I had to do this once. I was in a fight when I was 16 or 17 and the other guy was like 22 or 23 with martial arts training. I tried to take him down by wrapping my arm around his head and hip tossing him to the ground but he was too strong and couldnt get him down(I used to wrestle), we were both locked in a mutual standing head lock, leaning over, and he grabbed my esophagus. Aint gonna lie, it scared the shit out of me as I couldnt breath or talk instantly. So naturally I upper cutted him in his balls as hard as I could in 3 quick successions. He let go pretty fast and that ended the fight, lol. I've fishhooked people until they cried, I had to stop myslef from ripping their cheeks off, Ive put my thumb in someones eye trying to pop it out, you do what you have to do to win no matter what. Ive trained some of my "hippie"/"nerdy" friends on street fighting and I always told them that in every street fight you have to assume there is a chance you can die, whether it be from them knocking you out and punting your head or just your head smacking the concrete and your brain hemorrhaging. So fight like your life depends on it and get dirty if you have to, there are no rules in love and war!
Surviving a chokehold