How to defend yourself from United Airlines

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

By now you have likely seen the very disgusting footage from the horrendous United Airlines flight, in which a passenger was forcibly removed and dragged down the aisle due to his refusal to give up his seat. The victim was a doctor and said he needed to see patients the next day thus was unable to give up his seat.

Although the CEO of United Airlines released a series of half-assed apologies in regards to the horrific incident, many wonder if this will be a sign of things to come for airline travel in the United States. Since the incident United Airlines have faced a well deserved PR scolding with the addition of their stock plummeting.

So in the event this type of incident occurs again, what can you as a passenger do to defend yourself when put in such a compromising position?

In the following Gracie BreakDown video, Ryron and Rener Gracie break down the shocking incident and share a variety of Gracie JiuJitsu techniques one can apply to get themselves out of harm’s way.

Check out the full breakdown below.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments. However it can be used in some self-defense situations and does serve its purpose.  Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. [Source: Wiki]

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