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Synonyms for chokehold

complete power over a person or situation

a restraining hold

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Stehr said officers did not use choke holds, stun guns or blows in making the arrest.
Prior to the Rodney King incident, the LAPD was criticized for deaths resulting from choke holds that officers used as one of their force options.
She showed the audience how wrist grabs, hair pulls, and choke holds against could be turned into advantages for as she fended off her attackers and gave them each a couple of tosses to some mats laid over the stage.
In recent years, there have been numerous avoidable deaths and serious injuries caused by unregulated restraint practices such as hog-tying, prone (face-down) restraint and/or choke holds used by law enforcement personnel and other first responders.
Students start with Level One, an introduction to choke holds, headlocks, combative punches and kicks.
Not only designed to provide realtors with safety tips, the training program also offers a physical defense training session where police officers prepare realtors for unexpected holds such as bear hugs and how to escape them, how to break handholds, and ways to defend themselves against choke holds.
From the very first class, you learn real street-defense situations: how to protect yourself from an attack with a knife, from choke holds.
They also learnt the physical side of it such as eye gouging and kicking, breaking out of restraints and choke holds and how to defend yourself if you are attacked.