I have always admired martial arts as a form of self defense above any sporting aspect they may evolve into. Practical self defense is a necessity that too many people seem to neglect. Even fellow grapplers all to often rely on the sporting aspects of grappling and not the far less dangerous yet highly effective control, restraint and escorting methods. Now, some may argue the point that these aspects are one in the same, but I'm sure a majority of grapplers would have trouble utilizing their knowledge in a non-lethal manner that reduces as much liability as possible. Maybe I am reading into this to much but, say the bad guy decided to sue you after an altercation, the fact that you are a skilled martial artist with years of training and knowledge will be a factor you may have to fight against in court.
So, my point is while grappling self defense is a necessity for everyone including for us grapplers, a right frame of mind will always prevail.
Anywho, enough solemn discussion, watch this crazy video of Ryan Hall and his crew of grapplers, including fellow BJJ Black Belt Dave Jacobs, confront and crazed lunatic with a relentless hunger for a lighter.
And remember kids: "Like, if this was different circumstances, we would be like smoking pot and drinking..."
*In no way does DSTRYRsg condone illegal activities including the consumption of alcohol under the age of 21. We love you.