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Had a great match last Saturday with a bud I had not wrestled in more than a year. Our last time out, he weighed 260 pounds at 6 feet 4 inches. He has since dropped about 40 pounds and packed on some muscle, so I was interested in how I'd fare, since I've gained about 10 pounds, most of it muscle (I hope) over the winter and am now at 5-9, 195.
This guy's an ex-hockey player, so he knows how to battle, and has endurance and strength to burn. We wrestled almost nonstop for about 75 minutes, and he won just about every fall. By the end of that time, we were both pretty spent, and I went home and rested before having to work that evening.
Next day I was pretty much recovered, but got an e-mail on Monday from my bud thanking me for the great match, although he admitted that he was still sore but looking forward to next time. Although I lost the match, I saw this as a high compliment. I've got about 10 years on him and he acknowledged having to sweat for every pin.
Sometimes victory is what you make of your situation.
Long Eaton No More -- New mat room for hire in Heanor, 10 mins drive from J26 of M1 — derby uk 240lbs's blog
Sorry to say Long Eaton mat room closes on 22nd March, thanks all the guys who used it over the years
The good news is a new venue opens from 25th March at HEANOR, 10 mins drive from J26 off M1.
Room is smaller than Long Eaton, but still has a good sized matted area (11ft x 12ft) and its got central heating, bath room (with bath) and kitchen facilitys.
Nearest train station is Langley Mill, about a 15min walk (up hill),
To check availability messege me on here or better still text/call me on 07984002915
A while back I have vowed never to upload videos to any site anymore. Looks like I don't always keep my vows..
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Looking to wrestle and box guys in Miami or surrounding areas.
Last week was a busy one here at AllFighters HQ! Please read on and comment.
First, we finished relocating to a new data center. AllFighters is now hosted in London, and is hopefully faster, has better network connection and will have fewer outages than before. This is made possible by a few donations we've received in the past months. Thanks everyone.
The move went pretty smoothly, but like all big changes, there were, and probably still are, some issues. I am fixing them as soon as I'm aware of them, so please, if you encounter a site error, drop me a note!
Second, there's a new feature that notifies members of certain things, such as favorites logging in or somebody inviting you to Chat. Personally, I hate popup windows that appear on some sites, so I chose a relative visible but unobtrusive floating panel with a red dashed border.
Finally, I'd like to ask for your input regarding another site matter. As you (probably) know, AllFighters has a very simply worded Terms of Service. It's much less legalese than the Terms of Service on most other sites, and for the most part, it simply says "don't be an ass". One particular term, however, forbids uploading of X-rated photos. There are a couple of reasons for that:
- First it's a legal matter: there are some very unpleasant local laws that adult websites must comply to.
- There are enough dating sites on the net for naked pictures, and there is no need for AllFighters to become one of them.
- Trying to be friendly to members who are don't want sex , or are straight.
The reason why this part of the Terms of Service is problematic is that it is the least intuitive one. Probably some guys are out there thinking, "Well well, nobody has uploaded a photo of their dicks to this site yet! Time I fixed that". Or they aren't, but anyways, about one in every 20 or so new photos is explicit enough to be flagged by multiple members. (Big thanks for those who patrol the photo uploads so I don't have to!!) Once a photo is flagged by enough members, I click a button that makes the photo private and sends a carefully worded warning to the photo's uploader.
For the most part it is. Usually, when someone receives this warning (and again, it is just a simple warning stating that the photo is naked, explicit or whatever), they just delete the photo and go on with their lives. Sometimes I get a small apology, or even some expression of appreciation for my work on this site. (I like those.) However, about one in every ten, goes into something I call "entitled, angry white thrash mode", explaining to me how they are right and everyone else (especially me) is wrong, and they will tell everyone not to use this site as it clearly sucks, and they will destroy everything I ever held dear (OK, that last part I made up).
My question to you is simple: how would you deal with them?
– Admin out.
Today I am closing one of the long-standing items from the Suggestion Box: the distinction between members who have had cyber/phone matches and members who had real-life matches. This was one of the highest-rated requests in the box, and finally it's implemented.
According to the original request:
:I think there is a need to distinguish between real and cyber in the Past Opponents feature. I had originally presumed that this would only be applicable to real opponents, but I had encountered some guys who had verified others as past opponents on the grounds that they had done cyber with them. I would like to be able to distinguish who had wrestled who for real. Thanks.
So what does this mean? It means that there is an extra category on a profile, right next to "Favorites" and "Past opponents": "Past cyber/phone opponents". I also made a best-effort attempt to reclassify some previous "past opponents" to "cyber past opponents". The way I did it was with an automated algorithm that mined multiple sources of data:
- The Chat for the past few days (i.e. asking for cyber on #allfighters, or visiting the #cyber room on numerous occasions).
- Certain information from profiles, such as "Not interested in cyber wrestling" or "Not looking for live meetings".
- If the member has "cyber" in his name.
- Most importantly, the network effect: past opponents of non-cyber profiles are less likely to be cyber profiles. In the end, AllFighters is a social network site, which is why this information weighed most.
At the end of the day, 350 of 5166 (7%) or all links were reclassified to "cyber", and less than 50 members had more than 2 links affected.
Please, visit your list of past opponents, and check if any of your links are badly categorized!
Both false positives and false negatives are easily possible, which is why I need you to check your links. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Move to a New Data Center
Soon (possibly this week), allfighters will be moving to a new datacenter, hopefully this will help us have a higher uptime, faster connection and better service. The move will make some future enhancements possible, the most interesting of which might be a video-enabled version of Chat. (This is not a promise for video chat, though. It might not be feasible in the end.)
However, the better hosting comes at a modest price. As you know, AllFighters membership is free, and there are no product tie-ins or advertisements on the webpage to offset operation costs. Please, if you can spare a little, donate to AllFighters!
:– Admin out.
There have been some visible and not-so-visible changes in AllFighters recently, and I figured it was time I wrote another of these news posts.
New Chat System
This is probably the most visible. The new chat system is based on flash, and will hopefully be more reliable and visually pleasing than the previous chat system. You can still use any of the old systems if you prefer; simply go to the preferences page, and select the chat system you like.
In order to make the system more transparent AND more economical on my time, I am now "[WikiPedia:Crowdsourcing crowdsourcing]" the moderation of photos on this site. As you might know, naked, shoking, sexually explicit, etc. photos are not allowed on our site.
Now, when you visit a member's profile or the list of photos, you can tag inappropriate photos as such. This will help me run the site more efficiently. Flagging such photos is anonymous, but doesn't automatically remove the offending photo. If a photo is flagged by enough members, the site moderators will deal with it.
Changing User Names
Right now, you cannot change your username on AllFighters. Once you create your profile, you're kind of stuck with whatever you entered at registration time. There is a reason for that: AllFighters is a social networking site. This means that once we get to know you as "SuperGrappler", that is who you are to us. If you change your name to something else, all the knowledge about you as "SuperGrappler" is lost, and we must meet you again with your new alias.
In short: name changes are detrimental to how the site is supposed to work. Sure, you could delete your profile, and create a new one with your latest and greatest name, but there are some drawbacks: You lose all your favorites, past opponents, recommendations and messages.
In order to balance the need for the social aspects of our site and the need of some members for a new alias, I am now considering the following: I would allow members to change their names, under two conditions. First, you cannot do it more than once a year. (I expect that for "normal" usage of this site, this shouldn't be much of a limitation.) Second: in order to change your name, you must pay a token amount, something like €20. There is rationale for this: if changing your name isn't worth €20, it was probably not very important anyway, and your current name will do just fine. More importantly, this is a small compensation you pay to the community (via helping me maintain the site), in exchange for our effort of having to adjust to your new name.
My question is: do you guys think this is worth exploring? Please, if you vote, also leave a comment stating why you feel that way.
- Do not allow changing of user names (129 votes: aggroproll, alphadanny, andreawrestling, ArabianGuy, Armybob, bailey, BallbusterBoy, barefighter, barefoot, bear2967, BeefyWrestler, best05, B-Grappler, bguy, Big Guy, bigt730, birminghamwrestler, blackwrestleruk, Boxingmarco, CaptainAndy, chesterbloke, chigrapple, Chrishann, Churd, competitive jobber, Dave Squeezemaster, dobbokid, Dragonbear, eastlondonkev, EricGrappler, fightinms, fightmuscle, FightnmanWA, FinnFighter, Fireball05, fitfighter, fitman, flexiwrestler, fmrhugger, frenchcat, fundom, Funfighter1985, g6fighter, getagrip, Gloved wrestler, GregSBP, grpplr, guerrero2s, hardandy312, headlockmehard, ikf, IndyWarrior, Irishfighter, italian stallion, jako, Jarda, Jedi, jopama70, joshboy1981, Judo4fun, lightmuscularitalian, london sub, londonwrestleguy, looney45, lottatore69, louisfight, lutte69, marlov, matt13226, mature jobber, MAXXXL, merseywrestle, Micha2, midblue, midwestboxer, mike69, mikecumbria, MikeUK, mikey3458, Mortadelo, musclemarkuk, NYwrestlerman, oldscrapperderby, pablo gonzalez, paulo1943, petrocelly, polo62, poseidonwrestler, proheelmi, punzel, RingerCGN, RobBerlin, rogerman, RomaFighter, romanhero, rumbletumbleUK, schwergewichtsboxer, Scissors wrestler, scubawrestler, Sebastian Rios, sockvid, solarplex, speedorassler, spirit6060, steviebak, suig, Supersub, SurreyGuy, TheBusiness, TiteFig4, tomwr, tonywrestleme, TooHardforyou, Toppler, Toughbear, TX bull, Tyger, uke, ukgrappler, ukpitbull, UKSubsFighter, ukwrestler, uk wrestler slam, Warkscub, wrestle bomb, WrestleguyToronto, wrestler19, wrestler2000, wrestleuksub)
- Only allow name changes once a year (47 votes: Admin, animal, bg wrestler, BodyhairBoxer, boine, Bomber, boothbee, BrettAZ, cgnfighter, cool bln, cyberwrestler21, DaeguDave, dbguy, dnaeel, domwrestler, EthanAxelAndrews, Felixx, fightme1976, Foofnwoo1954, freakstar, Freenote, gj be, grapplyves, GroundFite, iainscott 8, ikf, kirbyva, Letswresl, LondonHeel, londonlad80, Marbie, mckenzie10, MCRLON30UK, Muffn, ozwrestle, Raufbold1976, SJerzyBro269, SpandexLvr, squeezerian, StrikeFighter, Tanker, ukgrappling, watlad103, wrestleboyuk, wrestledave, wrstnl, zeuscentauro)
- Allow name changes any time (5 votes: Beat Ya, Blackbull, Leanmachineuk, tapout, wrestleman)
- I don't care (56 votes: action2win, Alan2005sg, alexwres, backbreakers123, bcapprentice, BearhugAddict, Bearhuggruk, benhard63, Biff Kerpow, cum4fight, denstur, dixiedaddy, DrkMusclCat, DUNKBOY, finest, fun missouri guy, gotwrestler, GrapplingHB, GuyMN1983, hashbock, highflyeral, highscreener, Japh1966, Lafkos, leeuwbeest, londonoriental, lusowrestler, lutador, MaulerMike, mikeswuk, musclebear2b, musclejudo, MuslWrsl, NCgrappler, nico, nidave, NJWoodbridge, nycbrawl, readymate, restle70, Riviera Wrestle, RuffFightChallenge, saesneg, scrapmerchant, slamitdown, slick, Sussexskin, ThunderStrikeVersNYC, TorontoBxr, travelstud, Tynesider, ukscisors, Virgowrestler, wantowrsl, whifferdill, yorksguywrestleuk)
I was up in London towards the end of last year and managed to get along to the Grapple 101 held at the 'Eagle'. The event I attended was only the second of these events to take place, so I expect that the organisers were feeling their way a bit and for all I know, the event I attended may not be typical of the more recent ones.
I can say that I did very much enjoy my evening (night really) at Grapple 101 and I hope to be back again when I get the chance. It was definitely an extra thrill for me to wrestle for an audience of 'punters', i.e. guys off the street (generally gay or bi ones of course, it is a gay bar). I really felt like I was a 'proper' wrestler as I stepped out onto the mat, naked except for my swim trunks, and watched by all those guys in their street cloths. I suppose I must be a bit of an exhibitionist, at least with wrestling, but if you dont like the idea of being on display you had better just go to Grapple 101 as a spectator. You dont have to wrestle if you dont want to.
I reckon that having an audience did encourage me to wrestle to the best of my ability. There were some experienced wrestlers present that night, so as a relative beginner I lost more rounds than I won, at least I hope the punters enjoyed watching my helpless struggles as I was forced into painful submissions! Mind you, I did get my own back against a couple of other novices present. A nice thing was that the audience applauded every submission so we must have been doing something right to keep them interested.
I arrived soon after doors open time, along with a group of four other wrestlers I already knew quite well - this pastime is quite a small community. The changing facilities were basic, but then you dont really need much in the way of facilities to get undressed and slip into your swim trunks. Our cloths were packed away and looked after for the rest of the evening, so keep some change aside for soft drinks. Some people wrestled in boots, but I prefer bare feet and either option seemed acceptable. Obviously, if you are going to wear boots they must be the soft wrestling type boots. Most of us wore swim trunks, but shorts also seemed acceptable, so I would say you can just wear what you enjoy wrestling in.
Ashley and the other organisers were really helpful in getting us wrestlers at least a bit organised and making sure that everyone who wanted got a chance to get on the mat. Basically it was up to you who you chose to challenge to a fight and i think you do have to be a bit careful fighting with someone you have never met before. I think everyone present was taking care to wrestle safely but you can never be sure. At least with an event like this you can watch someone wrestling before you decide to challenge them. I hear that they have now introduced referreeing which should also help keep it safe. Its fine to wake up the next morning with sore muscels everywhere, but no one wants to get injured. There was a bit of a difficulty with the mats slipping about on the floor, so some of us held the mats still when not our turn to wrestle - at least that way I got a real close up view of the action. I hear the problem of the slipping mats may now been solved. At one point they got us novices to do some simple training exercises, practicing set moves on each other, but I am not sure that was so successful. The background music was not excesively loud but it was loud enough that it was hard to hear the instructions, so it may not be an ideal training environment. Later in the evening we did tag wrestling, but not the ususl team tag wrestling. We just had four wrestlers standing around the edge of the mat and the guy in trouble would tag the nearest. That seemed to work well, it kept the action going and it got me wrestling with a few guys, Ashley for one, who I wouldnt have dared to challenge otherwise. Was fun struggling against such a fit muscular guy as Ashley, even if it was for only 15 seconds or so. It was a late night for me. I had intended to leave at midnight but I just couldnt tear myself away and stayed till chucking out time in the early hours.
Hope that has given anyone who is thinking of going to one of these events an idea of what it is about.
hoping to meet some wrestling friends in 2010..I am based in Dorset..bit of a black hole for wrestling it seems. I can travel or accom so if anyone is up for a friendly wrestle..most weights ok..get in touch..I need the practise.. Rich