Fully Grown Man Tried To Attack 16 yr Old, Not Knowing He Is Jiu-Jitsu Junior World Champion
On 26th September 2021
Fighting skills aren't just for sports and competition; they're also for defending oneself in instances like this. Alex Williams, a 16-year-old BJJ Junior world champion, was confronted and assaulted by an older man during his first week of college. Alex maintained a calm attitude and acted with moderation.
After picking a battle with a 16-year-old Jiu-Jitsu world champion, a man was knocked out.
On Guisborough High Street in North Yorkshire, student Alex Williams was on his lunch break with a companion when an unknown man approached him.
Footage captured the man getting too near to Mr. Williams and collapsing on the ground.
Mr. Williams realized blood was streaming down his neck by the end of the fight because the man had bitten a piece out of his ear.
'I'm going to crush your head in' and 'I'm going to stab you down the alley,' the attacker said at the start of the video.
The numerous junior world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu went into defense mode at that point.
Mr. Williams used his signature double leg takedown to subdue the fully grown man on the ground.
The teenager, from Redcar, told Teesside Live: “As he got closer to me I saw an opportunity to defend myself and fight back, so I took it.”
“When the fight or flight kicks in you've got to choose one or the other and I chose to fight back and I was focused.”
'Obviously, I was worried in case he had a knife on him because he has threatened to stab me but in situations like that it's about surviving and I was thankfully ready for him.'
The man tries and fails to attack Alex a second time in the 30-second clip.
'I thought after I had taken him down the first time that he would have walked away but he came back for more so I just continued to try to restrain him without hitting him.’
'I was in a seated position and the move just came to me naturally because I've drilled it a thousand times in training. My main aim was to de-escalate the situation safely.'
When the man eventually moved away, Prior Pursglove College student Alex dialed Cleveland police.
'There was blood everywhere and I realized he had bitten a chunk out of my ear,' added Alex, who is studying maths, accountancy, and economics.
'I went to the hospital to get it cleaned and I've got six stitches in it now.'
Mr. Williams, who trains at SBG South Shields in BJJ, MMA, mixed martial arts, and wrestling, said he hopes his experience inspires others to try a combat sport.
He added: 'I just saw the situation as a bit of a scuffle but now about 1.3m people have watched the video I can't believe it.’
'It's surreal really - but I am glad it's raised awareness for other young people like me to hopefully inspire them to get into a combat sport or something where they can learn to defend themselves safely.'
Alex Enlund, a professional fighter, and instructor uploaded the video and commended Mr. Williams' efforts.
He tweeted: 'Alex shows composure, restraint, and courage to handle this situation.’
'Get your kid into Martial Arts & Combat Sports it's unlikely they will become the bully due to the humility learned on mats.'