Jiu-Jitsu Prodigy Arrested For Assault, Choking Out A Man

Jiu-Jitsu Prodigy Arrested For Assault, Choking Out A Man

A kid once considered a jiu-jitsu prodigy has been arrested after choking out and beating a man who was complaining about the noise made outside of his home.

According to his profile on On The Mat.com :

“Jordan Manibusan is 13 years old and has been training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu for approximately 5 years. The majority of his training has been spent at the Ralph Gracie academy in Dublin; CA. Jordan continues his journey as a Gracie fighter, currently training under Caio Terra at the Ultimate Fitness Academy in San Ramon, CA.
Jordan has enjoyed competing throughout his career and now wrestles for his school as well. This additional training and competition only adds to his skill set on the mat.
Jordan has competed in Las Vegas and across Northern and Southern California. His most recent accomplishments include winning both the Gi and No Gi World titles at the 2010 World BJJ Championships in Riverside, California and the 2010 North American Grappling Association (NAGA) in Las Vegas, NV.
In addition to his Jiu Jitsu skills, Jordan has proven to be academically sound while maintaining over a 3.0 GPA in his middle school career.”

The victim Casey Pletz described the incident as having heard 4 young men yelling ouside his home. When the noise level increased he confronted the group and told them they needed to leave. At this point 19 year old Jordan Manibusan started beating him.

“So I ended up getting choked out until I was unconscious,” Pletz said to NBC Bay Area.

“They proceeded to kick me in the face and body,” Pletz added.

Neighbor Kellie Schultz saw the attack from her porch before another neighbor stepped in.

“If our neighborhood hadn’t come out, I think that he could have been killed,” Schultz said.

Manibusan was arrested Tuesday when police served a search warrant at a San Ramon home. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery.

Manibusan was booked into the county jail in Martinez on $80,000 bail, according to police. The 3 young men who were with Manibusan were also arrested.