After being introduced nearly 10 months ago to a ex-professional Olympic wrestler (Mickey) none of us had any idea what exactly is involved, images of WWE/WWF sprang to mind soon enough. After 10 months of training, we now understand that wrestling is undoubtedly the most difficult physical activity we have ever done and we love it!
We are a group of people from Aylesbury from ages 17 to 46 who get together 3 times a week to learn how to grapple/wrestle. There are no restrictions everyone is welcome!
In the UK there seems to be a lack of passion or facilities for contact sports especially wrestling. With the rise of MMA there is more interest but lack of qualified instructors to teach.
We consider ourselves very fortunate to have met Mickey who is absolutely committed and is incredibly passionate about making this sport more accessible to everyone especially the young adults.
Unfortunately we haven't had much joy with finding a fixed location to wrestle, we have moved from 2 indoor locations and then spent the summer outside on the grass. We have been offered to use a indoor location at one of the local gyms but they don't have the correct types of mats, they are too hard. We hope we can raise the amount of money needed so we can finally have a permanent fixture with the correct mats and start expanding our classes to other age groups especially the youth