gagging during chokes

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Haven, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Haven

    Haven White Belt

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    Here is a discussion I need help on. I have a problem with gagging during any form of choke and it's aggrivating. A lot of times I'm tapping before the pressure is at all realy making me choke. Is there a way to make this go away? Does it go away with time? Or am I as usefull as a b level porn star.
     
  2. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    How long have you been training? You definitely get more used to chokes. I used to have a huge neck claustrophobia when I started which is now completely cured.
     
  3. Hades666

    Hades666 Banned Banned

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    it happens, u may be sensitive, you'll get use to it
     
  4. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    You'll either get used to it or you'll get much better at defending your neck.

    Just stick with it and tap when you have to.
     
  5. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    You should get used to it, if not there may be some medical reason behind it.
     
  6. Haven

    Haven White Belt

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    I've been training 5 months now and it's always been there. I don't mind if its during a roll, but rather when doing a technique drill. Like drilling the triangle or bow and arrow, anything to do with choking. I hate when doing technique I have to stop after every 2 setups because I'm gonna barf.
     
  7. DrunkAhole

    DrunkAhole White Belt

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    I dont know many people who like getting choked, just stick with it you'll get used to it eventually.
     
  8. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    I thought I was over the whole gagging thing. But then the other day a purple belt had back control on me and instead of going for a collar choke like I thought he was going to, he just gable gripped and wrenched both of his fists across my trachea, and my mouth was open so I went "GAHHHHHHHGHGGHGH" really loudly, it was so fucking embarrassing
     
  9. Pahlavan**

    Pahlavan** White Belt

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    Haha, that sounds like the choke Fedor did to Tim Sylvia.
     
  10. chino3

    chino3 Purple Belt

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    I used to have a prettys trong case of Claustrophobia and after my first few weeks of training BJJ, I thought I was fucked. I seriously would panic if someone's gi was just over my face (yes, that bad...). So on my off days while working out, I would place a towel over my face while during workouts (once I was already short of breath and really hot). I dont know if it was just the constant training, the towel over the face or both, but by my second month I was fine. Now I can handle chokes until I start seeing stars lol.
     
  11. Gorack

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    We had a newer guy in class last night that hasn't rolled much yet get caught in a RNC. I don't know exactly what happened but suddenly this shriek rang throughout the room from this kid literally stopping everyone that was rolling in their tracks.

    I thought the kid got his arm snapped or something like that but when the instructor asked his partner what happened he said "I just put a RNC on him, that's it!"

    The instructor told us all to keep rolling to keep us all from staring at this kid and he took a seat off on the side. Truthfully I felt bad for him as I'm sure he was embarrassed by it.

    On a side note, I've been told that when you have a choke applied on you to press your tongue on the roof of your mouth as it will buy you an extra couple of seconds. I assume this is because the tendons that run along the carotid arteries tighten up when you do this making it harder to compress/close them.
     
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  12. Title Fight Productions

    Title Fight Productions Steel Belt

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    Lol, modified version of the soup choke or short choke, huh?
     
  13. Gorgenflex

    Gorgenflex White Belt

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    I don't really like it when i am training with somebody and they gag at every choke, makes me feel bad, but I guess its something some people just do and it might go away once they are used to it. Try calming yourself down and clear your mind, it helps a lot.
     
  14. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Yeah I guess so. Is that a catch thing or what?
     
  15. Waldorf

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    I've gagged when fighting a gullotine, but no other type of choke. I doesn't happen all the time. I always thought of it as a physical reaction to the choke, the grip triggering something in my throat and not a mental one. Sometimes I still fight out when it happens.
     

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