#3 To properly execute the brace you must maintain close body contact with as much of his back as possible. This can easily be accomplished by taking a step towards the attacker as the hold is set. With one leg [thigh] against the back of one of his legs or against his buttocks, you can remain balanced & in control while at the same time protecting your assailant from serious injury. This will reduce the chance of serious injury or death. This is very difficult to do in a street situation. As a result many law enforcement agencies limit the use of this “choke” to “life & death” situations. Be sure to release pressure on your opponent if he is cooperative, becomes unconscious, or any other medical trauma [e.g., convulsions] occur. You MUST be very careful with this hold!