Friday, October 22, 2010
It is important to understand the strengths and the limitations of pain compliance techniques (as with any type of technique). I believe that they are often misunderstood.
Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that pain compliance techniques must have a perceived 'out' or escape. Your opponent complies with the technique because they are trying to get away from the pain. You should also provide verbal direction at the same time. If you are escorting someone out of a room, tell them to get out of the room. If they've grabbed you, tell them to let go. By complying, your opponent sees or anticipates a lessening of pain, or it ceasing all together.
If a pain compliance technique is seen to be inescapable, it loses its effectiveness very quickly. If you are applying a painful technique and your opponent is trapped in a corner with no way out, eventually they will just fight back as they have no other option.
Pain compliance techniques can be very effective when used properly and understood.