A session review for Amazon Annie from November 2009. Including some review notes for Doom Maidens Wrestling, as a whole:
"...Regrets, I've had a few, but then again..."
...My only regret about my recent first ever mixed wrestling session with the absolutely delightful Amazon Annie of the equally wonderful Doom Maidens is: That I didn't know about them on their first day of business and am not known by them as "Valued and Beloved Client #00001"!
They made me feel like I was exactly that, however. First off, I misunderstood the initial contact procedure and sent way too big of a deposit. The booking agent, sent me an email saying he was confused about the amount; about two minutes later a full refund came through with more detailed instructions!
As a newcomer to both the internet and sessions, I instantly knew I had stumbled upon the right people. My subsequent phone call with him added greatly to this feeling. I told him I needed somebody who would take it very, very easy on me. I am 50 years old, out of shape; moreover I had hernia surgery about 15 years ago; to top it off a bad right ankle-and I was recently diagnosed with osteo-arthritis in my knees!
Additionally I wanted to be able to talk with my 'opponent' (very little opposition from me!), and just have some fun, light wrestling with an emphasis on lifting moves, some lifting and carrying...
The booking agent assured me I had picked the right person."She's a real sweetheart!", he said, but very strong and a very skilled wrestler. I let him know I was very nervous, and also told him (true) that I am a world class klutz (clumsy for non speakers of Yiddish). Again I was reassured. Then Annie called me herself, and we set it up.
Having found Amazon Annie and Doom Maidens on the Valkyrie's 270 site, I read all the advice there very carefully, and it and a few other things I had read lately helped immensely. I adopted the following attitude: I may be paying for this session, but it's just as much hers as it is mine; even more so in a couple of ways.
First, I will be a guest at her facility (and I'd better act accordingly,on best behavior!); second, she has done this before, I have not; third, she may be as nervous, or even more so at meeting somebody new (a new client-and there is always her safety factor to consider)... I believe this ended up helping me greatly.
Of course, the day of, I woke up late...but I called the booking agent right away (guys, if you're going to be late, call), we worked it out, then...I got a little lost in Brooklyn; Annie's knowledge of the area got me there. When I finally met her- WOW! There is something I like to call the 'Million Watt Smile'-hers was off the charts! Gorgeous!I have always loved tall, strong women, and she certainly is that! A sweetheart? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah!!
We spent the first ten minutes talking... well, her talking, me babbling like a teen age kid-while she carried me around the room on her back! Then some shoulder carries, some bearhugs, then I did a little "flying"... she let me rest as much as I needed (which was kind of a lot) Then we did some ground grappling, something I had not originally intended to do much of, but... I really enjoyed it so much more than I had thought possible!
Folks, Annie is very, very, very strong, and an incredibly skilled wrestler!!! We never set a 'safety word', but we really didn't need one. She knew through instinct, experience, or both, that when I started squealing like a puppy it was time to ease up a little! She controlled her strength and power beautifully with me while we kept up a very playful banter... enough details, I basically had the time of my life! As a bonus, Annie and I have talked about her being my new 'wrestling centered' personal fitness trainer! I can't wait to get started!
As a bonus, I got to meet one of Doom Maidens founders, VeVe Lane! Another sweetheart- and the only little bit of 'male dominance' I showed was when she finally gave in and let me pay for her dinner! My way of saying Thank You - and I say again:
Thank you, Annie for a great session; Thank you VeVe and Veronica for Doom Maidens; Thank you to the booking agent for your help and patience; you'll be hearing from me shortly! Jack