Last week, Travis Kauffman, 31, a trail jogger in Colorado successfully defended himself against a mountain lion that attacked him from behind.
Kauffman suffered some facial lacerations and he was able to get himself to a local hospital.
He fought the big cat for several minutes before strangling it to death. He detailed the entore event in a press conference.
Rear naked choke is often referred to as mata leao – meaning ‘lion killer’ in Portuguese. In this case Kauffman didn’t use a RNC, but he stepped on the animal’s throat for 2 mins.
For educational purposes, Rener Gracie reenacted the entire event, and he added three additional chokes every mountain runner should know to keep safe:
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