Student forced to use Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling skills in school cafeteria fight

Thursday, February 07, 2019

We join this fight in the video with the larger kid already on his back and the smaller kid circling him.

We’re not sure how the larger kid got there, but he is seen using an ‘open guard’, a technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu used to gauge the distance of your attacker, so you can get back up safely.

The smaller kid eventually closes in and starts swinging, and as he does, the larger kid grabs the smaller kid’s leg and is able to get to a standing position eventually, behind the smaller kid.

Once the larger kid grabs him, he launches him up into the sky with a wrestling suplex.

And remember… what goes up, must come down.

What’s the point of being a good guard passer, the king of sweeps, the lapel-choke hotshot if you don’t know how to defend yourself against some brute on the street?

Don’t fool yourself, self-defense is the most important aspect of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the foundation for self-confidence and the ability to overcome bullying, shyness, and insecurity in kids, teenagers, women, and adults.

[The main reason many of us started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the main reason most people start training in any martial art, is for self-defense. When it comes to personal defense, nothing rises to the occasion like the gentle art because of the infinite variety of takedowns, chokes, and joint locks that can be used to defend your life, not to mention the lives of your friends and loved ones.

And while we are taught to avoid fighting, to use our BJJ in only the direst of circumstances, the reality is that fights do happen and, sometimes, they happen to us. If there is a problem in any of this it is that while we Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners understand how to defend ourselves, many of us have a very limited understanding of when it is actually LEGAL to do so.] [source: graciebarra.com]