A choke hold is a type of submission that cuts off the blood supply to your brain. If you’re in a chokehold, you might feel like you can’t breathe, which is terrifying if it’s happening to you and not the character you’re watching on TV. A choke hold cuts off blood supply because it compresses one of your carotid arteries, which are located in the side of your neck and feed blood to your brain. It could also be because someone is squeezing the veins in your neck from behind or from the front. The good news is that there are things you can do to get out of a chokehold if it happens to you (which we hope doesn’t happen ever). Read on for tips on how to get out of a chokehold and what to do if this happens to someone else during training.
How To Get Out Of A Choke Hold
1. If you’re trying to get out of a chokehold, you need to fight back. Try using your hands and arms to push against the person choking you. If you can’t get out of the hold, try to find an object or something solid nearby that you can reach out and grab onto.
2. If you are able to grab something, pull it toward your body in order to create more space between your neck and the person’s hands. It might help if there is another person around who can help pull on whatever it is that you’ve grabbed onto, such as a rope or the arm of a chair.
3. When someone is choking you from behind, try lifting one of your legs up so that it is bent at the knee and partially off the ground (this will probably be difficult). Next, pull on the object with both hands while lifting your leg up as high as possible in order to create more space between your neck and the person’s hands.
4. If you are able to create some space, try to pull your head out of the hold by twisting it away from the person choking you.
5. If you can’t get out of a chokehold, don’t panic. Try not to struggle so much because that makes it hard for your body to get oxygen and might make you pass out. Just relax and wait until the person lets go of the choke hold (or someone else who can help).
What Are Some Ways To Get Out Of A Chokehold?
- Try to move your head out of the hold by moving it from side to side.
- If that doesn’t work, try to reach behind you and push your attacker’s knee with your hands (or both hands if you can).
- If that doesn’t work, try to kick your attacker with your feet (the best place is between their legs).
- If none of those things work, then you should go limp and roll over onto your stomach so that the pressure is off of your carotid arteries. Be sure to yell “Choke! Choke!” so that others will know what is happening and can help you out.
How Do You Defend Against A Chokehold?
- Your first step is to get out of the hold as quickly as possible.
- If your opponent has you in a front chokehold, you can use your hands to push off his chest or arms, which will create space between you two so that you can escape the hold.
- If your opponent has you in a rear chokehold, try to push him off with your legs (or even your feet) and then turn to the side and bring your arm over his arm that’s holding the choke. You can then use both arms to pull his arm away from your neck. This should loosen up the choke enough for you to get out of it and run away!
- If you’re in a choke hold and have enough space, you can try to move your head to the side. This will help get some space between your neck and his arm or hands.
- You can also try to bring your arms up and push forward with your hands so that you can create some space between you two.
- If someone is choking you from behind, try to turn around so that you can see him, then punch him in the face!
Is There A Way To Break Free From A Chokehold Without Hurting The Other Person?
- To get out of a chokehold, you will have to break free from the other person’s grip. The best way to do that is to use your hands and arms to push the other person’s hands away from your neck. If you can’t do that, then you need to make sure that your chin is tucked in and your head is down so the other person can’t grab your head. You may also have to move the pressure point in their arm or hand away from your throat so they can let go of you.
- If all of this doesn’t work, then you need to stop resisting and surrender yourself by moving off of the ground and leaning back into their arms (this will give them more leverage). Once they let go, you need to quickly sit up straight and step away as far as possible without falling over. (masconvention.org)
- If this doesn’t work, then it means that either one of two things happened: the chokehold was too strong or the other person is very strong. In this case, you need to find a way to get out of the chokehold quickly before you pass out. The best way to do this is by kicking or kneeing the other person in the groin, which will make them let go faster. If they are still holding onto your neck after this, then you need to maneuver your body so that you can put your fingers in their nose and break it. This will cause them to let go of you and then they will be in pain while they try to catch their breath.
What Should You Do If Someone Puts You In A Chokehold?
- If you’re choking, relax your muscles and breathe.
- If you can, get the attacker to relax their grip slightly.
- If they don’t relax their grip, use a technique called “the cross-face” to create space between your neck and their arm.
- Use your hands to break the hold by pushing down on the elbow or shoulder depending on which arm is holding the chokehold.
- If the hold is on your neck, then you can also use your hands to push down on the attacker’s arm or shoulder to create space.
- If you can, use your leg to kick the attacker’s leg out from under them.
- Once you’ve created space and broken the hold, run away and get help if you can!
If you ever find yourself in a chokehold, don’t panic. There are usually ways to get out of a chokehold if you know how to escape from it. Remember that if you’re in a real fight, there’s a chance that you could get injured. So, if you’re ever in a situation where you get put in a chokehold, try to get out of it as quickly as possible without causing harm to yourself or the other person. Remember, these tips are for self-defense only. They don’t apply in sports, such as wrestling, where the chokehold is used as a valid technique. If you’re training in a martial art where choke holds are allowed, make sure you know how to get out of them and how to help someone else who’s in one.