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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Have you ever been choked out?

It seems to me that most pro mixed martial arts matches end either of three ways:
1.In the stand-up game,the fighter catches a punch to the chin and is knocked-out.
2.It goes to a decision,or
3.The fighter who loses is choked out.
My questions concern choke-outs.
Have you ever been choked-out?I remember when some fight commentator was discussing the video of Mike Tyson's fight with Razor Ruddick, and at one point, I believe it was the eighth round, the commentator says,"What is that?" and Mike Tyson said,"Razor Ruddick hit me in the ear. I heard birds singing."
Is there something like that when you get choked out? Do you hear "birds singing" or something like that? Is being choked out painful while it is being applied to you? What does it feel like? What do you experience when a choke hold or the sleeper hold or the guillotine choke or whatever is being applied to you?
Also,if you find yourself in that predicament,how can you defend yourself?
How do you escape the various techniques of that sort?
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First off its extremely frustrating when your getting choked out, your body automaticly tries to defend itself, you tense up. Then your head gets really heavy, you feel queezy, your vision becomes a little blurred, then your head gets light, your hearing starts to fade, its VERY hard to think, then you black out, without really knowing.

Most of the time when you wake up your clueless, and your head REALLY hurts from the blood rushing back, and youl be dizzy for a little bit.
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Everything sounds muted and you start to get tunnel vision. It doesn't really hurt while it's happening, but like the guy before me said afterwords it feels like your head's about to explode. Guillotine chokes are bad too. You know the part of your spine in the back of your neck? Makes it feel like someone took it apart then put it back together wrong.

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I definitely agree that getting choked out is no fun. There is the body's initial physical reaction, which is to tense up, and that just sucks because you lose a certain amount of connection and it makes it easier for your opponent to tighten his legs, which is how you lock in pretty much any choke.

I've been choked out before, but it's mostly in gi grappling. I've gotten very good at defending chokes in no-gi, I just learning how to defend the lapel now. The trick with no-gi is to be aware of your neck. When you shoot in for a double or single leg, keep your shoulders back and your head postured. When your opponent has your back, keep your hands protecting your neck and posture your back.

I think everybody who has trained BJJ has been choked out, and most MMA guys have been in training. I've never been choked out in a fight, but that's because I get choked out in training.

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I got choked out once. I was tasting some tomato sauce on the stove when my mom took my back and sunk both hooks in.

Next thing I knew, it got real black and I could hear her yelling, "Wait until it's done."

It sucked. Getting choked out, not the sauce.
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Also alot of times your chin will hurt from it getting squeazed while you try to defend the choke, and your adams apple will be sore from the pressure, especially if it's a forearm choke.
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Originally Posted by raymardo
I got choked out once. I was tasting some tomato sauce on the stove when my mom took my back and sunk both hooks in.

Next thing I knew, it got real black and I could hear her yelling, "Wait until it's done."

It sucked. Getting choked out, not the sauce.
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It sucks. tap everytime over getting choked out.

I got choked out in high school one time, your body with tense up hardcore and try to defend and resist your body gets heavy. everything goes dem then NOTHING afew seconds of 0 consciousness its scary just like dying, you open your eyes afew seconds later not knowing what the hell happened.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 01:54 AM
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Yeah, my first grappling class I got choked out by a triangle. It sucked hardcore, and it got locked in so tight that: A) I didn't realize what was happening in time, and B) I was out in about 3 seconds (Or so I remember). I woke up with the worst headache of all time, but my neck didn't hurt too bad, luckily.
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My experience is a bit diff to others here. You just go to sleep for a few seconds, no pain really, either before or after.
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