This guy in a video seemed to be unaffected by his partner's chokehold. Is it possible to be immune to chokeholds?
No, you cannot be immune. imho even training to "resist" it is stupid. completely stupid. If someone is choking you out, he WILL succeed, even if you resist for 5 seconds longer.
Air choking are easier to notice ( ... your cant breath) and fighting against your opponent's hold is alot easier. It will helps endure it, allow you to take little bit of air in, etc.
A choke that prevents blood to get to your brain is seriously hard to even noticed. my coach did it to me as a "welcome" to the elite class ... I though I was holding against, and didnt even realised I fell unconscious. I stayed down only half a second. I "woke" up, not knowing where I was or what had happened. I didnt even realised he choked me out until someone else told me.
The video is of a lame, contrived demo. The "choke" in it is not performed effectively. It's a farce of a choke. The reason this strutting bodybuilder is "immune" to the choke is that it's not a legitimate choke in the first place.
If you know someone who thinks they can't be choked, I think Marcelo Garcia would be interested in testing that hypothesis:
Note, by the context of the conversation, Stephan means "big or strong".
Everyone can be choked.
So far, everyone who competes has shown themselves to be chokeable. Jon Fitch was notoriously resistant to being choked out...until he was guillotined into unconsciousness by Josh Burkman.
Strong necks can resist poorly-applied chokeholds and can, to a minor degree, prevent the attacker from getting into position for a good choke. But so far, everyone has proved to be chokeable. People can have good choke defense just like they can have a good guard, but so far no one has shown themselves to be "immune".
No! This is a ridiculous question. No one is immune to being choked in the same way no is immune to having their arm broke.
A choke hold basically is used to
As far as i know, there should not be anyway to be immune by the effects of a chokehold, but there are ways to increase your tolerance level to the attacks. The shaolin monks or shaolin schools has several types of excercise that assist in developing / increasing ones tolerance level.
-WARNING - the video below is to illustrate the high levels of training that enables one to achieve this. In no way whatsoever should you imitate this. These people have decades of training.
One is to safely hang yourself by the neck. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfUUHOmWgZE
This basically strengthens your neck as well as increasing tolerance level towards choking.
If you have a training partner, it would be good to practise everyday and time yourself.