Joe Pomfret here
Can I take a crack at this one Mike?
F. Channell, the scarf choke is no joke. The best way to get out of this one, is not to get caught in it in the first place. What I mean is, it's like defending a punch after it hits you, once it is done, the damage is done.
I have an escape for you though if you get caught there again...YOUR GONNA LOVE THIS.
The same arm that was draped accross your throat, instead of having the whole arm dangling, bend your arm and bring that hand to the back of your head. You'll find that when you grip your head and point that elbow (all of this with the same arm) to the sky, it lets you blood flow and gives you some breathing room. Given that relief, work yourself back to the guard in order to controll your opponent so she does not have the leverage.
If you would like clarification, please feel free to call (508) 517 8098.
I have other escapes besides that one!
[This message has been edited by Joe Sullivan (edited August 01, 2001).]