Moved up north, but need to sort out everything else about the move, so will not be looking for matches until I've properly finished everything.
Up for submission or promission matches (pro techniques, no acting). Either semi-competitive or as an active jobber.
Body strikes optional, though no head shots and try for no 'work visible' marks. Safety a must. Tap means stop - nothing else.
Happy to try other match styles I've not mentioned, but NOT into:
Play wrestling (medium intensity / practicing techniques are okay though)
No preference on opponent. Happy to have matches with any ability level.
Usually slow to respond to messages as often in situations where I can read but not yet reply, I'm not deliberately ignoring you. Please give a nudge if I haven't responded.
- United Kingdom, Mossley
Place of residence
- United Kingdom, Salford
- United Kingdom, Harlow
I am willing to travel 30 miles
StatsAge: 26-year-old Male
Stats: 5'11" (180 cm), 187 lbs (85 kg)
Gear: Any (own shorts, trunks, gi)
Last login: 6 hours ago
Last modified: 20 days ago
Start of membership: 9/01/2017 10:03 PM
Past Opponentsalexxwrestler andy Blackwrestle brazilwrestler86 dadwrestle fitnesssouth1 hephaestion2014 hertsdog hugefan ImtiazAli JOHN1953 jonuk Lomandlad42 London Wrestler Mark uk matworker mikeswuk oldscrapperderby Perseus Peteuk polo62 prosubsladuk pshawfocus rezla123 ro7999 RollingRollingRolling Scunfight sid small gladiator Squashlad SubsGuy82 surrey71 Tanker tkdboy Tyger worksopboi Wrestlertoo
- 6/23/2018 12:00 PM: London - Roll (Organizer: Blackwrestle; Event completed )
- 11/04/2017 1:00 PM: November 2017 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day – High Barnet, London UK – PLEASE READ EVENT DETAILS (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
- 9/02/2017 12:00 PM: September 2017 Grapevine Group Wrestling Day – Langley Mill Nottingham UK – PLEASE READ EVENT DETAIL (Organizer: matworker; Event completed )
I had the great pleasure of welcoming Dan onto to my mats today. He is a strong fit muscular man and an excellent wrestler. We had a good three hour plus match up with submissions both ways.
If you get the chance meet this man as he will give you a good workout. Strongly recommended and l am looking forward to our rematch .
The rematch was even better than the first meet up. Dan has put on some weight and muscle and this was both our first matches for ages. Once we both got rid of our rustiness it was a good 2 hour plus match up with once again submissions both ways. He is great company on and off the mats definitely meet this man if you get the chance
Had a fantastic match with Peteuk yesterday who kindly hosted.
Definitely got a gob on him, but genuinely a great person to chat with for hours!
On the mats we were nice and evenly matched, both of us playing the strategy game, with subs either end. Definitely has the strength and skill on him and would recommend to anyone.
Looking forwards to the next one!
sub aqua is recommended by RollingRollingRolling
What can I say about this veteran of meeting fighters.
We have met multiple times, sharing a number of interests, including martial arts and wrestling and becoming friends.
At the earliest meet I met a fit light young man who gave a good match but I was able to over power and run him through my repetoire of submissions.
The last meet, I saw he had bulked up and was stronger and acquired many new holds and skills. This made the whole meeting interesting. I could take nothing for granted.
I look forward to our next meeting. - perhaps I will be taken to school if his past progress is anything to go by.
A great guy
Had a couple of great fights in 2012 in Leeds and in 2013 in Manchester
sub aqua is recommended by London Wrestler
Met sub aqua after a short discussion where we arranged the place/time.
Sub aqua is an excellent wrestler, very strong, knows his holds/moves and he really fights hard (respecting the limits of course, very safe), he does not submit easily, his pain threshold is very high and he knows how to serve pain too. I really enjoyed a long bout where none of us wanted to give in, until we both got really tired. It does not matter who won, it has to be a real exercise for both of us, and it was!
An excellent personality off the mats, we had long and interesting discussions.
Looking forward to more wrestling bouts soon!
London Wrestler is recommended by sub aqua
Had a fantastic match and day with London Wrestler who kindly hosted today.
Not embarrassed to say I totally lost this one! He's got great strength but also a great mind to back it up, certainly saw what I was doing even before I even knew and really good at punishing mistakes.
Off the mats you couldn't meet a nicer person. Very much recommended!
sub aqua is recommended by hephaestion2014
Any recommendation would be superfluous as i agree with what everyone else has wrote.
But i would like to add that I was lucky enough to finally get a proper match after a false start before when at the end of a group meet I wasn't at my best. Thankfully a little bit of mouth on my part and the kindness of another member to host meant when our paths crossed again we were able to get a match.
One of those wrestlers who is incredibly good on mat and great company off it. Totally enjoyed myself wrestling and socialising too. Can make you laugh, can make you tap- and make me step up my GIF game 😉 Thanks mate.
hephaestion2014 is recommended by sub aqua
Past opportunities were rare but thanks to another member on this site who kindly hosted (and joined in for a swap-in-swap-out style multi-match) we finally managed to get a match in!
Definitely has some determination in him, very tricky to get him to submit and always seems to be steps ahead and caught me off-guard loads of times. Great match overall!
Certainly a good friend off the mats too, looking forwards to the next - just need to control that gob of yours haha!
sub aqua is recommended by prosubsladuk
Sub-aqua is a really nice guy and a good wrestler. He's reliable, friendly and fun and good conversation too.
sub aqua is recommended by Wrestlertoo
Its been some time since we met, but not so long that I don't remember his ability, strength and staying power....He really loves to practise his technical wrestling.
Since that first get together in a well known Barnsley mat room, we have met socially several times and I now know him to be a great host and interesting conversationalist, whom I regard as a friend.
Wrestlertoo is recommended by sub aqua
It's been a while since we've had a match or even met, but can still definitely guarantee a recommendation! His experience was obvious from the start and definitely very skilled.
Off-mat he's very sociable, a great host and another member who I'd consider more than just a past opponent - a good friend.
sub aqua is recommended by Blackwrestle
After chatting for a while now was able to meet aqua.
We chilled our prior to the mats with a long walk in the afternoon before heading to the matroom.
Once on the mats we had a good clean if not wet hour with the amount of sweat that was pouring from us and not just that it was hot he's a fairly stubborn wrestler but in a good way. So you have to work for the sub.
I can't recommend this guy enough and a rematch is definitely on the cards for sure. WATCH OUT Aqua
Blackwrestle is recommended by sub aqua
Had a great day with Blackwrestle, finishing off with a match in the evening - he's a great laugh before during and after the match!
Very tough opponent who kept in control and kept me on the defensive for most of the match - great technical and improvised moves and locks that get you by surprise quite often.
Definite recommendation and definitely up for another match!
06 Nov 17: Met Dan for the first time for a bit of gut punching. Really nice enthusiastic lad. He's fit and I can report he can punch very hard and could take a good bit himself! I've heard he's also an amazing wrestler, so hope to meet for a roll soon! Much recommended!
28 Mar 18: Met Dan again at Barnet. Brilliant evening of assorted tussling. Turns out he is indeed a good wrestler who had me tapping most rounds! We also did a bit of boxing and a couple of rounds of excellent gut punching! Really nice guy, sporty and reliable.
Met with hertsdog a while ago for a gp session, got a lot of strength and resistance behind him for sure. Looking forwards to a regular match somewhere down the line!
Please don't mistake the large time gap between recommendations as apathy, just blame it on my procrastination...
Briefly met at a group meet - seems a sound guy 👍. Sadly, time was tight when I arrived so we didn't get to wrestle. Hopefully next time!
One of the nicest lads have actually met on here and stayed in touch since. We met around a year ago, arrived on time and spent a good 2 hours going at it.
Whilst this fella describes himself as a Jobber, he wont let you have the win easily, I had to work for every single submission! Apparently I'm the first person that ever made him tap with my wrist lock! So quite proud of that achievement!
Also knows a lot of techniques and counters which made for a really interesting match! I would honestly never tire of taking this guy on, he's down to Earth, friendly with excellent banter, hoping I've made myself not just a future opponent but a good mate.
Highlight of the night was actually discovering we both enjoy terrible movies with questionable acting. Looking forward to the next round. And recommend this guy to anyone who enjoys having to work for a submission. Top marks.
We're long overdue a rematch! Met SubsGuy yonks ago for a match that went on for a good few hours. Definitely knows his stuff and keeps it safe throughout.
Excellent host and great company off the mats, just incompetence on my side that hasn't led to more matches or visits yet. I echo him about hoping to be mates rather than just future opponents.
sub aqua is recommended by fitnesssouth1
Genuine guy and really adapts his wrestling to his opponent. Highly recommended and want to meet him again!
A rematch with sub_aqua (Nov 2017) found us back in the Grove Park ring.
We started semi competitive for about 10 falls over half an hour or so and then progressed to a more jobber/ heel scenario for a few hours. He's a great guy, smart, very reliable and in the ring a proper wrestler who gave it his all. He's got good defensive techniques and a couple of his counters gave me some work to do.
He's fit and can take an impressive amount of punishment as I cranked it up round by round e.g. at one point he was in a 3 in 1 & wouldn't give; he can kick out at 2 like a pro and he can land when you throw him around.
Totally recommend him for any type of match.
Had a match with rezla within the last 12 months (although definitely after another) for a combined semi-competitive then heel/jobber match.
Very capable, tough and technical wrestler whose holds and strikes hit hard, but all safely done. Highly recommended and would certainly meet again when we both get the chance.
04/11/2017: I'd been wanting to get a match in with this skilled young man for ages so it was great when the Grapevine Group meet gave me the opportunity. His training was very evident, as expected, but what I wasn't prepared for was how big and strong he's grown up to be [I vaguely remember the days when it was the muscles getting bigger, and not just the gut!] nor how crazily flexible he is. Even when pinned and safely locked up, getting a tap out of sub aqua was a huge amount of hard work, and in some of our matches I didn't manage it at all. Between rounds he's an interesting guy to talk to and he has a very pleasant, friendly and outgoing way about him that contrasts nicely to the stoney immovability that is sub aqua on the mats. A safe and sane nice guy, he's a must for a rematch, hopefully sooner rather than later, and is very highly recommended.
We've been trying to set up a match for quite a while, but finally got the opportunity in Barnet today. We squeezed in a few 3-min rounds where he instantly started homing in on my arms and even though I've got a decent bit of flexibility he got a couple of subs from that!
Strong, fast and skilled - all you need for a good match - highly recommended!
sub aqua is recommended by small gladiator
I met sub_aqua on Saturday in Barnet, he is a good wrestler with a good combination of skill and experience. I found him both sane and safe and with a friend disposition both on and off the mats and a great sense of humour. Well worth having a match with.
small gladiator is recommended by sub aqua
Most recently met at a group meet in Barnet. A bit of an escape artist for sure - don't know how! Ontop of that, very skilled and strong - and doesn't mind passing a few tricks on too!
Great with beginners and experts alike - great all-round opponent who I'd recommend for sure!
Oct 17. A group meet at Barnet today and was great to catch up with Dan. We're old pals (well I am old), lol) and it was great to catch up. Dan's a great wrestler and has always been a match I like. Never a quitter and always a learner. Always a great wrestle. Look him up.
We've met a couple of times before, but most recently at the group meet today at Barnet - and he's still as much of a challenge as I remember!
If it's not already obvious, Mark is very experienced and tough - even in the short match at the group meet, he certainly kept control for most of it. Don't let that put you off if you're a novice, though - he scales to your level very effectively and throws a good couple of hints + techniques out.
Congratulations are in order though for being the one to get brazilwrestler to submit during the meet!
Definitely don't pass up the opportunity to have a match.
sub aqua is recommended by brazilwrestler86
Met sub aqua today in a group meet and what an amazing guy . He sure shows an impressive figure and when you see him roll you want to fight him even more !!! Was a good roll and hope to have more time to wrestle him next time ! Fully recommended !!
brazilwrestler86 is recommended by sub aqua
Definitely enjoyed the wake-up call match I had with brazilwrestler at Barnet group meet today. Absolutely strong and skilled - it was obvious how good a wrestler he is even if you're just watching - never mind an actual match!
Words really can't describe the strength of this guy! Why not find out for yourself - definitely recommended.
We have met several times over the years and it is always a pleasure to roll with him. He is fit,flexible and safe, and I do not hesitate to recommend him
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!
Had a couple of matches with Tigger (sorry!) most recently at the group meet in Barnet, though we have met before.
Great match, Tyger is tough, technical and is either a very good guesser or stays one step ahead most of the way through the match, though in desperate need of a swear jar!! :D
Pleasure to wrestle, and looking forwards to more matches in the future.
alexxwrestler is recommended by sub aqua
It's a rare occurrence when you get a good idea of how great an opponent is with just a 3-minute match in a group meet, but alexxwrestler is certainly one of those!
He might be lightweight, but his speed and technique can still overpower someone much heavier than him and puts on a mean bar choke. Definite recommendation.
Really nice good looking guy.
First met about 3 years ago, but did not wrestle till earlier than this year.
He is a skilled, fit, safe grappler who I am happy to meet any time.
Really enjoyed our match.
Definitely enjoyed the match I had with Tanker over in Manchester (although a good while ago) and would be up for more when we get the chance.
It was during a group meet, so didn't have a lot of time overall, but found Tanker to be a very technical and capable subs wrestler, knows his stuff and keeps it safe. Would recommend to novices and experts alike. Cheers!
Met and submission wrestled with sub aqua back at John Manchester Meet 8. He was strong, tough and naturally defensive. I suspect his skills would of tripled by now.
We have hung out in London (where we wrestled too at "Barnet Mat Room - January Open Mat Session"). sub aqua provided to be intelligent, polite and witty (funny). Completely safe and sane as well as putting up a good fight.
I had a couple of matches with Imran over the past few years and can definitely say he's among one of the best fighters on this site. Tough, flexible, technical and insanely fast, and also a great person when off the mats - what could be better?
sub aqua is recommended by Lomandlad42
Great to see Dan back !!
Got the opportunity to meet and wrestle this fiesty lad in Manchester.
Quick, strong and tough. Took everything thrown at him and still came back for more. First class fella to wrestle and a really nice lad of the mats too. A definable must meet in my opinion. Would have no hesitation in meeting again 👍
Lomandlad42 is recommended by sub aqua
Met with Jay a while ago once or twice over in Manchester.
Back then he was both tough and knowing his stuff, and has most likely improved if we're talking about now!
Top bloke too, great person who I'd like to have more matches with to see how far both of us have gone since. Recommended!
sub aqua is recommended by dadwrestle
This is one skilled, tough wrestler! We met on a few occasions when I had mats in my home in London. Safe, sane, reliable....and a blast of a wrestle! Just keeps on coming back for me! 100% Gold Star Recommendation!
At long last the rematch. When we first met sub aqua was a gangly youth and now he is
a fully grown man with very nicely grown up arms and impressive legs , however as he pointed out over and over and over again I am apparently still heavier and therefore cheating. I must say for a strong man his balance could do with a bit of work, so I generally managed to get on top first (so to speak ) I did then have a lot of trouble getting any apologies out of him. Very stubborn defences and very big arms. Now he may claim I resorted to cheating to get beyond the lying on top of him sweating a lot stage but I stuck strictly to the queensberry rules ahem.
Lots of sweat, lots of laughs and hope our next match won't be another four years away. Oh and I did promise I would write enough to make sure no one ever gets to his other recommendations so I suppose I should say do meet him if you have the chance.
Met sub aqua at a group meeting at Pippas. He was even younger then but a fab wrestler despite giving away a bit of weight. He may be embarrassed to say he met me now but I am trying to tempt him to have another go and if he doesn't agree I might have to turn this recommendation into war and peace.
Great wrestle, nice guy and until he puts a photo up you will just need to believe me when I say not hard to look at.
Not embarrassed at all buddy - I'm just infamously slow at writing recommendations!
We finally got another rematch over at Steve's matroom. hugefan is pretty much a great all rounder and would be a good challenge to anybody.
He honestly didn't need any sneaky cheats (I'll have you know he was putting himself in a better position when we stopped to move away from the walls) as I was pretty much outclassed. Very deep offense and defense meant we finished off without him giving away a sub at all! He might say he was in trouble but he certainly didn't look it - good bit of bluffing then too!
Great bloke both on and off the mats - would gladly meet again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend (except for my usual recommendation delay faff in actually *writing* one). See you next time!
Sub aqua, well what can be said about this guy?
He's strong, tenacious and knows what he's doing!
I've fought him many times in the past year, each one has been a sweaty and hard fought encounter!
He has a great technical knowledge and watch out for his legs!
He's much stronger than he looks and has my respect as an opponent!
BUT he's not only an opponent, to me has become a very good friend - with many of our meets starting at midday and literally passing midnight by the time we've wrestled and chatted - a very personable young lad!
Highly recommended, if you have the chance to meet - don't pass it up!
Surrey71 is another opponent that has been a challenge (in a good way). If you don't have recommendations that already give your strengths away, he still figures you out very quickly and is very good at stopping you from using what you're used to and has pretty much helped me work on things I'm not so good at. Very strong and technical too.
On top of that I've had all-round good matches every time, and has become a good friend - we've ended up having matches / conversations that drifted over to midnight at least a couple of times! Very highly recommended.
I've known Dan for a number of years and always had great matches with him. He's strong and knows his moves/holds etc but is very respectful of others limitations.
It was a pleasure to meet and wrestle him again at the Nottingham Grapevine event on 02/09/2017.
Thanks again for joining us and I hope to wrestle you again soon.
I've met matworker quite often during the group meets he kindly sets up throughout the year.
Though he does like to fall into the jobber role every now and again, he's certainly got the strength, technicalitityiytiyty and stamina to be a good challenge.
He's a great laugh at all the group meets and a great host too - and we're getting your bingo card made!
Very highly recommended
i first met dan over 4 years ago when came to mine and stayed overnight that was when he was studying in sheffied and after i used to see him on and off at group meets ive always found him to be a very polite freindly and kind at the time is legs were wicked as i found out to my cost a number of times due to the fact he did alot of diving untill today i had not seen him for over a year untill today in nottingham i have to say is legs have got even bigger but also is upper arms but he as not changed one bit still the same old dan love wrestling and full of fun today was great seeing him again so if you get the chance to meet him i promice you woint regret it i never have thanks again mate take care john 2nd september 2017
I've had a fair few matches with John now.
Deceptively strong, with the terrible combination of cheek and the strength to back it up, haha! Very good at catching you off-guard and gets the chokes on pretty strong...
Off the mats, though, down to earth and a top bloke. Would definitely recommend a match as always.
Met Dan at the grapevine event in nottingham on 2.9.17,we had a good match.looking forward to having a re-match with him in the future.would like to consider him as a great friend.looking forward to round 2.
Met Andy a while ago during a group meet but never managed to actually get a match in until last weekend's group meet in Nottingham.
We had a good set of matches, both single and group submission style. Got a lot of strength behind him - definitely enjoyed our match.
Great guy, would recommend a match with him, looking forwards to the next one!
sub aqua is recommended by oldscrapperderby
Great guy to wrestle, very strong especially his leg scissors , but knows how to be safe, very much recommended.