Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Wiz Completely Manhandles Drunk Restaurant Patron

Jeremy Botter@jeremybotterMMA Senior WriterMarch 15, 2012

You may not know the name Ryan Hall, but you probably should.

Hall is one of the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu players in the entire world. He's certainly the best American-born grappling wizard.

Hall has earned medals at such prestigious grappling competitions as the Mundials and the Brazilian National Championships, and is a three-time competitor at the Abu Dhabi Submission Fighting Championships. As a matter of fact, he's actually one of the only non-Brazilian competitors to ever score a medal at Abu Dhabi.

So when I tell you that Hall is pretty good at jiu-jitsu, you should believe me.

And you should also believe me when I tell you that getting yourself raging drunk and accosting Hall when he's trying to have a peaceful dinner with friends is probably a bad idea.

The drunk guy in this video found out the hard way. Watch as Hall executes a fantastic double-leg takedown and immediately moves into mount, trying to calm the situation. It didn't work, however, and Hall was ultimately forced to put the drunk to sleep in order to avoid any more disturbances.

The video is entertaining, but it's also a practical look at how the core elements of jiu-jitsu can be used in self defense. This was exactly what Helio Gracie had in mind when he started developing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

He was a small and frail man, so he needed something that would allow him to defend himself against street thugs and beach gangs in Brazil.


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