Competitive, tough, but always safe/sane good natured multi-submission grappling or NHB/MMA. Love real close fought competitive match. Train at Bjj club in Basingstoke and learning more every week so intermediate experience level and looking for competitive challengers though don't mind doing some coaching to help keen guys along if you are genuine and inexperienced. Have own set of proper mats here and can host also lots of mates I train with regular. So drop me a line and I will get back to you with my number so we can chat and arrange something. Hope to hear from you.
- United Kingdom, London
- United Kingdom, Basingstoke
- United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Holiday usually twice a year
I am willing to travel 300 miles
I am willing to host. (Bed and Breakfast)
StatsAge: 46-year-old Male
Stats: 6'1" (185 cm), 183 lbs (83 kg)
Languages spoken: English
Gear: MMA shorts/trunks/shirtless
Olympic / Greco-Roman
No holds barred
Last login: 2 hours ago
Last modified: 1/02/2019 6:42 AM
Start of membership: 11/27/2008 11:30 PM
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UKSubsFighter is recommended by Bodyontheground
Met John for an introductory roll. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling my best and John was carrying an injury so we didn’t lock up properly.
However John was good enough and patient enough to teach me some BJJ moves. He clearly knows what he is doing and I really enjoyed learning from him.
I’m now in the process of finding bjj classes in my area so I can have a proper return match.
Also an excellent guy to chat to with great taste in film and literature.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by ice0891
UKSubsFighter is a safe, experienced wrestler and a great coach, highly recommended!
ice0891 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Super nice guy on and off the mats and a real dynamo in wrestling. He never stops coming at you which makes for a great and intense battle!! Though new to it he is super keen to learn and does so fast and with his stamina and cardio will be a real force to be reckoned with in time.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Solidman
We’ve finally managed to get on the mats. And what a match it was. He’s a gentleman on and off the mats.
Very pleasant guy. Strong, determined and sane. I feared he would get a few subs out of me but lucky for me that didn’t happen. And lucky for me, I got 3 subs out of him. I think the mat room was too small for a scrap but we managed to make it work.
I ended up with a small cut on my elbow which was no one’s fault. I probably should have stopped and gone home. But I just couldn’t resist stopping and carried on. He has that sort of attitude that makes you want to fight him all the time.
I genuinely cannot wait to take him on again and hopefully have an even better match.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Robwrestlestewart
Met UKSubsfighter today, had an amazing match up, hot and sweaty, good with his holds, similar strength which was great, happy to meet again
UKSubsFighter is recommended by fightertofight
UKSUBSFIGHTER is a very professional wrestler who is incredible with wrestling and grappling holds. He is a really strong and experienced fighter who is quite technical and was kind enough to coach me and provide a thorough tutorial in grappling, mma and wrestling holds. He is strong and if you are an advanced fighter expect a hard and competitive match, but always with respect for the opponent and in a safe way. He is in control of his strength and expertise and no ego involved.
Very balanced, intellectual, educated and nice host and great to spend time talking, exchanging ideas and knowledge on different subjects. At the same time a very sensible and sensitive person. Totally recommended. A new friend...I certainly hope so. Thanks buddy.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Mcfight
Another great match against a great opponent. Uksubsfighter is strong, determined, experienced, competitive and always willing to share knowledge. He keeps on fighting and hardly ever tires which is exactly the kind of opponent I like to face. Although he doesn't really need my recommendation, he is still highly recommended by me.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by muscldfighter
An ardent pugilist and fight enthusiast sums up this man succinctly. My first meet ever from the site, he was kind and patient enough to show a newbie the ropes, and teach him some basics of submission grappling. Till our last meeting, he still remains the ever zealous Coach, imparting whatever he knows to us, albeit amidst numerous tapouts - on our part! LOL... Skilled and physically fit, he steps up to any challenge that you throw at him.
Off the mats, an otherwise amicable gentleman who enjoys a good drink and yarn after a physical match.
He would be someone you would want to meet if you're looking for all the above qualities in a fighter.
muscldfighter is recommended by UKSubsFighter
This is one of the best guys you could ever wish to meet up and fight with!! No reservations and no exceptions! If you should ever find him in your neighbourhood then do yourself a favour and take up his challenge. A great guy and as a result of fighting him he's become a great friend too! I cannot recommend this guy highly enough!!
Of all the many guys I’ve had the privilege of meeting through this wonderful website I can unequivocally say this is truly the must meet guy! He’s intelligent, faultlessly mannered, a perfect house guest, and been a constant and great friend and sparring partner to me for so many years
I cannot possibly begin to overstate him and the great fights we’ve had over the years along with his friendship throughout
UKSubsFighter is recommended by st7
I’d been wanting to fight this legend for the longest time. And it finally happened at a fighting event. I was so excited about it that he was the guy I wrestled more rounds all day. A force to be reckoned with, he’s got it all - skill, knowledge, strength, muscles, weight, and he knows how to put it to good use. Off the mats he’s a gentleman, charming and a delight to be around. So the perfect combination of brawn, nastiness and humor. Looking forward to fighting him over and over again.
st7 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Great guy both on the mats and off them
I was honoured to meet him and had a really great time taking on this really cool guy who is seriously strong and skilled
He is someone who you should vy much meet up if you get the opportunity and I’m vy glad I did
Utterly charming, and charismatic guy, and a memorable meet for me
Don’t miss him if you can
Wholeheartedly recommend and then some!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by darkJR
Very experienced fighter this English gentleman! He is very pleasant out of the mats and in the mats his experience and skill do the talking, don't rely on your size or strength and enjoy the matches since you won't be able to find such skilled fighters that will be able to teach you just by beating you, with some gentleness and elegance keeping the match safe and sane.
darkJR is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Met dark at a group meet in the city and had a great time wrestling him.
He's quick, energetic, agile, and strong in grappling with some good techniques under his belt. A natural who picks up techniques vy swiftly; I pulled a move on him as we wrestled and half an hour later, without having it shown to him, he was pulling the same move on another competitor. Off the mats a charming and engaging guy who is great company and a delight to chat with. A great guy to meet with who gets my highest recommendation!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by jacklondoner
Uksubsfighter knows a lot when it comes to grappling. He's truly skilled and can show anything. Challenging and amusing. A great guy to meet
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Mat74
This kind British gentleman is another spectacular fighter with an awesome technical backround. Watching and fighting him it is very easy to understand how deep is skilled and how many techniques/movements/positions/schemes he can master. Really great! Sincerely recommended!
Mat74 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Well this is a guy not to underestimate! Really active and difficult to control on the mats and found he made things tough but always controlled and sensible
Was really nice rolling with him and was vy nice guy off the mats too so gets great recommendation from me!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by ExDevonRugby
So, whose idea was it to meet such an experienced and competent fighter for only my second wrestle ever? Oh yeah, that would be mine, doh! But really glad I did and although my lack of technique seriously showed I was able to learn loads in the time we spent together. John is extremely competent and strong but safe and sound. He’s also a wonderful man to talk to, very easy to get along with and the comms were excellent, in fact everything this site should be and exactly the reason I joined. I feel honoured that he invited me into his home and took the time to spend with me. Great guy and great meet and already looking forward to some more.
ExDevonRugby is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Awesome guy with awesome physique!
What a great encounter with this muscular guy who drove 3 hours to meet up. He has a vy strong grapplers body that I instantly wanted to get to grips with and wasn't disappointed. As the match built in to a gruelling intense match I realised that though new to this he has a very quick uptake with a natural insticnt that will make him a formidable force to be reckoned with. Thoroughly decent bloke off the mats and fascinating to chat with making the whole experience one of the best first meets I think I've had and one which is I hope the first in many fights to come!!
Can't recommend this guy enough!!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by GymBoyJ
Such a great guy and great wrestling opponent. I enjoyed our wresting match and really enjoyed getting to know this guy as well. I hope to wrestle again.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by SubsGuy82
John is an excellent teacher, despite his skill level being 100 times higher than mine he was patient and put me at ease instantly. Despite the fact that we were sparring MMA Style, John creates a safe vibe, and you know it's all good.
Seriously knows his stuff! Highly recommended! Hopefully another match upcoming so this BJJ Jedi can impart his knowledge and skill a little! Top fella! 💪🖒
UKSubsFighter is recommended by tenacity
I first met UKSubsFighter back when I was still learning the ropes, so to speak. It was a great pleasure to roll with him then. I still remember and use some techniques he patiently showed me that first time. After some time, I met him again on a trip to London. He was (and no doubt still is) as tough as I remember, and he had the stamina to keep going and going! All this time, we've been in touch, and I have to say it's a pity we're on different continents now! UKSubsFighter is a complete gentleman on and off the mat. He also has a terrific wit and sense of humour about him. Some day I hope we'll square off again for round 3. Highly recommended!
tenacity is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Difficult to fully describe this guy and do him justice
His profile might suggest a smaller guy, albeit in great shape, who bigger guys might well think he’s easy meat. But believe me if you approach him with that attitude you’re going to be embarrassed!
I struggle to think of anyone I’ve met who pound for pound is a more competent grappler on this site
Throw in to that he’s an a absolutely charming guy off the mats and you get some idea with what a huge regard I have for “tenacity”!
Added is he’s a great communicator and easy to arrange
I can’t possibly speak highly enough
Plus over the time I’ve known him he’s proven a very descreet and reliable, and dare I say it, a friend
Need I say more?
UKSubsFighter is recommended by battlefox
Second time is the charm. While he was a very nice host and gentleman during our first meeting, it is only this second time i met him on the mats. After long conversations we found a spot and we had a blast of a time. He work very hard on the mat and really proved to me that he quite had a big moveset of different wrestling skills, it proved to be very enduring rounds with him. It was a honor to be instructed a bit and he is very nice to chat with. Third meeting will be a must.
battlefox is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Lovely guy! He stayed with me a couple of years ago but we weren’t able to wrestle then so long wait before we got to hit the mats
So what about when we did get to wrestle?
Turns out great guy on the mats to
Vy strong and extremely stubborn with great flexibility; won’t give way unless he absolutely has to! Totally safe n sane and a great wrestle so queue up fellas! Take him on if you can: you won’t be disappointed
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Satorious2004
Couldn't have asked for a better introduction to wrestling! John was warm and welcoming, he put me immediately at ease. Once we started fighting his strength and technique were obviously very advanced. He is a great trainer and gave me some meticulous demonstrations of some of his specialist holds and general wrestling tips. Using the advice he gave me, our matches started to become more intense, hot and sweaty...it was difficult not to get turned on from his rugged good looks! Off the mats too John is a pleasure to talk to, obviously someone who is very intelligent and has had plenty of interesting life experiences. Hopefully we will meet again!
Satorious2004 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Well what a great meet!
Excellent communications and a doddle to arrange as a result.
Utterly charming, intelligent, and articulate bloke with a very warm smile.
We had a great series of fights and though new to the whole thing he was a spirited, determined, and strong opponent. I sure hope yesterday was the first of many meets to come 'cos this guy was amazing to meet and to roll with.
Definitely someone to meet if you get the opportunity!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by subwrestler2
Unfortunately the day I wrestled UKSubsFighter he was not feeling well but to his credit showed up as planned and wrestled. Despite how he felt he displayed what a great wrestler he is. He is clearly trained with lots of experience. Moves I can often easily put on someone he was able to anticipate and prevent me from applying making my job of wrestling him more difficult. Since he is so well trained you will find that he wrestles in complete control of his movements making him a very safe and sane opponent. Nice guy on the mat and absolute amazing guy off the mat. I highly recommend him and look forward to our next match.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by vj777
Being new to Meetfighters, I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction. I was definitely outwrestled yesterday but the whole session was just stacks of fun. Furthermore, he is such a friendly easy-going guy and we had some great chat off the mats. Highly recommended and hope to repeat!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by pndfighter
Met up with John in Basingstoke on my penultimate day of my UK trip and it couldn't have been a better start to it.
John's a great force on the mats, skilled and with plenty of techniques to make you reconsider every choice twice! We've battled to a 2 hour stalemate until we decided that neither he nor I would get anywhere today and we decided to stop!
A true gentleman on and off the mats and very highly recommended!!
pndfighter is recommended by UKSubsFighter
What a truly great encounter with a great lovely fighter!
We grappled for two hours with small breaks but was unable to make him tap once, or he me! We fought to total stalemate but great all the same
The quality of the fight isn't in winning or losing, it's the quality of the fight and this guy is top or the league that way!
I want more fights from this guy! Truly a great guy both on the mats and off them!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Midlandsbloke
I had the good fortune to meet John today who generously gave up three hours of his time to coach me on his mats. He was so patient and instructive and his knowledge and passion for wrestling shone through. I obviously have a great deal more to learn but I feel like John taught me a lot today, just hope I can remember at least some of it! On top of that he is a very interesting and fun guy to be with. Thanks for your time John.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by tapout
Do not let you frighten by his appearance, he might not eat you, but he might make you tapping after having put a choke, an armbar or a triangle on you (just to mention a few possibilities out of much more). Seriously, UKSubsFighter has good submission wrestling skills but knows where to take you on - he always starts at your level.
He is an excellent host and open to receive other wrestlers too. I spent a weekend at his place and we rolled with wresto and him one day and with a friend of him and him the other day. This was the absolute highlight of the weekend: His friend has his own mats in his garage and is definitely a charming muscled submission wrestling god with tattoos and cauliflower ear, ready to show you some more techniques.
In short: If you meet UKSubsFighter, you will not only have good company and learn a lot from him (on and off the mats), you might even get to know and train with some more wrestlers who are at the same wavelenght as you!
tapout is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Well what can I say? Tapout stayed for the weekend and was perfect house guest both charming and funny.
We had great fun rolling on the mats too. He's tough, technical, and strong with a never-say-die attitude I like.
A great guy all round. My only regret is he's moving so far away:(
Come and visit anytime m8!
Well and worthily recommended!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Andrew83
I am glad that I met this guy. He is really ethusiastic and Technical wrestler, who likes to fight but every time pay an attention his opponent. Moreover he is inteligent, communicative, genuine, so not surpringsly we have had a good time. Thanks for everything m8. Híg hely recommend You.
Andrew83 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
I can endorse what's been said before about this great guy
Super easy to arrange with, cool guy off the mats; huge strong presence on them with particulalry massive arms.
Was a hoot to wrestle him and would recommend anyone having the chance to do the same
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Fighter UK
After a number of years we met again
John is more technical than before having spent time to hone his ground fighting skills which as more advanced than mine.
A good long match which we will repeat, hopefully take it up a level with more aggression as well next time and I am sure I will even things out in time
Fighter UK is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Met Mark again after many years since last we did and hasn't lost any of his fiestiness. We engaged in a really hard fought battle with little held back and tough, as he's intimated in his recommendation of me, I ultimately won I had to fight him every inch of the way during which he absorbed some punishment and kept coming back for more.
So if you wanna tough full on fight FighterUK is your man!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by coedyuk
Been talking off and on since I joined the site so we were more than due a match.
Easy to agree and arrange anything and definitively worth the wait.
One of my toughest ever matches, this guy is strong and quick and knows his stuff. He was all over me and deserved every tap he reluctantly got out of me.
Highly recommended, great guy, great wrestler and one a hope to meet again soon
coedyuk is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Been chatting on and off for years and finally managed to meet up.
Wasn't disappointed! We got straight down to business. Coedyuk gave me one of the toughest fights I've had for a long time. He's strong, tough (yeah he really does hate to loose), and skilled on the mats. Off em a charming, articulate, intelligent, and personable guy. I hope this will be the first of many such battles between us for sure!
My highest recommendation!!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by badladuk
John gave me my re-introduction to punchy grappling today and it was great.. I've REALLY missed it.
I had a spinal injury in 2013 and haven't done this for several years - he played me just right and managed to work around my caution with intensity, skill and understanding.
I might have had weight and size on my side but this didn't stop him giving me plenty of hits and holds. The best thing was we didn't do anything that concerned my back in any way but it still felt like a proper aggressive session. He's experienced and it really showed.
A great afternoon and I'll see if I can work on my stamina to give as good as I get for a bit longer next time ;-)
badladuk is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Big, strong, and well up for the scrap!
Simon was kind enough to allow me to be his reintroduction fight after some time off through injury which in itself was an honour
We traded punches like there was no tomorrow!
Loved fighting him on the mats and lovely guy off em
Can't wait for next fight!
Did I mention those monster arms?💪🏼
UKSubsFighter is recommended by SammyUSA
I met UKSubsFighter few days ago and we wrestled on a mat inside a large tent at his residence! Immediately, I found myself completely outclassed by this strong, fit, very skilled opponent. Despite that, it was still a sweaty and fun match. Off the mat, he's a very nice guy! Highly recommended.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by latinwrestler
I met and wrestled UKSubsFighter today for the second time and like the first time we met it was a pleasure rolling with him, he brings a great combo of technique and stamina to the match, plus he is a complete gentleman outside the mats. I had an amazing time and recommend him highly if you are looking for a good match in London.
latinwrestler is recommended by UKSubsFighter
We met a good few years ago and was seriously hard to wrestle him then
We met a few days ago and found this guy as massive and skilled as ever he was!
Hugely muscled and vy skilled!
Off the mats a charming guy, on them a demon!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by eastcheshireguy
Met this fit guy at his place for a session on his tented mats! He's done many years of pretty involved training so i was expecting a tough time and so it proved as we sweated it out despite the unseasonall temperatures! Even with his cold limiting his aerobic fitness his wide armoury of holds had me tapping. Happy to talk me through them after applying them though! Great experience and all safe and sane despite the intensity over a couple of hours.
Off the mats a very hospitable guy with lots of interesting tales - a great guy to spend time with.
I'm looking forward to more sessions with him - definitely recommended by me.
eastcheshireguy is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Had a fantastic weekend in this guy's company when he came to stay last weekend.
We fought on my mats and wasn't disappointed. Awesome physique, really strrong guy, and really intense hard fight, justs the way I like it!! The rest of the weekend was spent taking on and socialising with a couple of visiting wrestlers which Andy had arranged to perfection.
Andy's company throughout was a delight. Definitely hope this is the first of many more encounters to come!
So apart from thanking him for a memorable weekend I wanna let everyone know he has my highest recommendation!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by razkal
Finally had the opportunity to meet UKSubfighter. Very keen to teach me some basic holds. My first fight in a year I think, but definitely hungry to learn more. His seize and weight were in his advantage, but he didn't overpower me at all. Enjoyed it thoroughly, and definitely looking forward to meet him for a rematch. Very social off the mats. Top host, highly recommendable!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by fitguy2
This was the fastest arranged match I've had on here - opportunistically things just fell into place so quickly, and it was definitely worth it! UKSubsFighter's experience and skill shines through when he starts rolling, and his coaching ability also surfaces in that he asks pertinent questions and provides some good tips. He is an extremely friendly guy too and we could have stayed talking for the day except for the time constraints. Was definitely glad to have meet him, and next time want much longer session!
fitguy2 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Met this guy at very short notice and with little time sadly but was very easy to arrange and a short but intense battle all the same
Though smaller than me fitguy2 is not to be underestimated. His defensive skills will tend to neutralise most attacks and his guard is damn difficult to get out of. Found he has a natural ability and tends to react instinctively with the the right counter or move.
Off the mats a nice and very personable guy so all in all wholeheartedly recommended!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Brentford
Gentleman off the mat, pro on the mat. Was a great introduction to wrestling in London. He was very generous with his time and expertise at no benefit to himself. Taught me some basic survival skills and taught me a few lessons too, of course! He's tough as they come but knows how and when to make his point. Was a great experience for someone new like me but I can see how he is a formidable opponent for you more experienced guys. Regardless, great guy and worthy of your time and attention. But don't say I didn't warn you!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by MMAniac
Un unexpected meet that turned out to be fantastic. UKSubsFighter is an amazing wrestler, a great teacher and a fun guy to hang out with. Looking forward to future rolls!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by gokiddo
Great guy! Very strong and advanced. Only the second match I've had off here but learnt loads and looking forward to meeting again soon.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by headlock07
I am one of those blessed guys who got to meet and wrestle this fighting legend ... I can hardly add anything meaningful to the impressive string of recommendations on his profile, except that he is an absolutely great guy, his muscles and techique are packed into a hell of a fighter, virtually unbeatable. Strong, technical, reliable, safe, friendly, and charismatic! If you think you are good at wrestling, postpone your judgment until you have met him :-)
headlock07 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Fantastic host at his place in Brussels (as then was)
On the mats massively strong guy who with some techniques will be unstoppable
We arm wrestled too and he beat me hands down! Literally😃
If you get the chance to meet this intelligent,articulate, charming guy don't pass it up!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by SPWrestler
Latest encounter with John this time at Walthamstow with a couple of other guys. He's a great grappler, very skilled and real challenge. Always highly recommended.
Great guy very friendly, good wrestler, plenty of stamina. Made me work hard. Had 2 matches so far but will definitely fight him again!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by santiago38
Great fighter and above all a great man . I liked all the time spent with him in and out of the carpet .... my ego less :-) .
Jokes aside He is more more skilled than me and I had no chances on the mat but I was really happy for fighting with him and for what I learned .
Out of the mat He is a very friendly man and a great communicator which is really nice to stay.
If you are in London he is one of the first wrestlers that have to try to meet.
santiago38 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Strong, fit, skilled guy with great energy and enthusiasm on the mats
Very good communications and a breeze to set up the meet
Off the mats a charming and genuine nice guy but fierce on them with a definite will to win
Meet him if you can!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by legin
UKSubsFighter is a very good teacher and knows how to adjust to accommodate any skill level. A strong, skillful and intelligent fighter, I definitely want to meet him on the mats again.
legin is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Big very strong guy with great physique and though new to wrestling he picks arm locks up with such speed that, if that's any indicator, before long he'll be unstoppable especially given his keenness for it!
Very easy communications and to set up the meet was a breeze
Charming, good humoured guy, and very easy company, both on and off the mats, so very much hope this will be the first of many matches to come
In short wholeheartedly recommended without reservation!! Meet this great guy; you won't be disappointed!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by ts1976
John made me feel completely at ease, as soon as he arrived with a big smile on his face.
I am most grateful that John brought the wealth of over 10 years of BJJ experience here; he inspired me very much.
He is one of the kindest guys you will meet, with a great personality. - I am already looking forward to meeting him again soon. He is, for sure, one of the best guys around here.
ts1976 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Well he might be new to this but he's a quick learner, extremely strong, and stubborn as hell with a great physique! Lovely guy and utterly charmingly polite with faultless manners off the mats but relentless and determined on them
Perfect combination of etiquette and fierce fighting skills
Love this guy!
If you can meet him you should; guaranteed a good fight and charming company!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Judomonkey
Finally persuaded this chap to roll with me... As expected he knows his stuff...
Happily do that again... Something a bit more properly competitive once his knee is fixed...
Judomonkey is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Big strong stocky guy. No way could I get close when it comes to power so long drawn out relentless submission match
Everything I tried he blocked; everything he tried I blocked
Was a long stalemate fight that I think I only won when he got bored and gave me an opening
UKSubsFighter is recommended by innerspace
Met John in Basingstoke and what a great guy, friendly and welcoming off the mat and very experienced, skilled and knowledgeable on the mats. In fact I want him to be my mentor. I'm still raw and a bit tentative at times, but John was patient, took time to explain and demonstrate moves and then got me doing them - I couldn't ask for more.
I might be fit, but I'm aching a bit today - just the kind of workout I like. I doubt I'll ever be as good as you buddy but it'd be great to learn from you. See you again for lesson 2.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Crushhhh
This match had been a long time coming. After meeting up once (but not having time or space to wrestle) we finally made it to the mats. And it was worth waiting for! UKSubsFighter is a skilled tactician with an arsenal of BJJ holds to apply. I found myself on the defensive more often than not! He's also such a gent, he will take time out to demonstrate some of those holds. Great company off the mats too. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon which I hope we will repeat soon.
Crushhhh is recommended by UKSubsFighter
After chatting for quite some time finally got to take it to the mats with this great guy!
Wasn't disappointed! Fantastic physique that guys half his age would kill for. Strength in abundance and real grit to win; perfect. Added to this Crushhhh is utterly charming, charismatic, engaging and great company whether on or off the mats.
Totally safe n sane and to be honest pretty much the ideal all round package who I would unreservedly recommend to the max!
I sure hope yesterday was the first in a long line of matches with this great guy!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by ImtiazAli
I met UKSubsFighter outside Basingstoke Railway Station - drove to his matted room, which is massive and in fantastic state.
We did submission wrestling with body punches. He is strong, very skilled, tough, competitive, but at the same time extremely safe, sane and gentle, and disusing his weight. Naturally instinctive smart, charming man. He is happy to teach new moves too, to less experienced wrestlers.
I really enjoyed our roll, one of the best ones on this website. Tough bout, but I feel good. A perfect yin and yang compilation. Very highly recommended.
Update (14/05/2016) thanks to grappleruk for introducing us.
ImtiazAli is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Re-instating lost recommendation
Can only echo what subwrestle said in that Imran is absolutely not to be underestimated! Though he may be light, he's also strong, lean, wiry, fast and feisty. Also technical and scrappy at same time. Loved our fight and hope for many more. Off the mats a charming guy who's articulate and intelligent.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by davey123
It was a privilege to meet up with UKSF. I must say, having read his previous recommendations, I was a little nervous about meeting this obviously very accomplished BJJ fighter as I have zero formal training in that style (....um, very little training in any style really!), but UKSF put me totally at ease and was great to talk to, immediately seeming to understand where I was at. I learned a huge amount in a relatively short amount of time from this master-grappler who was unbelievably patient and tolerant in giving instruction and showing me some extremely useful stuff that I had previously only kind of half understood. (Now......who can I practice on.......?) In the short bursts where we went a little more competitive I rapidly found (...as I had thought.....!) that I had much to learn. If I could, I would get regular lessons from this man - he is a natural teacher and considerate when trying things out. Though he could have mangled me in a sequence of never ending submissions quite easily, I felt entirely safe and would highly recommend that if you can get a meet with this guy you take the opportunity. He is a mannerly man and (ahem, cough cough) rather sexy with it, though our session was focussed very definitely on me improving my wrestling skills. A very kind man, but if you get caught in his RNC you will discover his talent for that is exceptional. Also a very good sense of humour too.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Kevin24hours
It was one of the hottest fights that I have ever had. I fully enjoyed every minutes of fighting John.
He was really strong, and his fighting skill was superb. The best of all, he is very patient with me, since I am new to wrestling.
John was really hot in person, also nice and sweet. I can't wait to fight him again in the near future!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by beatdowntime
Really fun, really good guy. Takes his training seriously but is also a big hearted, very cool guy. One of the best guys around
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Antho1984
Wrestled with UKsubsFighter yesterday and i enjoyed that moment so much. Very skilled, i wasn't a match for him but he took the time to show me some moves and explain to me how to apply them.
He even make me pass out at some point which happened so quickly that i didn't got the time to tap :-)
If you have to chance to fight him don't miss it.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Brawlerb
I had a great time with this man .
He's a full package , strong, polite,reliable,very skilled and a killer machine .
Hope we could meet each other soon and fight badly but next time i'm gonna win .
Brawlerb is recommended by UKSubsFighter
We first met through a mutual friend and I'm so grateful for that introduction
Tall, slim, strong, and loves to fight
Just wish we lived closer or maybe it's as well we don't cos would fight him every day if I could
If you get the chance meet him and fight!!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by swiss75
What a nice guy, he could not hurt a fly, but he shows a pure funfighter with no fighttrainingbackground that it's useless to even try to put a hold on him!
Nice workout for me, probably an easy warm up for John ;)
Even when he tapped once i knew he could have gone out of the hold if he wanted! Well he does make u feel good no matter what ur skills are, as long as u like to fight ;)
Great great guy
swiss75 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Great guy both on and off the mats.
Easy reliable communications
On mats stronger than he lets on and some good techniques. Fun to roll with and great company with wicked sense of humour
So if you get the opportunity to meet this charming guy jump at it; you won't be disappointed.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by johnbray
John is a fantastic guy who gave a truly great session! He is generous in playing at a level that one can handle yet keeping the action intense! His experience really shows and thanks for the advise you gave matey, I'll be back soon to try it all out. Despite an intense session, I won because I tapped the most.(Is that right John?) He is reliable, honest and one of the best, without a doubt.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by NYleanmuscle
Though I had been in contact with UKSubsFighter for many many years, it finally took a train ride to his home town to make it even more worthwhile. A terrific fighter who is skilled but understands his opponent's capabilities. You will get your workout even when he is not in 100% form. He has great space to roll in too. Just can't say enough about this wrestler....a terrific guy, handsome too, and an opponent in every sense of the word.
NYleanmuscle is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Great guy both on and off the mats!
We'd exchanged messages on and off over the years and wasn't a disappointment to finally meet
In great shape and with good skills
When we did wrestle he was my first after recent knee surgery and was totally safe and respectful of this
Good company and great to chat too as well do wholeheartedly recommended!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Fitbloke
Being new on this site, I consider myself very fortunate to have met John at this stage.
He's skilled... And that beats strength. He's a gentleman.
I'll look to progress and then... Round 2 😈
Fitbloke is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Very big and strong so don't even think you might be able to go strength to strength with him. We had a great fight an with more technique he'll be unstoppable!
Off the mats a charming guy on them a tiger
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Fitwres
He is keen to explain and a good teacher of basic grappling skills. Thanks!! We hit it off and Immediately put theory into practice. He is very skilled and caught me out many times. Technique certainly wins over power. But he can apply the power too. Look forward to more matches with him and other good fighters
Fitwres is recommended by UKSubsFighter
New to grappling but one of the strongest guys I've ever met!
Keen, sane, and sensible with it though and with time he'll be unbeatable
We had a great session and hope to have more
Off the mats a very articulate, intelligent, and good guy
Meet him if you can for sure!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Jay219
Second chance to meet Uksubsfighter and it was just so dam intense! Ranger boots was gracious enough to host a re-match between the two of us as well as ref the fight. We went round after round and i think we must have drawn stalemate just as much as we got actual submissions on each other. He is a great fighter and recommend to anyone that wants a good educational lesson in sparring, you won't regret for a second
Jay219 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Last Saturday was the second time we've taken each other on and have to say Jay's improved hugely. We had a great, tough, even, competitive roll that was hugely entertaining! Great guy on and off the mats and highly recommended!! Hope this will be number two of many more
UKSubsFighter is recommended by finest
At last we've met on the mats, and John does have access to great space to roll although it wasn't always needed as he had a very canny knack of pinning me down and popping on a hold or lock!
We spent the afternoon rolling and drilling - perfect, I just need to do it more often.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by omr24
John is fighter to the core, you can noticed that the minute you saw him. He is tough and skilful and probably would kicking my ass badly if we wouldn't done oil wrestling when i can maneuver more easily. Wrestling is his true pure passion and you can feel it in his strong manly vibes, i really enjoyed fighting this man. highly recommended!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by fitlad35
Awesome guy. Had a great time. Friendly and reliable. Showed be some moves and then used them all on me! Will hope to give him more of a match next time!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by gigromeo
UKSubsFighter is one of the demanding fighters, knows how to fight and has a desire for fight. Very friendly, I felt very good in his company durring the match and after also. I had very good competitive fight with him, if I have occassion to meet him, for sure we will roll again ;)
gigromeo is recommended by UKSubsFighter
On the mats a real handful and very skillful grappler; tapped me out many times over! Off the mats great company and charming guy. Hope to meet many times more
If you get the chance to meet him jump at it; you won't be disappointed
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Mark uk
I didn't realize that I had never given the guy that introduced me to Submission wrestling a recommendation, so for which I apologize now. I wrestled at John's place. He has a great set up, it was like having your own private lesson. showing me holds and the wrestling and putting them into practice. The guy is patient, skilled and well worth the meet. Been around 7 years and a lot more matches have passed. I have to wonder how I would fair now against him. Top guy.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Mister80
Great match. Good mat grappling and body punches. Great session and up for some more. Recommend for a good scrap.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Rik
I had the privilege to stay two days with UKSubsFighter. Before the match I was not sure how this match would turn out to be, because of the impression I had of him being tough, very skilled, competitive and strong. Well all of this is true but UKSubsfighter is also a very communicative, nice and very friendly guy who put me at ease right away. And he is a very good teacher who had no problem adapting to my level. So I had a great time and I really enjoyed our wrestling (mostly practice) in his garden in the sun. I'am very impressed by his wrestlingskills and I look forward to meet him again for another match and practice. Thanx M8 for having me as your guest and I hope to meet you again soon !
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Kubo
Really nice guy! Skilled and technical on the mats. We had hot matches. I recommend him to anyone.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by daniellibra1986
Meet John from another mate, have a really good outdoor roll, our roll are short but nevertheless a good one, wish I could really train with him bit longer. For the people who train BJJ or no gi, even just wrestling, he is a must to meet. I am already miss and looking forward to roll with him again.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Versus
What to say? John is definitley a must meet!!!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by manunderstorm
well...definitly a great fighter and a great guy ! with a good sense of humour (british) !
i had a good time wrestling with John !
UKSubsFighter is recommended by nwgamuscle
Wrestled this guy a few years ago so I have no doubt he is a much better grappler than when we last met. Great jiu jitsu and I could tell if I wasn't twice his size he would have easily bested me. Great guy as well off the mats. Hope I get to roll with him when I get back to the UK.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by rafalbel
One of the fighters with real fighter soul!!! Always ready for new challenge, good technically and brave. It is not important for him how you looks like but are you real fighter ready for fight ;-)
UKSubsFighter is recommended by athens123
Technical, strong and experienced and also a very good man, you should meet him
athens123 is recommended by UKSubsFighter
Well what a guy!
Very genuine, charming man. Very much a Gentleman and a gentle man
Great physique and knows how to use it. Don't let his size fool you! Add 15 kgs and you get a better measure of what he's capable of
Very technical and strong fighter
Real cool guy and welcome here anytime!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Blitzkrieg
What a great match! Met UKSubsFighter after an initial match a few years ago and both of us have upped the ante. It was a long, sweaty grapple and he is strong. Definitely on the defensive with the guy who is very skilled and very knowledgeable in the various styles he knows well. Recommended!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by fightwell
Incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about MMA and Grappling. Gave me some good tips. Hopefully next time we will be able to have a longer grappling session.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by ulx1
Strong skilled wrestler and a good instructor. Showed me some moves where i´m wating to apply them on my next opponents. Nice friendly guy to hang out for a beer too. Definitely would like to meet him again.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by wrestle570
Finally I had the chance to meet and wrestle John. He is one of the best fighters I`ve met lately. Technical and experienced, strong and determined but respectful and considerate to his opponent.
Great person off the mats, reliable, helpful and very sociable.
Definitely would like to meet him again.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by zed
John is a great guy. He doesn't need this reference to improve his already fantastic reputation but thought I might as well. He's strong, skilled and good good fun.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by JUDOMARS
ALL IS TRUE ABOUT HIM! John gave me a HOT and HARD grappling match. He is really TRAINED, and skilled for submit. We roll and roll longtime,cause both we got good cardio and we wanted to dominate... lot of sweat and muscles frottage, believe me... and lot of technics too...was a HOT bald vs bald match..John is One of the BEST grappler around! plus : he is handsome, built for fight, and real friend out of mat. So my FULL and TOTAL recommandation! and need fight him again, sooooooon...
UKSubsFighter is recommended by tigered
in a word or two: he mashed me. Great host, superb outdoor space, relaxed, technical, aggressive, fun and fit. He was great and good. I was just outclassed. Much recommended but be prepared for a ruff tough time.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by wrestling82
Great fighter with a lot of skills and endurance on the mats and very friendly and nice guy off the mats.
Hope next time we have more time to wrestle buddy in order to get my revenge ;-)
Definitely you should meet him.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by grappleruk
Skilled wrestler and a true gent. Was the guy who first got me into training more seriously with LAW. Recommend to anyone.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by blackwrestleruk
A true gent on and off the mats. He is very skilled and a tough opponent whose technique just gets better and better. If you really want a cracking good scrap/sub wrestle he's your man!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by GroundFite
This guy just keeps getting better. A true student of the game and a fierce competitor. More importantly, he is a class guy on AND off the mat. A top bloke!
UKSubsFighter is recommended by Jorgefighter
If you go to London, I totally recommend you to fight him. One of the hardest fighters I have ever met. Very good skills and very strong. A nice guy to have a beer with, a nice guy to knock you out. I will deffo repeat.
UKSubsFighter is recommended by FighterGuyy
I met him, he's a genuine, reliable, truthful guy, and I enjoyed my match with him a lot. You can see a part of our match on youtube.