if ive marked you as a favouirte id like to meet you. experienced but happy to wrestle at whatever level. pretty good for my age, plenty of knowledge and stamina. take on all comers competitively, bit more selective for erotic lol have small matted space at home (close to M5) and happy to travel or hire a matroom. sometimes travel abroad to wrestle so distance is no object. in berlin mid may and looking to wrestle in paris/spain/athens/new york.
Match structure: Even match, Give and take, Play wrestling, Practicing techniques, Not interested in cyber
Specific wrestling styles: Pool wrestling
Miscellaneous interests: I have access to mats, Friendship
Fetishes: Wrestle for top, Naked wrestling
I am willing to travel 5000 miles
I am willing to host.
A gentleman and a master of his art! Mike is a skilled and strong wrestler who is very generous in sharing his knowledge and patient whilst you put his teachings in to practice. He has an easy manner and a relaxed attitude and is happy to adjust to his opponent's level and quickly responds to any change in pace. He knows his stuff and is a tough but always fair opponent! We had a great time on the mats and an equally good time off them with easy and engaging conversation. Don't miss the chance to lock up with this guy on one of his many visits to London, he is highly recommended and I look forward to our next meeting!
12 Nov 17: Great to meet Mike for the first time at Barnet. He's a real friendly guy and a brilliant tutor. I learned loads from this skilled wrestler - mucho recommendo!
OK - Lets get this straight from the start this man
wrestles better than some people 20 years his junior
You can tell he is analysing your moves as you wrestle. he then explains how the angle and levers you uses made the hold work.
If I could take lessons of him I'd be twice thw wrestler.
Thanks mate for a superb match.
I've had many group sessions with Mike before, but again most recently today at Barnet's group meet.
He's very skilled and does a great job at getting and keeping control right from the start. During my earlier times on this site when I was a beginner, he was also a very patient coach and definitely helped me along with some good tips + techniques.
Another 'essential' opponent who I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thanks, Mike!
Met mike today for a group meet. What an amazing guy ! Strong , fast and very skilled ! We had an amazing match .... short as in most group matches but it was great ! Hope to meet him many times more !!!!
Met Mike yesterday at a group meet at Walthamstow
Had a good tussle on the mats and he was kind enough to wrestle to my (low) standard. Taught me a few things on the way too. Off the mats a charming and friendly guy
Me vs Mike is like the champ (him) vs the chump (me)
Felt safe and sane on the mats, glad to have met him for a wrestle, he gave me a few tips. Recommendation is high with this one
20/9/17 ......well it's been about 5 years since I last wrestled Mike and tonight I got the chance to reconnect for an amazing session. Since our last meet this guy has come a long way. It was a great give and take match with lots of subs both ways. Mike took the time to show me great counter moves and a few sub holds . A very enjoyable session for me even though I think I will ache tomorrow and now I know he's in the area often I will definitely be meeting again. Still as charming and friendly as I remember and a pleasure to chat with. 👍
Amazing guy to roll with, gave me the the run around and even managed a few subs too, highly recommended a must meet in my books, a definate rematch is on the cards, great fella, thanks for a great session mike :-)
24.06.13.....just had my 3rd match wiv mike ...this guy just gets better and better, amazing 2 hr ring session gonna feel it tomorrow, don't be deceived by his stats, he's a fast strong tough opponent who is a great submission wrestler makes you work hard, don't think I'm gonna be as lucky next time, great workout mate thanks.....one of the most sociable guys too, great company after , 5* reccomendation
Jay is fit strong and fast. had a terrific time with him on the mats and looking forwrd to locking up again. he raised my game and gave me an excellent workout. thanks again
add to that an improving technique - we had a tough couple of hours in the ring, and i would definitely recommend him as an all round nice guy, tough but a great wrestle. in my top 3 list of guys to wrestle
grappled again after several years. he is strong, tough and skilled. had an awesome time. highly recommended
Managed to wrestle at a meet at Pippas. He has got good technical skills and the knowledge and experience to use them and make you work for a hold. Very nice guy, and was kind enough to teach me a better way of doing a hold or 2. Greatly recommended.
Met Mike at a group meet in Manchester and I was very happy he approached me if I wanted to wrestle!
We had a short but very enjoyable round on the mats and there's much to be said about Mike's skills! He's calm and collected and even under pressure doesn't seem disturbed at all.
Besides, he packs a good amount of strenght so it's not easy at all to just force submissions out of him.
Off the mats, he is a cheery and delightful man with whom you're able to have a good laugh and a serious discussion too! Definitely try to meet him if he's in your neck of the country (which he might be, with all the travelling he's doing!)
i can't add more than what his past opponents said about MIkeswuk. i can just be honored and thankful to him to drive all way just to meet me. on mat he was very easy on me plus safe and sane. i hope to have round 2 when i visit UK again. of the mat he is joy company and nice to be with.
i recommend him for anyone who want to learn from the expert and have a great match
Had a few tussles over the years, no talking just action, the way it should be, always a good contest and he knows how to sort a bloke out. Had another match yesterday which was the best yet, he has great strength and kept me pinned with his packet for a lot of the contest, very horny session.
25/05/2015: After meeting him on the mats and in the ring at Pippa's in Manchester, I got the benefit of encountering mikeswuk's skills again during the submission grappling classes at the excellent International Wrestlers' Camp in Lindow (Mark). He was a huge help in repeating the submissions and counters that we'd had demonstrated with me and letting me try them out on him with a suitably educational level of resistance or cooperation as was needed; along with chipping in the benefit of his own extensive experience from time to time. So I'm looking forward to a further grapple with this skilled but unassuming wrestler back in England and seeing if I can remember what I've been taught. A pleasant, friendly, engaging chap off the mats too; and therefore highly recommended.
13/06/2015: Well I got some more grappling in with mikeswuk back in England, at John's meet, and was extremely pleased to take a few subs off him! [That they were subs that he'd spent a good, very patient half hour coaching me in how to achieve we will overlook for now!] A very talented wrestler and a lovely bloke, I'm looking forward to more coaching and more grappling.
Had a good match with Mike at a group meet, his skill and experience really showed when trying to attempt him to submit and a right battle ensued. Enjoyed his company off the mat who was also willing to help me with a move or two. Thanks Mike!!
1/7/17 a group meet at Pippa's.met Mike for 1st time.very friendly and safe a really enjoyable matroom match,very skilled.hope to see again.thanks roger
OWG meet 8/4/2017.What an honour to be trained by not one but 3 experts,Wriggler,Lndngrappler and Mikeswuk.Mikeswuk singled me out and we had a long,teaching(without lecturing)session to use attack rather than defend moves (safe and sane of course),positioning of limbs and weight distribution and to stop wasting energy.Brilliant useful tuition from a modest man.Cheers Mikeswuk.............At two meetings since the above Mike has taken me aside to train me stop getting in vulnerable positions,and how to try to plan and counter moves;what more can you want from a calm cool tutor very generous recom from me.
I can't ever envisage a member of this site coming up against Mike and having anything but a great experience. He's strong, fit, experienced, knows his positions and has all the tools needed to challenge anyone and give them a hard time. Throw in the fact he's a great guy. What more could you ask for?
ive wrestled mike on many occasions and always had a good match or two, hes skilled, knows his stuff , HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and I look forward to our a wrestle or two on my return to the south of England soon
21st august 2016
great to meet up with this skilled wrestler , mike never fails to disappoint when ever we meet to wrestle or as friends very dependable, great guy , brilliant wrestler, We met at the Barnet meet , London, and we had two great matches, well worth it , always safe and sane, see you soon Mike.
This is a short recommendation to mike, I want to thank you for our 2 prostyle
matches we had, 25th February, 2017 at the barnet matroom meet , this wrestler is extremely skilled and always a pleasure to wrestle and we wrestled really well, give and take , , we have known each other for many years and mike improves on every meet, thanks again Mike
18th april 2017 Barnet group meet
Mike is a fantastic guy to wrestle don't you take any notice of his age he is amazing he is one of my favourites to grapple, strong and knows his moves like a true professional.
I'm biased cos I attended LAW and he was my guru , but I cannot fault him
may we meet many more times , I bow before you master of the mats.
24 may 2017
great to see mike and have a good sweaty wrestle,at the Barnet group meet great opponent as usual, looking forward to further meets
I met at Barnet Mat Room.
Mike showed me some submission tactics and I was also able to exchange the compliment with some of my pro fantasy wrestling. We also took part in a tag match which was exhausting but enjoyable! Mike will make you feel at home with his styles and is a renowned trainer with many years of experience. Super!
I have had many enjoyable wrestles with mikeswuk in the past at Long Eaton and Alveston .It was great to wrestle with him again in Manchester 13-05-17.He is a 100% safe sane wrestler.I hope to wrestle with him again at a future meet.
What can I say about Mike that hasn't already been said? He s not only a great wrestler so smooth on mats in the lock-ups but he is also always wiling to offer advice, demos and coaching - a true gent.
Each time we met I've forgotten something from his prior advice but he reminds me "relax"!, and adds a bit " the mat is your friend" this time .
Thanks Mike , I'l keep trying
I knew Mike at LAW for years before joining Meetfighters. He is very knowlegeable is prepared to teach you his moves. Safe, reliable and well recommended. Good to know both on and off the mat.
We last met at Grapevine on 30th January, 2016. He kept me on my toes (and back).
17 April 2017
Mike and I have met over a dozen times since my last recommendation. He still gets the better of me, but not so easy now as I am at last remembering some moves. Highly recommended, and don't let his light weight and pleading "I'm an old man" fool you, he is a very good wrestler!
Mike is a gentle off the mats and a tough guy on them. Fun to wrestle and knows his stuff. A great meet anytime
Mister Mike is simply a master. His knowleadge and experience are great. If you want to learn or improve do not hesitate meeting him. Thanks a lot Mike!
Mikeswuk is a very kind person, highly skilled and very generous. Very recommended for newcomers and people who wants to improve the wrestling and grappling techniques. He is also extremely tenacious during the fights, you must have imagination, a good cardio and a minimum of skills if you want to defeat him ! But... Why would you defeat such a gentleman ?
I met Mike in Gaillard, at Aton's meeting.
The guy has a lot of experience, knows his skills and definitely knows what to do on the mats in a man2man wrestling match. He certainly doesn't need my recommandation, as he's well know from the wrestler community and appreciated. It was a pleasure for me to meet him and to roll together on the mats, i enjoyed him a lot. Outside the mats, a real gentleman!
Completely trustable and recommended
Mike must be the great teacher of wrestling. We had a hard, competitive match in a much too small space and he guided me with suggestions, tips and stories. I presume he is a bit of a chameleon; adapting to the level of his opponent. I definitely had the impression he was toying with me, but thanks for that. A true gentleman, uncomplicated and trustworthy. Highly recommended.
Met Mike at a Barnet group meet . Nice sociable guy, who is obviously very knowledgable. A tough feisty opponent . I look forward to picking up some tips from him in the future .
Mike is a great guy. We had met before, but actually got to wrestle yesterday.
He is strong tough and very knowledgable. between wrestles he shared some of his tips and moves.
Much appreciated and I look forward to stopping off on my way to Cornwall soon :).
We met briefly last year, but didn't have a chance to wrestle. Strong guy that knows his moves, gave some nice pointers too! I see why so many people have met up with him!
Really amazing guy, way stronger than you would think and very skilled. Was understanding and kind, open to teaching some proper movements as well as just having a great time.
molto tecnico, esperto e anche pronto ad insegnare! Veramente bello lottare con lui! Raccomandato!
Mike had his second training session with Ady today. Both guys brought different experience and knowledge to the mats. Mike is very keen to learn, and Ady took the opportunity to try some new coaching drills. They enjoyed working together and the two hours just flew by. We look forward to seeing Mike again soon.
What an absolute gent! We met tonight at a round robin meet at Barnett and had a couple of great rollls. He is safe and sane and an excellent teacher. High marks for this experienced wrestler. A privilege to meet and I look forward to meeting again.
I finally got to wrestle Mike yesterday and will admit that after seeing him in action I was aware that it would be a challenge to beat him. That is exactly how it turned out and we had a good to and fro match. I'd like to think we were fairly evenly matched but suspect that in round two he'll step up a gear and wipe the floor with me. Bring it on Mike!
10/Dec/16 and round 2. The tips and lessons that Mike showed me in round one were successfully used against him and he fell into the same trap a few times. I think it is true to say I had the upper hand in the two matches but I still had to struggle to get anything out of him. The main thing is that we had great fun and laughed all the way through.
He also gave me a few tips...
Mike is also good strong wrestler,and he is also a great friend too,looking forward to our next match,bring on round 2.
Had the chance to roll with Mike at pippas! If so a rather short match, we still had a good grapple.
Mike is far more experienced and more skilled than me.. Needless to say, he really had me working for it. I learned a few things!
Off the mats, he is a lovely genuine guy, and easy to talk with.
I really enjoyed our match, and look forward to a rematch in the future!
When you see Mike walk in you know you are guaranteed three things, a great wrestle, an abundance of knowledge and tips, and great company.
Hard to add anything new to all the great things written about him, but I echo all the sentiments.
Totally, absolutely and without question the highest recommendation.
Mike is a very skilled and experienced wrestler so I had felt intimidated. We got to wrestle today at Johns meeting and he is certainly a tough beast who very calmly executes killer moves. Highly recommend this safe fighter. Looking forward to the next match.
Met Mike at the group meet at Manchester and had a very enjoyable long lesson in how to wrestle, I just wish I could've retained at least half of what he was willing to teach me.
He's a VERY experienced wrestler and will take you on at whatever level you are, and he's a great guy to chat with on and off the mats. 100% recommendation from me and hope to meet again for another lesson soon.
Mike is a legend in our wrestling world.He's participated in many events worldwide but he never rests on his laurels.He's an inspiration and an honor to have wrestled him more than once.I always bow at his dexterity,knowledge and adroitness when it comes to making you submit on the mats.Off them such a mellow,sweet man.Another match is on the cards,my friend.Highly recommendable!
Mike has the perfect attitude, ability, and athleticism for matrooms, pro rings, cages, and websites like this one. He can coach. He can wrestle. And he can still learn and build muscle. You guys over in the U.K. are lucky to have him, and I am lucky he travels. I hope to wrestle him again....
it was a pleasure meeting mike today who i really appreciate coming to wrestle me on a tight schedule . hes a great guy really fun to chat with and knows his stuff on the mats looking forward to our next roll when hes back in town !
Mike is a very skilled and considerate wrestler. Nice bloke and host.
What a pleasure to meet this guy, really nice and hospitable. Had the best time wrestling and and chatting with him, cant wait to meet again. Highly recomended.
Mike is a skilful and experienced wrestler, who's also friendly and very helpful in explaining moves and techniques.
We've met a number of times in Barnet, and I can definitely recommend him.
I thought I'd already written a recommendation for this man... but I was mistaken. Had another wrestle with this friendly, skilled guy at Pippas today. He's also got plenty of energy and is happy to give guidance on submission wrestling. Really enjoyed wrestling him and look forward to the next round.
I met Mike at Grove Park on 4 April where we had a really great sweaty submission bout - it was a great workout for us both. Mike is a very fit wrestler with masses of stamina, skill and determination and boy is he strong !! Mike was kind enough to give me a few tips and show me a couple of holds. I had a great time and I had to work bloody hard for every submission I got. Roll on the rematch !!
Mike is a gentleman, very friendly and open. Helped me feel comfortable at my first Barnet group event. Technically adept and impressively flexible.
Mike is a very strong wrestler, with a lot of experience in submission wrestling. He is a very nice guy. I highly recommend him.
I am an experienced submission wrestler, so when I say he is the best ive met in recent years you can judge how good he is. strong, flexible, with amazing stamina, natural technique and the ability to take on board new skills quickly. he will submit most guys, but it will be fun for you while he does it lol
A true gentleman in every sense of the word. Very knowledgeable & strong. A great match & a wonderful host!
Mike is such a great ambassador for wrestling. He was to first to offer to 'show me the ropes' at my first open meeting at Pippa's, and being a complete newbie, I didn't have a clue how to start. Mike is such a willing, patient coach, and has loads of wrestling wisdom. Even when he gives me chances to attack, I found myself pinned very quickly, which just showed me how very much I have to learn about moves! Thanks for your help so far.
I met Mike at manchester in january. It's a nice guy and he learn quick. Open mind and many others positives points. Good to see you again
A very good technical wrestler, enjoyed our wrestle and look forward to another chance to get to grips with him
Wrestled Mike a few times on the mats in Hendon. A great guy to meet and wrestle. Safe sane off and on the mats.
Mike is tough and fun. We had messaged for a while and it was great to finally meet and wrestle. It was an unforgettable experience. I would gladly wrestle him again.
Skilled wrestler who has the moves, holds and techniques of the experienced grappler that he is. We had a fun, sweaty two hour session of multiple submission wrestling. Very nice guy as well. Can't wait to wrestle Mike again. Highly recommended.
Finally got to meet this guy for a grapple.
He oozes experience and is a great wrestler.
He's happy to teach or coach and can wrestle down to your level.
You will have a great time with this guy if you get the opportunity to meet him.
Off the mats, friendly, chatty and a nice guy to spend time with.
Highly recommended and I will definately meet again.
Such a shame this guy lives so far away. Enjoyed our wrestle so much and his knowledge vast.. The coaching was brilliant, not just showing moves but explaining their success and why. Seriously, gotta wrestle him. He's a great guy and wrestle on so many levels.I really need more meets with him.
IVE MET MIKE A NUMBER OF TIMES NOW AT GROUP MEETINGS BUT HAVE NEVER WRESTLED HIM UNTILL TODAY HE IS A VERY NICE GUY BOTH ON AND OFF THE MATS SAFE AND SANE AND VERY VERY SKILLED WRESTLER INDEED AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO WRESTLING HIM AGAIN AND I WOOD RECOMEND MIKE TO ALL YOUNG OR OLD YOU MUST MEET THIS GUY
Mike is a great guy. Although everyone else at the pre Wrestlefest gathering was into submission, Mike agreed to wrestle me pro style. We had a fun match. He is quite nimble and can wrap u up like a pretzel in no time. I would hit the mats with Mike again.
Was good to meet Mike again on the mats. He is a great wrestler, very skilful and patient and kindly took the time to give me a few pointers. Guys like him give Meetfighters a good name.
Great meeting the experienced Mikeswuk for a wrestle. He is a very versatile wrestler with a wide repertoire of skills. Such a nice gentleman off the mats too. Highly recommend to everyone at all levels
What a brilliant guy! Terrific humerous wrestler, waves the age card in your face then nezt thing you know it he has you in the all the wrong positions and yer struggling to not tap. A very well experienced wrestler and in great shape too, he is methodical and calculared on the mats with a level of stamina that does not seem human.
When not wrestling he was very happy to show new tricks from his clearly vast knowledge on moves, holds and counters that he has, and makes great conversation too.
Top guy who deserves a 100% recomendation for wrestlers of any skill level, thanks mike!
Well what can I say? Cracking guy off the mats and a bloody good wrestler on them! We met at High Barnett mat room for a wrestle and he lived up to the very long list of recommendations that proceeds him.
This session was a little out of my comfort zone being a more traditional wrestling match with competitive grappling and ground based submissions over the more fantasy style pro I'm used to but Mike was a fantastic teacher and a patient opponent. I had an absolute blast!
Learnt a lot about the art of wrestling and myself as a wrestler. Seems I have strong instincts in defense but lack technicality and clinical finishing in offence but I'm well up for trying again :)
Throughout Mike's communication was fantastic and his manner a joy to be around. Put simply he's a guy you just love to wrestle (even when he's working your arm like he wants to take it off you!). His experience far outweighed any size or power advantage I may have and he plays the 'Old frail man' card like a deadly weapon.
DO NOT BE FOOLED! :p This guy can trade holds with the best of them! Frail my arse.....
Can't wait to wrestle again :) and if you get the chance to wrestle Mike, don't let it pass you by! Top bloke.
Wrestled mike a few times I've known him for a number of years. Friendly off the mats, respectful and technical on them.
I've met and wrestled Mike at group meets for many years now, and I can only add to the growing list of recommendations. Always safe and challenging to wrestle, he gets better with each match.
Mikeswuk is a talented wrestler with lots of experience. A really nice guy too who will take time out to demonstrate holds and teach you new moves. Will definitely be meeting him again.
great guy to meet up with who really loves the sport. A regular at the nyc wrestlefests, he will give you a good match and is very hospitable.
11.10.2014 Happy to met again this wrestler, he is one of my favourite opponents. He is strong and tireless and I can't wait to meet him again next trip *** 19/21.10.2013 What a great wrestler!!! I had long and sweaty session with him and want to have more. Met first in Barnet and after 2 days alone in a very hot and long match ... WOW! challenge him!
23rd Sept 2014: Had a great wrestling session with Mike, in speedos and boots. He certainly lives up to all the previous recommendations on his profile. Good host both on and off the mats.
Just had a match with Mike. This guy is tougher than I expected and definitely make you earn your submissions. I'd wrestle him anytime he was in Cleveland.
Met Mike once again yesterday 03/08/2014 and as ever great host and great wrestle although Im sure he goes easy on me ?
Always an enjoyable meet with him
I have nothing but good to write about this guy...
He is a perfect gentleman, and a great wrestler. we have wrestled twice. He knows his holds, and will give you a good time, please meet up with him if you get the chance.
Met Mike at the Grapevine group meet and enjoyed my bout with him. We have met before - a while back - but I'd forgotten what a skilled and strong guy he is. Definitely recommended
I met and wrestled mikeswuk on Saturday 12th April 2014 (Manchester Meet). I must admit I misjudged him without meeting him.
He is tough, and a experienced wrestler and will put up a hard grapple. A natural teacher too. Off the mats, one of the kindest and humblest people I have met - thank you.
Like hugefan said: "its worth saying again if you want to learn about wrestling meet Mike he is not great for his age he is just great."
Mike is a skilled wrestler and a great guy. He gave me a great lesson and I hope that I can make use of all he taught me. Strong and skilled, patient and friendly, I would recommend him to any wrestler here. Thanks Mike for a valuable lesson!
Met Mike earlier this evening for a late session at Barnet. Had a really good wrestle and loved the way he slowly moves you into a submission. He's skilled, safe and sane and enjoys wrestling for fun. It doesn't matter how many subs each wrestler gets its the fact that you both get enjoyment out of the meet. I certainly did, would recommend and wrestle again.
Thank you Mike for travelling all the way did to meet which showed me the dedication and respect you have for all wrestlers. THANK YOU !!
I met Mike at a group meeting in Barnet recently.
Good wrestler who knows his stuff and willing to coach newcomers like myself. Patient and sane - a really good opponent. I look forward to more tussles with him in the future.
As expected, I knew I would have a good grapple with this guy, my expectations was right. He was skilled, methodical and agile. This guy made me sweat and kept keeping the pressure on me. A great advisory, safe and sane and he was reliable. I would def meet again as he comes well recommended.
Mikeswuk is such a charming wrestler with amazing stories to share. He's enthusiastic, sociable, easy to beat with my scissors, but most importantly, an absolutely fun wrestler :D
Mikeswuk can also teach you and train you to be a better wrestler and he is also very welcoming and squeezable. :)
Mike was my first opponent at wrestlefest 2014 in NYC. Glad to have such a nice guy as my first opponent. He is also a great guy to talk with and a good teacher too. I definitely recommend him as he will give you a tought time and he is very safe.
I met Mike at the Barnet mat room & he was a very helpful teacher, a fun opponent and a very nice guy.
Great technik and skills, and what a stamina, he can wrestle more and more....and after some more!!! Very gentle guy , I would love meet him again for a nice chat and after grab him for hours in a match!!!
I had a great time with Mike ! A match combined with a lot of practice. I was very happy that he was willing to teach me several wrestlingskills. I was impressed by his experience and he is a very good teacher: relaxed, clear, helpfull, modest and fun to wrestle with. He also has a very good stamina and strength. All good ingredients for a good match ! A real privilege to meet this guy ! Definitely hope to meet him again during my following trips to London. Thanks for a great meet ! Highly recommended.
I'm really glad I wrestled mike, a very skilled and tenacious wrestler who has an excellent defence. Although we didn't fight for too long as it was at a group meet I will definitely arrange a longer bout with the master in due course.
I am sure this is the fourth time I have met Master Mike but perhaps he tired me out too much on the third occasion for me to write anything. Once again great sweaty battle with a few tips thrown in. Being so mean with giving me an arm I had to resort to giving him loads of hugs, the hard crushy kind of hug involving arms and legs but still it took all my bulk to get the odd tap out of him. its worth saying again if you want to learn about wrestling meet Mike he is not great for his age he is just great.
Met master Mike for a second session this evening, having explained his neck was a little sore i spent most of the evening trying to choke him but only because he makes getting an arm such hard work. We had a great sweaty session with Mike wearing me down in his usual style until he made his classic error - he started to give me tips - sometimes I wonder who the beginner is - doesn't he know the first rule of wrestling, don't tell your opponent what to do ha ha. Having learnt lots of new skills and successfully using some of them I shared with Mike my special skill of nipple tweaking, it wasn't one he had learned at the wrestling club, i think he was impressed. Its worth saying twice or three or four times, do meet Mike if you get the chance.
Mike, like me wears glasses, so not only did i have a fantastic evening wrestling i had the added bonus that with his glasses off he thought i was both young and attractive. Should have gone to spec savers!
Definitely one of the best meets I have had, I am a little heavier and taller so when we began I almost, so nearly managed to get him in some effective holds but class came through, just as I got close he would slowly work me into a a very safe but inescapable hold to which i had no answer. Then he made his big mistake, he gave me some tips ha ha. I can honestly say I learned more tonight than in any previous meet and surprisingly with his advice i managed to get a couple of taps. Mike is a fantastic wrestler and for any of you put off by his age, just grow up, if you are serious about wrestling learn from the master. I should add he is charming and in my usual tradition of being shallow has a great hairy body. looking forward to my next lesson from a lovely teacher.
One of the genuine good guys. Despite Mike's far superior knowledge and experience I was never made to feel like the underdog. I had a truly great time and look forward to many repeat sessions.
Mike is a great guy and awesome wrestler. If you ever get the chance
to wrestle him, I would highly recommend it. I look forward to another
match with him soon.
Met and wrestled Mike at Roberts on 24th July. Mike is quite knowledgeable guy. He was teaching me the pre-wrestling warm up exercises (stretches) that wrestlers do to relax and loosen up their muscles. We had a good submission match for 4 hours (with some breaks for sips of water). He is quite strong, fit and skilled for his age. I finally got a submission or two out of him. I blocked a lot of his good submission holds. He kept coming back at me with more holds. Nice guy overall (on and off the mats). Had a good match with him and look forward more matches in the future. Highly recommend him to others who like good and long submission bouts.
Had the pleasure of hosting Mike for a wrestle and had a great time with this first class wrestler - he's very skilled, knows a million holds to use against you but a very genuine, friendly, fun guy on and off the mats and is always safe and sane and respects opponents limits. Highly recommended and hope to meet up again soon!
No-nonsense submission grappling!
Good fun, and more real, sane, fit and reliable than many 30-year old on this site.
04:05:13. A second encounter with Mike at the Barnet group meet. Mike is always so generous with advice and tips which is a real bonus for a beginner like me and as a patient & highly skilled guy with nothing to prove he is prepared to give you a break; that makes for an enjoyable wrestle for both. Highly recommended at any level and looking forward to future encounters when he has time in his busy wrestling schedule.
Had a very good wrestling session with Mike at Barnet. He is strong and has a wide range of offensive and defensive techniques. Extremely personable and well-mannered.
I would wrestle him again - if he can fit me into his busy schedule.
Short match but very enjoyable. Really nice guy, surprisingly strong and pretty tricky. Thanks and see you again if you are down this way.
Just met Mike for a local hotel match. Turned out to be another lesson for the newbie from a more experienced veteran. He got some painful submissions out of me, but I was pleased to get a couple out of him too. A good experience, which I hope to repeat.
I have now known Mike over a number of years and seen his wrestling technical knowledge and skill steady grow. Mike is now a competent wrestler and the training he has undertaken over the last four year have sevred him well. I look forward to doing some more training with him,
mike is reliable punctual polite helpful and easy to get on with. on the mats he is strong and resilient. he is safe and you are guaranteed a good match whatever your level as he can adjust.
Mike is a good strong technical wrestler and well worth a meet. Looking forward to a rematch
Mike is a reliable and surprisingly tough wrestler who can give a really good account of himself on the mat. He's steadily building his submission wrestling skills and and is getting better and better all the time. Pleasure to wrestle with.
Have known & wrestled Mike for several years. Always enjoy a wrestle with him, very skilled fit & strong, looks good in a singlet too. Exceptionaly nice guy. What more can you ask for. def recommend
Wrestle him! Mike is strong and skilled in freestyle as well as submission, is always up for a match, and has the endurance to go for hours – or rather, days.
Although he was modest and self-effacing in his comments to me, Mike is a strong, fit, and skilled guy on the mats for someone who is a beginner. More importantly, he is a true gentleman and a one of the most charitable souls I've ever met.
We met at Wrestlefest in NYC and I had a match scheduled with another wrestler. Wrestlefest NYC only does hotel matches and I was sharing a room with a person who did not want to use it for wrestling, plus he suffered a muscle spasm the night before, so he was resting. My wrestling partner would not get his room for a couple of hours and we might not be able to do a reschedule. Mike was kind enough to lend us his room at the last minute to use it to wrestle.I will always be grateful for him as I really was looking forward to meeting this guy on the mats and I was at the event for just two days.
Thanks you very much for being such an upstanding guy, Mike.
Polite, strong, skillfull, great stamina. Had a great and wonderful time with Mike. Hope to meet again soon
Mike is a lovely guy, great fun and great to wrestle, we have met many times and it's allways good safe fun, hope for a lot more, cheers mate.
I have known and have been wrestling Mike since he was an awkward novice to a fit, strong and technical wrestler. I can't relax like I used to and every time we meet he just gets better and better and now I can learn from him. Also, Mike is very reliable and sociable and we get on well on and off the mats. I'm glad we meet regularly.
A strong,fit and intelligent wrestler.Can put you through your paces and catch you out. I have had some very enjoyable matches with Mike made all the more so as we are age/height/weight proportionate.
Mike had some good counter moves in our match which prooved his wrestling training had paid off. Good to wrestle and good to chat wrestling with too.
have had some really good fights with mike. strong and supple, we've had to battle against each other. like the way his mind works - and want to fight him again!
Mike is a great guy and I'd recommend him wholeheartedly. We teamed up together in Grove Park a few years ago and also face each other in an oil match. Both were great experiences. Thanks, Mike.
Of all my past opponents, Mike is probably the guy I know better than any other and I think we've had seven or eight matches over the years, many in oil and all, without exception, fun.I was Mike's first ever opponent some years ago at Hendon, and I have seen an enormous improvement in his wrestling skills, strength and technique, since our early battles.Needless to say, despite my height and weight advantage,I don't find it at all easy against him now and technically, he is far my superior, though we still sweat profusely when we battle.
In addition, Mike is a great guy - friendly and reliable - and he certainly won't let you down when you take him on. Give him a go - you'll enjoy it !