- Sleeperholds Take Absolutely No Strength To Use
Chokeholds rely primarily on proper technique, positioning, and a little speed! You don’t need to be a brute of a man or muscle bound to make these things work. Truthfully, a weak man can absolutely choke out a much larger and stronger opponent with the right training. It has been done by numerous people TIME AND TIME AGAIN.
- Sleeperholds Do Not Rely On Pain Compliance
Moves that rely on “pain compliance” are problematic! Punching and kicking can be fine if you are well trained, to be sure, but unless you are able to score that unusual knockout, the effectiveness of this tactic is limited to making the opponent willfully “quit” because of pain. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS APPROACH IS OBVIOUS! For when dealing with really tough attackers, or attackers on drugs, THEY ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT COMPLY JUST BECAUSE OF THE PAIN FROM YOUR “KARATE KICKS”. THEY WILL KEEP COMING AT YOU!! You need something like a chokehold to fall back on. SLEEPERHOLDS WILL TAKE HIM OUT OF COMMISSION WHETHER HE “WANTS” TO COMPLY OR NOT!
- Sleeperholds Are Easy To Learn
Without a doubt, learning chokeholds is the most efficient way of using your “martial arts training time”. Not only are these techniques SUPER EFFECTIVE, but they also are really easy to learn. When compared to developing your punching and kicking skills, training in sleeperholds is much easier and less time consuming. For example, it takes hours and hours to learn how to throw a good kick, but a rear naked choke can be learned in one lesson! This sort of “bang for your buck” efficiency is unmatched in the martial arts world!
- Sleeperholds Work Great Against Larger Opponents
Chokeholds are a great “equalizer” because they attack a very vulnerable part of the opponent’s body – his neck! Once they are locked in it is very, very difficult for even a strong man to escape from them. Taking no strength to use effectively, the choke can then completely render even a beast of a man totally unconscious in just seconds! This is perhaps the best way for a smaller person to deal with a larger opponent – much better than punching and kicking!
- Sleeperholds Can Instantly Stop A Fight
Unlike punches and kicks that most often miss or do not land squarely, chokeholds put a man out of commission in seconds. Size and strength and how “tough” his jaw is does not matter. There is such a thing as “being able to take a punch” but THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “BEING ABLE TO TAKE A CHOKE”. Nobody can just grit their teeth and tough their way through a good choke – NOBODY!! CHOKES PUT THEM OUT NO MATTER HOW TOUGH THEY ARE! When your life is on the line, that’s exactly what you want – something “sure” to stop your attacker!