Ryan Hall safely subdues unhinged attacker (on video)

On December 11th, 2011, several friends were enjoying dinner in a pizzeria, when a man approached the table, requesting a lighter. After informing him the table was comprised of non-smokers, the man became enraged, demonstrating violent behavior, and directly threatening one of the seated diners.

The man threatened was Ryan Hall, owner of Fifty/50 BJJ, and one of the most decorated lightweight grappling and BJJ competitors in the USA. The Marcelo Garcia representative is an IBJJF Mundial and No-Gi Mundial champion.

The video displays the occurrence in its entirety, to show exactly how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be used in self-defense as a means to control and subdue an opponent. Without a single punch thrown, the opponent is first controlled, and in a second encounter choked unconscious as a humane and legal means to end the confrontation.

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