Learning to wrestle as an adult

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    Jul 26, 2008 7:40 AM GMT
    Is that a good idea?
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    Jul 26, 2008 2:13 PM GMT
    its an AWESOME idea...

    it is a GREAT workout and you will never experience the same kind of cameraderie as you do with guys you wrestle with.

    (you're gonna be sore as fuck, though)
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    Jul 26, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    But where would you find someone to teach you as an adult?
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    Jul 26, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    do jiu-jitsu. even more fun
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    Jul 26, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    Wrestling is great fun -

    But these days I prefer Karate and Judo -

    Throwing other people, and getting thrown is a blast.
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    Jul 26, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm really keen to try it (been rowing most of my life and I'm ready for a change/addition). Have a friend who can teach me the basics but unfortunately there's no wrestling club in Cambridge (UK), as far as I know. From the looks of it it's an awesome sport just was wondering if I'm not too old to learn new tricks :-)
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    Sep 01, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    No way are you too old. I only took it up 4 years ago and have had so much fun since.

    There's a club in London that I know of. I've never been to it because of the distance and costs involved but apparently it is good.

    I have met and wrestled guys through various wrestling sites, some of whom have become good friends that I meet regularly.
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    Apr 06, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    i think it is a great idea too. learn a lot about your balance and power.

    oh yeah, and you will be sore :-)

    i have also heard of a wrestling club in london. it doesnt have to be a gay wrestling club though, it will be the last thing you will be thinking of as soon as you are out on the mat.

    i would contact the guys at wrestlers without borders and ask them about local people.
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    Apr 29, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    There are a ton of BJJ (jiu jitsu) schools in London, and likely several in cambridge. check them out.

    Judo is also good if you want to work your takedowns and throws.

    Karate is pointless.
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    Jul 19, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    www.LAW-wrestling.org
    for wrestling in London. I haven't actually tried it but I am hoping to join up soon. I haven't wrestled before either but it sounds and looks very cool.