Boy bullies girl but did NOT know she had 6 years of MMA training
People used to argue about what martial art worked best, and then mixed martial arts was invented, and now the only people who argue about it don’t actually fight. There is a new argument, about whether a trained female can defeat a male of the same size or larger.
Appropriately, inter-sex MMA bouts are exceedingly rare. However, occasionally there is a non-regulated fight where a trained female fights with a presumably untrained male.
We do not condone or encourage fighting outside of the gym. One fall on the concrete can and has caused death. Martial arts should only be used as the final resort.
But sometimes it happens, and it can be instructive. The girl in question reportedly had six years of training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The BJJ school did MMA too, as you can see very, very clearly.
The boy, who is a freshman at California’s Sonoma Valley High School, had been bullying the girl online. The girl, also a freshman, attends Creekside High School, an alternative school on the campus.
She confronted her harasser about the posted messages, and he doused her with water. She then defended herself ably, even nobly.
She deftly takes him down with a body lock. She then moves towards his back but immediately realizes she will not be able to rise in time and move to secure a grip from the front.
The male rises off the floor, and he does, she maintains a grip on the head and lands a knee. As the male collapses to the floor, she does a walk away.
At the moment the piercing sound of a teacher or administrator’s voice can be heard.
“WHO IS THAT GIRL??!?” she cries.
At that point, the trained girl shows another important talent for self-defense – running! The school official sprints off in pursuit, to no avail.
The official’s reaction, however, illustrates a common problem with defending yourself. If you successfully use martial arts skills to defend yourself, the authorities can blame you. ironically, if the girl had been untrained, and the boy had knocked her to the ground, the school official would not have been shrieking at her.
The boy has a black eye, a small reminder to be a better person. The girl has been suspended and faces a possible battery charge.
“The lesson to come out of this is to think twice, and if it’s not nice, don’t post it,” said Creekside High School principal Sydney Smith.