Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The dangers of sofa fighting

Quite often my husband and I entertain ourselves with some sofa fighting a sport that we developed whilst drunk but now carry out on sober days as well. Our sofa fighting has its own set of rules which vaguely follow the Nevada State Athletic commission rules which are used in MMA (mixed martial arts), mainly no gouging! For me the sofa fighting is a great boost for my strength as my husband weighs a lot more than me and therefore I get a good workout. Obviously he normally wins but occasionally I can stand my ground usually by cheating with an elbow to the face (this is within the rules but is something we try to avoid.)

Last night however my husband managed a particularly good arm bar involving putting a large amount of pressure on my elbow joint and I now have severe tendon pain. I will get him back at our next sofa fighting session. Obviously I am not recommending that any of you try sofa fighting as it is not a particularly safe activity but if you are interested in Mixed Martial arts or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu then click here for more info.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Liz Parkes form the Evening Herald for the lovely article she wrote about the art of dance in today's Herald. It is great to have such positive press especially in light of recent events with Plymouth University and their dance dance dance event. I would also like to thank Gordon Sparks for having me on his show on Monday, it was an absolute pleasure as always.

Stay Healthy,

Sam x


Glamourpuss said...

Sofa fighting? Fighting with sofas? Man, you're even stronger than I thought...


ArtofdanceJo said...

Are you mental?

xxx said...

HI Puss & Jo,

Yes I am mad, did you not know that already!

Sam x

AmyTree said...

I prefer the close cousin of sofa fighting - carpet wrestling. Especially good if your opponent is a younger brother that you can sit on and demand pleas of mercy from. (Until the day you realise that he's actually bigger and stronger than you and you'd better have a good bluff handy to keep him from realising it too!)

Anonymous said...

Spurious nonsense.

The rules of engagements are shifted so far in Sam's favour that I ALWAYS end up worst off.

Of course - thats just how it should be ;-)

stay strong

Sid x