PLEASE SEE EVENT DETAILS (Organizer: JOHN1953; Event completed )
- 7/02/2016 12:00 PM: July 2016 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day with the Spotland Scrappers – Manchester – PLEASE SEE EVENT (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 5/09/2015 12:00 PM: Johns Manchester Meet 11 X (Organizer: John D Cotterill; Event completed )
- 5/02/2015 1:00 PM: May 2015 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day – High Barnet, London UK – PLEASE READ EVENT DETAILS (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 2/09/2013 11:00 AM: OWG meet XVIIII (Organizer: bear2967; Event completed )
- 1/05/2013 12:00 PM: January Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - The Wrestling Factory (Pippa's) Manchester (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 7/07/2012 1:00 PM: 7th July 2012 - Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - The Wrestling Factory (Pippas) Manchester UK (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 1/07/2012 2:00 PM: 7th January 2012 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day - The Wrestling Factory (Pippas) Manchester (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 9/18/2010 12:01 PM: Wrestling Event - Saturday 18th September 2010 event (Organizer: wrestlerguy; Event completed )
Availed myself of the mats and found them excellent - if anything 'undersold'. The facility was excellent and the greeting hospitable - it's great to have access to a decent matted area in the midlands. Like the Terminator 'I'll be back'. Heartily recommended....
It is always a pleasure to introduce someone to wrestling and share some techniques and moves. When you have a fit, competitive, intelligent and quick learner the pleasure is all the greater. Jim84 is quick on his feet and on the uptake and has the potential to become a formidably competent wrestler with a good sense of fun too.
corkey is recommended by Merseywrestle
Corkey, a strong skilled wrestler with a soild build, genial host when I visited him in Birmingham, it was a hot day and a sweaty enjoyable grapple. A recommended meet.
He drove 40 minutes to come and take me and 40 more minutes to take me back ...I really thank him again and appreciate. talkative, social, polite man, breaks the ice easily.
on the matts, very interesting wrestler, technical, competitive and you have to sweat to get a a sub.
in any case , very nice meeting and work out .
Our meeting was rather last minute and I was nursing a minor non wrestling related injury, but I was very glad to meet a very gifted wrestler who pitched the grappling at an appropriate level for mutual enjoyment. I hope to meet again! I echo the recommendations that here is a fellow good to wrestle and good to meet off the mats.
corkey is recommended by GrappleViking
Had a good but short bout with this big guy! Certainly a good workout, if brief. He is strong, skilled, and knows how to use his weight well.
Looking forward to round two!
Really nice guy. Very last minute arranged match, (allowed me to borrow one of his singlet's that's how last minute).
It's obvious how much experience and training he has, very testing opponent. Very good match and would definitely challenge him again. Fun, safe and sane the whole time.
ArmwrestleAndMore is recommended by corkey
I had the considerable pleasure of wrestling Marcus this afternoon. A very pleasant experienced and competitive but sane grappler with a very expressive face. He made me work for my submissions and obtained a good number of his own. I echo other recommendations heartily and am very pleased to have met someone who so obviously enjoys wrestling and is modestly very skillful.
I had a real struggle against this guy today. He is strong, determined and is very good at defences. He said he is an expert in being awkward and he definitely proved it with me.
Next time mate...
corkey is recommended by Glasgow1971
Met Colin at the event in Pippas but by the time we got to wrestle I was a bit worse for wear so instead of a full on bout he decided to teach me a few moves. He is a very experienced grappler with a wealth of knowledge and the patience of a saint. I could do with a lot more time in this guys company. Lovely guy on and off the mats and would highly recommend Colin. Hope to meet again
10/05/2015: Had a great subs grapple with corkey on the main mats at Pippa's as part of John's meet. Was fab to tussle with such an experienced wrestler and very satisfying to get a few subs off him towards the end of a brilliant but very tiring meet! Corkey wrestles safely and sanely, knows his stuff, and is a very engaging bloke to chat to off the mats too. Highly recommended and I'm looking forward to the rematch.
02/07/2016: Well that may be a new personal worst for waiting for a rematch, but eventually I did get a second tussle in with corkey, back at Pippa's. He showed me that round 1 was just a fluke by putting me in my place and getting me to submit repeatedly. Whereas in my turn getting past his excellent defence was a real challenge: he's immensely strong. Needless to say this made for a really fun grapple! And so was the ready and friendly chat off the mats. So hopefully round 3 with this great and experienced wrestler will arrive much sooner.
corkey is recommended by Grapplerlad
Another informative and enjoyable wrestle with corkey. Not only is he an extremely decent fella, he has the ability to wrestle and make any beginner feel at ease and totally comfortable throughout. I feel privileged to be learning from a skilled man and have already doubled in my confidence thanks to him. I recommend any lads on here to wrestle with him and enjoy this man's skills. Thank you again col for all your advice, coaching and time I am really humbled by it.
Grapplerlad is recommended by corkey
It is always a privilege and a responsibility to be with someone as they begin to explore wrestling. Daz was nervous but soon relaxed and showed that he had the basics rapidly taking shape. He is fit, agile, strong and feisty and keen to learn. He wants to know techniques passionately, but I suspect he really needs to get genuine wrestling experience. I really enjoyed our time wrestling and my goodness this keen fellow learns quickly and should not be underestimated. I can also affirm that Daz is a polite and generous host, and a very pleasant person to meet.
Awesome guy to meet and wrestle.
Did so on the mats in Hendon and Stoneleigh
Safe sane and fun
I met Colin last week and had a fabulous time wrestling him. Like his profile says, he is a genuine wrestler but more importantly I found him to be a really nice person. He's easy to chat to and get along with -Never a dull moment. Colin obviously toned down his game for me but even then I was no match for him. Still a very enjoyable session and would love to do it again. Thanks Colin :-)
What an enthusiastic wrestler! Likes wrestling heavier, older guys like myself and feisty, sane, competitive and energetic. We had a great time on the mats, but watch out for this fellow as he learns quickly and moves like lightning! Heartily recommended.
corkey is recommended by eastcheshireguy
Great to get on the mats with Corkey and see the ease with which he does things. He was also a good instructor happily sharing his moves and interesting to talk to off the mats
I finally got to meet corkey at Johns Manchester Meet 11 X after chatting to him on the internet.
He is as intelligent and a gent as he presents online. He is also an experienced wrestler, a real pleasure for me to wrestle.
corkey is recommended by dadwrestle
I have known this great, skilled wrestler for more years than either of us care to remember! It was therefore a great surprise to meet up with him again at a group meeting in Barnet yesterday! Hes as tough an opponent as ever! It was so good to get back on the mats with him again, and to watch him take on some of the younger, technical guys. This wrestler is one of the best! Safe, sane, reliable, not to be missed. 100% RECOMMENDATION!!
corkey is recommended by The Kestrel
Colin was the first guy i have wrestled with in my new approach to wrestling, and he is an absolutely brilliant man, whatever nerves i had beforehand went very quickly as we began talking, i came to him hoping to learn and have a practice, and depite linitted space he had plenty to show me and was well controlled when we put things into practice, and i am sure he would have shown me more with the space of a matroom. He is as strong as an ox and had skill and agility to apply his weight and strength well, giving me a great workout as i tried to keep up with him
Highly recomend him to anyone who has not had th privilege of grappling with him yet
corkey is recommended by Lomandlad42
First wrestled Colin almost 2 yrs ago at a group meet and finally got round two recently. Had a great couple of hours trading holds and matching submissions. Powerfull strong fella who really knows his stuff, a great guy to wrestle who I would highly recommend you meet. Ticks all the boxes and is a great host too. Thanks again mate had a top afternoon :-)