Session times in Camden

Hi All

As some of you will have read on twitter I am now a mother and my beautiful son is the most important person in my life.  It has taken a while to get used to my new work / family balance but MWM is now fully operating at a new home in Camden that is just across the road from the venue we were using in 2016 and 2017.  The gym is spacious and ready for all of you challengers who ant to take on the MWM ladies.  Sessions are in full swing and my email and phone number an be found on the website please use these to make enquiries about bookings.

The times when sessions can be booked at our new gum are:

Mondays to Thursdays 0800 to 1430

Fridays up to 1930

Saturdays after 1400

Sundays all day

I look forward to seeing you soon

Cam x

Happy Christmas

Hello everybody.

2017 has been a wonderful year for me, a challenging year too, and I want to thank all of my friends for their love and support this year.  MWM certainly took a back seat for a while and I really appreciate everyone’s understanding during that time.  We have now moved to a fifth venue but are still in Camden.  It is a spacious martial arts gym with mats and a nice sofa for me to watch the ladies kick guys asses.  Here are some photos of Sparkle in the new venue at a recent session.





I’m looking forward to 2018 ad wish you all a merry Christmas ad every happiness and success in 2018 x

Session with Bullet (review by Spidey, October 2017)

Bullet 12 – 0 The Amazing Spider-Mouth

October 2017




So much has been happening this summer that it does not feel like three months since I last did a session at MWM, but it actually is three months as I did sessions in Wales during August and September.  Today’s match is against one of my favourites, Bullet, who has beaten me on all 13 previous occasions we’ve met and I have yet to score a point against her.  It was an early start on the 0430 bus to London arriving in good time for the 0900 session, Bullet arriving right on queue.  We changed in no time at all and got a quick warm up done.  Bullet looks very toned in the arms and back, she’s in fantastic shape, she wore a black sports bra with white hearts on it and black gym pants.  I wore red long sleeved skin tight rugby training top, and Welsh flag shorts.  A couple of photos taken before the start of the match.


Locking up for round 1, and trying to get our hands over each other’s shoulders.  I immediately feel how solid her arms are, they look like pure muscle and they feel like pure muscle.  I can immediately feel how strong she is as she grapples me to the mats.  She is feeling her way, looking at the wall rather than looking right at me, taking in the space, seeing the bigger picture and choosing her strategy.  Pushing my head down, while telling me I made a mistake walking into a guillotine, she leans over me as I’m bent double, pulling her arms under my neck, pulling up and I’m tapping.  1-0 to Bullet.


Well that warmed us up.  We struggle on the mats in the second round but it is Bullet who is on top and in control, looking for an Americana or possibly an arm triangle choke.  I pull her arm around the back of my head to help try and roll her over onto her back, but she has me planted solidly on my back.  Lying across my body she gets me with a straight arm lock.  2-0.


Bullet is gradually increasing the intensity and pace of the match, I am matching her, keenly trying to defend, eyes wide open scanning everything, trying to push up with my arm, but Bullet smiles as she pushes me back down flat on my back again.  I’m doing my best to prevent her leg getting over my shoulder, but it is no good, she plants the foot on the mat and a smooth quarter turn transitions into an arm bar as she leans back pulling my elbow into her chest.  I have connected my hands and keep the elbow bent but I can feel that I am about to lose my grip and the arm is going to be pulled straight so I tap out before that happens.  3-0.

Bullet is now operating at the tempo she wants and is methodically working me into a hold where she can go for the submission.  I’m stuck lying on my side as she has the full mount position, pressing the side of my head into the mats with her hand.  Then she brings her body down on top of my head, pressing me into the mats further and then taking my neck to score with a side guillotine / neck hold move.  4-0 to Bullet.

I am managing to put up some resistance in the fifth round, but it is taking so much effort and I still can’t get up off my back.  There is a brief moment where Bullet is not forcing me down on the mats as she does a quick rotation but I fail to take the opportunity to get up.  She is quick and precise with her feet, positioning them across my body and leaning back pulling on another arm bar.  5-0.


I manage to get Bullet in my half guard and roll her half onto her side but she is straight back on top.  I use the momentum of her rolling back on top to try and roll her the other way onto her back, but she simply loosens her grip, letting me turn so she can take my back.  Feeling her forearm on my chin, keeping the chin in to avoid the rear naked choke.  However, Bullet uses her other hand to pull my chin up, sliding the forearm back in and I have to tap.  6-0.


Bullet tries to pull me into another guillotine with Thai grips but I’m able to push her arms away and pull my neck out.  While we are on our knees I grab her round her waist with her right arm as well as her body caught in my grip.  She manages to get the right arm free and gets me on my back.  This time it’s an Americana that gets the point.  7-0.


Bullet is looking for variety and switching attack styles to make sure she is applying holds she has not used yet in the match.  This truly is a master class.  I’m struggling wildly to run down the clock and keep this within double figures.  The opportunity arises to get on my knees to prize myself up off the mats but Bullet manages to get me with a kimoura.  8-0.

I’m on my back again but at least this time I have Bullet in my guard.  She expertly negotiates her way over each leg in turn and then sticks my head between her thighs reverse head scissors mode.  Controlling my head and upper body with her legs allows Bullet to put on another Americana while I cannot see what she is doing with her arms.  I tap.  9-0.

It looks like it is going to be a hat trick of arm bars but I connect my hands and keep the arm bent.  Bullet tries to disconnect my hands with her feet.  Good effort from her but my stubborn resistance continues.  It takes her a second attempt at the arm bar before she converts it into a point.  10-0.

I am gamely trying to find a way to prevent Bullet making me submit but she is in excellent physical, technical and tactical shape today.  I almost get the half guar on but it is positioned on her shin rather than above the knee.  She gets her leg free with ease and has me in full mount.  She positions herself now so I can feel the full mount trapping me tightly between her legs.  She pulls me over so I’m lying face first and gets me with a hammer lock.  11-0.  Actually, I had to explain to Bullet the difference between a hammer lock and a kimoura.  It would have been even better if I could apply these moves for real myself but Bullet’s defence today is excellent.


The final round, we tap hands, bump fists and Bullet goes straight onto her back, I dive on top, I guess she wants to practice escaping and it does not take very long at all for her to be out from under me.  She completes the victory with a fourth arm bar, this one is much cleaner than the previous three.  12-0.

So after winning a home match in Wales in September, normal service is resumed as I go down 12-0 to Bullet.  We take some photos recreating some of the holds afterwards.  The camera on my phone is voice activated so I simply say “smile” and it takes the shot.  It was more of a “splut splut, smile, splut splut” when Bullet was recreating the guillotine on me!  It was really grat to be back at MWM and taking on Bullet again.  I’m going to have to train a lot harder if I am going to give her any kind of a match.  She was in control all the way today.  Excellent session.  Thanks to Bullet as well as Cam and the venue staff for arranging everything. xx




We’re back in business!

Hello everyone,

Things have been very quiet on the blog and indeed on MWM’s other social media accounts.  This is because it has been a very busy summer for me and also 2017 has also been the best and most important year of my life so far.  Yes it was necessary for MWM to take a back seat for a while, and I really want to thank the wrestlers and our clients for their patients and understanding during this time.

We will be using a professional martial arts venue for the minute.  It is in a good central location that British and overseas visitors will find easy to get to from an underground station nearby.

We will require deposits for all sessions because of the venue hire which needs to be paid in advance.  This can be done by paypal, then I can book the venue and we can set a date and time for your session once your chosen model wrestler has confirmed she is available.  The sooner the deposit is paid the sooner we can arrange the session allowing you to make your travel arrangements.

Paying a deposit does not suit everyone and I have seen on wrestling forums that some of you refuse to pay deposits to any session wrestling businesses because you have been ripped of by dishonest people in the past.  It is very unfortunate that this has happened and this is why I wish to say some words about the need for deposits here at MWM.

  • Firstly, we have not done any deposit scamming at MWM.  You are not paying a deposit those who ripped you off before, you are dealing with us.  I strongly support any legitimate identifiable wrestling business requesting deposits.  If such a business tries to rip you off, definitely report them to the police.
  • Secondly, MWM has suffered from time-wasters who have booked sessions and not turned up.  When this happens, the model wrestler’s time is wasted and I cannot pay her and this can be very upsetting for her and embarrassing for me even though it is a situation created by a time waster.  Now that we are hiring a venue and paying for it when we book it, I will personally lose money if a time-waster books a session and does not turn up.  I completely understand that some of you have been victims of deposit scammers and will not go to any business requiring a deposit.  However, given that we have been victims of time wasters and really cannot afford to be in future we must ask for deposits even though we will possibly lose some customers as a result.
  • The final thing I want to say about deposits is that it does not involve paying any extra money for your session.  The amount you pay is the same it is just that part of the amount is paid as a deposit.  I hope you will take this into consideration.

Sorry to have to discuss negative aspects of deposit scammers and time wasters in this post but it is very important.  We want to make sure that session wrestling at MWM is a brilliant experience for you and for the wrestlers who work with us.  I look forward to welcoming old and new friends to MWM.  For details of session bookings and to start making arrangements email me on:

Best wishes everyone, it is great to be back!



McKenzie review by Spidey (August 2017)

McKenzie 1-0 Spidey (rematch August 2017)


This has actually been a quiet year for me with only 20 matches in the first 7 months of 2017.  There are plenty of athletes on my hit list so the fact that I am having a rematch with McKenzie less than a month after our first match should tell you that she is a special athlete.  The fact is that our first match was so enjoyable that I wanted a rematch sooner rather than later.  On the night she messaged me on twitter to say she was in the area early so I met her at the station and we walked up to Camden where MWM is located.  We were still a bit early so we went to the pub around the corner and met Alfie the cat while having a drink.  Cam text to say she was at the studio so we went up and got ready for the session while having a bit of a catch up with Cam.

McKenzie wore a one piece red costume for the match.  We posed for some pre match photos before warming up and then having a pre match stare down.  We were ready and got down on our knees to start the match.  McKenzie went straight for my neck / shoulders and pulled me down onto the mats and was looking for the full mount position from the outset.  I managed to capture one of her legs in my half guard but only below the knee and she soon freed it and was looking to regain the full mount position.  I struggled hard and kept her off balanced, I wanted a high tempo to try and tire her out.  My plan was to work hard and sneak a winning point at the end when McKenzie got tired.  She worked her way up into a school girl pin position and was just reaching behind my head to roll into a head scissors when I managed to pull clear.  Luckily for me, McKenzie did not have a firm enough grip around the back of my head which meant the head scissors did not really start.

Soon McKenzie had my back and was going for a rear naked choke, I was removing one arm and then the other arm, slowly but firmly to make sure my throat was clear.  I managed to turn half round, but McKenzie pushed me down on my side commenting that I was like a foetus as I lay curled up at her knees trying to prevent her from getting any of my limbs.

McKenzie was getting frustrated with my defence as I manages to resist her grapevine attempt and keep my airways clear of her smother attempts.  I was using my half guard to prevent her getting the full mount position and we were both breathing heavily with effort as the contest progressed.  She commented that I was a wriggler, certainly I was keeping up a steady pace and was really happy with my conditioning.  McKenzie was keeping up with the pace as well and when I suggested we have water after 15 mins, she said she was happy to keep wrestling for the minute; well I guess she was on top at the time.  As we rolled side-on to each other, I tried to hook my leg around her waist but she raised her leg to prevent me.  Her flexibility is far superior to mine and she managed to keep her leg higher than mine bringing it around mine to gain the full mount position.  She moved up my chest into a school girl pin position, but I pushed her behind over my head and escaped out behind her.  I was up on my knees quick and going after her looking to take her back but McKenzie was demonstrating will power tonight and showed real determination in not letting me get her back.

We were locked in on our knees and my balance gave way first as McKenzie came down on top of me.  She lay on top placing her hands over my mouth to try and smother me.  I managed to turn my head and breath, joking that I could breathe through my ears any way – I can’t.  McKenzie managed to sit on me but it was not a full mount as she was facing my feet rather than my face.  There was really nowhere to go from this position so she slid off to the side and tried to pull one arm into an arm bar, but her legs were never in position and I managed to snatch my arm clear.  I think her best option in this position would have been a bow and arrow manoeuvre but don’t tell her 😉

Halfway through the match and we finally agreed to have a water break, looking at each other in a challenging manner as we took on the beautifully cool and much needed bottled  water.  Back into action and once again it was McKenzie’s attack against my stubborn defence.  McKenzie was on top and I was struggling hard meaning she could not get me in a hold as she was too busy trying to avoid being toppled or rolled.  She commented “you’re a slippery f***er”, I liked her attitude, highly competitive and made us both eager to increase the intensity of the battle.  McKenzie managed to get full mount and roll me into a body scissors.  I got up on my knees with McKenzie still applying the scissors.  I was taking the mick by flexing my biceps while she was scissoring me.  I resisted the scissors using up a lot of her energy.  I was getting the feeling this was going to be my day because my tactics were working.  The score was still 0-0.

She pulled out of the scissors and grabbed one of my feet pulling me across the mats.  She grabbed my other foot and lifted my legs in the air,  I placed the palms of my hands on the ground and raised my butt off the mats, she was now walking me across the mats like a wheel barrow except upside down.  We had a laugh about this for a brief moment and then it was back into action.  McKenzie is getting better all the time and the last time I was showing her moves but this time there was none of that as she put me in a triangle.  I was not feeling too much, I can’t put my finger on why it was not effective and was unable to offer any advice to her at the time.  She had her legs in the right position and was controlling my arm that was bent between her legs beneath my chin.  However, I was just not feeling it so she had to give the move up and try something else.  I suspect she will have perfected the triangle the next time I see her.

McKenzie commented that she gets a good workout against me.  I get a good workout against her too.  One problem was that McKenzie was not tiring as I hoped she would.  Things were not going to plan in that respect for me.  So it was looking like the match was heading for a 0-0 draw until McKenzie pulled me into a head scissors and squeezed it home, looking into my eyes to study the effect her thighs were having on me.  I had to tap.  1-0 to McKenzie.  I checked the clock, time was up, she had won the rematch, we had a hug after then she changed upstairs while I changed downstairs.  We had a nice chat on our way to the station and sat down while waiting for the train.  It was a nice cool evening.  My stop was before her’s, one last hug before I stepped off the train, we waved at each other through the window, it was a great session.  We’ve already agreed to make it the best of five so there will be plenty more battles for me to report on soon.


McKenzie: review by Spidey (July 2017)

McKenzie 1-0 The Amazing Spider-Mouth

I recently had my first session with McKenzie, a new athlete on the UK scene who has already become very popular doing sessions in London as well as appearing in videos produced in London and Birmingham.  We’d been trying to set up the match for a while but were not able to do so between one thing and another.  When we were able to set the match up it was the day after McKenzie had done a busy day of mixed matches and video work.  This suited me as I am still looking for my first win of 2017.  We had been taunting each other about the impending match for a week or so on social media and the banter had taken a bit of an England v Wales flavour.  So I brought my Welsh football shirt with me to the session as well as a 1996 style England shirt for McKenzie to wear.  I arrived early and had a chat with Cam.  McKenzie arrived and changed into her bikini putting the England shirt on over it.  I was well pleased with the pre match photos.  We warmed up, did a stare down and then got down on our knees to commence battle.


The match started with McKenzie putting me straight onto my back.  It was an energetic struggle from the outset with me using my half guard to frustrate McKenzie’s attack.  The music channel was blasting out some great tunes as we tussled on the mats.  I managed to avoid being put in grapevines and body scissors early on.  We were both breathing heavily with effort as we rolled from the centre of the mats to the edge of the basement fight arena and back to the centre.  McKenzie was on top most of the early stages and I felt her pressing down hard against me, using up my energy as I struggled to escape.  As I moved out one side of her, she would press me back down on the mats.  At one stage I was inhaling her hair as she was on top trying to work into a position for an Americana.  After 20 minutes we took a break for water with the match still scoreless.

As we were having a break I suggested that McKenzie show me the moves she knows.  She is good at the key lock (I call it an Americana, not sure if they are the same thing or not), rear naked choke and body scissors.  We also went through the grapevine, arm bar, kimoura, triangle and camel clutch.


Back down on our knees to get back the match proper, in each other’s faces and down grappling on the mats again.  We kept up a stream of banter throughout the match.  I can see this developing into a long term rivalry.  McKenzie got me on my back and sat on my chest looking for the school girl pin.  I managed to push her behind over my head and escape out the back.  McKenzie tried to tickle me but strangely it did not work, normally I am very ticklish.  The only point of the match came just before the end when McKenzie got me with a body scissors.  She deserved the win and big respect to her for taking on this match at the end of a very busy week of matches for her.  The first thing I did at the end of the match was challenge her to a rematch, the first thing she did was accept the challenge.  We went for lunch after with Cam and had a great chat.  She’s an excellent athlete and a very nice person with it, it was a great and most enjoyable session, I recommend her very highly.

Spidey x


Alfie’s Decathlon – July 2017

The Decathlon 8 “Alfie’s Decathlon”

July 2017


The Decathlon involves doing 10 matches over a two day period.  We intend to make it 5 matches each day just as the decathlon in track and field athletics involves 5 disciplines each day.  The latest decathlon event (this is the eighth one) was a bit unbalanced with 3 matches on Friday and 7 matches on Saturday.  It was all set to be 4 and 6 but one of the athletes for day 1 could not make it and the reserve athlete could only do the Saturday.  So why is this Decathlon called Alfie’s Decathlon?  What is the theme?  What is this all about?  Well Alfie is the cat who pretty much runs the pub around the corner from MWM.  Right now you are all thinking that I am really running out of ideas for these decathlon events.  We’ve plenty of good ideas for decathlon events; we have still to do an oil decathlon, a cage decathlon, a costumed superhero decathlon, and there are many more ideas.  The fact is that Alfie is a superstar and we are delighted to this decathlon event in his honour and lunch at his pub is definitely on the agenda.


0430 alarm goes off, shower, grab my kit, taxi to station and onto the 0512 to London, couple of cups of coffee on the train while on route to London.  Into Paddington before 0800 so sitting down to do a bit of work before heading up to MWM for the 1030 start.  Perfect timing, Cam arrives as I walk up to MWM, we go for another coffee (Cam has a cup of tea), and then enter the studio with Sparkle who is my first opponent.


Sparkle 3-0 Spider-Mouth

Sparkle is wearing a very bright colourful costume and so wear the most colourful pair of shorts I have with me and a t shirt.  Sparkle’ scores against me are usually lower than the other athletes’ scores so this was a match I targeted to try and hold out for 0-0.  At the same time, I am trying to pace myself with another 9 matches to do.  Sparkle is strong and is quickly on top looking for grapevine, pin and smother moves.  I struggle beneath while we keep up a conversation about holiday destinations which was prompted by an expedia advert on the big TV above us (random).  Sparkle soon gets me into position and controls me well allowing her to apply a neck hold.  I really want to hold out for 0-0 but I won’t be able to.  Tapping out.  1-0 to Sparkle.  Battling on.  Escaping from a school girl pin.  Escaping from a grapevine attempt.  Sparkle has my back with plenty of options.  Her legs firing over my shoulders from behind and I’m in a head scissors from behind.  Trying to keep my jaw bone between her thighs rather than my neck.  A quick adjustment and Sparkle squeezes again.  I tap.  2-0 to Sparkle.  It’s been a terrific opener to the decathlon and was rounded off by a smother move to make the score 3-0.  Mid-morning and I’ve not had breakfast yet. Cam, Sparkle and I head down a few doors to a Moroccan café and order omelettes.  I do love this part of Camden.


Alexandress 4-0 Spider-Mouth

Sparkle chats with Cam and myself until my second opponent arrives.  Lot’s to chat about.  Things happening.  Alexandress arriving, slim, smiling, beautiful, lively, this will be the first time I’ve taken her on.  Changed into her one piece bikini, posing for photos, I can’t wait to test her skills and stamina.  On our knees, in each other’s faces, locking up, and we’re down on the mats, rolling around, looking to get into position to take control, laughing, taunting, she protests that I am putting her off, welcome to the Spider-Mouth experience!  Fifteen minutes in, she is doing well and we are really enjoying this, water break.  I offer to show her some moves, her eyes light up, she says yes please.  Showing her the Americana, letting her try and put it on.  Showing her how to do a kimoura, talking her through it.  We also go through the triangle, camel clutch and arm bar, telling her to be careful and not to do the arm bar too suddenly.  Explaining the mechanics of the arm bar to her; how her entire body – arms, back and legs – are working against my elbow joint.  OK – back to the match, let’s see if Alexandress is a quick learner, impressive, she works on an Americana and scores her first point.  She is flexible and able to manoeuvre her legs better than mine and she gets me in a couple of head scissors bringing the score to 3-0.  Back on the mats, she is all over me, I defend well, noticing she is in position to try for a guillotine, I talk her through it, she applies the move and wins the match 4-0.  Finishing off with Alexandress just doing another guillotine to make sure she’s got it right.


Nikkitta 1-0 Spidey

Today is my 16th match with Nikkitta, she is an athlete I’ve drawn with in the past but in recent times the matches have been very one sided in her favour.  She is a power house, hard training, weights and cardio and she has benefitted from MWM training.  This is not a match I am expecting to win or draw.  Nikkitta arrives looking toned and tanned, smiling and talkative as ever.  Changed, some photos taken, tweeted to the masses tuning into the decathlon on twitter, on the mats and ready to riot.  I’m soon on my back, Nikkitta working hard, clenched teeth and eyes closed as she tries to apply a neck hold.  I keep my neck in a position where I am well able to resist.  I keep my chin over her shoulder to allow me to breathe avoiding her smother attempts.  She switches to the grapevine, a good hard grapevine and I’m tapping out early.  1-0 to Nikkitta.  To my surprise she is breathing heavily and I manage to avoid losing any more points, very pleased with my stamina today.  Nikkitta and I have a chat over an iced coffee before she heads for her bus and I check into my hotel.  A nice room in the Corner House Hotel in Camden.  Dinner at a local restaurant and in bed by 11pm, it’s been a long day with an early start.


Bullet 9-0 Spider-Mouth

An early start today, strong black coffee, Hmmm Bullet at 0915, she has beaten me in all 12 of our previous matches and I’ve never scored and single point.  The last session I had before this decathlon event was a 15-0 loss to Bullet.  Bullet is the captain of the MWM team for this event has helped train most of the athletes. Opening to door to let her in.  She changes quick and is eager to start the battle.  I defend with everything I’ve got with some of my best ever defensive grappling.  A full 8 minutes passes and I have managed to stifle her attempts to get me with triangles, Americanas and arm bars.   It was not going to last and she has my neck in an awkward position, neck crank, I tap out, 1-0 to Bullet.  We are both sweating after that.  I’m well pleased I held out so long.  A quick drink of water and we’re back into it.  Bullet gets me with an arm triangle, she is good at these, she gets me with these a lot.  2-0.  A straight arm lock and I’m tapping out early. 3-0.  I manage to get on top, but she has her feet hooked into my shins and I cannot get the full mount position.  Bullet toppling me over.  She is onto me, using her legs to keep my body and legs out of the way as her arms pull my right arm into danger.  Before I know it I am stuck in an arm bar and having to tap.  4-0.  I’m working hard, but Bullet is a pocket rocket and very strong, great muscle definition in her shoulders and upper arms.  She is pushing me flat on the mats, face down, a leg coiled around my right arm helping to anchor the kimoura.  I tap 5-0.  Time for some new tactics, charging straight forward at Bullet at the start of round 6, she is smiling, rolling on her back and simply sweeping me, well I guess plan B did not work.  A straight arm lock and another arm bar have brought the score up to 7-0.  Now I am stuck in an arm triangle again, Bullet squeezes it on tight, I cough and splutter, resist as long as I can but have to tap out. 8-0.  A Thai grip and I am pulled down and then she has quickly tucked her arms in under my neck as I look down on the mats.  Her chest leaning into my back to snuggly secure the guillotine hold.  Bullet gradually rolls backwards, my head going down, neck feeling it more than being choked out, I tap.  The match ends 9-0.  Bullet is happy but little disappointed she did not get me with an Americana.  I don’t think she needs to worry, she got me with everything else.  Bullet gives me a hug before she has to set off for work, her day has started in the best possible way, with a win.


Frida 5-0 Spider-Mouth

Frida arrives, another athlete who I have done 10 or more matches with.  I manage to use my half guard to good effect, she is not frustrated though, she is smiling and confident that the point will come.  This is definitely a match I’ve targeted to get a draw or even a win in.  I’ve taken a point off Frida before so if I can do so again and defend well … stuff that she’s just got my right leg in a grapevine, she does not even need to make it a full grapevine and lets the left leg go, the pain is growing and I have to tap out.  1-0 to Frida.  I beat my chest like King Kong at the start of round 2, Frida grabs my shoulders to pull me in towards her so she can get me in a hold, I am trying to crawl clear but she gets my back and secures me in her guard from behind.  It’s a rear naked choke and I’m not going to be able to prevent it.  Tap. 2-0.  She is very strong today, it is definitely that she is strong rather than me being weak, judging by the other matches.  I’m pinned flat on my back, she has the arm span to pin my arms flat out wide on the mats and she hooks her legs in for the grapevine.  Trying to twist my body sideways to help the legs escape, one unhooks, but the other is trapped in a half grapevine and I have to tap.  3-0.  Frida refers to the pin grapevine combination as her octopus grapevine.  I put up a good struggle in the fourth, we cover a lot of the mats with me occasionally on top and some side on grappling, but once Frida gets on top I’m in trouble, she sees the opening for the Americana and switches the pin to a cross body pin to allow both of her arms to work on my right arm.  Levering my elbow up, she completes the Americana, I tap out.  4-0.  Frida’s legs close to scissoring my neck from behind but I palm her knees outwards and get my head clear of danger.  I am trying to deprive of recovery between exchanges by locking up again immediately, going after her, trying to get her back.  She is matching everything I’ve got, meeting every challenge and working into a better position for her.  She has captured my waist.  So far her scissors have not been effective, but this time she squeezes in just the right place and I have to tap.  The match ends 5-0 to Frida.  Helping her up, big hug, great match.


Lunch with Alfie

Cam, Frida and I make our way to Alfie’s pub and order drinks and pizza.  Alfie is lazing on one of the tables, looks like he had a late night last night.  Cam and Frida give him some attention.  He loves it.  Our pizzas arrive and we tuck in.  Really good pizzas.  Alfie struts around the pub surveying the tables approvingly.  How utterly proper.




Dominix 10-0 Spider-Mouth

I’m in a bit of trouble now, my next opponent is Dominix, who was new to the scene in 2016 and who has gone from strength to strength, trained hard and kicked ass.  She greets me with a hug, my ribs survive … just.  While Dominix is getting changed I am warming up downstairs on the mats.  Dominix comes bounding down the stairs with a crazed look on her face like she is going to tear me limb from limb and enjoy every minute of it.  Cam comes down the stairs in a more refined and elegant manner to take some pre-match photos.  Let the onslaught begin!  I am almost curling into a ball to keep my limbs away from Dominix.  She gets my back, her legs scissoring my right arm while her arms get my left arm.  She uses her four limbs to stretch my arms out and back crucifix fashion and I tap out.  1-0.  Dominix is in theatrical mood today, taunting me, clearly enjoying a particularly dominant performance.  A rear naked choke, a head scissors and a triangle bring the score to 4-0.  I’m in survival mode, not so much trying to avoid submitting, but avoiding the worst types of submission.  Dominix gets me in a cradle position and taunts me as she looks down seeing the fear in my eyes as I nervously laugh at the situation I’m in.  On goes a neck crank and it’s 5-0.  Another rear naked choke makes it 6-0.  I end up sprawled on my front and she sits on my back pulling my chin up – it is not a camel clutch because my arms are not trapped by her knees, but still I need to tap out. 7-0. I can see Dominix pulling on a figure 4 head scissors and I tap out before it gets too severe. 8-0.  She completes the rout with another triangle and a head scissors from behind.  She pulls me too my feet after the match, grabs me around the waist and lifts me in the air letting out a shout of victory.  I can’t believe how much energy she still has left and she is already asking me when we are going to have our next match.  Wow!


Samurai 7 – 0 Spider-Mouth

It’s always great when one athlete can wait until the next athlete arrives. Dominix, Samurai, Cam and I have a great catch up.  I get a quick shower leaving the three ladies to talk, then Samurai gets changed.  She emerges from the shower room looking very fit, her quad muscles are perfect for head scissoring guys!  Down stairs, warm up, on our knees and it’s on.  Samurai is not quite as fast as usual and that gives me more time to work out my defence.  I managed to avoid her triangle attempts as we roll from wall to pillar and back into the centre of the ring.  I can tell Samurai likes it when I try to defend, it is more of a challenge for her than if some beached whale of a guy was just lying there.  I’m a perfect physical specimen on the other hand (well actually I can’t back that up).  Samurai methodically dismantles my defences, I try to use my hands to avoid being head scissored, I try and keep an arm in between her ankles but Samurai remove sit and squeezes on the head scissors 1-0.  I can’t believe it … she has got me in another head scissors, this time lying side on, she is looking into my eyes telling me I am going purple, I tell her I’m feeling fine, she squeezes a little harder, OK it’s time to tap out.  2-0.  Samurai may be fighting at a controlled pace today but her strength is undeniable.  Sitting on my back side with Samurai in full mount position.  She pulls my neck up towards her with one arm and pushed my other arm down to the mats for an upside down kimoura. 3-0.  A forearm pressed to my throat makes it 4-0 and a rear naked choke makes it 5-0.  Trying to avoid being planted on my back, I roll onto my side, but again Samurai has the answer as she applied a side guillotine.  6-0.  Time for one more round, I give it my all to hold out as long as possible, but Samurai is in great form today, getting my right arm, a quick spin round and she has my arm between her legs and on goes the arm bar, I’m tapping out one more time.  7-0.  We embrace after and Samurai tells me it is always great to have a match with me.


Unnamed Opponent A 6-0 Spider-Mouth

In my previous decathlon events, I’ve been able to show photos of most of my opponents or at least use their stage names.  This has been great for publicising the events, doing posters etc.  However, there are some athletes out there in this scene who do not wish to be identified at all.  This includes some athletes who used to session openly but now do it secretly for their own reasons.  It’s great to do the posters, the comics etc, but it’s a shame to exclude some great athletes from Decathlon events.  I know I can do single sessions with them any time as long as it is all very discrete.  What the heck, I looked at all the options with Cam and there was one such athlete in particular who I wanted in the 10 and another who was on my reserve list.  With one athlete not being able to make it, the second anonymous member of the decathlon team was called into the squad.  I’m really glad she could make it, because we did not hear 100% that the original opponent could not make it until this morning (Saturday).  So Anonymous Athlete A?  Have I sessioned with her before?  Has she openly done sessions before?  I’m saying nothing either way.  Just this simple match report on my 6-0 loss.  She gets me in a school girl pin after 10 minutes, but forgets to count so I remind her to and after she has reached 10 I am telling her she is 1-0 up because pins count as well as submissions.  She is stretched across my chest with both arms working on my right arm.  One hand pulling the upper arm up and the other pushing the forearm down, classic straight arm lock.  2-0.  She gets me in a grapevine for 3-0.  I joke that one day when I die, I will be in a Y-shaped coffin and as the funeral procession passes down the street, people will see the Y-shaped coffin and say – yes that’s Spider-Mouth and that’s how he would have wanted to go – in a grapevine!  The fourth point is interesting, it is an arm choke triangle except I am facing down towards the mats with my opponent on my back strangling me with my own right arm pulled around my neck.  A nice bit of improvisation.  4-0.  She completes the 6-0 win with an Americana and a front choke.  She had a great chat with Cam afterwards and actually stayed to watch the last two matches and join us for dinner in the Turkish Restaurant opposite.


Bellatrix 10-0 Spider-Mouth

A star is born!  Bellatrix arrives and changes into a leopard print one piece bikini.  Cam advises me that this is her first competitive match.  She seems a little nervous but eager to learn.  As soon as the match starts I feel her strength as she forces me to the mats.  I mean, she is way stronger than she looks in her photographs.  She goes straight for the grapevine and I’m tapping out already.  1-0.  I tell her that the grapevine is my favourite.  Bad move, she gets me with three more grapevines during the match!  She realises she has the edge and wants her win to be for real and tells me straight not to go easy on her.  I don’t think she realises I was giving 100% because I was hoping to hold out for 0-0.  The next point comes from a head scissors and let me tell you she has a vice like head scissors.  I ask her if she does any other sports because she is very strong?  She says she doesn’t.  I ask if she does strength work at the gym?  That is also a negative?  Maybe she is a dancer?  Nope.  OK I ask if she works on a farm pitching hay bales up into the loft.  She does not do that either.  I guess Bellatrix has been blessed with natural strength that the rest of us have to train for!  She gets me with another two head scissors in between the four grapevines with the other points coming from a reverse head scissors and a pair of rear naked chokes.  I really don’t know what just hit me.  A 10-0 crushing from a newbie.  I highly recommend her to you guys out there especially if you like head scissors!  Bellatrix got changed and looked like a regular person again as she left the studio.  I wonder if anyone seeing her walking down the street has any idea that she is a lethal weapon?


Unnamed Opponent B 4-1 Spider-Mouth

The final match of the day and indeed the final match of the decathlon is against a second anonymous opponent.  I’m really grateful she could make it because she heard she was one about 3 hours before the match!  She has kit to wrestle in and is very cheerful as we warm up.  I’m pleased with my stamina and fitness as I manage to keep the match under control for the first 10 minutes or so with no score on either side.  It’s a good work out. Eventually she gets me with a head scissors. 1-0 to my opponent.  We are back tussling after a break to drink some water.  I pin her on her back and ask her how she likes her view of the ceiling.  She smiles and taps her right hand on the mats saying I can have this point.  Great, in the tenth and final match I score a point, maybe I can hold out for a draw.  My opponent made and converted hr opportunities to complete the 4-1 win with a half grapevine, a second head scissors and a rear naked choke.  Myself, Cam and the two athletes who must remain anonymous had a chat afterwards.  I got showered.  My final opponent left but opponent number 8 stayed with Cam and myself for dinner.  I had lamb shish, it was excellent.  It was soon time for me to dash for my train and Cam to lock up at the studio.  I caught the last train back to Wales arriving home at half past midnight, I slept like a log.  A huge thank you to Cam for organising this event and to my ten opponents, it was a top couple of days.