It’s a delicate business, releasing a sleeper hold. Release too early, and your rival may be on top of you in seconds – release too late, and what was meant to be a fight to establish dominance becomes deadly.
Is it the first quiver you feel coursing through their body? The first eye roll back, or the second? What if you can still hear her breathing?
Such are the dangerous questions that loom, for not only the women who choose such a hold, but also their opponents, who chose to forego submission and refuse surrender.