It’s not every day that you see a BJJ submission applied in the streets… Especially in places like Singapore, which is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the world.
And yet, that’s exactly what happened on board of a train at the Orchard MRT station.
In a video that’s circulating on social media, two passengers can be seen fighting each other – with one of them having a Triangle Choke in place.
The choke isn’t fully locked, but it serves its secondary purpose; control of the other person.
With the control in place, the bottom man throws several punches to the other man’s head.
All the while, other passengers are trying to stop the fight. Ultimately, they succeed, and the two men stop.
You may watch the video on the following link.
Of course, this isn’t to say that BJJ works in all street fight situations. What’s more, you should stay away from street fights by all means.
Andrew Wiltse explains why:
Every BJJ athlete that I’ve met seems to have this idea in their head, that they’re going to be defending some maiden’s honor, that they’re the hero in the story.
And that they subdue the attacker with perfectly executed moves and they take zero damage.
I’m here to tell you that the real world could give some f*cks about your personal fantasy.
Real fights are gritty and kind of f*cked up.
Things don’t go according to plan and you will be taking damage in weird ways.
You will get injured and knocked out in the most unexpected of ways:
Plan on shooting a Double Leg with your two years of high school wrestling experience? Congratulations – you’ve just skinned your knee down to the bone on concrete.
Got in a tie-up, thinking you’ll just go for a throw? You have now been rammed into the table behind you and your leverage doesn’t mean sh*t anymore.
Spent too long thinking about your options? Player three has entered the game and he has caught you from the side.