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My little brother got into a street fight last week...

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by ashj52, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. ashj52 White Belt

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    Hi everyone,

    I often see threads on here about BJJ and it "working" or "Not working" in a street fight situation...

    Well a little background on my little brother:

    3/4 years ago started Gi Jiu Jitsu under Telles and Terere jiu jitsu, did it for 4 months
    2 years ago started greco roman wrestling, and nogi, did it for 6 months at a MMA gym.

    In between we are fortunate enough to have a matted room in our house, so rolled occasionally when we were in london at the same time...we did little except very aggressive sparring...

    Anyway he was at university, minding his own business outside his halls of residence, when two larger men approached him, shouting "Whats the time you fucking pussy"...and then the larger guy got right in his face saying again "whats the time you pussy"

    My brother felt that these guys were looking to beat the shit out of someone, and he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He double legged the guy onto the pavement, landing in side mount...applied a kimura, then stepped over his head to tighten it, the guy screamed in pain as his shoulder was about to be wrecked, and with the submission still applied, my brother asked for an apology, which the guy provided. My brother let him back up, and the attackers hurried off. The fight lasted not more than 20 seconds.

    My brother was lucky the other guy didnt stamp on his head, but he had no choice but to fight.

    This is proof to me, that even low levels of jiu jitsu can make an enormous difference in a street situation. I guess its a matter of believing in ones ability! My brother feels that the greco roman wrestling, and sparring jiu jitsu aggressively at home helped him win the fight.
     
  2. MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    roflmao, that's not a street fight.

    your brother assaulted a tourette's patient who wanted to know the time.
     
  3. lechien Gold Belt

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    No choice to fight! Hum..


    He is lucky he did not get stab..hear so many stories of knife attacks in the UK.
     
  4. thegreenblender Brown Belt

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    Not surprising. The only ones who think you can't use jiu-jitsu on the street are morons, trolls, or hardcore TMA nuts. It's common sense that jiu-jitsu isn't the answer for every scenario, but neither is striking or judo or anything. There is probably even a time when running isn't the right answer.

    Anyhow, always good to hear someone's jiu-jitsu/wrestling/grappling training helped them.
     
  5. peytonlucy Silver Belt

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    It was just tea time.
     
  6. judogido Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie! ...

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    :d:d:d rotflmao !!
     
  7. StranGold** Banned Banned

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    was there a guy yelling he wanted a burger at a fast food restaurant involved?
     
  8. Nedrin Green Belt

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    Holy shit I laughed hard, thanks
     
  9. Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    greco doesn't have double legs
     
  10. joe90210 Blue Belt

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    which means he can't go for double legs...?
     
  11. Haven White Belt

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    The only people who don't believe bjj works in the streets are people who don't train bjj. Every MA has its benefits for streets. Just keep an open mind and know it may not always be the best option
     
  12. Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    no, but his brother thanked greco roman wrestling for his victory... as the fight was described there was no greco roman wrestling involved
     
  13. fourfif** Banned Banned

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    the difference between shooting (yup, shooting) for a duckunder in greco and a double in f/s or folk is not as big as you think.
     
  14. AwesomeSquad Orange Belt

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    Hahahaha well done sir.
     
  15. Space Cowboy White Belt

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    Jesus, this response was awesome. Well done sir, well done.
     
  16. HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    1-0 to EternalRag3 :icon_lol:
     
  17. hackenbush Orange Belt

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    I thought the scenario sounded similar. :icon_chee
     
  18. nni Orange Belt

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    I hope your brother goes to jail for that.
     
  19. op3r Guest

    I for one would like to congratulate your brother for doing that.

    If left unchecked those guys will hurt others.

    Even if it looks like assault he made them morons think about bullying somebody.

    And I hate political correctness bullshit.
     
  20. The Reed Red Belt

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    Did your brother say "here we go" when the guy asked for the time?
     

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