How many times have you been put to sleep?

I'll start. Four times.

1). Three months into my training. Was sparring against another white belt in front of the class. Got caught in a collar choke. Too stubborn to tap. Went too sleep. Had vivid dreams when I was out. Woke up with people standing above me. Took me a moment to realize where I was. Weird feeling. 

2) Six months into my training against a blue belt. Don't remember exactly what type of choke it was. Still kind of disoriented when I woke up.  

3) When I was a purple belt a strong blue belt caught me with an ezekiel when he was in my guard. I mistakingly put my feet on his hips to push him away. I don't recommend doing this. Wasn't that disoriented this time when I woke up. 

4) Got caught with a loop choke by a brown belt when I was a purple. Immediately knew what happened when I came to and told my partner I was okay. 

After the fourth time I told myself I can't allow this to keep happening. It can't be safe. Consequently I promised myself I would always tap before it got to that point. As you become more experienced you pretty much learn how far you can resist a choke before you risk going to sleep. Since then I haven't been put to sleep in close to 20 years. I've been submitted countless times, but never passed out. I like it that way.   

Once as a blue belt from a black belt. I was on top in half guard and he locked up a cross collar I thought I was fine and thought I could pass. I remember the body jerks pretty well hahaha. 

Every time it has been me instructing a Lower belt while in the choke 

Man 4 is a lot lol.  Stubborn much?  :) .  I've always been too chicken, never wanted to be that guy flopping around like a fish out of water, saw that when I was a blue belt.

never... not that I don't get submitted. That's pretty frequent.

Have never been put out, but I've put people to sleep a good number of times. I have a deceptively strong cross-collar choke that catches people off guard.

I'm actually kind of paranoid to be put to sleep. My own experiences with putting people under is that they don't always just "goto sleep". They sometimes seem to have a 'minor seizure' for lack of a better term. Their eyes are still open, but they're snorting/shaking and not quite there anymore. I've had someone like that for a second or two before I check on them to realize that they're out.

What if it was me who was put out and the guy on the other end was too enthusiastic or too dumb to realize what was happening? Granted we don't get many reports (I've never heard of it) of anyone suffering any sort of permanent damage from a choke, but still, don't want to be the first.

I have never been fully out but I have been severely disoriented quite a few times. I usually start to lose consciousness after I tap and the choke is released. It's like the blood flowing back to my brain gives me a crazy high that is followed with me laughing and rolling at about 120% for the duration of the high that is about 1-2 minutes long. I go into autopilot once the high hits.

Seriously one of the best feelings I've ever felt and I've done a lot of different drugs in my life. 

 

None of my friends who train have ever  experienced this, have any of you? 

 

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I have never been fully out but I have been severely disoriented quite a few times. I usually start to lose consciousness after I tap and the choke is released. It's like the blood flowing back to my brain gives me a crazy high that is followed with me laughing and rolling at about 120% for the duration of the high that is about 1-2 minutes long. I go into autopilot once the high hits.

Seriously one of the best feelings I've ever felt and I've done a lot of different drugs in my life. 

 

None of my friends who train have ever  experienced this, have any of you? 

 


Popping e's before sparring is not recommended there you fucking Michael Hutchence wannabee!

Never in 18 years. Super close and dizzy many times. Ive put others to sleep 4x I think.

 

 

I am a bear though.

I've had three that I can recall:

As a blue belt against a douchey Krav Maga instructor that dropped in to train one night. He had trained with us for about a month previously before leaving and began to teach grappling at his Krav school. He was probably high white belt level or low blue belt. He got a front head lock position on me and squeezed like his life depended on it. I was too stubborn to tap and give him validation as I tried to slowly work my way out, next thing I know I'm waking up with everyone standing over me. 

Second was as a brown against a purple. He caught me in a guillotine. I defended for 10 or so seconds as it slowly set in. I tapped, he let go, and then I involuntarily slumped over a second later. I regained consciousness after a second or two. 

The third time we were both brown belts. I passed his guard and he somehow locked a cross collar choke from under side. It didn't have me worried so I didn't pay it much attention. After awhile it slowly started to sneak up. I went to move my arm to tap, only my arm wouldn't move. I was in a weird state for a second or two where I was alert and knew what was happening, but my body wouldn't respond to my brain. So I went out, and presumedly woke up a few seconds later in the same side control top position. My partner luckily had let go thinking it wasn't doing anything, and didn't realize I was out for a couple of seconds. 

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I have never been fully out but I have been severely disoriented quite a few times. I usually start to lose consciousness after I tap and the choke is released. It's like the blood flowing back to my brain gives me a crazy high that is followed with me laughing and rolling at about 120% for the duration of the high that is about 1-2 minutes long. I go into autopilot once the high hits.

Seriously one of the best feelings I've ever felt and I've done a lot of different drugs in my life. 

 

None of my friends who train have ever  experienced this, have any of you? 

 


Popping e's before sparring is not recommended there you fucking Michael Hutchence wannabee!

 How else am I supposed to loosen up and flow? Viagra just stiffens me up

A few times.  Never totally out except for once. Most of the time it was having a move demonstrated on me or or working things like “the shoulder of justice”. For some reason shoulder pressure can slowly put me out 

Never completely out, but more than a handful exactly like  placestogopeopletodo described.    

 

This summer I was training hard at a gym on vacation. I was passing and tried pushing through a baseball bat choke. I was stuck on all fours breathing heavy and had no idea where I was. I could only describe it as similar to a nitrous oxide balloon.    The guys at the gym thought I was over heated (it was summer).  It happens..

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Never completely out, but more than a handful exactly like  placestogopeopletodo described.    

 

This summer I was training hard at a gym on vacation. I was passing and tried pushing through a baseball bat choke. I was stuck on all fours breathing heavy and had no idea where I was. I could only describe it as similar to a nitrous oxide balloon.    The guys at the gym thought I was over heated (it was summer).  It happens..

Yeah that's it, just like nitrous, dust off, or butane

 

Megaton tells me "hey man no free highs here, you gotta pay extra to train if you get high on my mats" 

Twice.

 

Once when I was a white belt and I was in bottom side control and it was basically just forearm pressure across my neck.  I learned that can put you out.  Luckily the guy was cognizant of how I wasn't really reacting and let off.  I didn't go completely out but I was out of it for a good 30 seconds.  I sat up immediately, but I was dazed and it's like everything around me was muted.  

The other time was a couple years ago and I was passing from side control to mount in the gi.  The guy I was rolling with basically just let me pass and I thought something had to be wrong since he just let me go.  I got collar choked and I thought I was gonna be able to wiggle out but when I realized I couldn't then it was too late to tap.  I was trying to tap but I guess my hands and arms weren't moving lol.  When I was out I really felt like I was having a nice nap and I even had a peaceful little dream.  I didn't get that much sleep the night before so I really thought I was sleeping lol.  Anyhow, I woke up about 15 seconds later with him holding my feet in the air.  Fun experience.  

Now I tap before I get to that point where I feel like it will be too late to tap. 

1 time as an early blue . Got caught in an arm triangle in my closed guard of all places . Remember thinking “ ok , I’m going to answer the telephone “ next thing i know I’m shadowboxing in the ring and than I just pass out . Or , that’s what I had thought when I woke up but nah... just choked out 

Twice. Second time I was apparently twitching pretty good

Once or twice early on, from a triangle trying to fight out of it and guillotine trying to fight out of it.  Don't recommend getting put out, you tend to go out faster the more times you're put out. Sympathetic reflex.

NEVER!!!!!

Though I have CHOSEN to --volutarily-- take a quick "combat nap" so as to gather strength to fight out of a particularly tight collar choke. But it was a purely tactical decision.

--And it was a good call too; by the time I woke up, I was out of the choke.

 

 

Once completely. I was at Roy Harris' entry level instructor course, and we were working on his super-strong 7-step RNC.  It was crazy pressure from the start, but I figured I should try to let my partner get at least as far as step #5... I tapped at 5 and then I went out.  I woke up to my partner getting ready to start again, because he didn't realize I had gone out.  I tapped early and then took a break for a few to walk it off.  A few minutes later, someone else accidentally put HIM out, and then someone put THAT guy out... 

Been fuzzed a couple times since.