MCKINNEY, TEXAS – For one hour, five days a week, Joey Bozik teaches kids to defend themselves against whatever’s holding them down. It’s the lesson that defines his life. “It’s my therapy,” he says, of Jiu Jitsu. “It really is.” Bozik came to the sport by way of Iraq.
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If Tom DeBlass knows anything – besides a ton of Brazilian jiu-jitsu – it’s that violence is always a last resort. This is something that some martial artists forget, especially ever since knocking some guy out cold in the street or “teaching some punk a lesson” could earn you fifteen minutes of fame on Facebook.
ByJared Jones, writer at Creators.co Writer. Editor. Zombie survival strategist. Follow me on Twitter @JJWritesStuff Easily the greatest thing about MMA’s explosion in popularity over the last decade or so has been the (perhaps inadvertent) effect it’s had on the criminal community.
Three men of North African appearance who tried to rob a 16-year-old Italian schoolgirl ended up running away in fright and learning a humiliating lesson: never pick on a black belt in jiu-jitsu, even if she’s just a schoolgirl. The incident happened on Friday in the town of Trescore Balneario, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.