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3. Informal Bouts
Appearances can be deceiving, particularly when it comes to martial arts. Chances are you've seen videos of tiny dudes wrecking bigger ones. That happens all the time. I for one can't get enough of this kind of video though, so let me present to you an amazing one.
Here we have a not-so-tough-looking teenage girl taking on her male friends in the park. They probably thought that she'd be an easy target for them, even if she trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I mean she's a girl right, so what could go wrong?
Well, everything. The girl, Riley Breedlove, first goes toe-to-toe against the boy with the brown shorts. In a performance reminiscent of Ronda Rousey's early UFC fights, the girl pulls guard, puts him in a triangle position, and armbars him. In 10 seconds. "Ouch", probably yelled the boy's ego.
On to the next challengers. Spoiler: they didn't have much success either. The first one gets arm barred and the other one has no choice but to tap to a guillotine choke.
The dude wearing brown shorts is now back and it's time for the badass girl to showcase more of her skills. The boy actually manages to get a dominant position after a failed D'Arce choke attempt by the girl but she turns the tables and secures a triangle choke. 'You might go out again', warns the person who's recording the scene to the boy. And yep, moments later, it's nap time for him.
The remainder of the video showcases the girl utterly manhandling the boys and displaying BJJ technique that would surely delight every grappling fan out there.
The whole session is a walk in the park for the kickass teenage girl, literally. I sure as hell wouldn't want to mess with her!
The video also showcases the beauty of jiu-jitsu. An equivalent domination via a striking art would leave broken bones, whereas here, there is nothing but fun.
What's an Informal?
Informals are contests held, often loosely, under boxing, wrestling, MMA, etc rules, outside of any established sporting organization. They can range from gym fights, to smokers, to a friendly if aggressive exchange of technique. Informals can take place in a wide variety of areas, from the gym, to the beach to, as seen here, the park. They can be friendly, or not so much; this was friendly, the way it should be - only punch your friends.