Martial Arts Hero Tackles Drunk Driver to the ground As he Attempts To Escape The Police

Martial Arts Hero Tackles Drunk Driver to the ground As he Attempts To Escape The Police



BJJ community has yet another hero after today’s events. Ray Clark who was at the time leading a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class in Bournemouth, Dorset opted to intervene when he saw the incident.

There was a car being pulled over by the police right outside the martial arts studio.

The two officers tried to arrest a bulked up driver but he opted to resist and began man handling the smaller officer reportedly showing him at the scene.

Clark, then clad in a bjj gi, rushed out to help.

Following an aggressive struggle the bjj expert took down Arkadiusz Danczyszyn and proceeded to control him until the officer had a chance to restrain him.

Ray Clark teaches at a GB Academy told mirror.co.uk:

“What sort of criminal decides to put up a fuss outside a martial arts academy?

“The man who had been handcuffed started to act a bit shady, he was looking around and edging back from the officer.

“All of a sudden he started to push and pull the officer with force and it was quite clear that the officer was struggling to control the man.

“I quickly ran out of the academy and managed to secure a grip on the man, who was to trying to escape.

“I used a Filipino martial arts move first while the man was standing.

“He still struggled violently so I quickly took the man to the ground by using a very simple jiu-jitsu take down.

“I then controlled him until the officer managed to take out leg restraints and secure his legs.

“The actions I took were very simple but effective jiu-jitsu controlling moves.

“I know police have training in these situations, but I think a lot more could be done to help stop this type of scenario, such as martial arts training.

“I’m glad it didn’t escalate and I was able to help.”

Clarke added:


Details of the takedown according to what Ray Clarke told BJJEE.com :

Once it was obvious that the officer was struggling to control the man I used a dumog arm drag from my Filipino MA training to gain a safe side control position, I then used a heel trap to get a controlled takedown to a firm knee on solar plexus whilst controlling his upper arms from my Jiu Jitsu training.

Gary baker on the left and David Malandro Onuma on the right

Gary baker on the left and David Malandro Onuma on the right

In addition to this Clarke clarified – he intervened to help the police officer who was in the minority at the scene of the incident. Unlike many reports say, there was a single police officer present at the scene and 2 suspects, the driver and his friend.

“After I pinned one Coach Gary Baker was quickly on the scene. The other guy took one look at Gary Baker and I don’t think he fancied his chances much” – Ray Clark added.

The instructors he wanted to thank but got left out of many reports are:
Guro Daniel Sullivan – Filipino Boxing, Professor David Malandro Onuma – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu head coach, Gary Baker – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Muay Thai / Kali instructor, Phil Norman – Ghost Elusive Combat Instructor, Steve Davidson – Krav Maga Instructor

Danczyszyn, from Poole, admitted drink driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and resisting a PC. He was sentenced to four weeks in prison, fined £115 and disqualified from driving for five years.