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Chokes incapacitate an opponent by constricting blood or air to induce unconsciousness. They are normally applied to the neck but can also be applied to the body.

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how did Eblen escape Tokov guillotine choke in last minute of round 5 fight MMA Bellator February 4, 2023

I watched the February 4, 2023 Friday night MMA Bellator 290 Johnny Eblen vs. Anatoly Tokov fight off and on. Eblen appeared superbly trained and conditioned, as did Tokov. They were both so fast that ...
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How do I set up correctly a collar choke?

How do I set up a proper so-called cross collar choke? Especially, I wanna' know how to position my hands, how to rotate them and my forearms. source I'm mainly focusing on applying it from the ...
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What is the Apollo Choke?

Following this video, I would like to know what is the Apollo Choke? When is it recommended to use this choke? Are there any detailed instructions how to do it? Why is it called the Apollo Choke?
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Is there any way of getting out of a reverse figure 4 headscissor when the other person has the intent on killing you with it?

In my hometown, a young man was killed this way after his friends lured him out to dinner. On the way back, the killer and the kid were in the backseat. The killer ended up getting the kid into a ...
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Is the "Peruvian Necktie" legal in Judo?

"Peruvian Necktie" refers to an arm triangle choke from the sprawl position, with one leg over uke's head and the other over their back:1 The IJF rules ban arm-triangles which "block ...
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How can you escape a man strangling your neck from behind, on the floor?

How could've the naïve deputy in No Country For Old Men (a 2007 film) escaped or saved himself? Apprise me if you know of any source, but this attack appears realistic and must've been tried in real ...
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Escapes from standing rear mount

It's rare to see but some MMA fights end with a rear naked choke where the victim is standing. What really stood out to me was how helpless they seemed once their opponent locked in a hook with one or ...
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Origin of the triangle choke?

The triangle choke as used in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has its origins in early 20th century Judo: Original Translation Photograph from article この技法は大正十一年の高専柔道大会で六高柔道部生徒達によって初めて繰り出され、それ以降... ...
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Is the "Gerbi choke" legal using your opponent's jacket?

After its use to success by Yarden Gerbi in 2014, the IJF clarified that the "Gerbi choke" (suso-jime1) is illegal in judo: Shime-waza - forbidden Shime-waza is not allowed with either your own ...
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What is the difference between choking somebody to death and choking them to unconsciousness (technique-wise)?

Is it solely a matter of duration or not? Why is a pillow deadlier than a simple MMA choke (BJJ, whatever)? How does it work?
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How are chokes/strangles classified in Judo?

The Kodokan has numerous materials detailing the canonical versions of their shime-waza along with several variations. However, there are a large number of competition chokes (and novel chokes ...
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How are the clock choke and bow-and-arrow choke classified in Judo?

The canonical form of okuri-eri-jime refers to chokes where one lapel is held with the inside of the wrist against uke's neck, and the other is pulled taught to apply the strangle. The canonical kata-...
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Is the North-South choke legal in Judo?

From a kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame position one can apply the North-South choke. This can be finished with the arm in the hold (as in an arm-triangle position), but I have most often seen it ...
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How are arm-triangle chokes classified in Judo?

There are various styles of choke involving an arm-triangle: Uke supine Kata-gatame choke North-South choke (with arm in) Von Flue choke From sprawl D'Arce choke Anaconda choke Peruvian ...
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Is the "baseball choke" legal in Judo?

Since at least 1999 judo has banned any chokes applied using the skirt of the jacket. This rule was re-emphasised in 2014 after a variant of suso-jime was used to success multiple times by Yarden ...
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How effective are nunchaku as a choking weapon?

Numerous countries make it illegal to be in possession of nunchaku because they are claimed to be a weapon designed for choking. When I practiced Matayoshi kobudo in the WOF (admittedly for a ...
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What is the difference between a choke and a strangle?

In martial arts which permit submissions, a distinction is sometimes made between "chokes" and "strangles", however in my experience these terms are not used consistently. What is the difference ...
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Did Jujutsu invent the Heimlich Manoeuvre? If so, when?

I have seen a couple of texts referring to what appears to be the Heimlich Manoeuvre among the methods of resuscitation* taught in some schools of jujutsu (and consequently, judo). What is surprising ...
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Body constriction techniques

Judo shime-waza comprises three types of technique: blood-chokes air-chokes body constrictions The most famous of the third type is the (competition-banned) do-jime, but it is also possible to ...
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Are arm-triangle chokes legal in Judo?

When holding an opponent in kata-gatame: by applying pressure to one side of their neck with their trapped shoulder, and the other side with your enclosed arms, you can apply an arm triangle choke, ...
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Why don't we strangle with the hands in BJJ

Defences against a standing strangle with the hands AKA 'rape choke' are very commonly practised in self-defence classes yet when I roll with people in BJJ classes nobody ever seems to try it on me. ...
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Can spinal injury occur from rear naked choke

When putting your opponent into the position for a rear naked choke it is common practice to open up the submission by bending the opponents spine backwards. Is there any realistic possibility of ...
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Resisting choke holds using throat tendons?

When I was a kid in my early teens, my parents got me to take up Judo. I remember little of it, but I do remember quite successfully resisting choke-hold attempts by tensing the neck down and the ...
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"plucking" as defense for a choke from behind

Plucking as a defense against chokes is basically that you use your arms/hands to pull the attackers hands off your throat a small amount and pin them to your body - getting enough room to breathe ...
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What happens to a person being choked?

Let us assume a very common choking technique (for example hadaka jime) performed on an average adult. If I understand correctly what I could gather from other questions, the main mechanism involved ...
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How do blood chokes actually work?

This is prompted by this answer and the description of blood chokes included. It states that: Cerebral blood flow (CBF) chokes involve restricting the flow of blood to the brain, thereby denying it ...
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Correct position to leave an attacker after choking them unconscious?

As a judoka, I always wonder about this issue. As far as I know, someone that has lost consciousness has a risk of swallowing his own tongue and dying after few minutes. In which position should I ...
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Underwater Rear Naked Choke

I play waterpolo and while it is not often that I am blatantly choked out it has happened enough that I was wondering if you guys had any ideas for escaping a rear naked choke while underwater. The ...
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Can you be immune to chokeholds?

This guy in a video seemed to be unaffected by his partner's chokehold. Is it possible to be immune to chokeholds?
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Could applying an anaconda choke to a turtled opponent be mistaken for a neck crank in gi BJJ?

I am worried about getting disqualified for applying an anaconda choke to an opponent in the turtle position (on all fours). I know this choke is allowed in no-gi, but will referees think I'm doing a ...
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What choke holds or submissions are safe enough for a beginner to practice?

I have been doing MMA for about 7 weeks and have generally only been using a rear naked choke for a submission and a triangle leg lock. What are other easy to do submissions that are effective and ...
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What are the possible signs some has lost consciousness when being choked?

I thought this would be obvious, someone would just pass out and go floppy. However last week during rolling I got someone in a sleeve / Ezekiel choke while in my guard and he didn't tap out. He ...
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How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?

A little background: I was practicing with my instructor one morning. It was just him and me and we were doing free training of submission grappling. At one point I managed to get him in a choke ...
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