MEMBERS ONLY: A Martial Artist's Perspective on Eric Garner's Death by Chokehold
"I have watched the video several times and can say without any uncertainty whatsoever that Eric Garner was choked, and choked extremely violently. I say this with many, many years as a self defense instructor (Krav Maga), and specifically a good deal of experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have actually used choke holds in two real self defense situations, and have applied them in training literally hundreds and hundreds of times (I have also been choked out on numerous occasions in training). The choke you can see Pantaleo applying to Garner's neck is one Jiu Jitsu academies frown upon in training because it is so dangerous."