Hall Uses Jiu-Jitsu to Subdue Person Threatening Him
A video is making the rounds on Youtube and Facebook regarding an incident with Brazilian Jiu-Jijtsu Black Belt, Ryan Hall, and an aggrevated man threatening him repeatedly at a restarant in New Jersey after a Grappler's Quest tournament. Hall is slight by comparison to the man, and the aggresor's freind even interjects. It's an interesting scenario as the man appears to be under the influence and looking for a fight.
Hall does let the man have his say about anything and everything while his friend tries to subdue his anger. When a brief set of exchanges occur as the man is in Hall's face, within inches, Hall acts accordingly by driving him to the ground with a double leg takedown. Then mounting him which puts the agressor now in a very controllable state. Later, Hall has to act again and subdue the man putting him to sleep as the police arrive out in the street.
This scenario does raise serious questions regarding the use of force, practicality of jiu-jitsu as a sport vs self-defense, the responsibilites of black belts - people of knowledge and how law enforcement/the law recognize the use of this force. Ryan Hall, did the most appropriate level of action. It was imperitive he acted due to the threatening nature of the agressor, his posture, and distance. Given his previous actions it would have been irresponsible not to act and he used the appropriate amount of force to subdue the man.
Roger Gracie and Clark Gracie interviewed post San Diego, CA seminar. The two cousins easily banter about Roger's MMA interest and aspiring career, the seminar, and what it takes to be a great in developing your jiu-jitsu.
Big news has arrived for all of you MMA and BJJ enthusiasts! Sean "The Muscle Shark" Sherk will be conducting a seminar at the Academy Of Soo Do Thai! The information regarding this seminar is listed below!!!
Date: Thursday December 15, 2011
Location: Academy Of Soo Do Thai-21403 John R. Rd Hazel Park MI, 48030
Fee: $75 (if you have purchased a ticket to the fights the following day, otherwise $100)
Ontop of being the former UFC Champion, he is also a top notch wrestler and expert jiu-jitsu practitioner! He will be sharing all of these skills with us at the seminar!!!
Many martial artists, BJJ and jiu-jitsu practicioners have a day job. Only a few make a living out of practicing their art. Meet George Birkadze, an avid martial artist who practices and teaches MMA fighting, grappling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. His day job is not what one can expect from such a tough BJJ guy. George is a world famous ballet dancer, instructor and choreographer. Martial arts helped him to survive tough teen years in Moscow where local bullies taunted him for being a dancer. Over the years this fighting hobby became something more—a life-long passion.
In a recent interview George opened up about his life in Georgia (a country in the Caucasus Region, former part of the Soviet Union). As a young boy George started taking ballet lessons because he dreamed of traveling around the world. In those years becoming a famous artist was the only way a USSR citizen would be allowed to travel anywhere outside of the Soviet Block. When he was 15 years old, George received an invitation to study at prestigious Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. While living in Moscow he encountered the bullies and started practicing Karate and Judo. Around the same time he met and became friends with Feodor Emelyanenko, who later became one of the greatest MMA fighters in the world.
Ventura, CA- Located less than a mile away from the sunny beaches of Ventura, CA is Paragon Jiu-Jitsu led by the legendary Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller. Paragon Ventura is a 4,400 square foot BJJ training facility equipped with full locker rooms, fitness equipment and plenty of mat space to roll jiu-jitsu.
The meaning of Paragon (Par·a·gon) is a model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example. That is exactly how Ricardo Miller likes to run his jiu-jitsu academy, by setting an example for his BJJ students on and off the mats. Ricardo has been and still is very active in the BJJ / grappling competition scene, just recently taking home gold at the 2011 American Nationals in both the gi and nogi medium heavyweight senior 2 division.
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Since making a name for itself in the United States, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has quickly become one of the most sought-after martial art systems by military and law officers alike. With its ability to incapacitate a criminal with low risk of causing bodily damage, and its heavy emphasis of groundwork and real-life self-defense, many are turning to the brainchild of the Gracie family to help supplement their law enforcement training.
Since the death of his legendary father, Carlson Gracie Jr. has been on a quest to reunite Carlson Gracie teams worldwide. After a seminar in Amsterdam hosted by Marcos Flexa of Carlson Gracie Holland, ‘Junior’ as he’s called affectionally, speaks about his life in Jiu-Jitsu.
Daniel Bertina: How was your trip? And where are you headed?
Carlson Gracie Jr: I just came over from Austria and Germany, together with Ari Galo and his student Justin Gaffney. Now I’m here in Holland with my friend Marcos Flexa – a great and loyal student of my father’s for many years and the representative of Carlson Gracie Holland. Afterwards I’m going to Denmark, and from there to England, Ireland and Luxembourg. For this series of seminars in Europe I’ll be on the road for 35 days. But I will take some time in each place to get to know the city.
DB: You speak of your love and life in Jiu-Jitsu. How did you come to realize your role and leadership in this sport?