This article originally appeared for patrons at Patreon. Due to its length, I’ve broken it into two parts. Part One can be found here, and includes discussion of the chokes in general and defensive considerations of air chokes in particular. This section discusses defense against blood chokes, and offense of both blood and air chokes.
Being choked from behind—when the attacker uses biceps and forearm as a vice on the sides of the neck for that blood choke—is a very different experience. It can be more of a “Hey, what are doing back there?” experience because the pain isn’t always as acute as the air choke. By the time you hit the, “Hey, I feel funny…” realization, you’re halfway to any set of techniques being useless because everything below the neck will soon stop listening to you.( Read more... )
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