Large homeowner uses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to subdue burglar

Monday, February 27, 2017

Although these days Brazilian Jiujitsu is mostly associated in a sporting context such as grappling tournaments or mixed martial art competition, it is first and foremost a self defense system that has always prided itself on being able to defeat the largest and most aggressive of adversaries with correct technique and leverage.

One person who found this out first hand was suspect Josue Ortiz who got a rude awakening when he attempted to rob the garage of homeowner Brian Burch.

A Gracie Jiujitsu practitioner with a background in wrestling along with a massive strength and weight advantage, Burch discovered Ortiz in his garage stealing various tools after he had heard a noise from inside of his home. After questioning Ortiz on what he was up to the situation became very physical.

 “Once we got to the ground, he started pushing me and fighting me, and I hit him one time.” which left Ortiz with a broken nose that spilled all over the driveway as well as a swollen lip and black eye.

Once neighbors become aware of the altercation they alerted sheriff deputies who arrested and charged Ortiz is burglary and grand theft.

Check out the interview 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 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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