- Feb 23, 2014
- Reaction score
Well, perhaps your experience doesn't cover all bases…
As to the technique, no, really. It was done more as a strike to the trachea, a sudden, sharp pulling pressure in, then a crushing, grinding action by rolling your wrist up into the throat. This method is not designed to get someone to pass out, or go to sleep, it's designed to attack and damage the windpipe. It had far more in common with military methods, with lethal intent, than anything else… and the biggest concern is that the room was filled with people who had no experience, no understanding of the control needed, and the instructor had no concern for that himself… instead telling people they were being "too nice"…
To my mind, he has no business teaching anybody anything.
Ok so we are on basically the same page regarding what that choke is. Now I did ask if you considered that the choke was taught in an overly aggressive manner. Which of course it can be. But the choke itself is a very common way of getting a submission.
There is a nastier application of the wind pipe idea called the 10 finger choke.
And that is legal as well.
I will hunt down the C class rules (or what you may suggest as amateur) regarding choking and neck cranking.