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Mar 15th 2012 at 4:02:27 PM •••

I'd like to raise some questions about this article's accuracy. I'm a practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu with a fair amount of experience with both blood and air chokes, as well as a mixed martial arts fan who has seen dozens of choke-outs. In the entire history of sport martial arts involving chokeholds (starting with Judo in 1882), there has not been one recorded instance of serious injury or death resulting from a chokehold. Further, more and more studies on the subject are concluding that properly done chokeholds are perfectly safe. And as far as I can tell, air chokes have much the same effect as blood chokes, taking the same amount of time to put an opponent to sleep; the only differences are that they hurt more and may damage the windpipe if pressed too hard. So I guess what I'm saying is, I'd like some sources to back up the information in the article. If it's faulty, we can do some research and edit the page with what we find.

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Jun 10th 2012 at 7:24:22 PM •••

It's choking off blood or air, and can result in injury or death. You said it yourself, "properly done chokes".

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