Choking, also known as strangulation or asphyxiation, is a common technique used in many martial arts, self-defense systems, and combat sports. But just how dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious, or to be choked unconscious?
First, let’s define what it means to be choked out. When someone is choked unconscious, it means that their brain is not getting enough oxygen. This can happen when someone’s airway is blocked, or when the blood flow to the brain is restricted. When this happens, the person will lose consciousness and can even suffer brain damage if the lack of oxygen lasts for too long.
Now, let’s talk about the dangers of choking someone unconscious. Choking someone unconscious is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. When someone is choked unconscious, their brain is not getting enough oxygen, which can lead to brain damage or death. Even if the person survives, they may suffer long-term effects such as memory loss, difficulty speaking, or other neurological problems.
Additionally, if excessive force is used, choking someone unconscious can cause serious injury to the neck and other parts of the body.
Choking techniques are legitimate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and many other combat sports and martial arts and used to control and submit an opponent. However, it is important to remember that these techniques should only be practiced in a controlled environment, such as a dojo or gym, with proper instruction and safety precautions in place.
In a controlled environment, such as a BJJ class, the instructor can teach proper technique, demonstrate the correct way to apply a choke, and monitor the training to ensure that the students are not applying too much pressure. Additionally, students can “tap out” as a signal to indicate that they want to stop the choke, further ensuring safety.
It’s also worth noting that in a competition setting, the rules and regulations of the sport or organization will govern the use of choking techniques and the possibility of disqualification if they are applied incorrectly.
It’s important to remember that choking is a powerful technique and should be used responsibly and only with proper training and instruction. Choking someone unconscious or being choked unconscious in a non-controlled environment, such as a street fight or domestic dispute, can be illegal and can result in serious injury or death.
In summary, Choking is a legitimate technique in BJJ and many other combat sports and martial arts, but it should only be practiced in a controlled environment, such as a dojo or gym, with proper instruction and safety precautions in place. Additionally, the rules of the sport or organization governing the competition should be followed to ensure the safety of all participants.
Q: How long does it take for someone to be choked unconscious?
A: It varies depending on the person and the situation, but on average it takes around 10-20 seconds of sustained choking to cause unconsciousness. However, it can be as quick as 5 seconds for some people.
Q: Can choking someone unconscious be fatal?
A: Yes, choking someone unconscious can be fatal if the person does not receive medical attention in time.
Q: What are the long-term effects of being choked unconscious?
A: The long-term effects of being choked unconscious can include memory loss, difficulty speaking, neurological problems, and other serious injuries.
Q: Can you prevent choking by tapping out?
A: Yes, tapping out is a commonly used signal to indicate that someone wants to stop a choke or hold and is a common way to signal to the opponent that you are submitting.