At first I put on leather gloves, fearing that I would get clawed like there is no tomorow.
Turns out that he obviously didn't appreciate it but didn't struggle as much as I thought.
You do have to hold the cat firmly at some points but most of the time he didn't move that much. I think he knew what I was doing and at some point actually started enjoying it.
Now the problem that I mentionned earlier about the cheap trimmer can be seen in the pictures. Basically the one I bought wasn't powerfull enough to trim the fur but since I had already started I didn't want to leave him hanging so I cut most of it with cisors (bad idea... very long and alergies did catch up to me...)
Once I exchanged for the better trimmer it was a completely different storry. He, on the other hand was QUITE unwilling to go under a second time in 2 days... but I managed.
BE CAREFULL !!! when shaving the cat's belly... I didn't pay enough attention and actually cut one of his nipples, he didn't cry or whine but he was bleeding a bit.
Obviously be carefull with the privates as well as they are just as sensitive.
Having seen shaved cats before I kind of knew what the usual trim looks like so basically I left the end of the paws intact. The tip of the tail and didn't touch his head either.