Sleeper Hold


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A chokehold restraint used to subdue overactive, unruly, violent, or inebriated subjects, to prevent them from harming themselves or others. It acts by (1) reducing blood flow to the brain via the carotid arteries and blocking venous return via the jugulars, and (2) bilateral compression of the carotid baroreceptor, causing asystole or marked bradycardia, reduced blood pressure, and syncope; under controlled conditions, noncombative subjects lose consciousness within 6–15 seconds. The sleeper hold is safer than the air choke
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But he put her in a sleeper hold and dragged her away before shutting the windows and drawing the curtains.
? Sleeper hold Garry Monk has had the misfortune of facing Tony Pulis' Middlesbrough twice in his 13 games in charge of Birmingham City.
"Danger" Rex Lawin then emerged from the crowd and blindsided El Tayech, laying him out with a sleeper hold.
He said: "He came towards me and it looked like he was going for his pocket, so I got him in a sleeper hold. I was wrapped round him like an anaconda.
The Welsh cruiserweight boxer said: "He came towards me and it looked like he was going for his pocket, so I got him in a sleeper hold. I was wrapped round him like an anaconda.
"It's like a sleeper hold and I cut off his oxygen.
Joe targeted Rollins' recently injured knee, but Rollins was able to survive and escape a sleeper hold that nearly finished him.
The four male assailants then set about Mr Voss, placing him in a "sleeper hold".
The prosecution said Turner smothered Emily with a pillow and then strangled her using a sleeper hold.
The prosecution said that Turner used a pillow to smother Emily and then he strangled her using a sleeper hold. Forensics found the teenager's "face mask" of make up on the pillow and Emily's make up was on Turner's shirt.
So what we have heading into next week is Mitt Romney trying to maintain his dignity and keep his distance from Newt, who is doing his best to pick him up off the ground and body-slam him to the mat before applying the sleeper hold.
Lucha Libre went for his patented wedgie move, which had little to no effect on Big Boy, and soon Colonial Foot Soldier was in a sleeper hold. Once Country Boy and Hitman successfully freed Colonial, Big Boy rose up and tossed them all aside.