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Old 10-26-2000, 09:23 AM   #3
Dojo: Pacific Aikido Kensankai
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 32
Hi Ian,

We don't do a lot of chokes at our dojo but from a physiological point of view; if the choke is sinking in then lowering your chin is good. This defense will still protect your carotids for a few seconds as they run very close to parallel with your trachea. (Not on the sides of the neck as many assume, until you feel for a pulse.) Telling your students to lower their chins in this instance will do no harm.

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