With this understating, participants were able to move and unbalance their punching opponents, even skilled members of the SMAA Karate-do Division, with just a light touch. The attackers' momentum lead them into a powerful stranglehold. Mr. Davey also emphasized that in applying this hold, one's body must be positioned so that the attacker cannot strike the face or body with hand, elbow, or foot. He also explained that correctly executed strangleholds allow a martial artist to render an assailant unconscious with little ill effect, introducing a compassionate and ethical dimension into the arts that he taught.
The images above depict Mr. Davey's instruction. He was ably assisted by Kevin Heard Sensei, SMAA Jujutsu Division fifth dan and SMAA Senior Advisor. This June marks Heard Sensei's 25th year of practicing budo.