Although these days most people would associate Brazilian Jiujitsu 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.
In the following video, a couple of police officers are having a difficult time subduing a violent and aggressive suspect. But fortunately for them, a good Samaritan in the crowd decided it was time to lend a helping hand instead of simply filming the ordeal by catching the suspect in a rear-naked choke and allowing the officers to get the cuffs on.
Unfortunately, from here it gets a bit pear-shaped as the good Samaritan leaves the chokehold on a bit too long and when he finally releases the suspect he drops his head which hits the concrete. From here this caused some tension between the cops, onlookers and the good Samaritan as they felt he went too far with his assistance.
How do you feel this played out? Check out the full clip 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 chokeholds 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. [Source: Wiki]
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