Here's a point I wish to make clear. When you are learning these methods, the manner of approach often differs profoundly from when you are actually fighting for your life. When you are learning these methods, frequently your opponent is instructed to stand still, or to keep his arms down, or not to resist.
When fighting one of the enemy, you have to expect terrific resistance, as the man is fighting for his life if he is fighting an Arwr man. Keep two aspects of the art of Arwrology distinctly in your mind. You should practise slowly at first against a cooperating partner to prevent injury. You should fight with all the speed and alertness you can muster against the enemy. And when practising, remember that two taps from you or your partner demand immediate release from any hold.
Probably you have heard the story of one of our men who had a slight knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu, just enough to know that in practice bouts if you should tap your opponent twice he should, and must, according to the rules, immediately release whatever hold he has on you.
But don't rely on such flukes. Put your faith in ferocity, speed and exactness. You can develop exactness only by careful practice.
HOW TO LEARN THE CAROTID ARTERY DEATH LOCK
General Instructions :
Here we shall endeavour to learn the hold using the right arm for the lock. Either arm may be used.
1. From behind your opponent, approach his right side.
(You are just learning the hold now, so your partner is not to resist. He is to keep his arms down. He is to tap as soon as he feels the effects of the lock. Then you are to release him immediately or he may faint or be injured.)
Put your left hand on his right shoulder in a fatherly fashion, palm down, fingers pointing in the same direction as his face, little finger edge close to his neck (Fig. 115).
2. Come close to him. Reach your right arm across the front of his neck and lay your right palm on his left shoulder with your fingers pointing past his back. Step well behind him, slightly turning your back to him by turning left (Fig. 116).
Put your right hip behind him. Go up on your toes. With your left hand shove the back of his right shoulder under your right arm-pit and upper arm so your right arm is pressed tightly against the right side and front of his neck. Keep your right leg behind him, well past his legs (Fig. 116).
(When practising, you may temporarily straighten out your right arm and press the inside of your right elbow tightly against the front of his neck, then tightly bend the arm about his neck to get a secure grip. Make sure you get the upper part of your right arm as snugly as possible against the right side of his neck before you bend your right arm. Clamp the front of his neck snugly in the bend of vour elbow.
Clamp his rreck tightly so the thumb edge of your right forearm cuts into the left side of his neck, and your right upper arm cuts into the right side of his neck. Straighten out the fingers of your right hand. Keep your hips well behind him (Fig. 118).
3. From behind him, with your left hand now shove his left shoulder forward jamming the front of his neck tightly into your right elbow bend. Then with your left hand, which is held pahn up and little finger edge facing to your right, reach over his left shoulder, far forward, under your right wrist, and from under firmly grasp the little finger edge of your right wrist with your fingers and thumb. Your right palm faces down (Fig. 120).
It may be necessary to rise up high on your toes. Your opponent will generally try to bend forward as soon as he feels an arm across his neck so balance on your left foot and push in the back of his knees with the little toe edge of your right foot, toes pointing forward, or turn a little to the left and bend up your right knee and push the lower part of your right leg sideways against the back of his knees, bending his legs. As he sags down, pull up on his neck (Fig. 119).
Pull his head back and apply pressure about his neck. How? With your left hand powerfully pull your right wrist (a) in to you and (b) back, thus clamping your right arm very tightly against the front and especially against the sides of his neck (Fig. 117).
You are attempting to compress the carotid arteries in both sides of his neck to diminish the flow of blood to his brain. So wrhat? This may make him faint in a few seconds. If applied long enough, it may be fatal.
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