In another thread we got a bit off topic discussing the rear naked choke and some clips were shown to demonstrate possible ways of escaping. My concern is that the clips shown would not be effective and if you were relying on those to save your life, you might well be disappointed. What I would like to start with is a clip of one of my favourite 'bad' guys, Bas Rutten. His no BS approach appeals to my delicate nature. Although he says the choke may fail, I would hate to be the one with his arm around my neck. I have some other clips to throw in later but if we might take Bas' example of the lock we are trying to break, that would be a good starting point. Note in particular, his arm around the back of the neck is on his own shoulder and his back is arched.