Mariana Fletcher is a Brazilian lady who is a BJJ blue belt. She recently had a motorcycle accident in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mariana was wearing a scarf while riding her motorcycle and both of its ends got entangled in the bike’s chain. The scarf got stuck in the chain and started choking her violently in the same way as a collar choke.
Mariana explained how she survived the ordeal:
“I tucked my chin on my chest, controlled my breathing and curled my body to release the pressure of the choke caused by my scarf behind my neck. Soon someone cut the scarf and I was able to breath normally again.”
“In the hospital the x-ray revealed my neck bones perfectly aligned. I’m doing very well thanks to my merciful God who granted me a miracle and that’s why I’m sharing this life changing experience,”
Recently she was invited as a guest, along with Kyra Gracie, to the popular talk show Encontro com Fatima Bernardes on the Globo Network to explain her remarkable escape. You can watch the video, which, is in Portuguese, below.