Submission is a strong, unconditional form of compliance. It means that a person is giving up all own will and is prepared to obey to practically any instruction given by another person in the role of an authority figure.
The arabic word Islam (اسلام) means "submission".
"Submission techniques" are physical techniques to force an opponent into a pose of helplessness. Such techniques are used, for example, in law enforcement, military hand-to-hand combat and in sports such as martial arts or wrestling. A well-known example is the chokehold and its variations. In grappling, a "submission hold" is a grappling hold which is applied with the purpose of forcing an opponent to submit out of either extreme pain or fear of injury.
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