like submission and pin wrestling. always safe and sane. i can host at a london studio.i also like boxing and gut punching. i have a female friend that likes to watch/ref.dont mind winning or losing, able to play heel or jobber.photo on request on phone.
- United Kingdom, london
Place of residence
I am willing to travel 200 miles
I am willing to host. (Bed and Breakfast)
StatsAge: 60-year-old Male
Stats: 6'1" (185 cm), 183 lbs (83 kg)
Languages spoken: English
No holds barred
Last login: 2 hours ago
Last modified: 8/18/2018 12:35 AM
Start of membership: 3/26/2010 10:26 AM
Past OpponentsAJAndrewuk BSF celtwrestle dadwrestle devonwrestler duel action duncanuk EnglishOak Essex glad42 GusLondon hugefan itsaslave K-Extreme mikeswuk PJ1 readyforit recwrestler Sam London Squashlad subcontest Superfly viper wrestler sean WrestlerSi Wrestlewatch
- 2/25/2016 8:40 PM: #KIT Wrestling - Gods of the Arena Challange (Organizer: leicswrestle; Event completed )
- 6/29/2015 12:20 PM: Carnival of Combat-London (Organizer: markuk; Event completed )
- 10/26/2013 1:15 PM: CHARITY TOURNAMENT (Organizer: Ironbull; Event completed )
- 1/10/2012 8:30 PM: Boxing Training (Organizer: nidave; Event completed )
- 5/17/2010 9:00 PM: London Rumble (Organizer: Mr Harding; Event completed )
- 3/27/2010 6:02 PM: Submission & N.h.b wrestling,Gut Punching event.Saturday 27th March 11am till 6 pm (Organizer: hardandy312; Event completed )
markuk is recommended by EnglishOak
After chatting for a few weeks, met Markuk for a heel/jobber match, which was an hour of sweaty grappling, using head scissors to get subs! Initially, I was a little dubious about having a female ref but in the end, it worked well. He came at me full on and used his height to his full advantage and got 6 subs out of me!
Very happy to recommend him!
EnglishOak is recommended by markuk
It has to be stated that it was very easy to make arrangements with EnglishOak. He is a polite courteous and easy going guy.
On the mats he is strong and durable. At the end we were both covered in sweat, even though we fought in November.
Despite having a back injury before starting he took his punishment well and i really had to pour on the pressure to make him give.He was eventually beaten 6-0 as i and posed over him and the female ref declared me the winner. A really good jobber who i would recommend.
markuk is recommended by Wrestlewatch
Mark is as nice a chap as you could hope to meet. He describes the issues in his post, what was supposed to be 4 people ended up as 2 but we had a great time anyway!
Wrestlewatch is recommended by markuk
I can only give this guy a top recommendation. He had travelled a long way for this meet and i turned up 25 mins late-Unforgiveable. Bob took it all in his stride
The third guy who was going to make this a round robin cried off at the last moment and i am glad he did, as it gave me more time with this fantastic wrestler. He really knows his pro stuff and easily kicked my butt. He gave me so many tips and pointers that i lost count. He is safe, knowledgeable and if you meet him you will only learn from the experience. He is fit, strong, supple and was way too good for me.
We had a great conversation around the wrestling scene and particularly the UK female wrestlers.
I plan to take lessons to enable me to give Bob a closer match next time. Yes i have foolishly agreed to a rematch.
Anybody looking for a pro style match could not do better than to meet this guy, who is an absolute gent. Big recommendation.
markuk is recommended by AJAndrewuk
Met Mark again after a few years away from wrestling.
Mark is still a great guy, really straight forward and easy to arrange things with. Really easy going off the mats.
We ended up having a boxing match with a female ref which was brilliant. I ended up getting injured, which was nothing at all to do with Mark.
Before the injury we had a fairly intense boxing match that Mark had the best off.
Over all I would highly recommend Mark. Very genuine guy and great to meet up with.
AJAndrewuk is recommended by markuk
I met Andrew a couple of years ago, when he was previously on this site. We had two very tough submission wrestling matches. He is a strong durable opponent.
On his return the scene we arranged to meet up again.
I have to say that meeting with Andrew is very easy.
He agrees a time/date/ venue and is always punctual and pays his share of the mat room hire.
This time we were due to have a boxing match, followed by wrestling.
After six extremely tough rounds in high temperatures, Andrew sustained a shoulder injury. He was unable to carry on and we cancelled the wrestling. During the match he rocked me with several good punches and can also take a punch himself.
We have agreed to a rematch, once Andrew is fully fit again and i believe we are both looking forward to it.
markuk is recommended by Sam London
Mark was a top bloke and we had a great time.
I was not sure about a female ref at first but she was good fun: a down to earth lass who made us feel welcome.
Mark easily beat me but I had a great work out and a great time. He's a good guy for a pub visit too.
Hope to see you again, mate !
And I did in May 2018. Again, a female referee, who was a good laugh and very professional. Mark was a tough opponent and I got a very good work out. I was beaten fair and square - again !
He was a good guy to chat with after and we talked over a coffee. See you again !
Sam London is recommended by markuk
I have no hesitation at all in recommending Sam. It was easy to make arrangements with him. We met at the submission rooms in North London. It was an extremely hot day and we had foolishly agreed to a6x3min rounds boxing match to warm up. Our female ref did the intros and explained the rules-No punches to the face. Sam was a very durable opponent and i could not put him down, even though he was exhausted and i caught him with several shots to the stomach. The ref declared that i had won on points. Next we had a long submission and pins wrestling match. Sam took a lot of punishment, as i had a little weight advantage over him and he was tired from the boxing, however he kept going and although ultimately defeated he put up a great fight. We were both covered in sweat as he lay on the mat defeated. The ref informed him that he had to stay down as there was a lengthy post match punishment for him to endure. Both the female ref and i spanked him hard till he could take no more and begged us to stop. After showering we went to a pub and had a refreshing drink to recover. Sam is a top guy and wants a rematch, which i am happy to give him.
Return match with Sam today. We had a boxing and wrestling session. As previously i am happy to recommend Sam, who is a great guy and must be the easiest to arrange a match with.
markuk is recommended by recwrestler
I wrestled Mark 3 years ago and had fond memories of the encounter. I was keen for a rematch but hoped it wouldn't disappoint. I needn't have been concerned. As last time, Mark had arranged for a female ref, a feature that adds an extra frisson for both of us. As she described the agreed rules, Mark and I sized each other up in our trunks and boots. Mark's in good shape; I knew that, as before, he'd made me work for a victory. The wrestling was great. Safe, sane, but competitive. I hate to tap, and there were a few moments when I thought I might have to, but managed to escape Mark's grip, and chalk up a few pins and submissions. But Mark's game; he kept coming back. He's an easy-going and interesting guy off the mats too. I recommended him the last time I was on this site and I'm happy to recommend him again. And, as for his outrageous allegation of a sneaky punch after the bell, yeah, guilty as charged, but it was more the playful tap of a heel, putting his vanquished opponent in his place. :-)
recwrestler is recommended by markuk
I fought recwrestler 3 years ago when he was on here as britprofan. After recovering from an injury he has returned and challenged me to a return match. Something i foolishly accepted. I had forgotten just how good he is. Arrangements and rules are very easy to make with Mike. Although he was travelling to a venue and area in London that he was not familiar with , he turned up on time and paid his half of the venue hire. We both wrestled in trunks and boots in front of a female ref. Mike beat me for the second time with a variety of holds and 5 seconds pins. I am suffering this morning with the after effects, namely arm, neck, jaw, ears and knee and ribs aching. I must stress that Mike is safe to wrestle against, even though he did get in a cheeky punch to my stomach after i had submitted. We had agreed body punching before the match, as it added a certain edge. Mike knows his stuff. He is gym strong a and a real challenge. Afterwards we had a good chat. He is a polite, interesting guy who i would recommend highly, just make sure that you are trained up and ready for him.
markuk is recommended by WrestlerSi
It was very simple to set up the meet with Mark. He's a really great guy, strong and knows his stuff. I wasn't on top form but we had a fun pro match with a female referee. Highly recommend for anyone to meet.
WrestlerSi is recommended by markuk
It was really easy to make arrangements with Si. He turned up on time, even though he was suffering with a bad chest. Many on here would not have shown at all, using the chest as an excuse. Si battled through for an hour even though it was obvious he was not at full steam. He is strong and a more than capable wrestler. We had a long pins and submissions match with scores on both sides. I would absolutely recommend him.
31/08/2017: A match with nice guy markuk was a series of firsts for me: first match with him, first match at the Submission Room in Seven Sisters, and first match with a very professional female referee, the rather intimidating but very funny strongwoman Killpussy! He very kindly arranged everything for us and was generally just a pleasure to deal with, wrestle and chat to, even buying me a sausage pastry to replenish the lost energy on the way back to the tube! Unfortunately I dropped rather clumsily onto him at one point, and the resulting cocked rib meant that we had to finish up rather earlier than we wanted to, but even that he was super nice and forgiving about. Hopefully we can have another, injury-free go soon—with or without Killpussy's sardonic commentary on our wrestling abilities! Safe and sane and highly recommended.
Met Craig yesterday for a submissions only match. First of all it was easy to arrange and he was punctual. He is an interesting thoughtful polite guy who is easy to chat to.
We had a female ref and as Craig got changes she commented that he looked strong. She was right-he is, as i found out to my cost. He is not only strong, he is skilled. Most of all he is safe, even though i did sustain a slight injury that halted the match early. Not Craigs fault i hasten to add. On the mats he pretty much worked me over with a series of painful submissions. Whilst Craig was hardly out of breath i was sweating profusely just to stay in the match. He was the better man and proved it afterwards by not enforcing the post match stake that we had agreed, as i was injured. This is a top recommendation for a top bloke.
Met Mark again today after a year or two gap, at the Seven Sisters mat room, and it was great to meet up. He'd organised a very good 'mini-tourne' - a three way submissions and pins tournament with DevonWrestler plus an experienced female wrestler as a ref. Mark's fit, strong, knows wrestling holds, is safe, sane and fun on and off the mats. After a submissions match, we decided to add in a touch of pro-style and personally I thought he worked it very well. He has strong arms and legs, and get on the wrong side of either and you're cooked. Loved the way he insisted on more than just a tap-out - forcing me to submit verbally. Great stuff, hope we meet again more quickly. Highly recommended.
18th May 2017
Great Brit pro heel vs jobber bout at Walthamstow - my first time there, and very impressed with the huge space and the choice of mats and ring. Mark again organised it brilliantly, another superb fem ref. Worked out the plan in advance, then worked him over, knee lifts, postings to the corner posts, one or two maybe borderline illegal blind-side jabs, tied him up, submission. I got away with just two public warnings. Hope I didn't go too hard on him. Next victim step up. (Mark's strong and a great guy, on and off the mats, pleasure to wrestle him)
I met this guy for the second time today. First off, he is 100% reliable and very easy to make arrangements with. As a wrestler he has it all. He is strong, skilled and can be the jobber one minute the heel the next. He can do comp/semi comp, pro whatever you like. At all times he manages to adjust himself to the skill set of his opponent. He is very controlled and you never feel in danger that he is going to injure you. He has a few fun dirty tricks up his sleeve which i wont reveal here, suffice to say watch out if he tries to distract you. Overall a really good guy who i would give a whole hearted endorsement to.
18th May-Return match with Gus. Got heeled into submission by this strong man today. He really went to town on me in the ring at Monicas. The female ref had to pull him off me twice, as she feared i was taking too much punishment. Finished up tied, bound and thoroughly beaten. The ref said it was one of the best matches she had ever seen. Only take him on if you think you can take it.
I have met Mark at Monica's wrestling studio (great venue!) and it was an amazing experience! We have wrestled in a ring with a female ref (pro-wrestler herself), who was fair and advised both of us. It was a great - but also painful - experience, I hope to come back soon, despite the neverending camel clutch I was put in (and the ref loved that :-)). To sum up, I can only recommend Mark as a wrestling opponent and as a friend, too.
Absolutely top class opponent. 100% reliable safe and sane. This guy flew in to London on a day trip, just for this match and he was 5mins early for our agreed meet time. We fought at Monicas ring with a female ref. PJ1 took a hell of a lot of punishment. He is the perfect jobber. I beat him 7-1 on submissions. Just to show that he does fight back, he did get me once. For our rematch i want to beat him in front of his girl friend. A highly recommended wrestler.
markuk is recommended by devonwrestler
I met Mark and Gus (Gus has also posted a recommendation below) together with our female referree in response to a match request from Mark for a 'feisty' jobber. In my reply I told Mark that he would be welcome to treat me as a jobber but that I would defend myself to the best of my ability. Mark is a fit and quite determined wrestler and once we got to grips with each other it became clear that he was indeed going to be the heel and me the jobber - I soon found myself fighting purely defensively but I hope that I put up enough resistance to make it interesting for him. Our nice female ref. was sympathetic to my plight, she even offered helpful advice on fighting tacktcs as I gasped under the weight of Mikes body crushing the breath from my lungs! I also wrestled with Gus, with whome I think I was more evenly matched, although he may have been giving me a few chances since both he and Mike have a weight and strength advantage over me. A most enjoyable afternoon.
devonwrestler is recommended by markuk
Devonwrestler is a really easy guy to make arrangements with. He is polite punctual and an extremely feisty jobber, to such an extent that he had me screaming out a submission from one of his arm locks. To be fair he took a lot of punishment and was very difficult to force a submission out of. He is fit and actually knows a lot of holds. A really nice guy off the mats. I hope we can have a return bout next time he is in London.
markuk is recommended by dadwrestle
Mark very kindly invited me to wrestling meet in the East End. We got to wrestle twice. Hes safe, sane and reliable. A great host too. Hes strong and determined on the mats. Despite the weight difference, we had a great give/take "set to"! Highly recommended. If you get an invitation to one of his meets, make sure you turn up. It's well worth it.
dadwrestle is recommended by markuk
I dont suppose this guy needs any more recommendations. The only reason i am doing it is to reinforce all the other positive comments made about him.
He is very easy to make arrangements with-others please note-you know who you are. He is reliable, punctual and polite and has a great sense of humour.
On the mats he is a controlled, safe and sane opponent, who sometimes gives you a chance before he finishes you off, which he did with me. Believe me you wont have any problems if you have a meet with this guy.
Mark organised a group meet in London and I would like to thank him for that. It was well organised and a shame some people were unable to make it at the last moment. I would recommend Mark's events.
Met with Mark and had a good boxing match. He is a very willing opponent who keeps coming forward. I really enjoyed the session and look forward to meeting him again soon. We met at the London Wrestling Studio which is a great venue.
This guy is 100% genuine and totally reliable. We boxed today and he is very good, adjusting the pace to my standard. he is safe, sane and a true gentleman. He has a lot of boxing gear which he was happy top share. He is fit and really looks the part. Hopefully once i improve we can have a rematch. I would highly recommend glad to anyone thinking of having a boxing match.
Mark was good enough to arrange a little meet for some guys and let me join the party although we hadn't met previously. It turned out to add a whole lot of new experiences to my wrestling adventure.
First time visit to the matroom near Hackney Wick, entrance like a scene from the new york badlands but nice venue inside. First time to have a referee and very funny she was too, a pro wrestler herself she gave a running commentary on each match, going from admiring my trunks to giving tips and suggesting my opponent stopped hitting me in the face (not Mark i add hastily) and she really added to the fun of the event.
I had a decent length wrestle with Mark and while its very bad form to comment on the appearance of a straight guy, shut your eyes Mark, he does have a very nice hairy bod which always adds to my professional sporting pleasure. I also makes fab noises which is another of my favourite traits.
He is also a good wrestler and I really enjoyed our encounter, I may have slightly come out on top but he was certainly no push over and lovely friendly guy to boot.
Thanks for a lovely morning Mark, chance to meet new people, have new experiences and in return you can have a big fat recommendation from me.
Met Stephen for the first time today at a small event in Hackney.
He was very easy to make arrangments with and was on time for the meet. Always good signs.
This guy really loves his wrestling. He is fit,strong and has long legs that are difficult to escape from once he has you trapped.He knows a lot of holds and employed most of them on me. I did my best but its no secret that he was too good for me. He is safe when applying his holds and does just enough to make you submit.
I watched him have a number of other matches and he gave 100% in all of them, despite getting kneed in the face by an opponent virtually twice his size.
We had a drink afterwards and i found him to be a thoroughly decent and genuine guy, who i would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.
Was a pleasure to meet this guy.
You can tell he just loves to wrestle and has great technique on the mats.
We both got subs either side and was good to try out holds on each other.
Safe, sane and a great guy to chat to both on and off the mats.
Wrestled in front of a female ref which made the experience a lot more enjoyable and fun.
Great location and venue.
Would I meet again? Yes, I would.
Essexwrestler is a genuinely nice guy. Very easy to make arrangements with-if only everyone on here was like that. Turned up on time and paid his half of the venue hire.
A very skilled experienced knowledgeable wrestler with a vast array of moves. Absolutely safe and sane at all times. Highly recommended.
markuk is recommended by celtwrestle
Fixed up a meet with Mark to box till the last man standing in front of a female ref at a London matroom. Despite a knee injury Mark fought well and took his punishment well with the cajoling from the ref adding to the atmosphere. Reliable and genuine.
celtwrestle is recommended by markuk
celtwrestle is easy to make arrangements with and 100% reliable. he is into wrestling and boxing, very good at both. absolutely safe at all times he can adjust to your standard.he is knowledgeable about the sport and overall a very nice quietly spoken genuine guy.
First i'd echo what has been written before - Mark was up to and surpassed expectations and it was good to have a referee/coach to facilitate a good afternoon of both boxing and wrestling - we are well matched size wise and, with the ref/coach, we were helped to have an enjoyable,sweaty, safe, time - reminded me of how much I still can learn :) Thanks Mark & M
markuk is recommended by duel action
What more can I say but echo the comments of the others on here. Had my first encounter with Mark and he is a very good and skilled wrestler. Always safe and sane and gave me a hard but enjoyable match. Off the mats he is one of life's nice people. I'm looking forward to the next encounter.
duel action is recommended by markuk
Robert is a top guy. Very easy to make arrangements with, reliable and punctual. We had a great match at the mat room in hackney. This guy just keeps on going. He can take a lot of punishment and still come back for more. We are already planning the rematch.
Mark will box or wrestle. He is very energetic and enthusiastic about the sports. He helped an out of towner with info and located a good venue for a boxing match. He is reliable and a good guy. Most guys arent willing to box, but he is man enough to put on the gloves and box. Highly recommended.
Met this cool american guy for a boxing match at lws. He is very reliable punctual and easy to make arrangements with. He takes the fight at your level and can adjust accordingly. He gave me a boxing lesson without hurting me to bad. Just enough to put me down.
Afterwards he spent an hour giving a wrestling masterclass to the female ref who is also a wrestler.
Absolutely top recommendation.
I met markuk for a submission with gut punches match. Had a really enjoyable time with him - he's tough and can take some punishment. Difficult to take down to the mats, and he doesn't give up easily when he's there either. Definitely recommend him and look forward to the rematch.
Met BSF today after a bit of planning. He is absolutely reliable, genuine and a decent guy. He is strong and has quite a few holds and escapes in his repertoire. He looks the part and can take and dish out the punishment. A really fit guy that gets a full recommendation from me. He is safe and sane and does not go out to damage you, although a word of warning try to stay away from those long strong legs of his. He likes to get some gut punches in which we agreed beforehand, which was to my disadvantage as his abs are solid. BSF is definitely someone i want a rematch with.
markuk is recommended by paul london 150lb
Great to meet and wrestle Mark. We had a fun and intense match and Mark's skills kept me on defence and countering his holds. Very happy to recommend Mark
paul london 150lb is recommended by markuk
Met Paul last night and found him to be 100 per cent genuine, safe, sane, reliable and punctual. He looks the part and is a tenacious wrestler. His body and head scissors can do damage as i found to my cost.He can also with stand a lot of punishment with out submitting and just keeps coming back for more. No hesitation in recommending Paul.
markuk is recommended by readyforit
Had a good bout with markuk. Strong, determined and wrestling to win. Punctual, sane, safe, friendly but on the mats not giving an inch. Give him a go.
readyforit is recommended by markuk
This guy is 100 per cent safe sane and reliable. Very easy to make arrangements. He really looks the part in his black wrestling boots. Strong for his size and very feisty. Despite the difference in size between us, he gave me loads of problems with his quickness of movement and knowledge of holds. A very intelligent,polite, fun guy who is a pleasure to wrestle. Recommended.
markuk is recommended by wrestler sean
A great guy to wrestle with and 100% safe and sane. Mark is reliable and definitely someone to have a match with, look forward to our next match soon
wrestler sean is recommended by markuk
This guy is 100% reliable and very easy to make arrangements with. although a novice he knows some holds and is very strong. he does not submit easily and has a killer bear hug. he is safe and sane at all times and i found him to be a thoroughly good guy. recommended. would definitely like a rematch
Mark is a gentleman and an honourable opponent. Very strong and determined. He arranged the match and introduced me to a new venue (the London Wrestling Studio, Hackney Wick) which has a good set of mats (plus loo and shower. Lok forward to a rematch.
This guy is absolutely 100 % reliable and a good time keeper.
wrestled him today and without giving away the result i am extremely tired and aching tonight. he has great strength and a lot of holds. he is safe at all times and a thoroughly decent guy off the mats. i have no hesitation in recommending him.
A strong and tough opponent, hard to pin down. a nice guy too.
Had a good match with this wrestler at Hackney Wick studios this evening. This guy was determined and quite agile and looked the part. Very reliable, punctual and generally a nice guy off the mats as well. I would deffo meet up again. Enjoyed it!
wrestled with this guy yesterday and he is very cool. dont be fooled by his novice tag. he is extremely fit and strong and has good technique with a number of killer moves that i found out to my cost. he is reliable punctual and a very nice guy. keeps it safe at all times. highly recommended if you want a challenge, remember to bring your A game though.
markuk is recommended by subcontest
Had good submission match with Mark yesterday at Hackney Wick matroom. Sound, reliable and friendly guy. Fit, strong and tenacious on the mats. Excellent meet - recommended.