How to win a street fight the BJJ way

A good punch is not the only thing that wins a street battle

Street fights have no rules and are actually a chaotic mash up of, sometimes alcohol influenced, styles and techniques. We all know that a perfect street fight is the one you avoid but what if you’re not so lucky and the only martial art you’ve ever trained is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Kit Dale, a two-time World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion, Metamoris veteran, nine-time Australian BJJ champion and a BJJ black belt, knows the answer. The video is a joke of course but many a true word is spoken in jest. The fact is, BJJ is good and efficient in a street fight (in case you’re ready to go to the ground, of course) and it can come in handy if striking is not your forte. Why wait for a punch to come when you can go for a clinch or a takedown? And if you choose a technique like that in the video, you can just scare any bully to death and make him retreat. One of the most important things you can learn from BJJ is being unorthodox and creative. And if your enemy has no idea what you’re up to, no matter if it’s a ring or a street, you’ve almost won.
Now if you like Kit Dale, you should check another funny clip where he tries to school a guy who picks on his students in a gym.
Oh yeah, one more thing – the clip is called “Keenan Cornelius Black Belt Street Fight” and in case you don’t know, Keenan Cornelius is an American middle-heavyweight BJJ artist, most known for having won gold medals in all four major BJJ tournaments, which are the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan-American Championship, European Open Championship, and Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship. According to Kit Dale, the technique, shown in the video, is Cornelius’ favorite.