choke hold :
- n a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
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- Man accused of using MMA move to kill friend headed to trial
A New Jersey man accused of strangling his friend during a fight in Monroe County is now facing a homicide trial. Charles Derr of East Hanover was in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. A homicide charge against Derr was held for court but drug charges were dropped. Police say Derr killed his friend, Matthew Stilwell, by the use of a martial arts move known as "a rear naked choke hold."
June 19, 2013 - WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
- NJ man heading to trial in Tobyhanna choke-hold murder case
A New Jersey man will go to trial on charges that he killed his best friend of 20 years by putting him in an MMA choke hold while they vacationed at Lake Naomi.
June 18, 2013 - Pocono Record
- Pros say leave choke holds to them
The name may sound comical, but the martial arts move known as a rear-naked choke hold can be deadly. A man in Monroe County was charged with homicide Tuesday after applying the move to a friend. "A rear-naked choke is a way of submitting an opponent by blocking off the airways on either side of the throat," said Joe Kortbawi, sensei at Leading Edge Martial Arts. That's the move police said ...
June 12, 2013 - WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey