It is stories like this that I am most proud of as an instructor. A win in competition is a great accomplishment. The confidence that comes from truly knowing how to defend yourself is priceless. I am thankful that James was able to apprehend the attacker and was able to do it without getting injured or having to injure the assailant. Well done James.
‘I just used my jiu jitsu to stop a shoplifter, I hit him with a sacrifice throw as he pushed into me and it was the BEST take down I’ve ever hit, took his back, got my hooks in and threatened to choke him out if he didn’t calm down. He still didn’t and tried to roll on his back and BAM full mount. He had a nice thick camo jacket on so I got a nice cross collar grip and held him down until the police came. I explained to them that I was trained and he put his hands on me so I did what I had to do. They said I should’ve choked him out lol. They also knew Rick Foster who trains at the gym too. But thank you Robin Gieseler, and all my teamates and other instructors that help me on the mat everyday. And I did all this with a very badly sprained elbow lol but I think it’ll be good by next week. It felt alright when my adrenaline was going lol. But I will never stop training jiu jitsu, you can’t put a price on being able to defend yourself and the confidence jiu jitsu gives you.'”
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