When I opened my e-mail this morning I received the following video from a buddy who runs the local MMA school here in town. He sent it to a bunch of people saying how people need to not loose control in a match or people get hurt, I agree. Start watching around the 4 minute mark. Before you do I would like to mention a few things.
This is obviously a match situation.
Both guys know it is a match and nobody is going to kill them.
There is no chance of weapons being involved.
There is no chance of multiple attackers.
The contest takes place on a padded surface.
There are no vertical surfaces to be slammed into.
By nature of the contest the guy thrown was likely expecting something like it and had trained to defend/counter it.
The "victim" had nothing on his waistband to concentrate force to increase injury.
The "victim" was automatically protected by the referee and others.
After the throw the fight was over, without the "victim" having to defend himself.
OK, here is the video. YouTube - HUGE illegal KO slam!!
When I was in HS I watched the same thing happen to a buddy while he was wrestling for the state championship. He was knocked out cold, woke up and decided to continue. He won.
If you have never played Judo, Ju Jitsu, or any arts that contain throws you cannot fully comprehend what it means to be picked up off your feet and slammed to the mat as a matter of training. When my daughter was younger she was a two time MD State Judo Champion. She did it for about 7 yrs from 5-12. She learned it so young that it is ingrained and I have seen her throw boys much bigger than her just playing around. She also knows how to control it and pull through so they don't smash their heads.
Be honest with your self, have you ever been thrown? Not taken down, not knocked to the ground, but picked up and slammed on the ground. Given all the things that I mentioned be for the video, look how our "victim" ended up. How do you think you respond if the same happened to you on concrete while wearing street clothes really giving the attacker something to hold on to, and stuff on your belt to "break" your fall.
I am interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this and if they consider it deadly force.- George