Do you remember that time when literally everyone in martial arts circles wanted to know what this mysterious Brazilian jiu-jitsu sic was all about? You did wrestling? Or boxing? No problem. They would beat you, easily. These Brazilians, the Gracies, who through their clever strategies and ground breaking cross training principles later laid the foundation of what we today know as MMA and the UFC , were practically everywhere!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's Rear Naked Choke in 6 Steps
Rear Naked Choke: The most effective Chokehold - BJJ Spot
At least for me. Recently, though, I felt compelled to watch one that demonstrated how a recent tragedy could have been prevented. But first, a little backstory. This story, which swept and shocked the Internet about a week ago, detailed how the younger cousin who was 14 accidentally killed the older man who was 24 after placing the man in a rear-naked choke and not letting go. The video can be seen here. In the video, not only is it discussed why the choke works in specific detail, the brothers also discuss several ways to prevent death or serious injury as a result of a choke.
The Rear Naked Choke From Hell
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The rear naked choke RNC is a chokehold in martial arts applied from an opponent's back. The choke has two variations:  in one version, the attacker's arm encircles the opponent's neck and then grabs his own biceps on the other arm see below for details ; in the second version, the attacker clasps his hands together instead after encircling the opponent's neck. This variant is considered to be a " blood choke " because it restricts blood flow to the brain via the carotid arteries.