What happens before you pass out from choking?

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Okay, so this is a weird question, I know. I am working on writing a book, and have scoured google and for some reason cannot find an answer to this. One of my characters got into a fight and is being choked to the point of his passing out. What would happen before he passed out? What would his vision be like? Would darkness like creep into his vision, would it get blurry? How long would he stay passed out?
 

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Fainting symptoms may help here. Here’s an article on syncope:

https://www.verywell.com/causes-of-fainting-1298399

Tunnel vision would one such symptom. You could imagine him seeing his surrounding in an ever shrinking circle of vision. Reminiscent of old TV sets when turned off and the picture shrinking to a dot and then nothing.


I’ve heard that when someone is placed in a BJJ chokehold they will pass out and lose control of bodily functions meaning they will wet themselves suffering some embarrassment when waking up.
 
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I’ve heard that when someone is placed in a BJJ chokehold they will pass out and lose control of bodily functions meaning they will wet themselves suffering some embarrassment when waking up.
How often that happens in a competition, or other scenario, as the "victim" usually goes limp.
The Judo choke hold is to cut off the blood supply to the brain, rather than inhibit the air supply ( in which case the contestant is doing it wrong - one wants to immobilization to happen fairly quickly ).
 
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How often that happens in a competition, or other scenario, as the "victim" usually goes limp.
The Judo choke hold is to cut off the blood supply to the brain, rather than inhibit the air supply ( in which case the contestant is doing it wrong - one wants to immobilization to happen fairly quickly ).
Could this be seen as a temporary death or just unconsciousness?
 
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IMO, it is a bad idea. Perhaps in very controlled situations under scrutiny from very well-trained experts, this is okay. John McLurker, 14, reading this thinks 'how cool', goes to a website for five minutes, thinks he is expert, then tries it on the late Howard Hapless, 13. I am locking the thread.

PF is all about science, but backyard judo is not what we deal with.
 
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