Attacking anyone is usually a bad idea no matter how strong and tough you think you are. But attacking a BJJ Black Belt is probably the worse Idea of all.
This time attacker attacked Rigan Machado Black Belt Adam Nadow. According to Adam Nadow’s post on Facebook, some guy attacked him in front of his BJJ school after being banned from the shopping center for harassing people in there.
As Adam is saying attacker came within striking distance and threw a bottle at Adam and tried to put him down with a cheap shot. As it usually goes against BJJ practitioners Adam dropped down for a successful double leg and immediately passed attackers, guard, to side control. After that Adam mounted his attacker from knee on belly.
After Adam asked his attacker to calm down, the attacker agreed but soon after tried to punch Adam with a groin attack.
As that was too much for Adam he turned him down on the stomach and flattened the attacker out while keeping him in a rear-naked choke control. Soon he realized he needs to put him to sleep as he needs to reach his phone to call the cops.
Soon after Adam reached the police he woke him up assuring him that he doesn’t want to hurt him. He kept him there until the police came.
This was pretty well done by Adam Nadow as he didn’t use any excessive force no matter that attacker tried to injure him on sight without any warning.
Check video and what Adamdam said in his Facebook post:
He has been banned from the Village shopping center for harassing families and woman. I have heard of him, but never saw him in the center myself. He came within striking distance, threw a bottle at me and sat deep into a haymaker, I dropped for a double leg. Took him down and passed to tight side control. Mounted from knee on belly, used pure BJJ to control him. He agreed to calm down and then tried to hit me “below the belt” I realized I had to call the cops as soon as I could subdue him. Turned him down on his stomach, and flattened him out. I set a rear naked choke, (Mata leaõ) I felt that I needed to put him to sleep to get my phone and call for assistance. He was obviously raging off of some substance, he was very… VERY strong. Once I secured his back, and lock into his lapel for a possible bow and arrow (should I need it), I woke him up using my hooks to lift his legs. As he comes to, I assure him I do not want to hurt him, I am calling the police and to remain calm. About this time, my business neighbor from panache dance studio walked out and started filming. I was able to use my BJJ to control a violent attacker (on some substance…… allegedly).Bjj kept me safe and made it possible to control my opponent with very little damage to either party. Oddly he makes a reference to me “crossing my feet” from the back, (which of course I was NOT doing), so think he may have trained some BJsomewherere. I hope he gets the help he needs. Come in and learn applicable self-defense or attack a BJJ black belt and the first lesson is always free,….. ” – Wrote Nadow