Seconds Out…

I was chatting to one of my Age UK clients yesterday. Her husband had just been banished to the bedroom, to watch the afternoon’s horse racing, which she detested. I asked her whether/what sports she liked and – bearing in mind that this is a little old lady in her mid-Seventies – I was surprised when she said that she loves wrestling. You know, all that WWE nonsense we get on TV.

Anyway, it gave me an idea so I headed off to Wikipedia. Little did I know I would find a gazillion different names of holds!

The Shoulder Claw, the Forearm Smash,
Grown men sent flying with a crash.
The Hammerlock, the Chicken Fling,
Some guy sent flying from the ring.
The Lotus Lock, the Boston Crab,
Call that man a taxicab!
The Rocking Chair, the Ankle Lock,
If you come close, you’ll get a shock.
The Sleeper Hole, the Double Choke,
I’d better not annoy this bloke,
The Cobra Clutch, the Butterfly,
Would somebody please simplify?

If all these names leave you befuddled,
Do not despair, I’m just as muddled!

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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