We say the take away here is that this teacher/coach could really have benefited from some submission grappling instruction. Sure, he works really hard for his takedown and he gets it. And, yeah, he's on the older side. But, in the end, we'd really like to see him work on his control. Whenever I randomly decide to take the law into my own hands and get into some combat with a 15-year old, I make sure my mount and side control (or back control, for that matter) game is in top shape. Maybe you hit of some MGInAction.com videos or sign up for some online courses at the Gracie University. Worst case, you pop in some Krav Maga DVD's in between grading sophomore chemistry quizzes.
This is another one of of those "stranger than fiction"-type stories. Apparently, Mark Black, a Santa Monica High School science teacher and wrestling coach, and by all accounts a total badass got into a physical altercation with a student after allegedly attempting to confiscate illegal drugs. That what we've deduced, at least. Is he a hero? Probably. Is it kind of weird? Yeah. We don't know enough of the facts, nor do we care. We'd just like to see more of this kind of thing in general to keep life interesting and to illustrate the merits of GRAPPLING!!