Graeme Spinks

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Graeme Spinks
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1961-01-17) 17 January 1961 (age 58)
Christchurch, New Zealand

Graeme Spinks (born 17 January 1961) is a New Zealand judoka. He competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics and the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1] Spinks is a martial arts trainer in his birth-city Christchurch. He trained New Zealand Police in the use of carotid holds which renders a person unconscious within seconds; this choking method is no longer applied by Police as, if applied incorrectly, it can kill a person.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Graeme Spinks Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Wright, Michael (14 October 2015). "Bouncer headlock 'not excessive'". Retrieved 22 May 2018.